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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

    Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such...
  • Blog Post: Interview: Social Marketing & Social Media

    This is part 1 of 5 of the interview with David Meerman Scott . David is likely the most published social marketer on the planet.  His first book on Social Marketing is now published in 24 languages.  Social Wendy and I engage in the topic of Social Marketing vs. Social Media providing a framework...
  • Blog Post: Evaluation Downloads for Virtualization, Management and Training Resources

    One of the fun things I get to do everyday is point people to products and resources.  With IT there seems to be an ever changing world and transformation on the tools and resources we use almost happens daily. have a had a few folks ask where can I get the tools and resources to test some the new...
  • Blog Post: Interview: Your Digital Identity- Make Sure you have a Web Presence

    This is the last part of the 5 part interview with David Meerman Scott . David shares the critical importance of having a presence on the web, as Social Wendy defines it Your Digital Identity.  Conversation at SXSW with Social Wendy and myself. Part 1 is located here: Interview: Social Marketing...
  • Blog Post: Announcement, new event in Cincinnati talking about the power of online marketing

    LET Your Mouse Do the Marketing! Join us for this exclusive event for Microsoft Partners! Meet Jeremy Epstein, founder of Never Stop Marketing, as he shares survival strategies to grow your business in today’s online marketing environment. This event is FREE and there will be great giveaways, great food...
  • Blog Post: Interview: In Studio with the guys from Fuller Computer Solutions Part 2

    In the segment of the show, I reaffirm my love for the Cleveland Browns .  With the great guys from Fuller Computer Solutions .  We talked about having a consistent presence with social presence and the power of having a dedicated web location.  We also talked about the power of social...
  • Blog Post: What does Microsoft have to offer Students?

    My good friend Sarah (aka: the codinggeekette) just recently wrote this great post.  If you are a student, know a student, or just interested in seeing some of the great resources Microsoft offers students you need to check out Sarah’s fantastic post:: Why Microsoft + Being a Student = Awesome If...
  • Blog Post: OFFICE 2010, SharePoint 2010 Launch events REGISTER NOW, seating is limited!!!!

    We are coming to a city near you and we want to see you at the events!  We are going to talk about Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.  Come out and spend some time hearing how these products can rock your world!  Here are just a small sampling of the cities we are heading to, we are going...
  • Blog Post: It’s Not That Important

    We have all been there, your driving, you hear your cell phone ring, ding or beep, trust me it is not that important and here is why (please take a minute to read the article): Child killed in 3-car accident in Columbia Heights It is probably like hundreds of other similar stories you have seen. ...
  • Blog Post: Interview: In Studio with the guys from Fuller Computer Solutions Part 1

    As some of you know I was able to get on the radio with the Tom and Steven from Fuller Computer Solutions .  These guys really know what they are doing, and truly it was great to hang out with them.  In this segment, the show was introduced and we talked briefly about social media. ...
  • Blog Post: Heartland IT Pro User Groups

    One of the great aspects of my job is I get to work with a lot of different user groups and meet lots of people from the IT Pro community.  Well I did my best to get a list of all the IT professional  user groups I work with in the Heartland territory (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee...
  • Blog Post: Interview: Only You Care about Your Products & Services

    This is part 3 of the 5 part interview with David Meerman Scott .  David , likely the most published social marketer talks with Social Wendy about how only you care about your products and services.  Other people care about how those products and services benefit them.  As Social Marketers...
  • Blog Post: Interview: SocialWendy educates me on Social Marketing

    As you have noticed during some of the interviews at SXSW I had a partner in crime, Wendy Meadley AKA SocialWendy .  When I first met Wendy I was wondering what in the world a social marketer does.  Well in between interviews Wendy and I sat down and had a quick chat about social marketing...
  • Blog Post: VOTE NOW: Peoples Choice Awards for Imagine Cup

    Make a difference and vote for your favorite today:  VOTE NOW  
  • Blog Post: Interview: Marketers Should think like Publishers

    This is part 2 of the 5 part interview with David Meerman Scott .  David’s first Social Marketing book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR shows how marketers now must think like publishers and provide meaningful content for their desired audience.  Social Wendy   and I engage in the...
  • Blog Post: Interview: In Studio with the guys from Fuller Computer Solutions Part 4

    This is the last segment of the show  we talked about my book and the process of how I got involved in writing.  This was a fun segment, and we wrapped up the show.  We also chatted briefly about social media.  I got a lot of my understanding working with Wendy Meadley AKA SocialWendy...
  • Blog Post: Attention Ohio Area IT Pros, Register Now for Dayton IT Pro Camp Wed., Jan., 18, 2012

    The Dayton IT Pro Camp is a FREE , daylong Camp for IT Pros featuring Microsoft Cloud Technologies. During the day, we will have presentations on Hyper-V, SharePoint, Office365 and Azure. In addition, we will have a cloud security presentation and presentations from the Vendors who have agreed to support...