Join Social Media Club on Maui for Google Analytics Program

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Since I moved to Maui a year ago, I have been fortunate to be on Oahu for several of the Social Media Club Hawaii (SMCHI) chapter events. The downside is that I haven’t gotten the SMCHI ball rolling very well here on Maui. With the assistance of the Maui Economic Development Board, that is changing! Since it began offering public meetings almost…

Managing Your Time, Attention, and Personas

This post title was crafted for me inadvertently by Mike McClure, in a tweet he posted with information about a conversation I will be leading this Thursday in Detroit. It is being hosted by the Social Media Club Detroit chapter and the #Tweetea community, with the venue provided by ePrize. As I am in the process of writing a lot these days,…

Build a Social Media Strategy at SMCHI

Here are the notes from the networking event at the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club: Build a Social Media Strategy. We mixed up our format to complement the venue, Ka Restaurant. We met in the intimate (read: packed!) lounge room for a brief presentation of the highlights of social media strategy. Presenters were Tara Coomans, Rob Bertholf, and myself. We…

Social Media Club Hawaii Celebrates Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

About a year ago I founded the Hawaii Chapter of the Social Media Club. It is part of a international nonprofit organization of social media practitioners and exists to develop and share best practices and ethics on the social web. One of the first goals we had was to get the word out in the community about our organization. My fellow volunteer…

Social Media Events: New School or Old School?

Even though we have these amazing, 24/7 ubiquitous connections taking place on the social web, IRL (in real life) conferences are still booming. I think that many of us still long for those face to face connections, even more so now that our networks have blown way past the indications of Dunbar’s number. He he. This is an opinion piece about things…

It’s Official: Bloggers Are Recognized by the FTC

As I have been discussing here in the past few months, the issue of payola, pay-per-post, freebies, and other incentives by marketers to entice blog coverage has come under review of the Federal Trade Commission. They have published new rules covering paid reviews and celebrity endorsements. The vote was 4-0 in favor. Keep in mind, that just about all of us can…