I’m proud to present another series of pre-show interviews for one of my favorite online marketing conferences: Search Engine Strategies New York. This time I’m sitting down with Rebecca Lieb of Econsultancy, perhaps one of the smartest and most influential women in the online marketing and social media space. Rebecca is solo host to a session entitled, “Igniting Viral Campaigns” on Wednesday March 24th. Continue reading Rebecca Lieb Interview: SES New York Sneak Peek
The buzz is certainly upon us. Not unlike several months ago when Google spearheaded their PR campaign to introduce the world to what they thought (and still kinda is) a revolutionary work-flow solution in Google Wave, the company releases – albeit slowly – their social media platform entitled Google Buzz. Obviously, social media has become the focus of tech-savvy companies the world over, minus those that haven’t objected to social media or don’t know where to start. Few companies have really learned how to monetize the social media space. This is one area where Google may have the upper hand and wherewithal to succeed with Google Buzz, they know how to monetize useful applications and platforms. Continue reading Google Buzz comes in like Wave, so is it doomed?
After two days of intense information uptake via osmosis, I had already typed my fingers to bony stumps hacking out what seemed like an endless stream of status updates on Twitter @gprzyklenk and @marketwire and recaps of each day on this blog. Finally, day three of Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2009, and what would be my last day at the show. Lucky for me, I got out of Chicago on a delayed flight, several others couldn’t say the same due to a massive blizzard that struck the entire Midwest and Eastern seaboard. I’m thankful I stayed for day 3, because unlike other shows, the information didn’t stop as crowds thinned out. Continue reading SES Chicago Day 3 Recap: Lets get Political, Lets get Granular
I finally managed to hook another big one in the online marketing industry, none other than Bryan Eisenberg. However, if I were a fisherman I’d be somewhat disappointed and throw him back because he lost a whopping 55 lbs since April! All kidding aside, I’m delighted to have him on board for this Q&A because Bryan is really making it look easy lately, especially when you consider this interview is on the heels of jury duty, countless speaking engagements as a professional speaker, and balancing a family and successful career, plus a healthy new lifestyle. He’s scheduled to participate in an upcoming panel entitled “Turning your web analytics into a money-making machine” at SES Chicago. We caught up to him last week for an exciting telephone interview covering a wide range of topics including a sneak peek at SES Chicago. Continue reading Bryan Eisenberg interview, sneak peek of SES Chicago
Last week, I caught up with a very busy guy in the realm of online marketing and SEO. Ray “Catfish” Comstock, a true rock and roller of search marketing, a highly quotable and highly regarded SEO expert, is officially (by day) the senior search strategist at BusinessOnLine. I’d be remiss to mention that by night he’s actually a genuine rocker with Dive Bomber, hence the photo to the right. He’s also going to be participating in a panel entitled “Meaningful SEO Metrics: Going Beyond the Numbers” at SES Chicago 2009. Is there anything he can’t do? Let’s find out. Continue reading Ray “Catfish” Comstock interview, looking forward to SES Chicago 2009
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 7 years, or 2 years which seems more popularly accepted, you would be blind not to notice the impact social media and networking sites have had on society. Some say product purchasing decisions are slowly migrating from search to social, forgoing the researching and evaluating phases for instant gratification and credible influence. So why are online marketers finding it so hard to determine the net effect of their social marketing efforts on a handful of web 2.0 sites? Continue reading Measuring Social Media Success or ROI shouldn’t be hard