Responding To User Generated Content: EA Gets It

It’s still a novelty that in a world of user generated content, a monolithic organization would take the time to respond to a message – especially in an unexpected and totally creative way.

This is the response by EA Sports to a video that a Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’08 fan posted on YouTube 1 year ago:

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August 24, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Digital Marketing and PR

10 Tips For How To Choose The Best Web Designer

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What I work best with as a marketing professional are finished web products, blogs and web sites. And, when it’s something which has been designed properly, logically and cleanly – all the online marketing/PR/advertising and social media promotions really compliment something that has been created with usability and SEO in mind.

Without a properly designed site, however,you are already at a huge disadvantage with trying to grow your brand on the web to your competitors who are doing it better. Trying to grow a web property that wasn’t built properly through social media marketing is like trying to put a jet engine on a car. Yeah, it might go a little faster, but it’s still not going to fly.

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August 21, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Branding, Digital Marketing and PR

The Difference Between Living Life And Not

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Not everyone has passion. Not everyone is moved emotionally by what they do. And, that’s extremely unfortunate. But fortunately, you are not like everyone else.

The winning organizations in every industry are filled with passionate, vocal, active people (also, we have more fun doing what we do). To us, it isn’t even really ‘work’ in the sense that it flows naturally and feels more like creative freedom.

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August 19, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Inspiration

More Summer Reading: 20 Free eBooks About Social Media

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Hey intrepid reader. I’m sure you’ve read plenty of great material this summer. Well today I’m going to give you just a bit more. The good news is, it’s all free.

Here’s a list of 20 free eBooks about social media on an array of topics you’ll find extremely useful as savvy bloggers, marketers, business owners and web professionals. Special thanks to Chris Brogan for compiling this:

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August 17, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Digital Marketing and PR

50 Common Mistakes Non-Geeks Make With Computers And The Web

I’ve been doing IT work (for fun?) ever since I was 13 – I’m 25 now. I’ve fixed my friend’s computers, my school’s computers, computers in my office and even built my own.

I’ve developed blogs for several of my peers, taught many friends/associates the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Ableton Live, Wordpress and tons of other useful applications.

Okay, you get the idea – and my subscribers already know – I’m the go-to guy for computer, web and software advice (as well as for social media strategy, web marketing and blog consulting).

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August 14, 2008 Author Adam Singer In Opinions, Randomness
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Google Search Insights: A Look At Social Media Trends

Google recently launched an insight tool for search trends. It’s a like a revved up version of Google Trends and offers a deeper level of analysis of search trends with the ability to compare volume patterns across regions, categories and time.

Really neat stuff and huge applications for web entreprenuers, bloggers and businesses across the nation. Be sure to check out the utility and experiment around a bit – I was able to get some useful metrics almost instantly.

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