Tag Archives: social networking

Podcast: Latest in Social Media for Creative Freelancers

Ilise Benun of Marketing-mentor.com interviews Colleen Wainwright (a.k.a. the communicatrix) for the CFC Speaker Podcast Series on the latest trends in social media networking for creative pros. Come hear her in person at CFC 2013, June 22-24 in San Francisco for her session, Making People Love You Madly: Selling Yourself in the Postmodern Marketplace....

Site of the Day: WhyZerply.com

Sometimes a product needs an extra-special sales pitch to articulate its purpose. On this horizontal-scrolling site, Zerply spells out exactly why you should use its service. It’s a great idea, because Zerply feels a lot like LinkedIn, but the company seems to understand what it’s up against and is trying to deal with it head-on....

flickr website redesign

Flickr’s Getting a Makeover, But is it too Late?

Erstwhile photo-sharing powerhouse Flickr is getting a major redesign soon, Betabeat reports. Flickr‘s head project manager Markus Spiering revealed the updated interface to Betabeat this week—it includes a new upload interface and a dynamic tiled photo view. Yahoo! bought Flickr in 2005 but generally let it languish—when video and mobile uploads were exploding elsewhere, Flickr stood...

Site of the Day: NewGusto.com

This Site of the Day caught my attention for a very simple reason: It’s center-aligned and pretty much one column. An individual content area might have multiple columns within it, but there’s no main sidebar running parallel to the content. This might not seem like such a radical approach, but the site’s effectiveness made...

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Does Anybody Use LinkedIn? [POLL]

It’s a serious question. I know there are more than 135 million members worldwide, but for me personally, LinkedIn is pretty low on my list of social media priorities. That list looks something like this: Social Media Priorities: Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Xanga I think of LinkedIn as a stable for resumes and recommendations...

Social media making you lazy?

I had an epiphany of sorts: Networking such as this is absolutely invaluable. I would undoubtedly connect with several of my fellow conference-goers on Facebook and Twitter in the days and weeks following Big Omaha. Yet that initial interaction, that simple, “Hello, my name is … ” or “What did you think of that...

And on June 24 at CFC

I am counting down…and one month from today (June 24) is Day 2 of the Creative Freelancer Conference in Chicago. Here’s what we’ll be doing… After a good night’s sleep, a bunch of us will get up bright and early to meet at 6 AM for “net-walking” — networking during a morning walk. (Here...

LinkedIn Tips (for writers and other creatives)

For Marketing Monday (tell us what you're doing today in the comments), here are a few excellent LinkedIn Tips from Robert Lee Brewer, editor over at The Writer's Market. They're ostensibly for writers, but I think they apply to all of us creative professionals.