Social Media | LinkedIn’s 100 Million Members ARE a big deal

Leverage the Business Power of LinkedIn

It happened again the other day. I was chatting with a client and in the course of our conversation about someone they said: “I checked him out on LinkedIn.”
LinkedIn has become the de facto “go to” resource for researching companies and most especially people to learn more about them. And, if you’re very interested, you can usually find someone in your LinkedIn network to chat with and “get the scoop.”

LinkedIn now has 100 million members

LinkedIn doesn’t get covered as much in the media as its more glamorous cousins, Facebook and Twitter, but it has grown steadily as a powerhouse in the business environment and now stands at 100M+ members, adding 1 new member a second!
Unlike Facebook, people don’t hang out on LinkedIn for hours, they get in and get out – usually with a specific business purpose in mind. The information you get isn’t about a new restaurant or cute kid stories; people actually share information that’s useful to other business professionals on LinkedIn and use it as a research and networking tool.

LinkedIn is a powerful business marketing channel

Since LinkedIn members are there for business reasons, it’s become a highly receptive marketing channel for you to leverage for a variety of business purposes, including Business Development and Brand Management.
Business Development gets a boost when you leverage the capabilities of LinkedIn. (more…)

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Unicorn meat? Delicious!

Tim Berry called my attention to a great post on the ThinkGeek site. If you're hungry, dig in ... dig in, that is to the hilarious post showing the "cease and desist" letter they received from the National Pork Board claiming that they infringed on the slogan "The Other White…

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Why are you in business?

Everyone knows WHAT they're doing ... no exceptions ... and most know HOW they're doing it ... but few know WHY they're doing it! Simon Sinek argues that people make emotional decision to buy or follow someone only because they BELIEVE what YOU believe ... which is all about WHY…

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Night Owl or Early Bird?

Early birds - those of you who get up early - tend to be more proactive, more successful in business ... while the night owls ... that's me ... have been shown to be smarter, more creative, funnier and more outgoing ... not so bad, huh? HBR recently published some…

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