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Will 2010 Be a Turn Around Year?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2009 in ty downing | 0 comments

Yes. This could by far be my shortest post ever….

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Google Advertising “Chrome” On Home Page Of CNN?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Google, ty downing, Video | 3 comments

I just happened to notice this on CNN’s home page today, an ad by Google? If you are aware, Google hardly ever spends on advertsing, at least not as much as Yahoo! & Bing? It’s just interesting to me that we are seeing a little more aggressiveness on Google’s part to dominate.  What do you think? By the way, if you click the ad Google has on CNN, it takes you to the video below. I also added some additional goodies from...

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Why Do You Think Google Bought AdMob?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2009 in Google, Social Media, ty downing | 0 comments

I would love to get your feedback on this….really, what is your vote? <br /> <br /> &lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2240946/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2240946/”&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Why Do You Think Google Bought AdMob?&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span style=”font-size:9px;”...

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Speaking At Social Networking World Forum

Posted by on Nov 8, 2009 in Social Media Events, ty downing | 1 comment

I just wanted to give a quick update on my travels to my home state, California.  Right now, I am sitting in my hotel room trying to tackle the poor Wi-Fi service in this nice hotel (Yelp review coming) Ok, so I am in San Jose, California, just miles away from where I was born, Fremont, California. Tim Moore and I are here for an exciting international event called Social Networking World Forum – North America. The company that organized this event, 6 Degrees, is based in England, and are extremely organized in  international planning.  They are holding events like this one...

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I Spoke At SMBF And Loved It!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in Social Media, Social Media Events, ty downing | 0 comments

You may be asking, “What is SMBF” right? Well, this acronym was no doubt a popular #hashtag trending on Twitter. It stands for Social Media Business Forum, an event that took place just a few days ago in Raleigh, NC. A well known social media thought leader, and good friend, Wayne Sutton (@waynesutton) invited me to have a speaking part, and I took him up on it.  I had a blast at his event. He combined with Kipp Bodner (@kbodnar32), Jeffrey L. Cohen (@dgtlpapercuts), and Ryan Boyles (@therab) to create the first ever SMBF conference. The line-up they had was truly incredible, take...

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Social Media For Real Estate, A Perfect Combo!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2009 in Social Media, Social Media Events, ty downing | 0 comments

Last week our team comprised of me, Tim Moore and Lori Lorusso, had the privilege of teaching nearly 20 real estate agents from Coldwell Banker, Sea Coast Realty here in Wilmington, NC, the basics of social media.  We had a blast with them, and we equally learned a lot from them.  Social media is really an incredible useful tool for real estate agents, and as you’ll see from the testimonials, they agree.  One of the agents, Ken Keegan, actually received 2 leads after the first day of our training using LinkedIn…no joke, watch his video too.  The average home purchase...

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