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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What Has Social Media Done for Me? Plenty

A January post highlighted the plan to broaden Brainzooming through social media. Specific tactics included Twitter, capturing story ideas with Flip video, and participating elsewhere online.

Since many readers have asked, here's a progress update: the opportunities, connections, and possibilities from implementing the plan have been beyond my expectations. For those considering using social media in your personal brand efforts, here are some highlights:

One learning has been that taking a strategic approach to social media for me means concentrating efforts on only a few sites. That's why there's little presence from me on Facebook or Plaxo. I will be trying though to make a concerted attempt to get back to some high impact sites and explore new ones. One is - a crowdsourcing beta site allowing individuals and businesses to solicit input on ideas while still protecting fundamental, proprietary elements of the ideas through varying access levels.

What a partial year so far of learning, meeting new people, and discovering new opportunities! Email or DM me with questions on your social media effort or suggestions for mine. - Mike Brown

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Paul Gerst said...


I agree about the Flip video camera. It is great. Every marketing person should carry it with them always. The Flip and Windows Movie Maker is an easy way to make some interesting content. Thanks for the bulbstorm tip. I never heard of them.

Adela Ondruskova said...

Once again Mike - inspiring. I have also recently jumped on the social media bandwagon and consider it an act of "personal branding". There are several ways and angles how to approach it (humorous way, intellectual, recommendations in the area of your personal interest and expertise, personal growth and development etc.) and different media of choice. Thanks Adela Ondruskova