January 22, 2013Blog Rodeo - January 22, 2013
Last week I hosted a special, "#CMChat Twangout" #TWANGn2013 with COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPERTS" discussing everything from Social Media to touring, publishing, radio, branding, digital, publicity, marketing, management and all things Country for the New Year.
+ LAURA MCKINLEY, PRESIDENT/OWNER, CLOVER MARKETING
+ ROB BECKHAM, CO-PRESIDENT, WME NASHVILLE
+ BECCA WALLS, ON-AIR PERSONALITY, WKDF NASHVILLE
+ BRANDI SIMMS, SR MNGR MEMBERSHIP, COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
+ BRADLEY COLLINS, SR DIR WRITER/PUBLISHER RELATIONS BMI
January 15, 2013Weeding Between Your Ears - January 15, 2013
First of all ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I wonder how much of what I write and post is actually "social media" in your eyes? It's distributed via social media, but it's just my thoughts. I really do hate to give advice, but seem to love to give my opinion ... and yes it's ...
October 23, 2012Talking With Lynette
Lynette Young is an influential speaker, social media strategist, Google+ powerhouse and a six-figure income podcaster... Want to hear more? I interviewed Lynette and picked her brain about Podcasting, Google Plus, High-Tech trends and her new book "Google Plus for ...
October 16, 2012Interview with Billy Wilson
Discover how Billy Wilson has managed to get nearly 750K followers on GooglePlus. I did a video interview with him. He gives you all his secrets and ideas for broadcasters and musicians! I have been spending a lot of time on GooglePlus and have found a very ...
October 9, 2012"Nashville"-mania
Fall TV is here and the stars are live-tweeting premiere episodes. Over the past two weeks, many of television's biggest stars live-tweeted the premiere episodes of their shows. On Wednesday, the highly anticipated Country music drama, "Nashville" (@Nashville_ABC), ...
September 11, 2012Dating Google Plus
My favorite line from the movie Fletch is "I have a lease with an option to buy." Although Chevy Chase's character is talking about rubber gloves in this scene, it has always stuck in my head as the perfect analogy for dating. Dating is a form of courtship that ...
September 4, 2012Plans Before Tools
Before you get started with any social media or social networking, it's important to think about the tools last, not first -- a solid media optimization plan and socialality will translate across any platform. You want social media to listen to the conversations people ...
August 21, 2012The Parody of Tweeting
Social Media is used to promote and produce social interaction, using accessible and measurable publishing techniques. Social Media uses web-based technologies to transmit media monologues and create social media dialogues. Twitter is a great platform to keep up with ...
August 14, 2012Social Gratitude
Are you having conversations with followers ... or just broadcasting and not listening? One of my social media practices has been to try to thank people who re-tweet or repost me, reply to those who talk to me or about me and thank them. This can be an arduous task ...
August 7, 2012Pigs, Trolls and Peacocks, OH MY!
In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with intent of provoking readers into an emotional response just to disrupt normal on-topic ...