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Top 100 Social Media Leaders On Twitter: The Social Scoop Issue 136

Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers

It’s an honor to be included again in this year’s Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers – at numero four, alongside awesome folks like Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Chris Brogan, Brian Solis, Seth Godin, Ann Handley (Marketing Profs), Pam Moore, Jeremiah Owyang and so many more. (Track all 100 influencers by subscribing to this Twitter list.) I’m blessed to call so many of these fine leaders friends in the offline world, too. (See y’all at

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Posted in Business Building Strategies, Personal Branding, Professional Networking, Relationship Management, Social Media, Social Networking

Let’s Show These 46 Awesome Leaders Some LOVE!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you absolutely LOVE your customers? And all the people in your extended community, too? I sure do! In fact, I’d like to celebrate this global day of love by showing some *LOVE* to these special peeps in my community. Everyone in this group of 46 heart-centered entrepreneurs from around the world is creating passionate change in their own way. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change

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Posted in Personal Branding, Professional Networking, Relationship Marketing, Social Media

Gary Vaynerchuk On Scaling Social Media – Highlights from Gulltaggen, Norway

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I recently had the great pleasure of speaking at the prestigious Gulltaggen (“Golden Tag”) event in Oslo, Norway. Gulltaggen is the Nordic premiere digital marketing conference. Among the speaker lineup were two fellow prominent social media personalities: my friends Gary Vaynerchuk and Chris Brogan. I loved being able to spend a fair bit of time with Chris Brogan – we had several great conversations over a few different meals. It’s the most time we’ve spent

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Posted in Professional Networking, Relationship Management, Relationship Marketing, Social Media Speaking

Help Choose The Title Of My Next Book On Relationship Marketing

Mari Smith Relationship Marketing Book

I’m super excited to be working on my next book, which will be my first as a solo author! And, I’d LOVE your help in choosing a title that pops and represents the subject matter really well. The topic is Relationship Marketing – a subject very close to my heart for over a decade, long before social media became so prevalent. My background, spanning a variety of careers, has always included elements of people +

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Posted in Facebook Marketing, Personal Branding, Professional Networking, Relationship Management, Relationship Marketing

5 Ways To Market Your Business On Facebook To Both Friends And Fans

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I often poll my Facebook community to see what issues they’re facing regards their use of Facebook, particularly marketing on Facebook. Following are a couple of related questions along with several suggested solutions: Hilary asks, “I have a personal Facebook page and a ‘Fan’ page, which I prefer to call an author page. Not all of my ‘Fans’ are friends. Not all of my friends are ‘fans.’ Some are both. But there are some things

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Posted in Business Building Strategies, Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips, Privacy, Professional Networking, Relationship Marketing

Highlights of 2010 – A Magical And Full Year! [PICS]

Mari Smith at the 2010 Grammys

As one year ends and another begins, it’s often all too easy to just jump right into what’s new and focus on the future. Whilst proper planning for the future is certainly essential, I think it’s equally important to reflect back on all that we created during the past twelve months, celebrate the wins, learn from the “mis-takes,” and consciously create a bright New Year! 2010 was a magical year for me with many, many

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Posted in Professional Networking, Relationship Management, Relationship Marketing, Social Media Speaking, TV

The Relationship Age – New Collaborative Book Out Today!

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Relationship marketing has been around since the dawning of (wo)man. So long as we’ve been able to communicate with our fellow beings, we’ve been able to do commerce. With the incredible boom of online social networking sites – particularly Facebook and Twitter – what we’re seeing now is a massive paradigm shift in the way we communicate and do business around the globe. Yes, it’s important, “Who you know.” But now, with our attention-based culture

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Posted in Email Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Personal Branding, Professional Networking, Relationship Marketing