Author Archives: Gary R Schirr

Advice from New Bloggers

The students in my social media marketing classes have been blogging for 4 weeks. I asked for tips or tricks on blogging, using WordPress, or sharing content, based on their experience. Here are their 26 ideas. Continue reading

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Worst Ad Performances of SuperBowl 51

I tweeted the Superbowl commercials for my social media classes #SMM4RU and for Wharton Future of Advertising #WhartonFOA. I am glad that I did, as I might not have stayed for the fourth quarter heroics otherwise! I rated the four … Continue reading

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Whither Twitter? Save the little blue bird!

Twitter is losing money. Improvements in the platform are rare and rarely make a splash. Somehow the pioneering public messaging service missed the huge private messaging market – and Facebook has the leadership position. Salesforce decided not to buy them. In … Continue reading

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New Student #Blogs – Check them out!

The students in my Wintermester Social Media Marketing class are on a blog sprint. They are supposed to produce 8 posts and build some sort of audience in only 3.5 weeks for a blog about their passion! Why not check … Continue reading

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Amazon made my day…

I was delighted to see the seven books (all about innovation) suggested to me by Amazon when I landed there today. OK they may have been flattering me and my colleagues from Sweden, but still… Service Innovation on Amazon.

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Service Innovation Applied to Marketing

Just do it! Try, observe, and then iterate or pivot. Continue reading

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Advice to my son on working from home

My son just took a job with a fast growing online firm where he and most of his colleagues work online from home. I had worked from my home office for a while with a company headquartered in Berkeley during … Continue reading

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