Why don’t today’s small businesses care about good design?

After launching my new series of customizable business card designs recently, I started thinking about what I usually see from business owners and entreprenuers at networking functions, events and meetings that I attend. I began to realize that most businesses don’t realize the power of good design in marketing today. While social media marketing is… Continue reading Why don’t today’s small businesses care about good design?

Facebook giving away $20,000 cash and a social media business makeover to five small businesses

American Express OPEN is teaming up with Facebook to help small businesses do more business. Five small business owners will win the ultimate Big Break: A trip to Facebook headquarters for a two-day, one-on-one business makeover and $20,000 to help grow their business with social media. Learn more about the Big Break For Small Business… Continue reading Facebook giving away $20,000 cash and a social media business makeover to five small businesses

Attention Marketers – Facebook content to be included in Bing search results!

Bing announced an expansion of its partnership with Facebook yesterday. According to Website Magazine, the search engine will enhance its search results with Facebook ‘Likes’. That means when you search on Bing, you will now see which of your Facebook friends liked that same result listing. Bing will also enhance its index with a Facebook… Continue reading Attention Marketers – Facebook content to be included in Bing search results!

Potential solution for adding HTML code to your Facebook page

Those of you looking to add Flash files, custom CSS styles and other customization to your Facebook page, I may have found a partial answer. I was researching how to add Flash to the Facebook Wall Tabs, and found this answer HERE. I haven’t tried this solution yet, but the application, Static FBML, does exist… Continue reading Potential solution for adding HTML code to your Facebook page

Social media bucks recession with 50% increase in spending by marketers

ReadWriteWeb reports that according to a new Forrester Research survey of 145 global interactive marketers in both B2B and B2C companies, the use of social media as a marketing tool is on the rise. According to the report, over 50% of marketers said they will be increasing their budgets for social media marketing in the… Continue reading Social media bucks recession with 50% increase in spending by marketers