Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Select Your Email and Phone Number Wisely in Social Media

One email address or phone number may unlock your online presence and prowess. Learn why Google Plus & LinkedIn profiles are top offenders for making bad first impressions in social media. - http://bit.ly/15raRsH


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Transform Local Searchers into Customers at AZIMA Event

Want to turn Web searchers into paying customers?

Join AZIMA and Search Influence CEO Will Scott to learn how to harness the power of local search through SEO, social media, digital coupons, online directory listings, customer reviews and more.

In his presentation, Will Scott will help marketers and business owners establish a strong local online presence online, plus:
  • Discover how today's local consumers search for businesses
  • Learn how to boost search rankings through local search to attract, engage and retain customers
  • Take control of local listings and reputations with directory management best practices
  • Understand what it takes to convert local searchers into paying customers
  • Transforming Local Searches into Customers
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Location: Hilton Scottsdale Resort 6333 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 8525 Map and directions
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for networking.

Dinner served at 6:45 p.m. and presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Price: Corporate Members & VIP Members are FREE. (Join Now) Non-Members $40 pre-register, $50 at the door. Students - $25

Register Today! http://bit.ly/11W0ypC

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mint Social Reviews from TopSEOs

The independent authority on Search vendors, topseos.com, has released their list of the ten best social media marketing companies in the online marketing industry naming Mint Social as the sixth best in the rankings for May 2013. Each month, the independent research team at topseos.com performs a meticulous evaluation of online marketing agencies which offer social media management services. The rankings which are released each month are provided to businesses looking for services to manage and maintain their social media accounts and channels.

Mint Social is a social media marketing companies catering to businesses interested in improving their branding and online marketing initiatives through social media channels and content marketing strategies. Services are provided with a focus on an ROI model to help businesses see quick results. Strategies focus on creating an online community through social media in order to increase brand awareness while improving traffic to the websites of their clients.

An independent research team spends time evaluating and ranking the best social media management companies each month. The process for evaluating social media management companies involves the use of a set of evaluation criteria consisting of five areas of evaluation. The five areas used in order to benchmark and compare the top performing social media marketing companies include timeliness, brand management, consultation, methodology, and reach. Each of these five areas are inspected based on the service provided in order to determine the overall performance of competing agencies.In order to perform a more thorough evaluation of social media marketing agencies topseos.com also connects with client references. By obtaining opinions and experiences from the businesses which have used the evaluated social media marketing agencies topseos.com is able to more adequately compare the top performing social media services. Reports and results provided by the clients are inspected in order to validate the claims made by the social media marketing agencies being evaluated. Often times clients visit topseos.com directly to voice their opinions through commendations, complaints, and feedback left on company profiles.

Mint Social has been put through a meticulous evaluation of their social media marketing services. During the evaluation process the topseos.com independent research team identified key strengths and competitive advantages due to their unique strategies and capabilities for achieving success through social media. Those looking for a competent social media marketing company should consider Mint Social.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to Gain Online Influence With Search, Social and Content Marketing

There is a three pack to marketing a business online that digital marketers now have engrained in their brains; search, social and content marketing. Over the years we have seen the marketing message for these three disciplines evolve from a more sales-based brand promotion to educating and informing an audience of one. More telling is how our measurement tools are more geared towards conversions vs. measuring impressions.

Marketing is a process of fine-tuning and learning from successes and failures.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and fail. Fail fast and fail often and the road to success will come at you faster.

Read the full story: http://bit.ly/YLm5Eb

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mint Social Reviews

3 Reviews on Mint Social
A Google User reviewed a year ago
Overall Excellent
Mint Social is a rare jewel in the desert; it does what it says it will do! Mint Social focuses on creating and pushing out digital content, creating and maintaining social media and syndicating a company's content all over the web. If your company needs to raise its online brand awareness, Mint Social's the one to do it. It works.

A Google User reviewed a year ago
Overall Excellent
Mint Social is the best, I use them for all my social media, SEO and website stuff. I would be lost without Matt O'brien and his team.

A Google User reviewed a year ago
Overall Excellent
Mint Social took my website from obscurity to the front page. These guys are SEO and social media experts.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Is Google Plus The Most Important Social Network?

Aligning Mint Social's digital assets into the Google+ model
is a necessity for all online businesses. Yes, having to keep up with yet another social networking site seems like a trivial thing but this one is from Google and this social network is here to stay. Get started now...it is not going away.

We see Google Plus as the head of the Google empire, like the head of an octopus, that pulls all things Google under one integrated system; Blogger, Picasa, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, SMS, Reviews, AdWords, etc. It has also been described as the fiber mesh that gets thrown over all of Google's products to make it a bundled solution. Therefore, to feed the octopus, you need to go out an claim all of your digital assets and atribute them to your Google Plus account.

Google+ is much like Facebook in that your personal account is the key to the network. There are personal and business pages and they behave independent of one another...just like Facebook. Learn more about getting the best results with your Google+ account.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Life in The Cloud with a Google Chromebook 550

Google Chromebook 550 Review - It is a fast, light-weight device with long battery life that does just about everything I need but does take some getting used to. Full review - http://bit.ly/W04fuu

Thursday, February 28, 2013

AZIMA TIM Awards Event with MC and Keynote Jay Baer on March 28th

Alert the masses and get your best digital marketing campaigns ready because the TIM's are almost here! Named after Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, acknowledged father of the World Wide Web, the TIMs are AZIMA's new award show that will showcase Arizona talent and work in the interactive realm for calendar year 2012.

You can enter in 12 categories, with a first place and runner up awarded in each.

The event will feature digital marketing pioneer, Jay Baer, as host and MC and he promises to share some of his top ideas on the digital marketing world as we know it.Jay Baer is a hype-free marketing strategist, speaker, and author and President of the social media and content marketing consultancy Convince & Convert. A digital marketing pioneer, Jay has consulted with more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Visit California, Allstate, Petco, Columbia Sportswear, and 29 of the Fortune 500.

He was named one of America’s top 3 social media consultants by Fast Company magazine, and his Convince and Convert blog is ranked as the world’s #1 content marketing resource. He’s also co-host of the popular weekly Social Pros podcast.He’s the author of the forthcoming new book Youtility: Why Smart Companies are Helping Not Selling and is the co-author of The NOW Revolution a best-selling book about social media’s impact on businesses of all sizes and types.

The deadline for entries is March 7th and the awards will be presented during the ceremony on March 28th.

Award Entry Registration Event Registration Mobile marketing and advertising gets you closer to consumers than any other form of media. When done right, it leaves customers with an enriching brand experience. When done wrong, it may lead to the loss of a customer.

When: Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 6:00 PM

5:30 pm Doors Open
6:00 - 7:15 pm Cocktails & Networking
7:15 pm Seating and Dinner begins
7:30pm Welcome announcements, intro and award presentations
7:45pm Keynote - Jay Baer, President and founder of Convince and Convert
8:00pm Award presentations

Location: The Phoenix Art Museum (map)

Award Entry Registration

Event Registration

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1st Annual AZIMA TIM Awards: Call for entries.

You can be the toast of your digital domain if you win one of the coveted TIMs—the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association’s award for excellence. Named after Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, acknowledged father of the World Wide Web, the TIMs showcase Arizona talent and work in the interactive realm for calendar year 2012.

Interactive luminary Jay Baer, author of The Now Revolution, will offer a keynote and MC the awards ceremony.

Categories:Enter in any of our 12 categories—a first place and runner up will be awarded in each. This competition is open to any Arizona-based agency or firm doing work on behalf of local, national or international companies. Please note that qualifying work must have been produced in the calendar year 2012; speculative work or personal projects are not eligible.
  • Best Website
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Integrated Interactive Campaign
  • Best Email Marketing Campaign
  • Best Display Ad (Single or Campaign)
  • Best Rich Media Execution
  • Best Mobile Marketing Campaign
  • Best App
  • Best Blog
  • Best Online Video
  • Brand of the Year
  • Interactive Person of the Year
Mark your calendars. The deadline for entries is March 7TH, 2013, with the awards presented during a ceremony on March 28TH.

Entry Fee
Each entry costs $50; you can enter one campaign multiple times (for example, you can enter your brilliant blog as part of the “Best Social Media Campaign” and under “Best Blog.” Please note that each entry requires a separate $50 fee.

Register Now! (Deadline is March 7)

Monday, January 28, 2013

AZIMA Event on Mobile First for 2013: Advertise, Monetize, and Maximize 2-28-13

Discover the strategies and tactics you need to succeed in the mobile-first future of customer engagement with Peter Bassett, VP of Ad Operations for inMobi, the leading mobile-first customer engagement platform. Register Online: http://bit.ly/123M8ar

Mobile marketing and advertising gets you closer to consumers than any other form of media. When done right, it leaves customers with an enriching brand experience. When done wrong, it may lead to the loss of a customer.

In his presentation, Peter Bassett will show you how to master mobile marketing and:
  • Discover strategies and tactics to help you succeed in a mobile-first future
  • Learn how rich media for mobile creates compelling consumer engagements
  • Touch every step along a consumer's mobile path to purchase
  • Achieve optimal business results through smartphone and tablet use
Peter joined InMobi in June of 2011 as Head of Sales for North America. His mainfocus upon starting was to build out a strategic brand and performance sales team. Prior to joining the InMobi team, he was the Chief Operations Officer for Sportgenic (acquired by Glam Media), the largest vertical sports ad network in the world. Before Sportgenic, Peter was the Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales forMillennial Media. With more than two decades of online media sales and Internetadvertising experience, Peter has built numerous successful sales teams and hasdeveloped deep relationships with digital agencies and marketers alike. He has livedin various cities including Pennsylvania, New York and San Francisco, where hecurrently resides.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for networking. Dinner served at 6:45 p.m. and presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas 6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Pricing: VIP Members, and Corporate Members ( 3 & 5 seats) FREE
Non- Members pre-purchase $40

Non- Members at the door $50

Student $25

Register Today: http://bit.ly/123M8ar