Charlottesville Social Media Club – Meeting This Wednesday

You’ve seen the Charlottesville Tweetups (folks like Happy Hours), the First Wednesdays, (WCAV did a nice story a while ago) … now let’s try out the Charlottesville Social Media Club. This is how I think about the Club- sort of a formalized (but not too formalized) Tweetup/First Wednesdays – I suspect there will be many […]

Design and Context Matter

I see print as irrelevant for marketing houses, but relevant for branding – branding me as a professional, my company, my profession all of which constitute my brand. … This one, too, shakes everything up – The invention of printing did away with anonymity, fostering ideas of literary FAME and and the habit of considering intellectual effort as private property.

What’s a Beme?

Here’s the thing – more now than ever before, the brand that matters most to the real estate consumer is the value added by the individual Realtor, not the brand. (and I’ll bet I could back this up with statistics if I had the resources to pull off a survey) Of particular note regarding the current fragmentation of the real estate listings universe – (bolding mine) From silos to simultaneity . … Read more about silos and how the concept relates to MLS’ at Michael Wurzer’s FlexMLS blog, where he says , “NAR could create a non-profit that could be the ICANN for property IDs, and that would be valuable for tying together the efforts of those publishing real estate info on the web.

Every Customer Counts

Matches up pretty well with my experience there right after they opened. about 7 hours ago from twhirl in reply to JimDuncan” (I’ll bet she’ll talk to 10 people) – Marijean commented on Amanda’s post (easily 10 people here) – Nick saw our tweets – “thanks @jimduncan and @emccullough for the info/pointers on the boathouse. had thought about trying it, but might wait a while or so ” (Nick, too ) – Waldo noted the blog post about the Boathouse . … – Ignore it all – it’s only a few blogs and tweets after all (but check out the people who noticed – they’re all connected and are likely either influencers, connectors or mavens ) The first idea is that some people are “hubs” – they are well connected.

Proof Twitter Works


Two of the best aspects of Twitter are the immediacy and the relationships that can be developed in 140 characters or less. For example: Earlier this week I noticed a splog was stealing the content of my blog – the entire thing.