Friday, December 3, 2010

CPDean wins retail merchants association retailer of the year award

Monday, November 29, 2010

RT @thehardwickegrp: According to the National Retail Foundation, over 106.9 million Americans will shop online today. #CyberMonday

Friday, November 19, 2010

In case you missed news this week: This Morning’s Biggest Stories in Social Media, Tech and Business http://ow.ly/3cswd #RVA

Monday, November 15, 2010

Is Facebook Worth $41 Billion? http://ow.ly/39M6Q from @mashable #in #SMCRVA
Want more news and tips about social media marketing for business? Follow @tractiongroup or like http://ow.ly/39MkZ on Facebook. #in #RVA

Friday, November 12, 2010

listening to lt governor bill bolling at rma valor awards

Monday, November 8, 2010

Interesting perspective on SEO - both readership and search engines: http://ow.ly/364ca #RVA

Saturday, October 16, 2010

video is 53x more effective than traditional SEO #wcrva
what kind of community magazine are you? #wcrva

Friday, October 15, 2010

Did you know? You can save your LinkedIn Connections as a Twitter List. http://ping.fm/zw5Ym
Did you know? You can save your LinkedIn Connections as a Twitter list. http://ow.ly/2Unbc
Did you know you can save your LinkedIn Connections as a Twitter list? http://ow.ly/2UmYv Very cool.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

RT @AMARichmond: Members: check your email for Market Dialogue registration! http://ow.ly/2OKpl #RVA

Friday, August 27, 2010

Excellent Brushetta with Shrimp at Bar Louie's in Short Pump: http://ow.ly/i/3rMH #RVA

Friday, August 20, 2010

Today, someone told me I was ubiquitous. That should be good fodder. #RVA

Saturday, August 14, 2010

at Richmond jazz festival!
at Richmond jazz festival!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Facebook Will Celebrate 500 Million Users Next Week http://ow.ly/2d11Y #in #RVA #SMCRVA
Big numbers: RT @crttanaka: Social media and ad sales go hand and hand, forecast shows: http://tinyurl.com/2cghxpq #RVA #in

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Testing out the Microsoft Outlook Manager / social media integrator, Xobni Plus. So far, it's been an amazing help. http://ow.ly/2d4bR #RVA

Monday, July 12, 2010

'Millennials' leading the way on social media http://ow.ly/2aiGO #RVA #in

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Helpful resources: RT @EconomyHeroes: RT @NYTSmallBiz: Women and Growing Companies http://ping.fm/Vtc4X #RVA
RT @crttanaka: New blog post: CIOs Are Sticking Their Heads in the Sand by Blocking Social Media http://bit.ly/9HIqTx #RVA #in

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Interesting: RT @Twixelme: AT&T Turns to Twitter, Facebook for Customer Care http://bit.ly/aa4A4W

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just got my tix to get noon early-bird pricing on @AMARichmond's 6/17 Lunch w/ @Sharma! #RVA See you there? http://ow.ly/1WGF2

Monday, June 7, 2010

Great @amarichmond event coming up - book online today! Author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing #RVA http://ow.ly/1V4YM
Nice to see @richmondmom, @rocketpopcara and @maryframer at #ewx on Friday. Gr8 event!

Monday, May 31, 2010

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away." - anon. #RVA

Monday, May 24, 2010

It was the nation and race that had the lion's heart. I had the opportunity to give the roar. ~Winston Churchill

Sunday, May 23, 2010

RT @AMARichmond: What do a Sports Backer, a Flying Squirrel, and a Richmond Kicker have in common? Ck it out! http://ow.ly/1OQwQ #RVA

Friday, May 21, 2010

Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him. ~Martin Luther

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It takes courage to uncover YR pain and to touch all YR feelings w/ compassion but most important habit you'll learn. ~Susan Santucci

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you're doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, May 14, 2010

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you've imagined. - Thoreau. Happy Friday, #RVA! #in

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

There is no cause half so sacred as cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of service of humanity. ~Woodrow Wilson

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin

Friday, May 7, 2010

RT @SoundandImage: Check it out! We were quoted in today's @RTDNEWS http://ow.ly/1IpsG #RVA #in

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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RT @InterviewAngel: 17 Ways to Spring Clean Your Working Life - by @boxofcrayons http://bit.ly/a7pyiy #RVA #in
A man is a lion for his own cause. ~Scottish proverb

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ok, I have so many writing projects to do today it's not even funny. If I could only figure out how to get a workout in my daily schedule...
RT @AMARichmond: SAVE THE DATE! The first Pitch, Kick & Run AMA-Richmond Social will be held at The Diamond on Tues, 5/25 at 5:30 pm #RVA

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

RT @HNathanT: those dreaming of ad careers, and those in the industry.. what's it going to look like in the future? http://ping.fm/EqB8f

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Have you heard of or used Social Talk? http://ow.ly/1DzTg

Monday, April 19, 2010

I'll be facilitator at @AMARichmond's members-only Social Media SIG on Thursday, 4/22 at 7:30am http://ow.ly/1AekR Join me? #RVA
RT @kdavisdesign: 5 Reasons Why Five Guys is a Big Success. Is your company headed in the right direction? http://bit.ly/bRsP7V

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 15, 2010

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton
Leaders set the pace as learners and teachers. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others. ~Horace Mann

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nice to see Mickelson win the Masters. And glad to see more of Freddie this week. Saw some great shotmaking. #RVA
One must be something, in order to do something. ~Goethe

Friday, April 9, 2010

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, April 5, 2010

There is a price to pay to grow, commitment is the price. ~Ed Cole
My social media pet peeve of the day: Tweets and Facebook updates in all caps! UGH! :-)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby

Thursday, April 1, 2010

While you're struggling with the fear that it can't be done, somebody else is doing it. ~Holly Stiel
I want to tweet in 3D because it'll be the coolest new twitter tool! #HootSuite3D http://ping.fm/ISTg7
Today's 2010 Creativity Forum was excellent. Dan Pink was very entertaining speaker. Loved it! #RVA
heading out to see Dan Pink at UofR Modlin Center this morning. Seriously, no joke. :-) Happy April fools...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Once we believe in ourselves we risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~e.e.cummings
I'm off to @amarichmond Market Dialog. #amarva #rva

Sunday, March 28, 2010

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~Andre Gide

Friday, March 26, 2010

Before we can care for others, we must learn to love the self. ~Drew Leder

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gr8 2 C extraordinary women @rocketpopcara @richmondmom @LisaTMartin @lewisginter and my long-time friend, Diane Battle, at #EWX today. #rva

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Every life needs a purpose to which it can give the energies of its mind and the enthusiasm of it heart. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today will be a full day of nothing but content generation! Glad I like to write... :-) Coffee is in hand... #RVA

Monday, March 22, 2010

Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him. ~Henrietta Mears

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ~Oscar Wilde
RT @SteveCase: Facebook ousts Google as most popular U.S. site http://bit.ly/b0ZVVf

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It was the nation and race that had the lion's heart. I had the opportunity to give the roar. ~Winston Churchill

Friday, March 12, 2010

It takes courage to uncover YR pain and to touch all YR feelings w/ compassion but most important habit you'll learn. ~Susan Santucci

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There is no cause half so sacred as cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of service of humanity. ~Woodrow Wilson
Next @AMARichmond luncheon is 3/18 and early bird deadline is TOMORROW! http://ow.ly/1gG73 So, sign up today! #RVA PlsRT!
RT @EconomyHeroes: RT @NYTSmallBiz: Do All Small Businesses Need a Mobile Strategy? http://ow.ly/1fk8t

Monday, March 8, 2010

Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin

Sunday, March 7, 2010

ok, that is pretty scary-Opportunity for Entrepreneurs! RT @EconomyHeroes: CHART OF THE DAY: The Scariest Job Chart Ever http://ow.ly/1f3o1
RT @InterviewAngel: 7 Branding Gurus on How to Build a Personal Brand http://bit.ly/9KfKKb via @LisaHromada

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Leaders set the pace as learners and teachers. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others. ~Horace Mann

Monday, March 1, 2010

Shockingly, worked on my own biz yesterday - progress made! Even have a client eNewsletter ready to go! #finally #RVA

Friday, February 26, 2010

RT @InterviewAngel: RT @LeadToday: If you're going to be better tomorrow then you best be doing something different today. (like it!)
RT @SteveCase: Steve Case on People, Passion, Perseverance: You've Got Entrepreneurship http://bit.ly/bzfdJk (yesterday's Stanford Speech)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Looking for two experienced freelance digital / blog writers to work for @tractiongroup clients. #RVA Let me know who you know.
just had a fantastic call with a new prospect. Someone who truly gets it! writing proposal now... :-)

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's 12:30 already?! oh where does the time go...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. ~Benjamin Franklin
Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things and I will make you ruler over many things. ~Matt 25:23
GREAT article 4 small & local business's SEO strategy: Understanding Local Listing Sites as Google Changes the Game http://ow.ly/19mzY

Friday, February 19, 2010

Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker. ~Leonardo Da Vinci
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. ~Thomas J. Watson

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Those who spend their time on small things usually become incapable of large ones. ~Rochefoucauld
Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it that you can. ~Danny Kaye

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I am interested in the unknown and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process. ~Diana Nyad
My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach. ~Seneca

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whoever is careless w/ the truth in small matters cannot be trusted w/ the important matters. ~Albert Einstein
We must be the change we wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, February 15, 2010

A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of persons who believe in him. ~Woodrow Wilson
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness. ~Benjamin Franklin
Golfweek - Fred Couples gives Champion's Tour a boost: http://ow.ly/17zlZ

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Where there is no vision, the people perish. ~Proverbs 29:18
If you look at things properly, there's no need to wait for the dessert cart. Dessert is everywhere. ~Merrill Markoe
Happy Valentine's Day!!!! #RVA

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What you resist, persists. Life flows more smoothly when we heed our inner message. ~Stephen R. Covey
They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them. ~Gandhi

Friday, February 12, 2010

@AMeadowsCBS6 ok, here's the "time to make the donuts" commercials: http://ow.ly/16Umh & http://ow.ly/16Und :-)
Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and it is important whether he chooses to be so or not. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be. ~Fanny Brice
RT @mashable: Official Twitter App for BlackBerry Looks Really Good - http://bit.ly/amahvT
RT @EconomyHeroes: RT @thebizguy:100 Top Entrepreneurs Who Succeeded without a College Degree - YoungEntrepreneur.com http://ow.ly/16EMZ

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others. ~@JohnCMaxwell
Every exit is an entry somewhere else. ~Tom Stoppard

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

oooh, very cool: RT @EconomyHeroes: RT @mashable: Mashable Launches TED Channel - http://ow.ly/15xCH
The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of God. ~Blaise Pascal
It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from their followers. ~Warren Bennis & Bert Nanus
Oh joy, It's snowing again. Snow, snow, go away, come agn some other day (year-decade-century)-so much 4 global warming in the mid-Atlantic.
Mornin #RVA. Time to make the donuts! (ha -- do you remember THAT commercial?!!!!) :-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
You will never find out what you can do until you do all you can to find out. ~@JohnCMaxwell
From @mashable and comScore, Apple Grabs 25% of the Smartphone Market, Android Doubles Market Share - http://ow.ly/15wne

Monday, February 8, 2010

RT @JustinSMV: HUGE: Google Set to Make Gmail Social With Status Update Features http://bit.ly/d3czZl (via @Mashable)
Wonder what @MartinTweets thinks about Ukrop's being renamed Martin's... !!
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A life isn't significant except for it's impact on other lives. ~Jackie Robinson
RT @AMARichmond: Next Lunch, Thurs, Feb 18 Today’s Marketing Panel: educational perspective on new gen of marketers: http://ow.ly/153yt
Bought my ticket! RT @U_Richmond_MBA: Daniel Pink coming to UR on 4/1 for talk on creativity; co-hosted by Robins School; see visarts.org
My big social media pet peeve of the week - small biz that use personal Facebook pages instead of Fan pages. #fail
8 Simple Steps to Growing a Quality Twitter Following: http://ow.ly/14ZDf (great blog post by Social Media Examiner)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

RT @amarichmond: During Halftime, sign up for this week's Advertising Bowl tweet-up! http://ow.ly/14RJ5 #RVA #SB44 #brandbowl
RT @jonnew: Great flo tv spot my generation #brandbowl
RT @frankwalters: The Super Bowl Cheat Sheet: which ad airs when http://bit.ly/agI0hS
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
A leader is a dealer in hope. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Excellent read from @copyblogger on writing blog copy for SEO and posting techniques. http://ow.ly/14D97
If you don't stand for something you will stand for anything. ~Ginger Rogers
In a democracy, a man who does not listen cannot lead. ~David S. Broder
After a very rainy and blustery night, oh joy, it's snowing again. #RVA #chesterfield
RT @AMARichmond: Today would be a GREAT day to sign up for the 6th annual - Advertising Bowl! http://ow.ly/14c08 RSVP Deadline MON! #RVA

Friday, February 5, 2010

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. ~Aeschylus
RT @InterviewAngel: How to Make Your Personal Mission Statement Personal (by @Rynge) http://su.pr/2QBLS9 via @TheJobQuest

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Don't go to your grave with a life unused. ~Bobby Bowden
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule. ~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. ~Johann Von Schiller
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~Albert Schweitzer
Leading Voices - Building A Social Network In A Facebook And Twitter World: http://ow.ly/13nvF

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 1, 2010

What is the use of being elected or re-elected unless you stand for something? ~Grover Cleveland
You haven't been given life to test the waters. You're here to make waves. ~@JohnCMaxwell (one of my fave quotes!)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Successful people know fear but forge ahead anyway. ~Holly Stiel
We, the people, elect leaders not to rule but to serve. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader. ~Cornelius Tactitus

Friday, January 29, 2010

If architecture is what I conceive it to be, there has never been another architect. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Thursday, January 28, 2010

We all live under the same sky but we don't all have the same horizon. ~Konrad Adenauer
I'll be heading to the Future of News event tonight. RU going? #RVA

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others but the urge to serve all others. ~Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. ~Langston Hughes
RT @marketlikeachik Promote Your Event Using LinkedIn Event Application | Market Like A Chick http://bit.ly/4rpbrX
Heading to hear @sarvay at @AMARichmond's Market Dialogue this morning. Any other AMA members attending? I'll see you there.

Monday, January 25, 2010

RT @VentureBeat Will The New York Times meter kill traffic from social media? | VentureBeat http://bit.ly/5rmfiA
RT @AMARichmond: GET IN THE GAME: AMA-Richmond's Advertising Bowl is coming up on Wed, 2/10 @ 5:30pm. Sign up TODAY! http://ow.ly/10eyP #RVA
RT @mikemyatt: The danger of becoming a disconnected Leader: http://tinyurl.com/y8bs6vc #Leadership
The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

GIGANTIC NEWS: The Martin Agency is @adweek's U.S. Agency of the Year. Congrats @MartinTweets! Well-deserved! http://ow.ly/ZYjl
RT @chrisbrogan: Wow. Took my speech points and made them advice for bloggers. Nice post - http://bit.ly/4AZBQ8
RT @unmarketing: If someone has a bad experience with ur biz, they no longer tell 10 ppl. They tell them all on Twitter.
No man was ever great by imitation. ~Samuel Johnson

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him. ~Martin Luther

Friday, January 22, 2010

My philosophy about social media strategy for small businesses? Strategy In Action, of course.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you're doing the impossible. ~St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, January 21, 2010

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Atwitter in Mass.: Brown’s Social Media Strategy Tops Coakley’s http://ow.ly/YGCW
One must be something, in order to do something. ~Goethe
Social CRM: http://ow.ly/YALf
3 Things Companies Need to Know About Social Media Strategy from Mashable: http://ow.ly/YAC7

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, January 18, 2010

RT @byinviteonlyrva: Just rec'd Holiday Gift from a vendor...a book titled "Holiday Tweets" Here's one 1 like "You're cheeritating. #grinch"
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby

Sunday, January 17, 2010

While you're struggling with the fear that it can't be done, somebody else is doing it. ~Holly Stiel

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Before we can care for others, we must learn to love the self. ~Drew Leder

Friday, January 15, 2010

Every life needs a purpose to which it can give the energies of its mind and the enthusiasm of it heart. ~@JohnCMaxwell

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won't have time to envy the man above him. ~Henrietta Mears

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It was the nation and race that had the lion's heart. I had the opportunity to give the roar. ~Winston Churchill

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

There is no cause half so sacred as cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of service of humanity. ~Woodrow Wilson

Monday, January 11, 2010

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others. ~Horace Mann

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things and I will make you ruler over many things. ~Matt 25:23

Friday, January 8, 2010

Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker. ~Leonardo Da Vinci

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it that you can. ~Danny Kaye

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach. ~Seneca

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Whoever is careless w/ the truth in small matters cannot be trusted w/ the important matters. ~Albert Einstein

Monday, January 4, 2010

A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of persons who believe in him. ~Woodrow Wilson

Sunday, January 3, 2010

If you look at things properly, there's no need to wait for the dessert cart. Dessert is everywhere. ~Merrill Markoe

Saturday, January 2, 2010

They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them. ~Gandhi

Friday, January 1, 2010

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be. ~Fanny Brice