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The Weekly RAP for January 04, 2013

By January 4, 2013May 13th, 2019

Happy New Year! We’re gearing up for an exciting and productive year and as usual, there’s some exciting things going on! Check out our latest posts this week!

Also, we’ve picked out some informative articles and great reading from around the web we think you’ll find valuable too! Happy reading!

This Week on our Blog…

Using Tags with Nimble Social CRM

Tags are one of the simplest yet most powerful tools that you have at your disposal in Nimble Social CRM. You can actually deploy two types of tags in Nimble. One type can be used to help to categorize, or organize, your contacts while the other kind of tag can do the same for your activities.

Toolkit: Why You Want a Gravatar Image

A gravatar is a globally recognized avatar, an image that follows you from site to site and appears beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Your face might be the first thing that catches a reader’s attention. So why not use it?

Basic Blogging Practices: Why Should My Company Blog?

Every week I talk to at least one company that says, “Why should I blog? We have a website and we’re on Facebook. We’re not really interested in blogging.” Believe me, I understand this point-of-view.

 

Marketing Calendar 2013: S.M.A.R.T. Goals & Strategy Checklist

It’s definitely that time again where we’re all thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions and there’s nothing more empowering than being on top of your game and a marketing calendar, along with some goal planning strategies and motivation to inspire you along the way, are super smart tools to assist you in this objective.

and Some Worthwhile Reading From Around the Web…

social media cheat sheet The Social Media Cheat Sheet for Business

Nobody likes a cheater. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cheat just a little bit. The infographic below is a fairly simple high-level look at the top 9 social networks for your business, judging them by time investment, quality, and fun. It also includes some tips on how to use them to benefit your business.

The Far Reaching Implications of The Social Business Model

For some time now I’ve been suggesting that social media as we’ve come to address it over the last few years doesn’t really matter anymore because it just is. We’ve given up on seeing it as some separate practice and accepted that it’s simply a function of marketing that must be integrated.

Social Media Strategy – Do you Know Your Responsibilities?

Whether you like it or not, social media has become a vital tool for marketing, branding and building a business in the 21st century. Companies that have embraced social media and have done it well have reaped significant benefits in the marketplace.

4 Tips for Writing a Blog Post Opening that Turns Heads

Don’t even waste your time. No matter how good your blog posts are, if the intro doesn’t grab attention it’s no use. You’ve wasted your time on the rest of the post that will likely never even get read.

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Larry Levenson

Larry Levenson

Larry is passionate about inbound marketing and is a HubSpot Certified Trainer. He's learned the "secrets" of leveraging HubSpot to make marketing hyper-effective and customizes that information to help our clients meet their goals. Larry lives in Prescott, AZ, and when not at work, he is hiking or hanging out with teenagers as a volunteer with Boys to Men USA.