Smart YouTube Video Captions Improve On-Page SEO


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Using YouTube video captions you can boost your blog SEO.

YouTube added automatic captions this year and it’s an important feature for several reasons.  If you’re not familiar with video captions, it is basically the transcript of the video dialog or narration shown at the bottom of the screen.  In the past you would have to supply the caption copy or pay someone to do ...

Create Custom Infographics With Visual.ly


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visualy-custom-infographic

Visual.ly allows you to create your own infographic without having to be a graphic designer. The SaaS site allows you to create custom infographics as well as ones from existing data. The infogrpahic below shows my LinkedIn profile as in infographic. create infographics with visual.ly

How AT&T Could Have Used Social Media During Crisis


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AT&T U-verse outage demonstrates lack of social media marketing and public relations

This week AT&T had a massive outage of its U-verse network that offers voice, digital cable and high speed Internet to consumers and businesses. This most recent fiasco has further tarnished the AT&T brand that it appears the company has either given up on PR and customer service or does not have a strong and savvy ...

8 Daily Digital Marketing Challenges


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Not as hard os POTUS but Digital Marketing is hard work

It's not as difficult as being President of the United States, but digital marketing is hard work. Most people think we just play on social media all day and create a few web pages. I wish that was true. Digital marketing is a fun career choice but can be very challenging due to several factors. Digital ...

Content Marketing Automation and Integration


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Content marketing automation and integration

Content Automation and Integration from Brian McDonald With all the digital media channels out there you can spend a huge amount of time curating and sharing content across multiple social networks and channels.  Integrating content across networks and channels via an automation strategy can save time and money spent ...

11 Things You Should Know About Raleigh | Ignite Raleigh 3


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Ignite Raleigh 3

Last time I did Ignite Raleigh I have to admit I was more nervous than I was this time around.  There is no doubt that practice makes perfect and it helps your confidence when you have 20 slides and 5 minutes in front of 500+ to speak your peace! I want to thank Ignite Raleigh crew ...

Trends from Randi Zuckerberg, Former Director of Marketing at Facebook


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Randi Zuckerberg, former Marketing Director at Facebook

Last month I had the opportunity to meet and hear Randi Zuckerberg speak at Meredith College. Randi was visiting the campus to receive the President's Award and deliver the 2012 Woman of Achievement Lecture. Prior to the event I was able to attend the VIP reception thanks to my wife (@mcdezigns) who won the Meredith ...

Techmonks Podcast Recap of Digital Marketing Camp


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This past Sunday evening I was able to sit in on with The TechMonks Podcast and recap the Triangle AMA Digital Marketing Camp.  The show hosts Damond Nollan @damondnollan and Tim Arthur @timarthurattended the event as well as interviewed several of the speakers including Peter Shakman.

Live Podcast Triangle AMA Digital Marketing Camp


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room3026

Thanks to Damond Nollan and the Room 3026 Live Podcast team for coming to Triangle AMA (@triangleama) Digital Marketing Training Camp on Feb 29, 2012. Listen to internet radio with Damond Nollan on Blog Talk Radio

How Social Is Your TV?


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Social TV integrates social networks and television, movie and music habits

At the February Triangle Social Media Club event I had my eyes opened to the world of "social TV."  The speakers were Gregory Ng (@gregoryng), Tim Arthur (@timarthur), Damond Nollan (@damondnollan) and the MC was Ryan Boyles (@therab).  The panel showed what their entertainment centers consisted of, their top 5 shows and one guilty pleasure ...