Aug 29 2011

Getting Started with Facebook


by Andrew DiFiore

After my presentation on Facebook Advertising ROI at the Stamford Business Networking group, I was asked to do a follow up on Facebook basics. So here it is. Enjoy!


Mar 30 2011

Google’s +1 Button on Search Results


by Andrew DiFiore

We’ve been waiting for this to come along, Google’s answer to Facebook’s Like button but for search results pages. You will now start to see a tiny +1 icon next to the title of¬†orgainic and paid (AdWords) search listings. Currently, it appears next to the Favorite star but this is expected to go away soon. The idea of this nifty little gadget is make search more social, allowing users to effectively vote up (recommend) their “favorite” listings. Okay, let’s see how long it takes the search scammers to spoof this one.


Feb 2 2011

InMaps – Visualize Your LinkedIn Connections


by Andrew DiFiore

InMaps is a cool tool from LinkedIn that allows you to visualize all your connections in your network. Watch the video and then try it yourself at LinkedIn Labs.


Jan 20 2011

Old Spice: 70 Year Old Brand Finds Its Purpose


by Andrew DiFiore

By now you’ve seen “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” TV ad campaign, featuring Isaiah Mustafa, that pulled the Old Spice brand back from the brink of irrelevance and effectively restoring it to the #1 spot in market share.

The campaign launched in February during Superbowl XLIV and by the time Procter & Gamble’s Global Marketing Officer Marc Pritchard described its success at the ANA Conference in October, Old Spice had generated 1.8 billion PR impressions (globally) and an incredible explosion of online engagement with a 2,700% increase in Twitter followers, 800% increase in Facebook fans, 300% increase in website traffic, and over 140 million YouTube views (collectively). All this translated into double digit sales.


Jan 17 2011

Blogging Success Summit 2011


by Andrew DiFiore

Blogging Success Summit 2011 is a live online conference for corporate and business bloggers that brings together 23 experts from the world of online media, including Richard Jalichandra (Technorati), Mike Volpe (HubSpot), Rick Calvert (BlogWorld), and Michael Stelzner (Social Media Examiner).

Event runs February 1 to February 22 (fully online). Register before January 20th and save 50% plus get $794 in free bonuses!