Mari’s Blog

Jeremiah Owyang on Facebook Strategy at Seattle Conference

By Mari Smith | December 5, 2007

Just finished listening to Jeremiah Owyang – keynote speaker at the Web Community Forum Facebook Conference in Seattle, WA. Jeremiah provided some great information covering these four topics: Facebook Offers a Ready-Made Marketing Platform 1. Why Facebook? 2. Facebook offers a bevy of opportunities 3. Challenges of Facebook Platform 4. Develop a Strategy I took…

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Facebook Beacon – What’s All The fuss?!

By Mari Smith | November 29, 2007

If you haven’t heard or read something about Facebook Beacon in the past couple weeks, perhaps you’ve had your head in the sand? 🙂 I think the furor is about the fact online consumers are being “forced” to reveal their shopping habits, not so much that the system exists. We have to take action to…

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Matt Bacak Interviewed on Facebook

By Mari Smith | November 21, 2007

I’m delighted to share my interview with Internet Multi-Millionaire, Matt Bacak. I’ve followed Matt’s success for several years and was glad to see he joined Facebook a little while back. Of course, I made sure we became Friends. Then, I messaged Matt to see if he’d be willing to share a few of his insider…

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Facebook Pages – What’s the Buzz About?

By Mari Smith | November 17, 2007

The jury’s still out for me – how about you? So far, I think Facebook Pages could well be a nifty feature for established businesses, bands, celebrities and the likes, as they can easily “migrate” their fan base over. But, for the “small guy”, hm, I’m not so sure. Could FB Pages be used to…

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Synch My Facebook Email With Outloook

By Mari Smith | November 10, 2007

Are you using your Facebook email as much as your “regular” email? On most days, I certainly am! And, I’m finding it darn annoying to not have these features: Store emails in folders. Search all emails. Forward emails. Sort by name or subject. View/retrieve deleted emails. I’d also like to collapse threads (a la Gmail).…

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Top Ten Signs You’re Addicted To Facebook

By Mari Smith | November 9, 2007

Facebook can be very addictive! There are so many fun “rabbit holes” to go down and new friends to acquaint yourself with. But beware, before long, Facebook could soon become “crackbook” in your day-to-day life. LOL. I’ve put together my top ten signs you could be addicted to Facebook. Of course, I’m not talking from…

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How To Stop The Incessant Facebook App Invitations

By Mari Smith | November 5, 2007

As I’m compiling Modules and screen capture vids for my upcoming class at Facebook Fortunes, I’m seeing more and more business Facebook users getting frustrated at all the frivolous app stuff. No offense to all the genius app creators – it’s just they are not for everyone. So, for all fellow busy business peeps, here…

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Facebook for Marketers – It’s A Perfect Platform!

By Mari Smith | November 1, 2007

If Web Strategist, Jeremiah Owyang, says it – we gotta listen. “We” being anyone remotely interested in internet marketing. 🙂 Or, as it’s termed “Interactive Marketing.” Jennifer Jones, of Marketing Voices, asks Jeremiah, “Where do you think Facebook will be in a year?” Jeremiah responds, “Facebook is going to continue to grow. We’re going to…

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Can You Use Facebook To Strategically Grow Your Business?

By Mari Smith | October 27, 2007

Seems to be an interesting debate going on… yes, Facebook is the hottest, fastest, bestest site on the internet (LOL), but are there any proven strategies and, more importantly, best practices, in place yet? I’m now registered for the Web Community Forum conference in Seattle, December 5th and 6th. Jeremiah Owyang is the keynote. Sounds…

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