social networking

What do Social Networking and Bank Robbery have in common?

My father was an entrepreneur. He started his professional fundraising firm from the ground up and made an honest living at it. As a young girl I remember hearing him tell the story of famed bank robber Willie Sutton. Legend has it that Willie, when asked, “Why do you rob banks?” famously uttered, “Because that’s

Why Facebook reminds me of dating

Some people just don’t get it. They do not understand that social networking is all about building relationships.  I, like many of my friends, am a bit protective of my Facebook account (unlike twitter and LinkedIn which I view as far more open networks).  So I generally study the Facebook friend requests for awhile and

MarketingMel celebrates one year in business

 (Johnson City, Tenn.)  MarketingMel, a public relations firm for business professionals, recently celebrated one year in business. Founded by President and CEO Mary Ellen Miller, the firm works with business professionals to create their personal brands. “Social networking has been a great differentiator for me in getting out ahead of the pack in that space

Why Small Business should care about social networking

  It was MarketingMel’s honor to speak to the Strategic Marketing Group of Kingsport Friday, February 19. SMGK is a dynamic group of local business owners and entrepreneurs. They asked me to talk with them about social networking and how they as small business owners can effectively use it. They were a highly interactive audience with some

MarketingMel to speak at Times-News Women's Expo

Women’s Expo 2009 is this Saturday and Sunday at Meadowview. I am honored to be in the company of some distinguished speakers. I will be presenting during the portion called “Tips, Tools & Resources for Competing in Today’s Environment.” Here’s the line up of topics: 10 am: Social Networking and Hot to Use it in Today’s Market,

The Social Media Revolution

Tomorrow I will be giving a presentation to an exclusive group of regional business owners about social marketing. They are all affiliated with ActionCoach and local ActionCoach Curt Henry asked me to be the guest speaker. I call it, “What me tweet? Why business owners should care about social networking.” I will open the talk