Courtney Hunt's Blog – October 2013 Archive (8)

Taming the Emailstrom III: 15 Tips for Sending Emails

Summary: Part III of a three-part series offers 15 tips for sending emails that focus on email creation and delivery. Part I provides 11 basic suggestions to control email, including setting a strong foundation, managing the flow of…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 31, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Taming the Emailstrom II: 11 Ways to Better Manage Incoming Emails

Summary: Part II of a three-part series offers 11 tips to better manage incoming emails throughout the day - both at your desk and when you're on the go - so you don't feel like all you're doing is triaging messages from others. …

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 24, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

9 Pinterest Pointers for Organizations

Summary: If you’re contemplating establishing a Pinterest presence for your organization, or are just getting started, the nine pointers in this post will help you develop a plan for managing your engagement both initially and over time. These tips are primarily targeted to organizations that aren't focused on individual consumers (i.e., BtoB enterprises,…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Social Media: Old Wine in New Bottles?

Why "New Tools for Doing Old Things" is not "Old Wine in New Bottles"

I began referring to social media as "new tools for doing old things" in late 2009, and I liked the idea so much I made it the tagline for The Denovati Group's predecessor, Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs).

Not everyone shared my enthusiasm for the concept,…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 16, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Early Bird Gets the Worm, but the Brave Bird Gets... the Fries?!?!

Summary: Using a bird metaphor, this post discusses the importance of taking calculated risks to achieve goals, as well as the costs associated with risk aversion. The lessons offered are both timeless and uniquely relevant to the adoption of social and digital technologies. Additional lessons are welcome. (…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 14, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Taming the Emailstrom I: 11 Ways to Control Email

Summary: Part I of a three-part series offers 11 basic suggestions to help you control email. Tips are provided for setting a strong foundation, managing the flow of messages, and clearing your inbox. Part II outlines ways to manage email throughout the day, and Part III offers tips for better email creation and delivery. Additional recommendations are welcome. (…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 8, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hiring Social Media Experts: Guidance for (Rookie) Buyers

Summary: Most people would agree that hiring social media experts – whether you’re looking for a consultant or to fill an in-house role – is a dicey proposition, especially for buyers who aren’t very digitally sophisticated themselves. This post provides general guidance for organizations looking to hire consultants, contractors, and/or employees to lead and help with social…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 3, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Social Media Experts: Why Organizations Need Them

Summary: Many people are critical of the notion of social media experts, falsely claiming they don’t exist – and by extension implying they aren’t necessary. These criticisms, combined with the pervasiveness, low cost, and relative ease of use of social technologies, lead many people to assume (also falsely) that DIY and “give it to the intern” approaches are effective strategies for…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 1, 2013 at 9:55am — 8 Comments

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