The last few days of summer are slipping through our fingers like water through a busted sand bucket. Everywhere, the green is starting to show a little yellow around the edges, a sign of the changing seasons. The office supply stores are filled with a much shorter clientele ... all on the hunt for pocket folders, gel pens, and glue sticks. Yes, fall is almost here.
In the meantime, here are a few bits of bloggy goodness, still warm from the sun and suitable for reading on the beach or a deck chair.
Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!
The One Thing Brick and Mortar Businesses Are Beating Us At - by @copygeniusgirl
Holly from Cottage Copy shares her epiphanies about the beauty of brick-and-mortar vs. online. Simply excellent examples of what the local shop has over the online biz. Great thought-starter for how to improve online by injecting some "small town" service skills.
5 Steps to Dealing with the Relentless Pace of Marketing - by @tdefren
Feeling overwhelmed by everything you need to do a a marketer these days (I can relate!). Check out this post from Todd Defren for some good ideas.
The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media - by @jaybaer
Great post from Jay Baer that highlights the wrong way to approach social media from a PR perspective.
How Providers Can Help Customers with Their Business Cases by @ITSMA_B2B
Julie Schwartz of ITSMA shares five solid ideas on how solution providers can help prospects and customers build the case for new services and solutions.
5 Reasons Why No One is Reading Your EMail Newsletter - by @SeandSouza on @copyblogger
Simple solutions that will make your Email Newsletter sing. Now, all you have to do is follow this excellent advice.
Why So Much Research About Twitter is Flat Out Wrong - by @markwschaefer
As a sometime twitter addict, I loved this post. In it, Mark points out the flaws in the research that continues to put twitter down and then provides Real Life examples of Twitter making a difference in business. Tweet on!