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Five ways to kill your social media presence

While some of my friends and even brands I love have built wonderful networks, I have also seen those who activity or lack thereof has really negatively impacted their image. They probably mean well, but they either don't know or don't realize what's going on. Based on my own experience, here are five ways people kill their social media presence.
By |March 2nd, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

With Social Media, everyone is a David Horowitz

Whether you have 16 or 1.6 million followers, social media has the ability to make us little people the "white elephant" in the corporate boardroom if you can figure out how to create something smart, appealing and viral.
By |February 17th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

An Illini fan’s guide to ESPN’s College GameDay

Looking forward to this weekend with the ESPN GameDay crew coming to Champaign, I wanted to make sure my fellow Illini had good information and tips about what to expect and how to make an impression during what I think is the best college basketball show out there.
By |February 3rd, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Athletes and Social Media: Is there a Fear Factor?

For the past couple of years,  I’ve had the great opportunity to work with more than 100 different professional and amateur athletes as it relates to social media.

First as VP of athlete relations for FanFuego.com an online sports social network and now as President of IOVMedia, a social media consultancy in the windy city.  In […]

By |January 22nd, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

Hey buddy, can you text me a dollar?

In a recent Mashable article, the Red Cross has raised $4M and counting on Haiti relief efforts through simply allowing people to text “Haiti” to 90999, which is backed by the State Department.

I have to give a lot of kudos to the Red Cross and for other organizations and celebrities like Katy Perry, Shaquille O’Neal […]

By |January 14th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments

How to keep your 2010 social media resolutions

If you attempt to start doing social media without some good key basics, then you'll fail big and you'll end up frustrated and ultimately hurting your business by your lack of commitment or lack or understanding.
By |January 5th, 2010|Blog|0 Comments