Yet Another Use For Facebook

Taunt the police.

At least that’s what one UK man is doing. After escaping from prison in September, Craig “Lazie” Lynch has been on the run and rubbing it in the police’s collective face the entire time. He’s using Facebook and picture updates to flaunt his adventures to the authorities and has collected thousands of fbook friends along the way.

 Not directly pertinent to marketing or GoLeads but hey, interesting, no?

Call me crazy but I don’t have high hopes for his new year.

UPDATE 01/14/10:

I was sooo right about his new year.

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The Rules of Fighting…I Mean Writing

I’m not a fiction writer and I barely remember the one time I did see Fight Club but even so, I do like the premise behind these posts: “Tyler Durden Rules for Writing in the Zone” Parts 1 and 2

Essentially the blog writer references the rules of “Fight Club” as fiction writing guidelines. But really it’s all about psyching yourself into the right mindframe for less stressful and more successful writing so I think it could just as easily apply to blog and copy-writing as it does to romance novels.

Rules include:

“No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.”

“I say stop being perfect, I say…Let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”

“Just run with it”

I’ll admit. I am the biggest culprit of the first one.  Well, and the second one. And…well, you get the idea.

Oh and another cool thing about WordPress: I came across the above blog on the login page, where every day they display a host of newly updated blogs. Great access tool for a variety of occupationally pertinent – and sometimes just plain entertaining – information.

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2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

GoLeads hopes everyone had an exciting and safe end to 2009.

We just finished up our first meeting of the year and are very excited to get back to work and catapult the size and success of our company and your company in 2010.

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How To Close Out The Year

 http://webworkerdaily.com/2009/12/29/10-things-to-do-before-the-new-year/

Nice little article I came across today about how to take advantage of the slow period that comes in the last 2 weeks of the year.

I enjoyed this for 2 reasons:

            1. The ideas aren’t too shabby. Especially that one about cleaning out 
                my email…

            2. It’s comforting to be reminded that those 2 slow weeks aren’t specific to
                your company.

How are you spending the last 2 days of 2009?

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2009: Quantity AND Quality

It’s getting to be that time. We’re saying goodbye to 2009 and hello to 2010. The past year has been a very busy one for our company. Our goals were growth and development and we’ve achieved just that.

We’ve not only added 3 new employees to our team, but 3 new positions to outfit our expanding business. We made a major marketing push in 2009, hiring on a marketing assistant, expanding our direct mail and email output, enhancing our social networking, etc., and plan to continue our active and successful marketing pursuits in the upcoming year.

In 2009 we also brought on board senior sales representatives Curtis Hansen and Crystal Howell to develop and operate our new Reseller Division. Between them they have 28 years of experience and have already been had great success in the sale of our internal customer, business, agricultural and specialty files. They look forward to more than doubling the division in the year 2010.

So, it seems 2010 is going to be an exciting one for GoLeads. And hey, maybe this is the year I finally keep my resolution to go vegetarian and attend Jazzercise every day…

Yeah, probably not.

In what ways are you going to make your company bigger and better in the new year?

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Where’s the Bat Signal when you need it?

“Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.”

I was hanging out with my younger sister the other day. She’s 19 and pretty much attached to her phone at all times. Watching her constantly text and Facebook (guess it’s a verb now, huh?) reminded me of a news report I read a few months back.

http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/08/trapped-girls-update-facebook-instead-of-calling-cops/

Above is the link but the gist of the story is this:  two young girls in Australia, ages 12 and 10, got stuck in a storm drain. Instead of using their cellphone to call emergency services, they asked for help by updating their facebook status. Only once a friend saw the update and alerted emergency services were the girls saved.

Wow.

I know that I’ve heralded the benefits of social networking on this blog. But wow. Sure these tools can have a great and important sociological, political, journalistic…and marketing… impact, but I so hope we don’t lose sight of the big picture. Common sense is still needed. There is no magic bullet, no one way to do everything. Twitter can’t sell all your products. And Facebook won’t always save your life. So let’s keep direct mail and 911 fresh in our thoughts, ok?

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Seasons Greetings!

We want to wish everyone a very merry and safe holiday.  We hope your day is full of friends, family, food and laughter.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at GoLeads!!

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