If popular websites were people, what would they look like?

Mashable’s Stan Schroeder recently posted this short blurb and image from comic artist elontirien on deviantART. The image truly captures the essence of these websites… so now you can put a face to the name! Who’s the Bigger Nerd: Wikipedia or Google?: “If popular websites were people, what would they look like? If you’ve ever wondered, an artist’s rendering gives a really cute answer to the question. Portrayed in the image, created by comic artist elontirien on deviantART, are Wikipedia (Wikipedia), Google (Google), Facebook (Facebook), Twitter (Twitter), MySpace (MySpace), deviantART and YouTube (YouTube), the last of which brought a smile to my face. Interestingly enough, Twitter is portrayed as a small kid; does that mean it still has a lot of room to grow? [img property of elontirien; via...

What is Consumer Engagement? And what does it mean to you?

This is an excerpt from Forrester’s Marketing Forum in Los Angeles. Senior Analyst Brian Haven talks about the four I’s – involvement, interaction, intimacy, and influence — provide a framework for better understanding and measuring consumer engagement with your...

Learn Guy Kawasaki’s Twitter Tips To Market Your Business

Guy Kawasaki gave a rare, totally live presentation of his personal techniques on using social networking for business marketing. The presentation was made to a “standing room only” crowd of over 600 attendees during the June meeting of the San Diego Venture Capital Group. The world famous author of “The Art of the Start” and “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy” gave a type of presentation that he admitted he rarely did… a totally live demo of his carefully honed “twitter techniques” and other social networking practices. The humorous, thought provoking, and detail laden overview of bleeding edge marketing techniques had the crowd both laughing out loud, and taking notes at a furious pace. The presentation was professionally recorded and is now available on this page, and for a limited time at the Youreeeka Content Network – http://www.youreeeka.com/content-network – for only $19.99. You can access a preview of the video before purchasing to get a feel for the quality of the production and the timeliness of the presentation. Youreeeka is a pay-per-view online distribution platform available to anyone who has video content they want to sell via the Internet. The presentation covered all the major players in social networking including: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Jigsaw, Spokeo, and more. Guy covered Tweeting, Re-Tweeting, and advanced techniques such as using social network mash-ups to get marketing messages out to multiple outlets as well as targeted audience groups. Upon learning that the presentation was going to be taped for worldwide distribution, the gregarious, and generous, Mr. Kawasaki took advantage of the built in affiliate capabilities of the Patent Pending Youreeeka Media Player. He...

Learn Guy Kawasaki's Twitter Tips To Market Your Business

Guy Kawasaki gave a rare, totally live presentation of his personal techniques on using social networking for business marketing. The presentation was made to a “standing room only” crowd of over 600 attendees during the June meeting of the San Diego Venture Capital Group. The world famous author of “The Art of the Start” and “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy” gave a type of presentation that he admitted he rarely did… a totally live demo of his carefully honed “twitter techniques” and other social networking practices. The humorous, thought provoking, and detail laden overview of bleeding edge marketing techniques had the crowd both laughing out loud, and taking notes at a furious pace. The presentation was professionally recorded and is now available on this page, and for a limited time at the Youreeeka Content Network – http://www.youreeeka.com/content-network – for only $19.99. You can access a preview of the video before purchasing to get a feel for the quality of the production and the timeliness of the presentation. Youreeeka is a pay-per-view online distribution platform available to anyone who has video content they want to sell via the Internet. The presentation covered all the major players in social networking including: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Jigsaw, Spokeo, and more. Guy covered Tweeting, Re-Tweeting, and advanced techniques such as using social network mash-ups to get marketing messages out to multiple outlets as well as targeted audience groups. Upon learning that the presentation was going to be taped for worldwide distribution, the gregarious, and generous, Mr. Kawasaki took advantage of the built in affiliate capabilities of the Patent Pending Youreeeka Media Player. He...

Majority of US Consumers Peeved by Internet Ads

At the same time as many internet advertisers are ramping up their web advertising efforts, the majority of US consumers say they are very frustrated by many common types of internet ads, according to a recent study by Harris Interactive, which cites pop-ups, ads that are “moused over,” difficult-to-close ads, and musical ads as some of the worst offenders. Ads that spread across the page and cover the content beneath them are the most vexing for consumers, with 80% of respondents in the study deeming these types to be very frustrating. Ads on which consumers can’t find the skip or close button are a close second, with 79% of respondents similarly annoyed, the survey found. Read more about this study...