The number stops them in their tracks every time. When I tell people that the New York Times has more than 700,000 fans of their Facebook page, they say something like, “They have THAT MANY?” Yes they do. There’s a whole lot of hullabaloo these days in the social media world about Facebook fan pages – and with good reason.
The other day, I wrote a post on the fact that most marketing and PR agency blogs are unreadable. In it I shared my observations that this bothered me – but didn’t provide any real reasons why (pretty much just a rant on the situation).
Not everything is new (or even true) on the Internet, we know this. Yet still, yesterday TheChive.com – a site which if you clicked around you’d realize was not the most trustworthy – ran a story that suckered the whole internet. A few people called it out for being fake initially, but even less picked up on the fact that the concept behind it (a stream of pictures with someone holding a white board) was not even an original idea.
One of the reasons I was compelled to join TopRank Online Marketing more than one year ago was the agency’s A-list blog – Online Marketing Blog (and I’ve enjoyed writing more than 40 posts there since joining the team). Prior to joining TopRank I had regularly been approached by other digital consultancies and turned them down. One reason why?
The owner of My Dough Girl received a legal “cease and desist” order from Pillsbury in May, stating she had to change her business name or face a lawsuit.