Here in the U.S we like to think were the king of everything, but the numbers show there are 8 times as many active Instagram users outside the U.S. I previously wrote about 13 power tips from six successful U.S. based Instagrammers. So, I decided to reach out to four business power users on four different continents and ask their thoughts on the value of Instagram in their region and some of their best tips. Here’s what they told me:
Please enjoy this video where I discuss the re-invention of the camera store and photography business I operated for 28 years and my new role as US CEO of the new social media platform, beBee.com – and why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today’s connected world.
If you are running a photo retail store, I don’t have to tell you 2016 was a difficult year for photo retailers. If natural disasters killing camera production and supply wasn’t bad enough, we had Amazon adding same-day delivery to major markets—trying to compete directly with the instant gratification one gets from buying locally.
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This is a short and focused part of my interview with WNPV Radio about beBee.com and how to make a resumé that stands out
If you are not using your personal Facebook as a tool to build awareness for yourself or your company’s brand, you are missing out on arguably the world’s most powerful, free marketing tool. Facebook is used by more than half of the world’s online population…
Simply put: all our customers were going out of business, our product was losing margin, and our competition was growing in number, capability, and size. I had to do something or my family’s 60-year-old business would also be done.
And then our keynote speaker, Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico spoke. What, I wondered, would his talk have to do with clever marketing? “There’s no limit to what you can do in your life with a purpose,” he said, “but it is a purpose that has to be…
I think it’s fair to say most of us were shocked when we saw the Nationwide 2015 Super Bowl Commercial, “Make Safe Happen.” It’s pretty risky business to have a child in an ad who speaks about missing out on the best moments of his life because he died in a preventable accident.
The urgency I felt when my own children were suffering, unproductive and unhappy was greater than keeping my own job. This was a real creative problem unlike anything I knew before because the solutions are not linear. I had significant problems occur every day. They had to be solved.