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Social Media – it’s all getting too hard

Are you struggling with the time, effort and cost associated with Social Media Marketing? You’re not alone – have a look at this article – Burberry has deep pockets for their social media marketing and you have to ask yourself – can it really be worth it?

If you’re a small business, I can tell you without a doubt – you can’t justify the time or cost.

That doesn’t mean you ignore social media, it just means you LEVERAGE it – exponentially.

How? Great question! Click here ->  to learn how to generate more leads via social media.

Internetaholic?

If you think you’re an Internetaholic, addicted to Social Media, Tweeting and Facebooking your every move – Have a look at this video I am sure you’ll tweet and forward it on!

Why Video Marketing Is So Effective

The Grand Rapids LipDub Video (below) was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs. It is the largest and longest LipDub video, to date.

This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a “dying city.” They of course disagreed strongly and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy they feel is growing exponentially, in this great city.

Rob Bliss, Director & Executive Producer explains that they chose Don McLean’s “American Pie,” a song about death but was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope.”

This $40,000 production was entirely financed by the generosity of local sponsors that are listed below.

This is yet another example of Exponential Mindset Thinking™ in action, leveraging the power and persuasive influence of the Internet. Enjoy this WORLD RECORD SETTING* video!

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Show me the money

I have many clients who ask me how to communicate with kinesthetic people over the Internet. This video, even though a visual cue, puts you right back into the movie which is critical for a touchy feely kinesthetic person. So there you have it, a quick, simple solution. Integrate videos to tap into the SENSORY experience!

This tip is one of many I share with clients as part of my Killer Kopywriting System™. If you’d like to learn more, click on the hyperlink and imagine how much more traffic you’d get to your website or blog and how much better your conversions would be if you knew how to have Killer Konversations™!

Texting to get work

Let me state my bias right up front – I am not into texting or tweeting. I think Twitter is mostly a massive waste of time. Yes – I have a Twitter page and joined Twitter 2 years before it became mainstream.

However there are always exceptions to the rule, like this article in The Economist that explains how people Text for jobs – Very creative and entrepreneurial!

Stop Feeding The Piranhas! Part Two

I previously blogged about this, I called it Stop Feeding The Piranhas… It’s one of my Internet pet peeves. Always use the Bcc when SENDING or FORWARDING to a group of people to protect the email identity and integrity of others. When someone does it to me too often. I take them off my list and literally won’t send them anything. This is a great image to insert whenever you’re forwarding on fun stuff that we all love to get…

Stop Feeding The Piranhas!

Stop Feeding The Piranhas!

YouTube Tip: Other People’s Videos – An Example

Last week, I mentioned in my blog that you should leverage other people’s youTube videos. I’ve since realised that I should lead by example and show you what I mean by leveraging someone else’s video – in this instance it’s Paul Telling, T-E-L-L-I-N-G’s video.

YouTube Tip: Use Other People’s Videos

This example is ideal because it triangulates a lot of VALUE for you. First of all, you need to know who Paul Telling is. He’s an amazing graphic artist, client and friend. You can access his website at the hyperlink above. He was also a participant at our inaugural edition of the Unleash The Speaker Within event.

By telling you about Paul, I am also creating a series of hyperlinks for you to see what we’re all about, I Kall them Killer Konversations – part of the Killer Kopywriting System I’ve developed.

Of course Paul has attended the Killer Kopywriting Workshop…

But getting back on track – Paul attended Unleash The Speaker Within and this was his final performance:

Paul Telling’s Testimonial about the Unleash The Speaker Within event is below:

And now for HIS video… that I have embedded here for you: It’s an exercise as part of the Professional Protege Program that encompasses the Unleash The Speaker Within event…

What Makes Paul Telling Unique

So there you have it in a round about way – LEVERAGING the power of YouTube for YOUR benefit!

If you need any help with your video production – contact Paul Telling. If you want to get better results online, check out our Internet Mastery Programs and events!

YouTube Tip: Use Other People’s Videos

In my previous post, I mentioned that YouTube reached 1 billion views/day… What can you start to do NOW to start leveraging this incredible Internet Marketing tool?

YouTube Tip #1: Use other people’s videos

That’s right, embed their videos on your blog and/or website. Each time someone watches the video on YOUR site, YOU get the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) benefit. If the video is 1 minute, you get one visitor staying on your page for 1 minute. That is a substantial amount of time – don’t try to get longer videos, research has shown that less is more – more people will watch shorter videos. Only use longer videos for education and information to EXISTING prospects and clients.

To use their videos, you just need to cut and paste the embed code on the right hand side of the video on the YouTube page. It’s that simple – if you don’t know what I’m talking about – ask your webmaster, he/she will know. If not, get someone else to help you with your website.

Yes, I can hear you all the way here – THIS IS TOO SIMPLE.

I know – that’s why so few people do it… Go on, take a look around and see for yourself – MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT DOING THIS.

It’s called the 1 percent improvement doctrine… You know all about it from my videos below:

The 1 Percent Improvement Doctrine Part 1/2

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Twitter is for old people, work experience whiz-kid tells bankers

Andrew Powell from Montreal Canada sent me this article about a kid in the UK. What a global world we live in! This article busts wide open the myth that Twitter is popular with kids amongst others… Read on for an eye-opening challenge to popular held beliefs in this social networking phenomenon…

The world according to Matthew Robson aged 15 and a half

Radio With online sites streaming music for free they do not bother, as services such as last.fm do this advert free and users can choose the songs they want instead of listening to what the radio presenter/DJ chooses

Newspapers No teenager that I know of regularly reads a newspaper, as most do not have the time and cannot be bothered to read pages and pages of text while they could watch the news summarised on the internet or on TV

Internet Facebook is the most common, with nearly everyone with an internet connection registered. On the other hand, teenagers do not use Twitter

Music They are very reluctant to pay for it (most having never bought a CD) Teenagers from higher income families use iPods and those from lower income families use mobile phones

Directories Real directories contain listings for builders and florists, which are services teenagers do not require. They can get the information free on the internet

Viral/Outdoor Marketing “Most teenagers enjoy and support viral marketing… Teenagers see adverts on websites (pop-ups, banner ads) as extremely annoying and pointless…they are portrayed in such a negative light that no one follows them.”

Cinema Teenagers visit the cinema more often when they are in the lower end of teendom but as they approach 15 they go to the cinema a lot less. This is because of the pricing; at 15 they have to pay the adult price. Also it is possible to buy a pirated DVD of the film at the time of release, and these cost much less than a cinema ticket

Mobile phones The general view is that Sony Ericsson phones are superior, because of their long list of features, built-in Walkman capacity and value.

For more details, you can access the original article at: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6703399.ece

Tweet like a professional

Today’s post is almost short enough to be a tweet in fact it’s a Twitter page that one of our exponential copywriters, Farhad Khurshed has – it’s REALLY, REALLY nice… Click on the hyperlink to check it out. Now I have to upgrade mine! Well done Farhad for raising the bar!

Social Media Revolution

As you know by now, my short blog posts are rare. This is one of them. This YouTube video is a must watch for anyone involved in Internet Marketing. It is absolutely priceless. I know you’ll want to watch it more than once and forward this blog link to colleagues and friends.

The Social Media Revolution Is Here

Viral Marketing Case Study: Free Hot Pies!!!

This is not a joke – FREE HOT PIES at Coles… Check out the coupon below. This is an example of a BRILLIANT Marketing Campaign that will go viral – if you love FREE HOT PIES. You know viral marketing is mainstream when the big boys get in on it! Thanks to Tracie Dickson of Run M Ragged, Geelong’s Favorite indoor Play Center and Cafe for this great gift – ENJOY YOUR FREE HOT PIES!

Viral Marketing Case Study

Viral Marketing Case Study