Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

The Wait is Over

I've watched it about 10 times now. I heard there was a new one yesterday. Rather I read it. I saw a piece of paper on my boss's desk at the theater saying thank you from Paramount for putting the new Star Trek trailer in front of Quantum of Solace! That's right! There's a new Star Trek trailer! With a WHOLE lot more than just the Enterprise being put together! And that's an understatement...

I wish I could embed it into this blog, but that's not allowed for the moment. Go visit their website and watch Trailer 2. It seriously sent shivers down my spine!