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Mike Brooks Wins Waterbury Chamber Membership Drive Prize

May 23, 2013

Last night I was thrilled and honored to have won the grand prize as the top producer during the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce’s membership drive for 2013.  The prize was awarded to me for bringing the most new members into the Chamber during their 45 day drive. I really never expected to win; demonstrated by […]

What Zach Sobiech Taught Social Media Managers

May 22, 2013

Zach Sobiech lived more in his short 18 years than some do in 80.  He was a true inspiration to me, and many others, on a personal level.  If you haven’t yet watched the videos, I’d highly recommend doing so. At the core of what Zach accomplished is a great lesson for social media managers […]

003 Nuclear Chowder Show Podcast – How To Write Publish And Market A Book

May 20, 2013

In this episode of The Nuclear Chowder Online Marketing For Small Business Podcast (whoa that’s a mouthful…) I interview author L. Todd Wood.  We discuss how to write, publish and promote a book. Todd has just completed book number 2.  His first book is called “Currency” and is available on Amazon.  And even though his […]

002 Podcast Nuclear Chowder Show – Taking A Business Online

May 20, 2013

Download this podcast on iTunes:  Click here to download In this episode I interview Mike and Maria Keiser owners of The Entrepreneur Circle, LLC  and The Human Performance Academy.  The Entrepreneur Circle is a confidential forum for entrepreneurs to embrace their most intimate, personal and professional issues, which in turn provides them the capacity to execute their […]

001 Podcast Nuclear Chowder Show – Easy Online Marketing For Small Business

May 16, 2013

This is an historic blog post today. Well, that may be overly dramatic… but it’s a big deal for me. This is the very first official Nuclear Chowder Show podcast. The first podcast I ever did was back when I owned a martial arts school. Podcasting was pretty new back then.  Of course since I […]

Want To Be More Visible Online? Google+ Just Might Be the Answer

May 9, 2013

This is a Guest Post written by Allison Rice, Marketing Director for Amsterdam Printing and Google+ Power User. Allison regularly contributes to the Promo & Marketing Wall blog, where she provides actionable business tips. Why does your company use social media? It’s so you can be found more easily by the casual searcher looking for […]

Measuring Stats And Advanced Tools On Facebook

May 7, 2013

This is the 3rd and final installment of my recent interview with Facebook expert Jon Loomer.   If you have not watched the first two episodes, here they are for you: Episode 1: Getting LIKES and metrics on Facebook Episode 2: Paid ads on Facebook and building your community In this final episode, me and Jon […]

Destination Focused Tribe Building Strategy for Bloggers

May 7, 2013

Initially, Triberr was built to enable bloggers who use Twitter to group up with one another and share each other’s content across their respective Twitter audiences. But imagine for a second, if Triberr enabled bloggers to connect their email lists and enable cross-promotion that way. It wouldn’t have worked. Why? Email lists are closely guarded, […]

Paid Ads On Facebook And Building Your Community

May 5, 2013

In part 1 of my interview with Jon Loomer we discussed metrics and community building on Facebook.  This is part 2 of my interview with Jon.  We get into some really new and powerful ways to advertise on Facebook as well as digging deeper into community building strategies. [leadplayer_vid id=”5186B4B8C0D8E”] In this episode Jon and […]

Facebook Graph Search versus your privacy

May 4, 2013

Facebook Graph Search This is a guest post by  Jim Dougherty and was originally published on LeaderWest Digital Marketing Journal. There’s no doubt that Facebook Graph Search makes Facebook data far more accessible than it was previously. One of the initial reviews of Graph Search said that it was a “great new way to stalk someone online.”  While […]

Getting Likes And Metrics On Facebook

May 2, 2013

Jon Loomer stopped by the Nuclear Chowder Show on Youtube yesterday.  Jon is a Facebook likes and metrics animal.  The guy really knows his way around Facebook from paying extremely close attention to what’s going on, not just random speculation. I broke the complete interview up into parts.  This is part 1.  Make sure to […]

How To Add Recommendations Box to Facebook Page

Apr 30, 2013

Do you have the recommendations box on your Facebook business page?  If not, it’s pretty easy to install. Having recommendations is a huge advantage for you.  There is nothing more powerful than social proof to generate more sales for your business. In this week’s show, I will explain why you need it and how to […]

Why Shared Media is the Best of Both Worlds

Apr 29, 2013

Guest Post by Jessica Ann Social media is all or nothing. You’ve got to give it your all, or you’ve got nothing. Right? Not so much. There’s such a thing as sharing the work. And you may or may not be aware that you’re already doing it. Shared media falls between owned media and earned media. Let me explain… Owned […]

A Conversation About Triberr With Dino Dogan

Apr 25, 2013

I had the pleasure of interviewing Triberr founder Dino Dogan yesterday.  We talked for almost an hour-I got a little sun burned in the process-about the many benefits of this social media channel for bloggers. I edited these videos down into 5 to 12 minute segments. I’ll also give a brief synopsis of what we […]

How Google Understands What You Want [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 24, 2013

Have you ever wondered how Google understands what you want from it?  When you ask Google a question, how do those millions of results show up so effortlessly, ranked in terms of relevancy and authority?  Most everyone takes the process for granted – so in this infographic, Vertical Measures  takes a look at the inner […]

Facebook Marketing Glitch X Posting About Y

Apr 24, 2013

As a marketer, Facebook drives me crazy. They make constant changes to the algorithm and interface. One day Facebook works in a certain way and the next day that way may be gone. They made a change recently, as they do often, that caught my attention. The best way I can explain it is as […]

Study: one-third of all Facebook posts are self-censored

Apr 22, 2013

Have you ever been on Facebook reading humblebrags, junkweb pictures, game requests and inspirational quotes, and wondered aloud if it could get worse? A new study suggests that it could, if not for the better judgement of the Facebook collective.  In a recently published study by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook Labs, they show that 71% […]

Boston Marathon Bombing And Privacy

Apr 21, 2013

Do you think you have privacy? Do you think you can be anonymous in this connected world? Not only do I feel you can’t… I actually don’t think we’ve been able to for a very long time.  In the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the privacy vs. public safety debate will likely heat up […]