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Social Media Marketing Madness [cartoon]
January 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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I am a SM marketer on the inside, listening to SM "experts" on the outside, telling me how to use SM on the inside, to get to people on the outside to listen, when they are having trouble doing the same thing on the outside. :)
Jan 14, 2009 11:18:56 AM
A great, albeit extreme, example of niche digging!
Jan 14, 2009 11:40:13 AM
stevie the K
And we're all engaging in this time-sucking activity in order to game Google results and create the illusion of useful activity!
Jan 14, 2009 11:48:20 AM
Justsice Oliver Wendell Holmes is quoted as saying he'd give his life for the "simplicity on the other side of complexity" When researching anew project I gather enormous amounts of information on product, people, competition etc. Then I step back, exchange ideas with others-- and go to a place of quiet. The simplicity arises from the complexity and I know where to target my arrows (as it were). Social Media is new. It is easy to get mired in the complexity of the offerings. Relax, the answers will come.
Jan 14, 2009 11:59:08 AM
Really good Cartoon. Social media marketing madness. Whenever I see new web 2.0 website which can help in SMM, I immediately sign up. Isnt it also one type of madness.
Jan 14, 2009 12:08:03 PM
Fantastic! Social Media gone Wild!
Jan 14, 2009 12:20:32 PM
This really does sum it up for me.
After having a three week break from it all over Christmas, watching tweets from social media/etc people I follow is making me kind of sick.
Jan 14, 2009 12:23:20 PM
This cartoon really sums it up! It is true madness!
Jan 14, 2009 12:29:06 PM
I'm a musician who would like to connect with other musicians, record labels and music blogs with twitter but cant for the life of me seem to find any meaningful contacts due to the ridiculous number of social media "experts" who keep spamming me with follows.
Jan 14, 2009 12:48:25 PM
SMMM at it's best (i think i left out an 'M' there :) is there an "AA" for us SMM's??
Jan 14, 2009 1:46:46 PM
LOVE it - what about myspacers though
Jan 14, 2009 2:11:13 PM
You nailed it! Ha ha ha.
Jan 14, 2009 2:45:31 PM
I'm an IBM BP that wishes IBM would learn how to 'market' consumer facing product.
Eternal optimist, eh ?
Jan 14, 2009 3:15:42 PM
Ahh yes, gaming Google. But once you master it, it is so worth it.
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Jan 14, 2009 3:41:29 PM
Very funny and very true. We have a series of comics about SEO at
Jan 14, 2009 4:52:41 PM
This is really funny, and partially true.
Marketing does have a luck factor in it, and that allows many people to be marketing "experts".
Jan 14, 2009 5:35:40 PM
Great way to capture the maddening edges of SEO. It is what it is...
Jan 14, 2009 5:42:04 PM
I specialize in criticizing social media marketing cartoons, but this one is awesome :P
Jan 14, 2009 6:29:36 PM
Ha, all this catching up with new blogs on marketing via social media, and enacting them is leaving me no time for invoicing! I do like the cartoon though. =)
Jan 14, 2009 7:34:32 PM
Kathy @ Virtualimpax.com
I found this because of Twitter!
Jan 15, 2009 11:56:32 AM
This is the first time one of your blogs has shown up in my Google Reader.
I promote your webinars to my readers because of their valuable content. Am currently looking forward to your B2B seminar.
Jan 15, 2009 1:07:00 PM
I love it, it is a bit true and I think we are all a bit like this
Jan 15, 2009 4:27:27 PM
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Jan 17, 2009 6:42:52 PM
I just read Hubspot's Inbound Internet Marketing Blog, and learn whatever I need to know from them!
Jan 21, 2009 9:56:26 PM
Stevie the K
Jan 21, 2009 10:22:47 PM
This one is now immortalized on the
HubSpot page at Wikipedia
Apr 22, 2009 6:37:23 PM
Definitely true....gotta have it all!
Jun 9, 2009 2:07:22 AM
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