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2012 Marketing Classes on our New Site

December 27th, 2011

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Here at Hippo Internet Marketing, we are proud to announce that in 2012 we are starting to teach our Internet Marketing classes again.  (We stopped teaching in 2011.)

However, the entire 2012 schedule is now posted on our newly designed site.  You can see the full schedule and register there.

Please note that the new schedule includes a brand new class Read More

Huge Social Media Learning Opportunity

November 4th, 2011

Social Fresh CharlotteAs most of you know, I do some work for Social Fresh.  Because of that, I get some great opportunities that I’m happy to pass on to my readers. This is one of those moments.

Just this morning, Jason Keath (president of Social Fresh) and I finally finished a major project.  For the first time, we took an entire conference including some awesome speakers and topics and made it available online.

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We’re Changing Our Look!

October 20th, 2011

In case you have not noticed, we’re refreshing our websites in preparation for a big 2012.  This blog was the first step.  We’ve still got some work to do.  (For example, the side bar is still not done yet.)  But I like the redesign so far.  We’ve finally got everything the way we want it.

Here’s what it used to look like…

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New Info on How Social Affects Search

October 19th, 2011

Google’s at it again!

Google just released a “new feature” that has search marketers freaking out.  Danny Sullivan explains it on his blog (Search Engine Land) here.  But I’ll give you the short story and how we may use it to our benefit, especially for those involved in Social Media.

Here’s the short story… 

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5 Fundamentals for Online Audio and Video

September 27th, 2011

Five TipsI’m a strong believer in setting annual goals.

Internet marketing and social media tend to take up our entire day, week, month, and year.  Next thing you know, the years roll by and you may notice that you got nothing accomplished.  I don’t like that feeling.

So personally, I set goals for each calendar year and try to focus on a particular aspect of my business.  This resets every year.

For me, 2011 is for online audio and video creation.

It is a subject that I think had great potential and is extremely interesting.  I’ve invested in Read More

A Charlotte PodCamp? (details here)

September 27th, 2011

Charlotte PodCampTo succeed in online marketing, good writing is critical. It is the key to communicating effectively. That being said, I think the greatest opportunities online right now (and for the next few years) will involve audio and video.

It’s something I’ve been preaching since my 2011 forecast event with Brandon Uttley back in January. (By the way, I hope to do that again this January. More about that soon.)

So this past weekend, I decided to fly up to Boston for PodCamp. We have never held a PodCamp here in Charlotte, so I wanted to Read More

Kayla Souliere – She is here now

September 27th, 2011

I’m happy to announce that we have a new hire here at HIPPO Inc.

This may not sound exciting to most, but we are absolutely a family business so new hires don’t happen often. As most of you know, my wife handles Read More

Chris Penn Opens up Social Fresh Charlotte 2011

September 6th, 2011

We’re kicking off Charlotte Social Fresh with one of my favorite online marketers, Christopher Penn.  He is the co-founder of PodCamp and he is the co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee podcast.

His topic is Read More

Build your Business by Playing Games?

August 12th, 2011

Online GamesEverywhere you look today, online marketers seem to be talking about the latest move by Google Plus.  They announced yesterday that you’ll soon be able to play Angry Birds, Bejeweled, and other games by Zynga there.

This is something most Google Plus users were dreading. In fact, it is one of the main reasons that Facebook irritates them.  They hate seeing gaming comments in their normal Facebook stream.

However, Google Plus promises to keep games in their place by having a button that will show you gaming stuff.  Don’t press the button and you won’t see those annoying requests and comments in your feed.  Press the button (which really acts like a tab when you think about it) and you’ll only see gaming stuff.

Here’s where it gets interesting…

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Eric Schmidt Comments on Google Plus

July 10th, 2011

Thanks to TechCrunch, here’s an insightful recording of Eric Schmidt commenting on the success of Google Plus after just about one week of it being live.

The biggest takeaway for me in this is that Google is not just planning to incorporate Google Plus into all their properties.  More specifically, they are planning to incorporate the Circles concept throughout.

What does this mean to us as marketers?  Read More