Pleth Crew on the Road…

We have a few members of the Pleth crew hitting the road this month, possibly coming to a town near you soon! One upcoming event will be held at Volt Industrial Plastics and the topic of the workshop is "Getting Started with Social Media for Businesses" (see details below). Pleth is making this presentation in conjunction with the Yellville Chamber of Commerce on August 15 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. If … [Read more...]

Beware: I Have a Facebook Imposter…

Now the FBI and Facebook are both aware, and I've notified the other guy that he's impersonating, I think it's time to have some fun now...— Cotton Rohrscheib (@cottonr) March 21, 2013 Just when you think you've seen all the stupid that this world can throw at you, something happens and you have to doubt the future of humanity all over again. Follow along closely because I promise you are … [Read more...]

Thanks Trump! Expect Fewer Rants from Me…

This past week I had my eyes opened to something that I haven't given a lot of thought to in a long time, the funny part is who I can attribute my eye-opening experience to, Donald Trump.  It's no great secret that I'm not a huge fan of "The Donald", in fact, he and I disagree on more than we probably agree on, but being that he's been acting like such a child the past few months on Twitter I find … [Read more...]

Facebook Acquires Gowalla…

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The story was broken this evening on CNNMoney that Facebook had purchased Gowalla, I actually got a heads up this morning that this might be going down soon. I'm pretty mixed on this.  It's no great secret that I was a huge Gowalla fan in the early days of location based services and geosocial but the latest evolution of the Gowalla product really drained me pretty bad and just like most of my … [Read more...]

Rant: Innovation -vs- What Works

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I tweeted something today that had been on my mind for a few weeks: The reasoning behind the tweet was a culmination of things lately that have really had me scratching my head. The first being Facebook's latest upgrade. If you haven't noticed the level of interaction on Facebook drop since this upgrade you should probably get your eyes checked. Honestly, no one knows what to do, where to go, … [Read more...]

Social Media Ministry Management Tips

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I recently was asked to assist with the management of social media for one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. I am still in the discovery process of what all social media strategies and presences they have in place right now but it hasn't taken me long to figure out that they have worked pretty hard to get to where they are at presently. For instance, they have multiple campuses … [Read more...]

Facebook’s Public Figure Limitations

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I have been talking with some people lately that are considered "Public Figures" on Facebook because they have reached that magic number over 5000 friends and were forced to either stop taking friend requests or to convert their profiles over to "Public Figures". Let me start out by saying that for most people that fall into this category (celebrities) the problem I am fixing to outline is not a … [Read more...]

What Advice Do You Have For Teens Concerning Social Media?

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A while back I was asked by a good friend who is in leadership at a church in Little Rock to come speak to his youth group about social media. I am real excited about this opportunity because this is one of those rare occasions where what I do professionally intersects somewhat with my personal faith. Another reason I am pretty excited is because I get to co-chair this talk w/ my good friend … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Influence Marketing

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Brands have used "influencers" for as long as I can remember to promote their products, just think back a few years to when Michael Jordan was at the top of his game and quite possibly the most popular athlete in the world, Nike signed him to a contract to endorse their brand and to release one of the most popular lines of tennis shoes ever created, the Nike Air Jordans, which if I am not … [Read more...]

EP:024 – The Cotton Club Podcast

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After a brief hiatus The Cotton Club was back online this evening w/ Keith Crawford, Tyler Presley, Steven Trotter, Chris Spencer, and Mike Fraietta to discuss Google+. Being that Google+ is fairly new, this was the first chance for me to really connect w/ some of my friends to get their take on the new product. It was also very cool to have Mike Fraietta on the show this evening, he is the … [Read more...]