Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why Most Companies Fail at Community Management

Why Most Companies Fail at Community Management

Most companies fail at community. And instead of taking a good long look in the mirror at what they’re doing wrong, they just declare that community doesn't work as a strategy.  They’re wrong. You can make sure that you get it right.

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How CBT Nuggets Can Get You Up To Speed on IT

Google Cloud Platform has been steadily building out its services chops since its launch several years ago, offering an ever-expanding list of products. In 2014, to name a few examples, it rolled out Managed Virtual Machines and Google Cloud SQL in the early part of the year.

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For Europe, an ‘Open Internet’ and an ‘Other Internet’

For Europe, an ‘Open Internet’ and an ‘Other Internet’

The old saying, “Viewpoint depends on where you stand,” has always applied quite literally to the concept of net neutrality. On the east side of the Atlantic Ocean, lawmakers have declared equal access to the Internet a fundamental human right. On the west side, content providers argue that any

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31DBBB Day One: What Makes a Great Elevator Pitch?

Welcome to day one of building a better blog! The ProBlogger podcast is off and running with a new episode every day this month with a theme designed to help boost your blogging skills and todays podcast episode is now live for you to listen to.

The original 31 Days to Build a Better Blog helped so many people both when it was released, and across the years since then, and it’s exciting to be able to change it up with updated information, new challenges and a supporting podcast.

Day one is all about encapsulating the purpose and spirit of your blog.

What is it about? Who is it for? Why should people read it? In the podcast we go through the reasons to have an elevator pitch, what type of elevator pitch might be best for you, and, of course – how to create one.

There’s also a challenge at the end to take you straight from knowing to doing. As a bonus it doesn’t even take long, but will have a lasting impact on how you make decisions about your blog, and how you come across to others. Having an elevator pitch is invaluable.

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Head here to listen to the first day and stay tuned throughout July for more tips to help you build a better blog!

Don’t forget to subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher to get future updates.

Further Reading on Elevator Pitches:

Michael Hyatt goes through the basics of why you need an elevator pitch, and how to create one. He also has a video that helps to explain.

The 9 Cs of Elevator Pitches 

This infographic from HubSpot has information with a wider reach (think businesses with a product), but will visually help you break down the steps you need to take to sum up yourself and your business.

And a Pinterest board dedicated to Elevator Pitch information.

Also: If you’re interested, you might want to check out this post from someone who did the original 31DBBB challenge, and their tips for getting the most out of the month.

Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger
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Will Enterprise Chat Supplant Email?

Will Enterprise Chat Supplant Email?

Enterprise chat, sometimes referred to as team messaging, has emerged as a viable alternative to email and might just knock it off its throne. At the very least, there is the potential for enterprise chat to absorb much of the communication that is now done through email.

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Acquia, hybris Partner on Cloud-Based Digital Experiences

Acquia, hybris Partner on Cloud-Based Digital Experiences

SAP hybris introduced hybris-as-a-service (YaaS) as a commerce platform based on microservices at its Global Customer Days and Partner Summit in February. It was the talk of the conference, according to reports. (We'll spare you the tweets claiming "The answer is Yaas.") Acquia is now joining the conversation.

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Relevant Information Delivery, Built for Speed

Relevant Information Delivery, Built for Speed

We’ve spent a long time trying to solve what sounds like a simple problem: how to get people information when they need it. Sounds basic, but it can affect everything: what you think, what you do, what you say, what you create.

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Rhiza: We Make Useful Data That’s Easy on the Eyes

Rhiza: We Make Useful Data That's Easy on the Eyes

Hey marketers, want to make better sense of your data so you can reach your target audiences? Let me tell you about a new tool that promises to help you reach that goal, quicker. Rhiza for Marketing is an online platform designed to help marketers sift through large sets of

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