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Say “Bye-Bye” to Business Cards with the Socialink App

Last Friday on the Social Media Maniacs show, one of our guests was Michael Jacobs. Although I had never met Mr Jacobs prior to the show, I was intrigued with the story he shared and his overall style. An entrepreneur sees a need and fills it. It’s just a long, fancy word for problem-solver. My new friend Michael is just that.socialink
Michael created the SociaLink app to make connecting with people on facebook, twitter, linkedin and instagram. These days, when you go out in public and meet new people and get business cards, you lose them of don’t follow-up. We tend to forget who we met or what we said to them within days of meeting someone. I’ve been saying for the last 3 years that business cards are old news and connecting on social media is how to do it.
Social media connections are the best Rolodex you could want. Your connections can pick and choose how and when they engage you. People can get a sense of who you are way better online than from some 3×4 piece of stock card with fancy logos on it.
SociaLink makes connecting easy too. No more searching each network or asking which platform your new acquaintances use. All you have to do is ask if they have the SociaLink app and if so turn it on. You can share your information on up to 4 different social media networks.
You can even use the SociaLink app with style. If you are at the bar, turn off your linkedin connection and connect on facebook only. If you are at a networking event and want to keep it classy, turn off facebook and just connect on linkedin. Michael Jacobs thought of it all for you. Hell, he even made it super easy. This app and Mr Jacobs have been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as well as several other publications.
If you have an iPhone, by all means, go to the iTunes store and download SociaLink for free. It takes all of 2 minutes or less to fully set up and it’s easy to use. Here is a video with the details about how it works and why you should use it. Enjoy and share this!

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Push Notifications and Mobile App Alerts Are Enabling My OCD [Ryan's Rants]

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m OCD just like
the rest of us. We all have it in one form or another.
The #1 things that are driving me nuts right now are
push notifications and mobile app alerts. It seems like
every time I look down at my iphone, another “red alert”
pops up!

While I greatly appreciate it when technology improves,
and I understand we have recently sped up the Moore’s
Law process it’s still a pain in my ass. I rely on
social media such as facebook, twitter and linkedin
to generate leads for my business. I’m always excited
when one of those apps goes off, but lately I’m getting
sick of being fooled by the “red herring” of other nonessential
apps going off and updating.

The #1 culprit of this is the app store itself. I’m pretty
sure apple must get paid per update. The app store is constantly
pimping updates out to me. Now I know this is not the end
of the world. There are people starving everywhere and the
economy sucks for some folks. BUT this shit still drives
me nuts!

I propose that apple only allow updates to come out once a
week. Better yet, once a month! Mobile apps are the coolest
invention of my life time, so I am 1000% addicted to downloading
the latest and greatest tools to make my life easier. After
all that is what it is all about right? Having an easier more
convenient life? Well we all know that for every action on Earth
there is an equal or greater reaction. So the iphone and android
phones save us time in one spot, but rob us of that same time with
constant red alerts!

Sometimes I feel like Pavlov’s Dogs. The red alert goes off,
I look down and check my phone. I have turned off every notification
I can, under the “settings” menu in each app. Still they persevere on.

One of the cool things I have been doing and I encourage you to
do as well, is send feed back to the app developers. I recently
sent an email to PTCH and they swiftly responded and helped me out.
Now they ask me for info on their stuff. It’s a kinda cool feeling.

Truthfully there is nothing we can do about it. As a marketing
“insider” I see a huge rush to the app market, just to be able
to send push notification messages like spam email. Get ready
folks, it’s just getting started. But don’t get me wrong, I’m
extremely thankful for mobile apps. They have forever changed
my life. For the better or worse is still out for debate.
Nevertheless I’m changed ;-)

Here is this week’s rant. Enjoy it and share it with a friend.



Rock Star Closer Radio: How To Be Influential on Instagram

You probably already use Instagram on
your mobile device as easy photo editing
software. So do over 50 million other
people. Instagram is quickly becoming
one of the biggest social media sites
on the web. It has to be the biggest
photo app ever.

Maybe you hear that facebook purchased
the photo giant after only 18 months in business
for 1.2 billion dollars. There is even
a website dedicated to how the founding
tribe spends their money. It’s called
The Rich Kids of Instagram. It’s a
great site for money motivation.

With all that money invested and all
of those users, you can use the mobile app
as a tool to grow and market your
business. On this show, I lay out
a step by step plan to help you
grow and build your business using
this fun and easy photo app.

Tune in to learn how to take over
your local market using instagram.

Listen to internet radio with Ryan Stewman on Blog Talk Radio



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Shortcode Text Marketing Is A Killer Lead Gen Tactic For Realtors

Mobile marketing is here to stay.
The time to jump on board, and embrace it,
is now, before your competition catches on.

For the last 6 months, smart phones and
tablets, have been out selling PCs and
laptops, by as much as a 20% margin!

One of the main problems with the
facebook IPO evaluation,[faceplant]
was their mobile marketing monetization

Almost all fortune 500 companies are utilizing
shortcode in their TV, radio, and online
ads. The results from shortcode marketing
show us shortcodes are up to six times more
effective than QR codes.

I always follow trends, and shortcode
text is the latest and greatest trend I’ve
seen in the last 2 years.

I did a really cool case study with
a realtor just yesterday. Watch this
video to see the surprising results
we got.

Check it out:

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