Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Painterly Effect in Photoshop

Whoa...this is cool.

Twitter & LinkedIn for Small Business

Nice article on benefits of twitter & LinkedIn for small business owners.

Pharm Companies & Social Media?

I was reading this article about the FDA giving a thumbs up for pharmaceutical companies to start using social media as a marketing tool. As a marketer I think social media is amazing ~ it's really historical if you think about it. Social media has completely changed the game. As a consumer, and a mom, I find it disturbing to think about the messages that will be generated by the pharm companies. A quote from the article:
Asked about original promotional material posted to a social site that might be subsequently altered by users, Kang said the agency takes into account third-party involvement in social media. A key consideration would be whether the marketer, or any companies working with it, had any role in prompting user-made changes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Polls for your website

After EXHAUSTIVE research trying to find a way to add a live poll into my constant contact emails, that would then show the results on a website that is built with dnn, I finally found Polldaddy.com ~F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S~ hopefully it works as it says it does...will report soon!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Twitter backgrounds

Found this blog with some pointers on designing your twitter background.
I'm now officially twittering twice...

Missy5ft2 and reman_controls

Blog reprise

OK...now I'm going to make a concerted effort to keep on top of this blog. I want to keep some sort of journal of my life to keep track of notes, process, interesting info, anything & everything. I'm processing so much information these days, I just feel like I need to maintain some sort of order.

I'm way deep in trying to incorporate a plan for social networking and word of mouth marketing for Automation Service. Yesterday I spent some time looking over the panel discussions at the recent sxsw interactive conference - man I wish I would have been there! Maybe next year.

So much great info to process - like how to manage successful community boards and this discussion with facebook's Dave Morin about a more social web. I also want to check out the podcast called "Tips on making ideas happen".

I am my own greatest enemy - my head incessantly spins with ideas, images, lists, fears, what-if's...it's really non-stop. While reading through all the sxsw info I linked to this blog post where I found my new favorite quote - I even added it to my facebook acct:

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert Heinlen

The quote made me feel better because sometimes I think it's really bad that I gather so much information instead of focusing on being good at one thing.

And Now I have a meeting with yet another printer....exhausting.