Today’s Challenge: Postal strike? Social Media to the Rescue!

By Jonathan Christian Have you noticed an upturn in the economy? Thanks to a snail mail strike here in BC we have more time to do business because we don’t have to go to the mailbox and go through all of that high cost/low ROI Junk Mail. What? We have no mail but of course there are still […]

Today’s Challenge: “Fan-dom” of the Opera? Check this out!

with Neil Godin What? You may think that opera is a bit stodgy. But park that thought. And take a good look at what Vancouver Opera is doing with social media. If you’re looking for ideas on how to use SM – in every possible way – to drive traffic and sales, it’s hard to […]

Today’s Challenge: Don’t give up!

With Jonathan Christian (@jdgem) Just home from a much needed break. It’s always good to take time to relax, reflect, and refocus – a different set of 3R’s but very relevant for our times. What? With the work I do I’m never really on vacation (and I’m ok with that). I have a handful of […]

Today’s Challenge: No more roaming charges?

with Jonathan Christian @Jdgem What? One of the great benefits of using Social Media for business is the ability to continue to communicate at any time of the night or day – from wherever you are. As I write this I’m taking a break in sunny Florida, but who knew and who really cares? Why? […]

Today’s Challenge: In Vancouver they’re all of a Twitter

with Jonathan Christian What? Vancouver – host city to the 2010 Winter Olympics & now home to the Stanley Cup Finals! If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest you’re most likely caught up in the wave of Stanley Cup Fever. The media is in a frenzy and so are the social media airwaves. Thanks […]

Today’s Challenge: Are my customers really on Facebook? (Part 2)

With Jonathan Christian @jdgem Yesterday, I completed my Social Media Master Class with Kemp Edmonds (@kempedmonds), and Mark Smiciklas (@intersection1).  (You can grab highlights by checking out #smmcyvr on Twitter.) Day by day I realize the more you know, the more there is to know! Last week, we started to consider where our audience is […]

Today’s Challenge: Are my customers really on Facebook?

With Jonathan Christian I spent an incredible day yesterday at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, in a Social Media Master Class with two excellent guys, Kemp Edmonds @kempedmonds, and Mark Smiciklas @intersection1 (if you don’t follow them on Twitter you should!) You can also grab some excellent nuggets of wisdom by checking out #smmcyvr on […]

Today’s Challenge: There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Or is there?

with Jonathan Christian What? In the new world of social media, giving out great information and stats is now becoming the norm if you want to gain a great following and become an influencer or “thought leader.” Hosting Meetups, finding and sharing great articles, speaking to groups, and giving free advice over the phone are […]

Today’s Challenge: Use social media to enter a brand new market!

With Jonathan Christian and Amanda Munro As you know Neil and I host a “live” monthly Meetup.com gathering here in our home town of Langley BC. Last Monday, even though it was part of the Easter weekend we had 55 entrepreneurs join us to learn how to use their smart phones for business. Each month […]

Today’s Challenge: Want to get started on Foursquare? Ask customers to help!

With “Mayor” Jonathan Christian What? You probably don’t know this, but last Saturday, being the 16th of April (or 16.4), was “Four-squared Day!” This was a great opportunity for the makers of the social media platform Foursquare, to “shout out” about their mobile app and encourage users all over the world to host an event. […]