140 Conference in Tulsa & Hutchinson Kansas September 20

140 Conference Shout out Train was in Tulsa on Thursday Downtown at the new Back Alley BBQ & Blues.   8/14/11

Social Media is changing the way people connect and relate. Last year’s 140 Conference was in 10 major cities including New York, Tel Aviv, Israel. It was a phenomenal success and this year will in Hutchinson, KS on September 20th to represent small town Social Media connections—Big Time NOT small Time!

Special thanks to  Jeff Pulver, Alan Weinkrantz, and Oklahoma’s own Becky McCray for stopping in Tulsa for lunch as part of their tour through Oklahoma in support of September’s 140 Characters Conference in Hutchinson, Kansas, and they would love to meet you!

Jeff Pulver:
Jeff is known as the founder of FWD, the VON Coalition, PrimeTimeRewind.TV, Vivox, the co-founder
 of VoIP provider, Vonage, the creator of "the Pulver Order,"
and is an all around incredibly interesting person to talk/listen to. 

For more information about Jeff check out his website: http://pulverblog.pulver.c​om/
and on Twitter http://Twitter.com/JeffPulver

Alan Weinkrantz:
Alan is a strategic technology Public Relations and Social Media adviser to American
and Israeli companies, helping thought leaders establish their message, create visibility,
and build credibility via traditional and emerging media channels.
He also works with Jeff Pulver on New Business Development and
Sponsorship Opportunities for the #140Conf Events Worldwide. 

For for information about Alan check out his website: http://www.alanweinkrantz.​com and
on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/alanweinkrantz

Becky McCray:
Becky is a small town business entrepreneur who also works with city governments with project
management and grant writing. She loves to talk about small town and rural issues in small
business, government and tourism. She has spoken at over 100 conferences in regards to social media,

small business, social networking and new technologies, business planning, and marketing, and is
very well respected both locally, nationally, and among the cattle on her ranch in Hopeton, Oklahoma. 

For more information about Becky check out her website: http://www.beckymccray.com​/ and on Twitter
 http://Twitter.com/BeckyMccRay
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Becky McCray, Jeff Pulver, and Michael D. Butler

Thanks to Melanie Nelson and Natasha Ball for organizing this get together with Becky McCray. Cheryl Lawson, founder of Social Media Tulsa was present and also shared. Everyone is encouraged to come to the 140Conf Hutchinson, Kansas on Tuesday, September 20th to connect and be a part of the Small Town Social Media Revolution!

Give me a shout if you wanna carpool @MichaelButlerSr 


	

LinkedIn Surprises Investors as Social Media Network Goes Public

Online Social Network LinkedIn Makes Wall Street & Silicon Valley Take Notice!

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Networks? Your LinkedIn Stock Just Doubled-Don’t You Wish Your Connections Did? 5/22/11

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LinkedIn Info-Graphic

Thursday was an exciting day for the folks at LinkedIn. The Social Media Network went public at the NYSE and surprised investors as the stock quickly posted double digit gains-something that hasn’t been done in several years. Many are remembering the dot.com bust and hoping we are in for another surge in the tech/social media world. If Thursday is any forecast of things to come Facebook, Twitter and other social networks are in for a great 2011-2012!

From Mashable.com on Thursday: “LinkedIn announced its intention to file for an IPO in January. At the time, the company was valued at $2.51 billion based on shares traded on secondary market SharesPost.

The eight-year-old company hit the 100 million user mark in March and became profitable in 2010 with a net income of $10.1 million and net revenues of $161.4 million in the first nine months of 2010. In Q1, LinkedIn’s revenues hit $93.9 million, a 110% increase from the year-ago period. Net income was $2 million, compared to $1.8 million in Q1 2010.

LinkedIn is the first of a slew of anticipated social media IPOs set for the next year or so. Others include Facebook, Zynga, Groupon, Pandora, Kayak, Yelp, Rovio and Zillow. Renren, billed as the “Facebook of China,” went public this month and raised $743.4 million.”

Myspace is one of the older and well known social networks and has struggled to re-invent itself. It will be interesting to see how things play out in the Web 2.0 industry and where we are headed with mobile social networking. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a comment below. Will you spend more time on LinkedIn now or will LinkedIn going public not change the way you do things?

I will continue to use LinkedIn weekly as before, but honestly-I spend 7 days per week on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and only one day per week on LinkedIn.

Follow my LinkedIn list on Twitter here is 164 people strong. I have 668 connections on LinkedIn and 164 of my connections are also Twitter so I made it easy for you just click the link and follow the list. LinkedIn is very business professional and Twitter is a great way for me to index, list, and favorite my favorite connections and get work done quickly.

See our latest shared video on YouTube.com/M3NewMedia Social Media ROI

Michael D Butler SR
M3 New Media is a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency Specializing in Online PR & Digital Influence


Twitter for Business Success


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Twitter Tips for Your Business Success
Many are still saying: “I just don’t get it.” about Twitter. While others are maximizing Twitter for their business using it as the “first touch point” for new business alliances and strategic partnerships. A casual glance at Twitter and you will see messages like “Get thousands of followers for free” and other profiles that look like porn bots leave many asking: “Is Twitter really worth it?” The first key to success on Twitter is:

Twitter for Business Success-Have a Strategy

What is your marketing strategy? Is it to get new business? To find new clients? Twitter can become an excellent place for you to discover people within your industry by searching key words and following lists.
Recent questions from clients:

Question #1: Can We Do it Wrong?

The answer is Yes, Here’s how to do Twitter wrong:

1) Don’t get started
2) Don’t reply to your @’s
3) Spamming content & links
4) Not saying thanks

Keys to success on Twitter is:

1) Engagment-Connect, Ask Questions, and Dialogue
2) Get started-The early adapters on any social network have the most to gain
3) Pick a lane-What will you talk about? Who will you follow? What is your style?
4) Have fun  having a presence and letting it grow virally is what the net is about

Remember, Twitter is the 1st touch point, the opening of the funnel-it collects your targeted prospects and brings them to you.

Question #2: What do I do About Twitter Spam?

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Clean Twitter Spam

Our free pick for cleaning up Twitter Spam is Twit Sweeper

The other thing is people know that Twitter is the first point of contact and that people can and do change their profile name and picture and you have no control over that.
Twitter is like the 100 acre yard to your Castle, Facebook is the frontdoor and your website is your Living room and the boardroom.

Question #3: Would it be cool if I followed no one on Twitter?

While it may “look cool” to have 20-50K followers while you aren’t following anyone. Social media etiquette says it is polite to follow people back. Here’s what we shared with a recent client who asked us this question: You have 3,500 people that are following you that you have not yet followed back. If you want to get to 50,000 you will follow people. The understanding with Web 2.0 is that it’s all about engagement. I think Ashton Kutcher missed it by not following his fans back. Imagine the buzz he could create if he followed back every teenage girl who followed him-you get my point.
How do you use Twitter? What are your favorite tools? What frustrates you about Twitter? What is your best success story using Twitter? Would you like to be included in our case study? Please leave a comment and let us know so we can contact you.
Try our Twitter software for as little as $29 a month we can ensure that you follow people tweeting your keywords and that you auto-un-follow those who don’t follow you back. We can even schedule your tweets for you. Publishing your short-form content to the web can drive tons of traffic to your website and get you listed and re-tweeted dozens of times and establish you as the expert in your industry. Learn more.
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Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency & Strategic Marketing Firm specializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns. M3 New Media offering: Website design, SEO, Blogging & Social Media, Television production, Online Broadcasting & Reporting, Grassroots Buzz,Viral YouTube Campaigns, Mobile & Web Apps & Text Marketing & a full suite of Publishing Services through M3 Publishing and a complete Tele-marketing call center for outbound and inbound calls.

Move Over Groupon & Living Social Moolala is New Daily Deal

2/23/11 Austin, TX  Move Over Groupon & Living Social Moolala is the New Kid & Pays to Play

Michael D. Butler, Sr.

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Moolala Trumps Groupon, Living Social & Daily Deals with Payouts

People love to use coupons. People love to save money. People love to use Facebook and Twitter. The success of Groupon, Living Social and Daily Deals are a testament to this fact.  Many business owners say Groupon has helped them advertise their business to more people. One Chiropractor said: “We had 500 new clients come in for a massage and while we didn’t make any money that is 500 new people who came into our business who otherwise wouldn’t have known about us.”

Value conscious consumers have created quite a buzz in recent months and driven the stock price of these companies through the roof. Note-Groupon recently turned down Goolge’s $6 Billion offer. Basically the way it works is, you see a deal you like, you share it, and if enough people buy it, you win. Well now with Moolala, consumers will have a chance to win big. Not just by scoring some cool stuff at a great price but actually getting paid to share it with their friends.     

Now there is a new kid on the block Moolala based out of Austin, TX (it’s free-get it here) will throw it’s cowboy hat into the arena and see if they can lasso some of those coupon fanatics. Moolala offers great daily deals but here is where they are different. They actually pay out fees based on referrals. Watch the video to learn how it works.

So the business wins, the referrer wins and Moolala the comapny wins, hopefully, we’ll see but they sure have a good model to follow with the other internet based discount programs.

Will Moolala give Groupon and Living Social a run for their money? It may be too soon to see but on March 1, 2011 Moolala will officially “launch” and consumers and business everywhere can see if their life will forever change.

Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad AgencySpecializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

Business Owners How Much of Your Content is Online?

Savvy Business Owners can see the future and the future is online content that is indexed by Google.

Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad AgencySpecializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

Michael D. Butler, Sr. 2/18/11

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How much of your content are you syndicating online?

Google is looking for:

1) Relevant content to index

2) Frequently updated content

3) Comments on each of your blog posts

4) People tweeting those blog posts

5) Your blog having an RSS reader

These all help add up to improved Google Page Rank. There are many other things (Google looks at over 100 things-like quality of back lings, meta tags, age of domain, etc.)

Business trends are moving so fast globally that the only way to keep up is to navigate from an internal compass that can help you network with your future and monetize your base with your core offerings now.

Last week as we watched the Nation wait for President Obama to address the Nation about Egypt regime change the markets and bloggers waited to tell us their interpretation of what that would mean for sovereign people everywhere.

The world’s knowledge collectively double’s exponentially and that acceleration statistic is increasing at a mind-boggling rate!

Publishing content online will me the success mantra of the future “new norm” in business. Globally and in the United States. Twitter is just the start, Facebook, YouTube and Linked in are a part of that but the real value is in the blog and the frequency of the blog updates and how relevant Google ranks your blog.

By commenting on other blogs that are related to your topic and by frequently updating your content, allowing comments on each of your blog posts and insuring that people are tweeting those blog posts all add up to top of Google.

Michael is the Principle Consultant and Chief Editor of M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency Specializing in Online PR, Corporate Blogging & Viral Social Media Campaigns.

M3 New Media is a 21st century New Media Ad Agency  & Strategic Marketing Firm specializing in  Website design & SEO, Blogging & Social Media, Journalistic PR, Television production, Online Broadcasting & Reporting, Grassroots Buzz, Mobile & Web Apps & Text Marketing & a full suite of Publishing Services through M3 Publishing and a complete Tele-marketing call center for outbound and inbound calls.
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    Dr. Jeff Magee, CEO of Performance Success Media Group calls Michael a “Mega-Coach to Entrepreneurs Nationally.” Michael says, “Personal branding and Web 2.0 market strategies aren’t just for corporations but every non-profit, church, and ministry must identify their core message and make it resonate with their entire organization to be effective and impactful in a world filled with noise.”

    The M3 team has been a key influencer in the cause of Human Trafficking Awareness & Abolitionist movement. M3 works with several key organizations making an impact in the media, trucking industry and on the victim and demand side of the trafficking issue through Social Media and Online PR. M3 is currently looking for 12 PR/Publishing/Social Media Firms who want to be a part of a global collaborative “give-back” effort that will become a universal model of “paying it forward” and will help fund start-ups, non-profits and expansion for worthwhile organizations in a synergistic business model.
    In 2005 Michael began to see the convergence between: Media, Ministry, Business & the Internet so along with his wife, Michelle, a 15-year veteran of the publishing and television industries launched M3NewMedia and M3Publishing in 2010. Michelle has her Communications degree from the University of North Dakota and is a part of the day-to-day operations of M3 New Media and M3 Publishing.
    Mr. Butler is a frequent guest on stages, radio and TV shows to discuss social media, social trends, and authentic marketing evolution.  Michael has published numerous articles for business publications and blogs including: Performance Magazine, Xposure Magazine, The National Networker, and Referral Success Magazine.

    M3 New Media is a 21st century New Media Ad Agency  & Strategic Marketing Firm specializing in  Website design & SEO, Bogging & Social Media, Journalistic PR, Television production, Online Broadcasting & Reporting, Grassroots Buzz, Mobile & Web Apps & Text Marketing & a full suite of Publishing Services through M3 Publishing and a complete Tele-marketing call center for outbound and inbound calls. Dr. Jeff Magee, CEO of Performance Success Media Group calls Michael a “Mega-Coach to Entrepreneurs Nationally.” Michael says, “Personal branding and Web 2.0 market strategies aren’t just for corporations but every non-profit, church, and ministry must identify their core message and make it resonate with their entire organization to be effective and impactful in a world filled with noise.”
    The M3 team has been a key influencer in the cause of Human Trafficking Awareness & Abolitionist movement. M3 works with several key organizations making an impact in the media, trucking industry and on the victim and demand side of the trafficking issue through Social Media and Online PR.
    M3 is currently looking for 12 PR/Publishing/Social Media Firms who want to be a part of a global collaborative “give-back” effort that will become a universal model of “paying it forward” and will help fund start-ups, non-profits and expansion for worthwhile organizations in a synergistic business model.

    In 2005 Michael began to see the convergence between: Media, Ministry, Business & the Internet so along with his wife, Michelle, a 15-year veteran of the publishing and television industries launched M3NewMedia and M3Publishing in 2010. Michelle has her Communications degree from the University of North Dakota and is a part of the day-to-day operations of M3 New Media and M3 Publishing.
    Mr. Butler is a frequent guest on stages, radio and TV shows to discuss social media, social trends, and authentic marketing evolution.  Michael has published numerous articles for business publications and blogs including: Performance Magazine, Xposure Magazine, The National Networker, and Referral Success Magazine.

WHAT’S YOUR COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA PLAN?

There are so many media channels available to us. We’ve gone from not being allowed to communicate in any meaningful way to having a hundred Gutenberg presses, a thousand video networks, and a million chances to catch someone’s eye. There are problems with this.

Often we run across very good blogs from other New Media Consultants, Bloggers & Writers. Chris Brogan is one of those bloggers I like to read weekly. He’s graciously allowed us to share this article in it’s entirety that I’ve linked back to his site below-enjoy:

2/8/2011 from ChrisBrogan.com from his 2/6/11 post Used by Permission

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New Media Channels

For every new channel you turn on, you’ve set up a little phone, a little bank of cameras, some seats for people to come and observe. Marcel Lebrun from Radian6 used to say, “The social phone is ringing. Is anyone there to answer?” I’m thinking that the social TV network is also waiting to see when the show starts. With a million channels and a million potential touchpoints, where should you spend your time?

THE AGE OLD ANSWER

The obvious answer is to go where your people are, but this presupposes you know where they are. The other answer used to be to use Rapleaf to find them (but last I knew, Rapleaf was gone). Besides, that answer also presupposes that you have a list of people you know you want to contact. Media doesn’t always work that way. Quite often, we only have a sketch of the person we want to reach. A buyer persona, if we use David Meerman Scott’s language. We know that much, don’t we?

BUILD A PLAN

My communication and media plan has shifted a bunch lately, yet it follows advice similar to what I wrote about in A Simple Presence Framework. The plan I have is similar to older plans, but I’ll give you an updated view:
Listen – everything I do hinges on listening to people. I do this via my grow bigger ears methodology. This informs me of ideas, of ways to help my audience, of things I could do to help them grow.

A Home Base – this site, [chrisbrogan.com], is my home base, and will be for the foreseeable future. I very much love Escape Velocity, and hope that it grows to surpass this site, but for the time being, and for the near future, I want to hinge everything around [chrisbrogan.com], so that people know there’s “one stop shopping” on my media message.
Outposts – My outposts have shifted. I’m finding a little less engagement on Twitter, a little less response. Though it’s far more powerful as a serendipity engine than any other social network I frequent, I’m looking at other places like Facebook and LinkedIn to pick up the slack in my engagement responses.
Databases – I’m working email marketing hard now. I’m learning new ways to do it. I’m also shifting some of my efforts to content marketing and content products, like my blog topics project. Why? Because this is and always will be where the REAL gold is. The opportunity to make media is wonderful. If you can’t convert it, you’ve got nothing more than wishes.

WHAT WILL YOU INCLUDE?

In my case, I use video, text, some audio, webinars, live speeches, ebooks, and more. I use all kinds of different media, but I try to keep it all sorted by channel, not by media type. Know what I mean? I don’t want there to be a “video” place, a “text” place, etc. I want you to come to Kitchen Table Companies to talk small business. I want you to come to Third Tribe Marketing to talk marketing. I want you to watch me at such and such a conference to talk about whatever the theme of that conference is.
But what will YOU include? What will you add to your media? How will it make a difference? We all agree that video supposedly adds to engagement, but what’s your plan with it? Where will you add your off-topic information? How will you blend it all together?

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS/WANTS?

There are two parts to this planning. You have to address what you want to accomplish, but you also have to take into account what your community wants. In most cases, they want to learn something from you and maybe even be entertained at the same time. On the other hand, you want to make sure you’re positioning your needs and goals in your communications and media plans.
My community comes to me for advice like what you’re seeing above. This post is why you come (or so I have been told). My own thoughts and needs layered onto it suggest that I do a few things while sharing the best of the best with you. One thing I have to do is make sure that my messaging makes sense for the larger story of my businesses. As Human Business Works shifts into representing “business systems for small business,” I have to carry that thread through other things I’m doing in other channels, so that people get the same experience and understanding on all the channels. But, if I do it well, it’s not like you feel that being smashed over your head. Instead, it’s the sense that you have a comfort level with what I represent when you’re consuming what you need. Does that make sense?

WRITING THE PLAN HELPS

I’ve found that writing out the plan on paper really helps. I drew a picture of what my goals were, where my community seemed to be, the kinds of people I wanted to attract, and then the methods by which I thought I could attract them.

  • Goals
  • Community
  • New Attractions
  • Methods
  • From there, I could riff on what had to stay, what had to go, and what I should consider adding. This is how I came to start experimenting with Facebook. I haven’t been a very big fan of it, but right now, I’m pouring some effort into the Blog Topics Facebook community to see what that yields. So far, I’ve had an uptick in subscribers to my newsletter. I’ve also had even more engagement that’s given me more ideas for products and services that I could offer, so I see that as a win.
    That’s the trick of it. Once you’ve drawn out the plan, you can see the opportunity.
    NOW YOU

    What’s your communications and media plan? How are you approaching using all this stuff? What are you setting out to do with it? What are you communicating about you and your brand on these channels? What do you hope it yields?

    Please let us know if you like this guest blog and what you want to see on M3 New Media. Was this article helpful? Please tweet & share. Thank you.  Michael D. Butler, Sr. is the Principle Strategist at M3 New Media a 21st Century New Media Ad Agency.

    Marketing Your Book Just Got Easier-Online Book Sales Soar

    Online Book Sales Soar as Bookstore Sales Dwindle
    Why Authors Have the Power-Not the Big Publishing Houses

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    Selling books to the end consumer has gotten easier thanks to the internet-By taking bookstores out of the equation.
    Last year there were over 1 million new book titles, yet there were more best sellers than ever before.

    The book is ALWAYS better than the movie-right? Yours should be no exception.

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    Whether you are writing a novel, biography, self-help or how-to book the marketing goal should be the same: to sale a ton of books!
    It is becoming easier to sell books online because the barrier to sale ie: The bookstore has been removed. Twitter is just one Social Media channel that allows direct connection with targeted followers and can generate tremendous interest in a niched topic.
    A book with a narrow focus and niched following can outsell a book with a broader appeal and general context because the internet allows for specific loyalty from grassroot: causes, brands and flavors of topics.   How is this online success possible? The internet: ie book blogs, book review sites, independent book reviewers and book titles on Twitter have made it easier to locate, connect with and market to the end consumer of a book in any genre.
    Keys to creating online awareness about your book:

    1. Have a Twitter profile for your book. Since every book is a product launch-engage your audience 12 months before you ever sale a book.
    2. Use all Social Media channels to connect with your target. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blog/Website. Connect with the age/genre appropriate book reviewers/bloggers.
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    3. Crowd-Source your content to your followers to get feedback in real-time. Let your followers help you write your content. Use them as case studies. Tweet them questions and use their feedback and when you do cite them. The greater the emotional connection to the brand of you the author and you the book will drive book sales and market demand exponentially before your book ever launches. Know your audience-find out what they like to read-then write that!Why not crowd source your content and have “the crowd” help you write a best-seller. Will “crowd-sourcing” be the new model for book authors?
    4. Sale the heck out of your e-book before you ever offer the book. Better yet-offer e-chapters before you offer the e-book. The demand for e-products will grow as borders become less important.
    5. Tweet your book out for feedback, sharing and excitement. Throw the crowd some crumbs and start a feeding frenzy. This will pay you richly in the long run.  Every book is a product launch-so why would a Twitter page & Fan page be an after-thought if you are an author? Most people don’t do any marketing on their book and expect to be a Best Seller!
    Once we work with you to discover your keywords we start you on a journey to build your brand and take it to the next level. The first stop on our journey for brand building and creative collaboration is Twitter.  We take your existing Twitter account, optimize it for keywords and get you listed with key influencers within your target demographic.
    We put your twitter account and keywords in our software & you watch the magic happen!

    We put your twitter account and keywords in our software & you watch the magic happen!
    Our average client easily gets 2,000 followers within 3 months, Gets listed dozens of times and gets retweeted regularly.

    Keyword rich search, targeted follow/unfollow proprietary software, prices do not reflect monitoring.

    Programs:

    • Twitter- Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 20 tweets per week no monitoring …….$29/month
    • Twitter-Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 40 tweets per week, no monitoring…….$39/month
    • Twitter-Keyword rich follow/unfollow; 80 tweets per week, no monitoring…… $49/month
    • Twitter Basic Set up (Existing Account add $30 for Customized)…………………….$59/1 time set-up
    • Twitter Basic Set up (New Account add $30 for Customized)…………………………$99/One Time
    Add weekly monitoring (Listen, reply FAQ & website, notify client, RT)……$10-40/month
    Twitter is the best ways to publish short-form content to the web. Twitter allows you to create “bread crumbs” to bring viewers and searchers back to your website/blog again and again. Since Twitter is so quickly and easily indexed by Google based on location, content and context it makes it easier for your website to get found and for potential customers to connect with you. You can write the content or let the M3 team write your content for you.

    To write 100 tweets for you we charge  $69
    To write 200 tweets for you we charge  $99
    To write 300 tweets for you we charge  $149

    (These are ‘tweets’ you will own for life-You own all the content on your Social Media sites)
    CASE STUDY:
    More Than Rice, is no exception. The More Than Rice Twitter page began September 1, 2010 and as of this writing 2/4/11has 2,158 followers, sent 982 tweets (that is approximately 10 tweets per day during the daylight hours broadcasting from the CST-as of this writing there is no app for tweeting a book-all of the tweets have been scheduled manually through@HootSuite from the text of the Novel and here is the big thing: been listed 66 times.
    The list is the real value  with people listing the Novel on Twitter this means they have “bookmarked” the Twitter page and want to go back to it and learn more. As you can see from the chart in the photo that book sales at Barnes & Nobles and Borders have decreased in recent years while online book sales at Amazon and direct book blogs and websites have increased. Expect this trend to continue.
    The Novel’s author Pamala Kennedy Chestnut 2746 followers and listed 93 times.
    Content syndication is key when it comes to authors dominating their niche online. Here’s a thought-Market your Book for 9 months before you launch the ebook. Authors do you want your book selling at Amazon and Barnes and Noble?  Do you have a strategy to make that happen? Do you have a plan for getting your ebook published? How about publishing in e-format? Kindle, Nook, Google Reader? Ipad?

    Our standard publishing agreement comes with e-book publishing as a standard service not as an upgrade.
    Having a book to sell 1)Adds credibility to you 2)Makes you the expert 3)Gives you revenue from back of room sales 4)More speaking gigs.
    Take your pick of the above Twitter options and speak with one of our representatives at M3 who can get you started. Our goal at M3 is to provide your brand as much exposure and marketing while providing you with the appropriate listening and feedback. We look forward to working with you to build your brand in your geography and want to be your alliance partner for a very long time.
    The above pricing/plans works great for: Authors, Speakers, and Ministers.
    We do offer special pricing to companies needing help with 3 or more Twitter accounts. Call us today at 918.550.800 or email info@M3NewMedia.net and inquire further.
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    Social Media Introductions Enhance Business & Personal Life

    Online Introductions Will Enhance the Future of our Relationships in Business & in Life

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    Online Social Networking for Better Business

    January 22, 2011 Tulsa, OK
    Michael D. Butler, Sr. Principle Strategist
    M3 New Media

    Are you using Social Media to pre-qualify and confirm your real-time business introductions?


    The Internet has brought us so many choices. Shopping online is replacing retail centers with greater selection, better prices and the opportunity to educate before buying in a store.

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    Just as the Internet has enhanced our shopping, Web 2.0 has added value to our business and personal relationships. Social Media has made it easier to connect with people who are like-minded and have similar interests and shared causes. What used to take days or weeks to find can be purchased online and overnighted to your door.

    As you know, Twitter is one of my favorite tools to find people who have shared interests with me. I like Twitter because I can quickly drill down into a geography and find out who the main influencers are within a geography or industry and not waste a lot of time trying to find those key people who I want to network with.

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    Social Media Marketing Funnel

    This a a marketing funnel that shows the process of attracting leads or prospects into a sales process to bring them to a decision to purchase. Thursday I shared the story about Nikela Wildlife, a Wildlife Conservation Non-Profit that does work in South Africa uses Social Media to connect with potential donors and strategic partners.

    Below is a portion of their comments and a picture of their blog post with my highlightings.

    Through Social Media we:

  • Found Frank our Photographer from the Netherlands
  • Got connected to 2 Professors in South Africa who want to help us in our efforts
  • Made a direct connection to a large retailer in the US
  • Got invited to participate in a huge cross-country  African expedition: “In the Tracks of Giants” Click the photo below for the FULL STORY
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  • Africa is a pretty BIG Place, Nikela Wildlife uses Social Media to connect with and work with other organizations who are into Wildlife Conservation in South Africa!

    How will you use Social Media this year? How will you use Web 2.0 to help network and build business better?

    I’d love to know what you are thinking and perhaps event feature your story in an interview or guest blog post. You can email me directly Michael@M3NewMedia.net

    I look forward to hearing from you. Also, feel free to leave a comment or follow me on Twitter, I will follow back-Thanks and have a great week!


    Tulsa News Channel uses Social Media to Stay Connected With Viewers

    Social Media ‘Re-Invention’ for Tulsa Television Station

    Unless you have been living under a rock the past three years you know that network news and traditional media like newspapers, radio and TV have struggled to maintain viewers, listeners and advertisers.

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    Fox 23 Tulsa uses Social Media to Stay Connected with Fans

    Many of the “old dogs” criticized the new media masters but one local Tulsa Network has embraced it. Flashback 14 months ago when Fox23.com Tulsa decided to take their Social Media public. “Fox 23 had the most to gain by going social,” says Mandy Vavrinak whose team lead the charge in coaching the news room to new media success. With Vavrinak’s help Fox 23 began Tweeting, Facebook-ing & YouTube-ing and if the ratings are any indication-that was the right choice.

    Mandy gives more of an insider view of how the entire strategy and process unfolded on her website mandyvavrinak.com.

    Many of the “old school” networks were laying off anchors hoping to survive the recession. One of those casualties was News channel 8 anchor CindyWMorrion.com from KTUL TV. Cindy was part of team Vavrinak that lead the “re-invention” operation at the Fox 23 station, the “re-invention” platform would become Cindy’s launching pad for her new speaking career and book tour.

    Fox 23 Tulsa uses social media to stay connected with fans and has on more than one occasion used social media to not only break stories but to find stories. When you visit the Fox 23 GET SOCIAL portion of the website you can follow all the anchors and staff on Facebook and Twitter with several easy clicks. Or if you want to go hardcore community reporter and Tweet potential stories to the entire Fox 23 news room you can follow the entire team on Twitter here > http://twitter.com/FOX23/anchors-reporters

    You can get Fox 23 on your iphone, droid, blackberry, through text alerts, email alerts, on other smart phones and mobile devices. What will this look like in the future? Tune in to Day Break Tulsa Monday January 10th to hear Pamala Kennedy Chestnut, author of More Than Rice.com talk about her new book and Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Tulsa.  Fox 23 has covered the issue of human trafficking a lot in the past year and may continue to cover it more and more as the issue becomes more clear to Oklahomans.

    No doubt the future of news has changed. The way people get their news, consume it, share it and store has forever changed and will continue to change. Fox 23 Tulsa is a good example of a company that is evolving and re-inventing with new technology to stay connected with current and new customers.

    Check back with us soon when we will update you on the real numbers from Nielsen services on the numbers for Tulsa’s television stations and other media outlets.

    What effect do you think social media has had on traditional media? How can “old school” media re-invent themselves? Can it? Does it need to happen? What will the future look like? Please leave us your thoughts in the comment section and your Twitter @ so we can follow you and can keep the conversation going.

    The Value of Corporate Blogging Your Business in Your City

    Does Your Companies Social Media Strategy Include Blogging?

    NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS-We hear a lot about the value of blogging.

    A few days ago we posted a Blog >Tulsa Companies Use Social Media to Connect on Internet

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    on this post we showed Mathis Brothers & Tulsa Gold & Gems, two Tulsa business and we showed how Social Media and blogging can have a positive impact on overall consumer sentiment. The question is: What are your New Year’s Resolutions for you? For your company? Why are you blogging? What are your goals? Do you have a personal blog? A Corporate blog or a phantom blog? How frequently to you plan to update your blog this year? Do you have a marketing calendar? Do you have this years event on that calendar with a blogging strategy? How long will your blog be? Who will you connect your blog to?

    There are certainly some great blogs in Tulsa. Two of my favorites are  TulsaFood.com and TashaDoesTulsa.com.

    What are your favorite blogs?

    I also love to read business blogs: Mashable.com & Copyblogger.com & ChrisBrogan.com & sethgodin.com almost daily.

    This year we plan to continue blogging: Social Media, email mareketing, branding & logo design, online advertising and marketing, book publishing, website design and SEO and Social Media Strategy. We want to know, what is your blogging strategy this year? Do you use Social Media to drive traffic to your blog posts? Are you using blogger, wordpress, typepad or some other opensource platform like Drupal, Joomla, or wordpress.org?

    I plan on blogging more about blogging but wanted to include this story from Mashable since it went live with this article today: WordPress Challenges Bloggers to Post Daily in 2011

    Of course some of the obvious reasons to blog are: It helps others find you on the web, etc. will be something we talk (blog) about soon. So what are your blogging passions? What are your thoughts about today’s blog? Please share your link so we can link to you-Thanks & Happy Blogging!

    Why not come out and hang with some serious Bloggers in Tulsa Jan 4, 2011