Your business blog just became a whole lot more important

November 8, 2011
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You should already be aware that having a blog for your business is important. There are 1000’s of articles out there which tell you why but for those who are not up to speed…. The key reasons why you should be blogging You are making content which can be distributed on social media networks and […]

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All about trade me – infographic

August 30, 2011
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I have recently been looking at some data about trade me. With the latest news about trade me getting ready for and IPO I thought it would be interesting to stick some data about trade me into an infographic for a more interesting way to look at some of their statistics.   Got any thoughts […]

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Kiwi businesses not online – Interview follow up NewstalkZB

July 28, 2011
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I was interviewed this morning on NewstalkZB about an article in the NZ Herald on New Zealand businesses not being online. You can listen to the interview below Interview Newstalk – Kiwi businesses online The article came about from some research that MYOB have done on New Zealand and Australian businesses and how they do […]

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Newstalk ZB interview follow up – Social media and setting up simple brand monitoring

April 5, 2011
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I was interviewed this morning  by Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB about social media in business and one of the main themes that was dealt with was reputation management and brand monitoring. If you missed the interview you can click below. [audio:http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/podcasts/audio/06100151.mp3] Reputation management is definitely a concern for a large amount of businesses. Mike referenced […]

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How to install Snapengage with thesis theme for WordPress

March 14, 2011
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Just a quick post and slightly off the topic of social media, but I have noticed a couple of people finding my blog lately using the search terms “Snapengage + thesis”. I have also had a couple of people contact me now wanting to know how to install Snapengage on the Thesis theme, so I […]

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Get involved and use blogging & social media to support Christchurch #blog4nz

March 10, 2011
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This is a bit of a quick follow Friday post for a good cause.  A couple of members of the travel writing industry have got together and started an initiative called blog for NZ (follow this topic on twitter #blog4nz). It’s a pretty simple concept. From the 21st to the 23rd of March travel writers around […]

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6 awesome ways to use social media in the dive shop

February 28, 2011
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Dive shops it seems in every country around the world don’t make good use of web marketing and social media. I am in Niue and doing a fair bit of diving which has inspired me to write a bit of an industry specific blog. In a earlier life I used to run a dive shop so it’s quite interesting […]

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Follow Friday: @givealittle and the Christchurch earthquake appeal

February 25, 2011
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As mentioned in a post last year I wanted to make more of an effort to make more meaningful connections on #followfriday. Now that I am getting back into my blogging I feel this is a great way to start. This weeks #followfriday recommendation goes out to @givealittle. Givealittle.com is a New Zealand made web platform to help […]

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6 ways I damaged my business when I stopped blogging and tweeting

February 24, 2011
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When I started this site last year I went into it with a very firm content strategy. In brief this was to; Blog 2 twice per week on the topic of social media, distribute the content on twitter and actively participate in the twitter community by having conversations. I think I did an okay job […]

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Make real connections on follow Friday with recommendations

December 16, 2010
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I want to make and receive real recommendations from fellow twetters, but like many twitter people and bloggers out there I am not really into the #followfriday thing at the moment (if you don’t know what follow Friday is here is a simple explanation from Mashable) and here is why: All the follow Friday tweets […]

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