Social Media in the Workplace – Are You In or Out?

Social media in the workplace – in or out? If your first thoughts are visions of your employees wasting the day away playing games on Facebook or making their evening plans with friends on Twitter, it may benefit you to take a second look at what social media can do for you, your employees and your company these days. From solving tough problems to boosting productivity, the benefits of social media in the workplace far outweigh the time wasting fears that may be holding many business owners and employers back from utilizing these powerful tools.
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“Tech Milwaukee” ~ An Initiative of the School Factory and Orion Group

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the Tech Milwaukee initiative with James Carlson of the School Factory.

Tech Milwaukee is a diverse group of meetups and meetup organizers who love technology. As the website states, “It’s nothing fancy or overly official.” It’s an initiative that gives a glimpse into the vibrant Web, tech, hacker and maker community in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Orion Group is looking to become the founding sponsor of this joint effort between the School Factory, Bucketworks, and the Milwaukee area technology community. Tech Milwaukee will help the tech community in Milwaukee by making it easier for the meetup and conference organizers to run their meetings by providing them with food and drinks during their meetups and free space in which to conduct their meetings.

In the Memorandum of Agreement between Orion Group and School Factory, it is stated, “A desired result of this program is for the Milwaukee tech community leaders and influencers to realize that Bucketworks fosters a collaborative learning and working environment and is a viable location to host monthly meetups and annual unconferences.”

Our goal is for Bucketworks to be established as the homebase for the tech community in Milwaukee, which is made up of the various technology-related meetup groups that meet at Bucketworks, for instance, Web414, Milwaukee WordPress Meetup, HTML5 Meetup, DC414, WordCamp, BarCamp and many more.

So, be sure to check out the new (still in alpha testing) techmilwaukee.com website and let me know what you think in the comments area of this blog post here.

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I’m Speaking at WordCamp Chicago 2012!

Click this “Tweet” button now to tell the world you are attending my session Sunday at 11:30AM:


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Developing an SEO Content Generation Strategy

No matter how many times Google updates its algorithms, one thing continues to remain true: Fresh, unique content is king. If you’re not willing to devote the time and effort that are needed to create fresh, relevant content, you can’t hope to succeed in the online marketing game. Continue reading

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iOS App Development: Beginning with the User in Mind

When gadget owners use their iPad or iPhone application, what they really want is convenience. The last thing that these people need is to be overwhelmed or confused with the functionalities of app offers. The iOS app development and all the people behind this process are the ones that are responsible for the creation of a successful app. Continue reading

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My Sister, ChrissyW… Specializing in Digital Scrapbooking Templates

In the world of scrapbooking, one name is evident… “ChrissyW”. Perhaps I’m a little biased though. After all, she is my sister! Continue reading

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Setting Up Google Alerts to Monitor Your Brand and Competitors

For any emerging or established business, staying on top of your competitors is a must. Any PR moves, announcements, offers, improved or altered services of a competitor could have a direct impact on your business operations, or even customer and client expectations. Continue reading

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Hiring a Professional Google Adwords Consultant

Setting up and starting a Google AdWords account is deceivingly simple. To beginners, the process is quick and straightforward. However, Google’s paid search marketing program has a surprising number of nuances under its plain veneer. Continue reading

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Milwaukee Google Analytics Qualified Consultant

What exactly does it mean to work with a Milwaukee Google Analytics qualified professional? Aren’t all search engine optimization professionals and online marketing firms the same? Isn’t success simply measured by the firm’s ability to increase traffic by improving a site’s authority and visibility in the search engines? Continue reading

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Conversion Rate Optimization

In a video on SEOmozCarlos del Rio talks about user-driven change and using conversion rate optimization to make great content.

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