Social Media Marketing- The 3 Biggest Reasons Fortune 500 Companies are going Social

Lots of talk today about Volume of business on the social media scene.


Lots of Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller ones are FINALLY discovering social media works and it is for real.


Million Dollar Question:

What took them SO LONG?

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Social Media Marketing- The 3 New Rules of Conversation

Talking and and Listening

drive social Media.

Combined you have what is called Conversation-both offline and online.

Conversation has been something that most of us have been very good at, and have found it natural to do.

Some are good at it.

Some are really good at it.

Until we go online and in the social media sphere.

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Social Media Marketing- A Secret from a Billion Dollar Entrepreneur



A Billion Dollar Salad.

THAT is a lot of money, and a lot of wealth, and salad.

This is not going to be a long post, but well worth the read.

I was recently talking over lunch to a CEO and Founder of a company that does over a billion dollars a year and it is a traditional business. He was enjoying his salad immensely. Turns out that his salad contained a billion dollars worth of advice as well.

 At least it helped catalyzed it.

The CEO is well spoken and a brilliant visionary, and a good friend of mine. I have learned much from him. We have done some business together in the past and will again.

He and I were talking about social media marketing and all the possibilities that were there, and he asked me a question.

“Would you like a piece of billion dollar advice?”

“Sure-you bet” I said.

He leaned over his billion dollar salad and smiled, and said, “I have watched social media for the last 4 years, and it appears that you have done allright with it with exposing your trainings on the social sites. Bravo. I have also noticed that there is a well kept secret that most in social media have not figured out, but the ones who have– are getting very rich in social media. VERY rich. You have done well, but want to do a whole lot better?”

I was all ears.

“Here is a secret-find out what people are looking for - I mean REALLY LOOKING FOR and REALLY WANTING -take the time to study that –ask a lot research questions in your marketing niche about what is missing and what void needs to be filled desperately. THEN-give it to them…but do it  BETTER than anyone else possibly could imagine. Drop their jaws. Make your competitors envious and depressed… do that in social media, and you will own your social media marketing niche within a year or sooner. Guaranteed.”

THAT is a billion dollar nugget – for social media marketing.

blessings…doug firebaugh

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Social Media Marketing- The Power of THE GREAT UNDERSTANDING in Social Media


Social Media marketing.

It was all over the place recently at the blogworld expo convention.

It was ROCKING HOT. People tweeting about it, blogging about it, sending mobile uploads, podcasting live, ustreaming about it.

What a great event and I love las vegas and the climate. But also the greatest part of it was the education that someone could learn from it.

I would suggest that you get on the bandwagon and be there next year. Scott Monty was there. The founders of twitter. Many different Directors of social media was here for many fortune 500 companies.

And Scott was even interviewed on CNN about the social media revolution. GO Scott! How about Chris Brogan? And all the speakers there?  it was an AMAZING chance to learn and grow in social media.

Why am I telling you this?

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Social Media Marketing- The 4 Things Business Owners are Looking for




Business Owners are looking today for BUSINESS.

THAT is a fact undeniable.

YOU must help them find it and create it in new ways and new places.

But they are also looking for 4 other things. Surprisingly, many business folks are changing their focus and looking in  new directions for business as well as possibilities.

And  they are looking to social media to deliver the goods.

What are the 4 things that business owners are looking for?

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Social Media Marketing- Seasons of Success by Doug Firebaugh

It has definitely been a long winter.

And winter is not even here yet.

But I am back and ready to roll.

As you probably know, last year I lost both my parents suddenly, and that kind put me in a funk that I was in for a bit even though I was on the road and training. But it was a difficult time, and now the season of grief is past, and the season of GO is upon me.

Maybe you have been through some season yourself, and it has been hard.

Let me tell you a secret:

Seasons in life are what Grow YOU and what shape your future in your social media marketing home business. Never worry about a season of frustration or discouragement in your social media marketing business.

ALL seasons are TEMPORARY and they will pass.

If you are discouraged, then the best thing to do is to GET BUSY and keep your mind off the season. I am NOT a fan of winter. But I am a fan of summer. So I stay very busy during the winter months creating and producing so the the season flies by. Except for skiing in Colorado (LOVE CO), winter seems a bit brutal here in Michigan.

What will keep YOU busy?

Find the actions that will PRODUCE volume for you, and continue doing those things MORE than normal and you will find the season of success upon you quicker than you ever imagined.

Contiue ro build relationships.

Continue to blog (do NOT do like me and just walk away for a season.)

Continue to create powerful and valuable content that rocks the social world.

Ask others for ideas for content and for products and connections.

Record videos  with powerful nuggets and create a library of them.

Record podcasts and create a library of them on Itunes and all the podcast directories.

All of the above i have been doing during the last 10 months- but doing it privately, so I have quite a backlog of content just waiting to be posted.

I guess some good cam out of the passing of my parents. Both were in their mid 70s- way too young to go in my opinion. But God knows what He is doing.

So I am in a  NEW season and a NEW path in life-headed towards more success that I never dreamed possible. The last 24 years have been amazing-been in home marketing since I was 25 years old-the next 24 are going to be off the hook.

It is YOUR Season, and I am glad to be back from the winter that I just had- and looking forward to the incredible summer of success that lies ahead- even though I will miss my mom and dad.

It is YOUR TIME and YOUR TURN for Success in your social media marketing home business.

blessings…doug firebaugh

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