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Terri Holley

by Shonali Burke on August 16, 2010

You're Never Too Old To Embrace Technology… Unless You Think You Are

by Shonali Burke on August 16, 2010

“Good morning, Terri.  I hope you have a beautiful day!  Love, Mom” A few weeks ago I received this text message from my 83-year old mother, who for years has been adverse to using technology. Needless to say, I was amazed and tickled about this particular text. Is this the same woman I grew up [...]

by Shonali Burke on July 2, 2010

Permission Marketing: In or Out?

by Shonali Burke on July 2, 2010

Of All the Nerve! I was attending a networking event and handed out my business card to another attendee who had asked for it. No problem. We said good bye and went our separate ways. Two days later I was receiving emails from that very person – and they were the kind that I didn’t [...]

by Shonali Burke on May 4, 2010

Shall We Dance? The Social Media Soiree

by Shonali Burke on May 4, 2010

If you’re in the DC Metro area, here’s a great event coming up you should know about: the Social Media Soirée, hosted by our very own Terri Holley and Creative Blog Solutions, on May 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Silver Spring, Md.’s, Eggspectation. Here’s why: Small businesses are increasingly investing in social media marketing including [...]

by Shonali Burke on April 26, 2010

Got Trust?

by Shonali Burke on April 26, 2010

With all this talk about “building trust” in an increasingly untrusting environment, I’ve been musing more and more about the concept of organizational empathy and how businesses are stretching to make authentic connections with customers.  These connections are more important than ever in the age of social media. Image: Kahunapule Michael Johnson, Creative Commons So [...]

by Shonali Burke on March 11, 2010

Gwen Peake: The Woman Behind a Big Company Acting Small

by Shonali Burke on March 11, 2010

Social Media Rule #1: Connect with customers as an actual human being This isn’t easy to do for a large brand. But Ford Motor Company is succeeding. Through Facebook, Twitter and a few other social tools, Ford is doing an exceptional job of making authentic connections with the people they serve. A few weeks ago, [...]

by Jill Foster on January 18, 2010

Community Building Breakthroughs and Distinction for Small Business

by Jill Foster on January 18, 2010

Recently at Women Grow Business I wrote about how the social media space is becoming much like a cocktail party. With lots of voices out there, it’s getting harder to woo your prospects. I also posed the question, how can businesses be the distinctive voice that knocks their prospects off their feet? This is an [...]

by Jill Foster on November 10, 2009

Community Building Breakthroughs: Got Empathy?

by Jill Foster on November 10, 2009

My daughter is a tween who just started middle school. Every school day she wakes up to live in her world. Her essentials (and I mean essentials in every sense of the word): Clean pair of UGG® boots Fully charged iTouch Umbrella if it rains Cell phone for texting I am a women in my [...]