John Armstrong

January 10, 2014

Getting Hot Over Our LinkedIn Think-n-Drink

Finding leads Linkedin Strategies

That’s a great panel, right? Three people with three very different uses of LinkedIn made our Think-n-Drink an informative and entertaining event. One of our attendees even had this to say:

December 27, 2013

3 Quick Tips to Upgrade Your LinkedIn Profile and an Invitation


It’s almost the new year and…

  • Those new business leads aren’t going to appear out of nowhere. They have to be created.
  • That new job in 2014 will be harder to get without a strong first impression.
  • Getting your name in front of the people that matter doesn’t happen overnight

You can do all these things by taking a little time to improve your LinkedIn profile. We’ve gathered some quick tips to make the most three most important changes. Use these to gain attention from those with the ability to help you get leads or that job you have your eye on.

John Armstrong

December 20, 2013

Think-n-Drink: How to use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business and Career


Build a powerful presence on linkedIn

When our staff was pondering potential topics for the upcoming Think-n-Drink, we simply asked ourselves, what marketing topic has come up more times in recent conversation than anything else? The answer was…

…keyword research.

Well, we already did that a couple of months ago, so if you’re one of the people that missed out, look forward to another session about that soon. Warming up in the bullpen was LinkedIn, so we put him (her?) in the game.

December 17, 2013

2014 Industry Predictions: Organizing the Chaos of 2013

I don’t know if you agree, but 2013 was insane! I find it fascinating that year in and year out, things just move so much more quickly and change so dramatically versus even just five years ago. I remember those all-hands-on-deck meetings to take inspiration from Groupon. The Facebook timeline. Pinterest. Instagram. Vine. Back to Instagram. After reading articles and blog posts on 2014 industry predictions, I have a sneaky suspicion that it may be taking a step back. And that’s a good thing.

November 20, 2013

How to Make Money on Pinterest the Correct & Easy Way


I just saw an interesting email in my inbox from Pinterest this morning letting me know that some items I’ve pinned have dropped in price.  They’ve been rolling out this feature slowly since August, but this is the first I’ve seen it personally.  This sort of feature makes Pinterest a must-include social media outlet for eCommerce sites.  It’s a brilliant innovation that will help businesses make money on Pinterest, as well as help customers get a better deal on the stuff they want.

November 5, 2013

Pinterest Doubles Down On Contest Rules After Dispute With Blogger

Pinterest Beefs Up Contest Rules


Back in May Pinterest made a change to its contest rules to keep spammy “Pin it to Win It” contests from overrunning the site.

And last week in a “This Time We Really Mean It” move, Pinterest added the same rules to its updated Acceptable Use Policy.