Much has been said about the value of Twitter. People seem to either think it's a complete waste of time or an integral part of an online marketing strategy. I fall into the latter camp. However, as a huge proponent of real world, data driven metrics, Twitter presents a bit of a problem: It's really tough to measure the ROI. Sure, it's free. But, it can create a big time-suck for an organization to engage in properly. Is it really worth it? And how?
So, I decided to try a little real… Continue
Added by Ed Reese on August 31, 2009 at 11:54am —
Ran across this BBB release
: seems that the Republican Party's trying to raise money by telling people that they're filling out a census form. Check it out.
Added by Tobby Hatley on August 31, 2009 at 11:00am —
I rarely use this blog area to promote a community, especially one that I create, but I am breaking my own unwritten rule today.
Whether you agree with the rationale of WHY our country is engaged in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq or the idea of war in general, I encourage you to invite veterans you know to join a new community we have recently created on LaunchPad.
It is called the Veterans of… Continue
Added by Bill Kalivas on August 31, 2009 at 9:00am —
To Whomever is responsible for letting pass that insensitive "One Nation Under Dog"
headline in today's (8/29) Spokesman:
What are you using for brains?
Doesn't the paper have enough problems already trying to attract subscribers and advertisers, that you have to shove that piece of sophomoric tripe at those of us who still bother taking your paper?
Get a clue: it was offensive to those of us who have a little more respect for our Creator than the moron… Continue
Added by Rod Schwartz on August 29, 2009 at 4:40pm —
Marketing is the prime position for those who “want to do something different every day”. Which is great, something different everyday. However it doesn’t ease any anxieties. People who favor construction, rules, expectations and clear definition need not apply. Be ready for the 80% grades, the “well that was great, but it could have been better”. Let’s face it: we could always do better. Never rest, never finished.
Added by Kimberly Grytness on August 28, 2009 at 2:28pm —
“Do your part, be water smart”
Spokane County and the City of Spokane are teaming up to offer qualifying sewer-service-area residents a $100 rebate on the purchase of water efficient ENERGY STAR Clothes Washers and WaterSense High Efficiency Toilets.
The collaboration is a measure to help residents reduce indoor water use, conserving our precious water resources.
To see how you could qualify for a rebate, or for more information about the… Continue
Added by Chad Pederson on August 28, 2009 at 11:46am —
I just wanted to thank everyone who joined us for the LaunchPad Quarterly Networking Event last evening at the Montvale Hotel, over 130 people attended and there seem to be plenty of great networking going on!
Also, a special thank you to the wonderful folks at ConverBond Development, The Montvale Hotel and Catacombs Pub for being such a great partner and event host!
I also wanted to let everyone know that we have a very special event planned for the next quarterly… Continue
Added by Bill Kalivas on August 28, 2009 at 9:40am —
I had a great time at the quarterly Launchpad networking event. It was great meeting so many new faces and there are a lot of interesting people here. Look forward to building the relationships and staying in touch with the people I spoke with.
Added by Eric Bandholz on August 27, 2009 at 8:25pm —
Your Budget: Use It or Lose It
When it comes to office budgets, 'tis the season to use it or lose it. You know the drill. Your 2009 budget for office supplies was x, and you've spent a lot less than x. Guess what? That smaller number is your new 2010 budget... unless you act fast.
While it's important to be a good steward of your department finances, especially now, you could actually save your company money and work more efficiently next year by making the most of your… Continue
Added by Jennifer Evans on August 25, 2009 at 1:43pm —
An interesting thing happened during a recent impromptu barbeque with my neighbors the other night: optimism broke out. It wasn’t the typical good humored banter I normally hear when folks living in our downtown lofts get together over briquettes, burgers and beers---no summer vacation plans, reviews on the new neighborhood saloon or “’hell’s up with the Mayor?” comments. The conversation centered on the joys of unemployment instead. Three neighbors—all professionals who recently lost excellent… Continue
Added by Tobby Hatley on August 25, 2009 at 1:28pm —
To anyone who might be interested in purchasing my business. I'm selling my boutique, I will be moving out of state. Any questions please call me 509 290-5312
Added by Christine Trono on August 25, 2009 at 12:36pm —
Contents: Overview; Tea leaf readings; Economic reports; Perspective, “Still improving by the day”
“There is far more danger in a public monopoly than there is in a private monopoly, for when government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayer. The Government never really goes into business, for it never makes ends meet and that is the first requisite of business. It just mixes a little business with a lot of politics and no one ever gets a chance to find out… Continue
Added by Mike Maehl on August 23, 2009 at 9:02pm —
Are you in trouble because of the unexpected recession creep? Economic downturns has been claiming victims state by state. Even other countries are getting hit pretty hard and fast. As department stores are radically slashing prices to compete with off prices stores such as T J Maxx and Ross dress for less. The real-estate industry is at one of its lowest peaks in history. Online marketing seems to keep improving as the years go forward. Other markets seem to be affected by the… Continue
Added by Juan Jones on August 18, 2009 at 2:07pm —
Window Fashion Professionals from Exciting Windows! gathered in Denver for two days of motivation, inspiration, sharing ideas and training, new program introductions and lots of FUN! New products and exciting design ideas were shared. All of this information will allow me to provide my customers even better service on all their window covering needs for shades, blinds, shutters, and draperies.
Added by Kriss Hook on August 17, 2009 at 1:35pm —
Lilac Services for the Blind was luckily enough to have Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke film five PSA video's. We need an experienced video editor to volunteer their time and equipment to edit and label the videos so we can get them into PSA rotation, on the web, etc. If you have the experience, the equipment and are willing to donate your time please contact Mathew Plank at 328-9116 or email@example.com We can promote you and your firm on all the web sites, in our newsletter and… Continue
Added by Mathew Plank on August 17, 2009 at 12:36pm —
I am so excited that we are now open and we have had some great feedback on the services and the style of our spa we are.. I am so elated that we had an article written about us in Northwest Woman Magazine, Journal of Business, and Julie Humphrey's came and spent an hour and a half interviewing our spa and studio and had us on her "Health at Heart Show".... I am truly excited to share our services and experience with all of you and come by and say hi.
Anyone from Launchpad that stops by… Continue
Added by Julie Greeley on August 15, 2009 at 8:24am —
While backpacks are incredibly handy to help kids carry schoolbooks and supplies, they can also be harmful if improperly fitted or overloaded. With so many sizes, shapes, and styles to choose from, selecting one for your child's frame and needs can be confusing. But considering about half the students aged 9 to 20 experience back pain from backpacks, it's important to make sure yours makes the grade. Use the following tips as your guide.
- Look for two wide, padded… Continue
Added by Jennifer Evans on August 13, 2009 at 5:07pm —
I was thinking.....
I am a good photographer / Web designer, but not a very good businessman. It would be nice if someone who was good on the business end of things, could somehow partner with me. If anyone out there likes my work and thinks they could put it to work for them, I would love to discuss ideas with them. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Timothy Eberly on August 13, 2009 at 12:40pm —
Do you have a support ticket system to handle your IT requests?
Cameron Barclift posted on August 13, 2009 11:37
If you have an IT person on staff at your office it's very possible that they are getting bogged down with requests. Does their office look like there's a nonstop flow of people asking for help, needing IT questions answered, or just looking for an easier way to navigate their computer? The solution could very easily be a centralized support ticket system to handle incoming… Continue
Added by Cameron Barclift on August 13, 2009 at 11:51am —
Neikohosting will not release my domain name. Anyone know of a lawyer in this field?
Added by Timothy Eberly on August 12, 2009 at 6:13pm —