Social Gorillas on Facebook

Social Gorillas on Facebook

“Your new Facebook Friend: A Rare Ugandan Gorilla” writes Stan Schroeder about two years ago, kicking off with what I think was a brilliant idea that goes far beyond a mere Social Media Marketing ploy as – what it really does – is raising awareness – and this is what counts for so many endangered species today. And obviously not only for those… as we have recently seen in Egypt.

Watch the highly interesting snippet 3 I captured at the eTourism Africa Summit 2011 two weeks ago that explains the origin of Social Gorillas on Facebook and why they are such a success in terms of Visual Marketing Online.

Social Gorillas in your Lounge so to speak :)

Social Gorillas on Facebook

“Social Gorillas on Facebook” clearly gets gorillas out of the mist into the virtual limelight and peoples’ hearts as they can watch tons of live footage that give an almost real-time experience within the Bwini Impenetrable Forest of Uganda where around 800 mountain gorillas enjoy their freedom – and this right from their comfortable couches. Meanwhile, the dignified stars of the show observe daily soaps of “Mankind” – from a distance and definitely without beer and potatoes.

Visual Marketing Online

Visual Marketing Online is the current trend and literally drawing everyone in its ban, namely the marketing and advertising industry of course. Doesn’t everyone want some minutes of glory… glued into eternity?

The fact is that today’s digital cameras and mobile phones, especially iphone 4, enable almost everyone to shoot digital photos or video clips of acceptable quality and shoot them directly onto the web, be it YouTube or Facebook just to name those two. Whereby the quality isn’t even a criteria when it comes to capturing unique moments and events as we have seen in the case of the amazing tourist movie “Battle at Kruger”.

Accordingly, one of the clear messages at the eTourism Africa Summit 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, was to never go out without our digital weaponry and always be ready to shoot. So the Wild West style ‘hands-up or I shoot’ motto changes into a sociable “Smile NOW as I Shoot!” scenario that may be funny – or perhaps not.

And if you don’t want to be shot? Do you have to wear a disclaimer-button “Don’t Shoot Me!” or a “no-shoot-chip” engraved into your skin or DNA in the future ?

Jokes (?) aside, here we can imagine how the virtual world is flooding our so-called reality, opening new business opportunities for virtual security or digital immunity LOL.

Attention: new niche lurking … the Invisibility Pill: ‘switch me off, Boetie’ and POOF! … ex and gone!

We know there’s no more privacy on the Internet… the question is: will we be able to escape … and if so, where?

You just never know what you get when the mist rises. . .

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Google or Social Networks

Google or Social Networks

When looking at a monthly or annual marketing budget, the question that may present itself to many people today might be: what do I focus on… Google or Social Networks genre Facebook, Twitter and Empire Avenue?

While there’s a lot of confusion out there – and no wonder with such rapidly changing scenarios – the answer is simple and very straight: in today’s global and very competitive business environment on the Internet – a platform responsible for explosive sales around the world – the question is no longer about Google OR Social Networks… it’s both!

Yes, it’s getting frantically hectic… and the reality is that as Internet marketers – or serious business owners with a vision – we have to build our authority in both: Google AND Social Networks!

Google and Social Media Marketing

Google or Social Networks

Certainly, Google still is the biggest magnet – or sort of reflex – when people search something on the Internet, there are many people who consider Social Networks, eg. Facebook – as THE Internet! This is a huge market that needs to be addressed in terms of marketing efforts.

On Social Networks though the game changes… marketing becomes entirely trust- and relationship-based, people believe people they know much more than what the advertising industry tries to push down their throats.

When my trusted friend tells me that a restaurant is just simply sublime, I will go there… taking some friends along probably and knowing the experience will be super… based on the recommendation of a trusted friend.

While one may debate as to how much a ‘friend’ on Facebook is a ‘friend’, however, many families that link and communicate and have just some friends join them without any interest in building large social networks with something other than communciation and fun in mind … certainly form a unit that exchanges information that will be channelled in one way or another.

Accordingly, online marketing – and advertising as a whole – has to rethink its strategies… and this is happening everywhere right now.

Empire Avenue Education

Empire Avenue offers great education for human behavior – besides offering excellent ways for people to connect with likeminded people. I have not been spammed once! And I’ve been able to communicate in a fun and interesting way with a number of fantastic people where I want to continue, learn more, hear more and why not do business together when and if it’s requested? If they see my way of building trust and helping others achieve higher scores… seeing just simply who and how I am – well, that certainly is quite a foundation to continue from – isn’t it?

Have a look at it HERE and see if it’s for you. It certainly will expand your expertise in terms of Social Media Marketing Online.

And lastly: the above result was reached with my article a few hours ago: GOOGLE Top One on 1,790,000 search returns within 25 seconds… of course on Semiomantics :) Ask me how :)

About Google and Social Networks

Google or Social Networks

When looking at a monthly or annual marketing budget, the question that may present itself to many people today might be: what do I focus on… Google or Social Networks genre Facebook, Twitter and Empire Avenue?

While there’s a lot of confusion out there – and no wonder with such rapidly changing scenarios – the answer is simple and very straight: in today’s global and very competitive business environment on the Internet – a platform responsible for explosive sales around the world – the question is no longer about Google OR Social Networks… it’s both!

Yes, it’s getting frantically hectic… and the reality is that as Internet marketers – or serious business owners with a vision – we have to build our authority in both: Google AND Social Networks!

Google and Social Media Marketing

Google or Social Networks

Certainly, Google still is the biggest magnet – or sort of reflex – when people search something on the Internet, there are many people who consider Social Networks, eg. Facebook – as THE Internet! This is a huge market that needs to be addressed in terms of marketing efforts.

On Social Networks though the game changes… marketing becomes entirely trust- and relationship-based, people believe people they know much more than what the advertising industry tries to push down their throats.

When my trusted friend tells me that a restaurant is just simply sublime, I will go there… taking some friends along probably and knowing the experience will be super… based on the recommendation of a trusted friend.

While one may debate as to how much a ‘friend’ on Facebook is a ‘friend’, however, many families that link and communicate and have just some friends join them without any interest in building large social networks with something other than communciation and fun in mind … certainly form a unit that exchanges information that will be channelled in one way or another.

Accordingly, online marketing – and advertising as a whole – has to rethink its strategies… and this is happening everywhere right now.

Empire Avenue Education

Empire Avenue offers great education for human behavior – besides offering excellent ways for people to connect with likeminded people. I have not been spammed once! And I’ve been able to communicate in a fun and interesting way with a number of fantastic people where I want to continue, learn more, hear more and why not do business together when and if it’s requested? If they see my way of building trust and helping others achieve higher scores… seeing just simply who and how I am – well, that certainly is quite a foundation to continue from – isn’t it?

Have a look at it HERE and see if it’s for you. It certainly will expand your expertise in terms of Social Media Marketing Online.

And lastly: the above result was reached with my article a few hours ago: GOOGLE Top One on 1,790,000 search returns within 25 seconds… of course on Semiomantics :) Ask me how :)

72 Hours to Top Tourism Australia

72 Hours to Top Tourism Australia

Picking up the thread from a previous post named “Social Marketing in 60 Seconds“… that made it to Google Top 10 in no time on Semiomantics XO… note we’re in the racing business here LOL… here’s the next snippet I wish to show you! It’s again highly interesting explaining how a young chap from Cape Town made it in 72 hours to top Tourism Australia in terms of Digital and Marketing… listen to it and be amazed!

72 Hours to Top Tourism Australia

Our star in 72 Hours to Top Tourism Australia was named the “most connected traveller in Europe” and truly is a shining example as to how Social Media Marketing can change one’s life completely!

The Importance of Visual Communication

Note also how brilliant presenter Damian Cook explains the importance of Visual Communication in today’s online market at the eTourism Africa Summit 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa… and I would say not only there! Not many out there who love reading as I do… and then who has the time for it?

Especially not if driving a Ferrari on Empire Avenue – so gotta get back there and see what the Stock Markets say :)

Jokes aside: have a look at my link as this social media platform may well become a hot rocket in your online collection of social media platforms.

Will be back with more …. just too interesting isn’t it ? Sorry, don’t look for technical quality in these snippets; I didn’t want to publish them initially but the content is just too good not to be shared!

Empire Avenue Online Rocks

Empire Avenue Online on Google

Following yesterday’s article entitled “Empire Avenue Online” HERE, I did my usual check to see the performance of this article on Google.

Well… I hardly ever look any further than Google Top 10 – why?

That’s exactly where people who are looking for something on the Internet would look… meaning 10 websites on the left side and a number of expensive Google Ads to the right… and sometimes on top.

Empire Avenue Online by Bianca Gubalke on Google Top 10

Click on the picture and see exactly where my article went… or go and check it now, a day later… and it’s still there.

Why? Because I invested in building my knowledge over many years in the monthly fully online Ycademy Seminars and Workshops I host, I became a Semiomantics Expert – which is the best performing WP based Script on the Internet and I don’t use anything else but the best… whatever the best may be – and with this combination I can provide all my customers with astonishing results like this one… Follow through many other examples which will all blow you away.

The fact is: they keep blowing ME away as well as they are just so absolutely unique… and all this for a fraction of Google Ads that make everyone dependant on rising freakin’ budgets short-, medium- and longterm.

Empire Avenue Online on Google

The example “Empire Avenue Online” on Google as demonstrated as per above can apply to just anything.

Whatever you sell and promote – be it yourself, a product, a service or other peoples’ ads… your main objective is to be found on Google Top 10 and… Social Media like Facebook, Twitter and… I would add to this Empire Avenue, definitely.

I am still very new to that program and can say it taught me a lot and – while all this is a fun game with virtual investments – we learn about human behavior, including our own LOL…. and what counts most for me personally at the end of the day is to have exposure and find and be found by the right people!

The right People to click with

What are the right People to click with?

Well – astonishingly, this works well – or even better online than offline as while one doesn’t see one another or touch each other physically and limiting factors like money, color, age, gender and all the fluff and stuff fall aside… there are other factors that count: how people react, relate to one another, express themselves, present themselves and – once a closer connection has been established – how the words, the minds and the hearts actually connect and find common ground from which something new can grow.

Online Communication.

This is what makes Empire Avenue attractive to me and some great connections have been created this far! Besides, my trip around the world is taking shape LOL and who knows? not only virtually :)

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Social Media Marketing in 60 Seconds

Social Media Marketing in 60 Seconds

Attending the eTourism Africa Summit 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, a week or so ago, I expected to hear more about how Social Media Marketing Africa would get a chance to participate in the global market – never mind to compete. The focus being on “Africa”!

Social Media Marketing in 60 Seconds

Why do I ask this?

I’ll get to this in a second; just listen into a very brief extract of how Damian Cook, excellent presenter at the eConference, painted the power of Social Media Networks bundled within 60 seconds… I started shooting too late with my simple digital camera… so you just get the end of it, however, it’s enough to get the picture. It’s Social Media Markeeting in 60 Seconds!

It’s very much a picture as to how we in South Africa – never mind Africa – are losing out on business online, at least almost!

Social Media Marketing in 60 Seconds

Social Media Marketing in 60 Seconds in Africa will only get off to a fly when the most urgent matters are being addressed and – solved! We need to be able to compete internationally as the Internet is global and business happens increasingly via the Internet. It means good and affordable lines, reliable fast connections… and the other issue is the payment gateway – namely PayPal – that I addressed in an earlier post.

As the server is down I have to write here today. More on this to follow!

If you can’t see the video above, try this link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/wegotop#p/a/u/0/RmD9kRu-daU

Empire Avenue Stock Market Online

Empire Avenue Stock Market Online

Following my recent article on Social Media Marketing in 60 Seconds – which by the way ranks on Google Top 10 – , there’s no way any online marketer or ambitious business owner on the Internet can ignore or avoid the ‘social factor’ – like it or not.

Empire Avenue Online - Takeoff

What’s really fun in my view is if a program comes up that goes beyond 14 words and actually not only trains our creative muscles but also keeps the brain cells spinning while being pretty close to the ‘real’ thing in terms of the Stock Market. The program I am referring to is Empire Avenue – CLICK HERE to get the idea. All online of course… and set in a much gentler ‘economic’ environment so to speak :)

Call it the Empire Avenue  Stock Market Online.

Empire Avenue Online

In Empire Avenue Online you basically enter a large online trading platform where you present a stock market value and the idea is to grow your stock market value online in a smart and spiffy way. Doing thisincludes activities across many social media platforms like Twitter, facebook, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and your blogs – the idea being that every click counts, each activity that adds to the cyberspace communication pool (or cyberwaste plethora…) counts for you, growing the stock market moloch.

One may not be attracted to this ‘cold’ and ‘sterile’ side of things of course. Trading short-term implies that one has to trade hard and without emotional attachments to rise one’s value and from there to build some form of authority – at least in the beginning…

It’s a tough one for anyone with slow lines, especially for us South Africans moving at 384 kpbs or so compared with speeds of 16,000 and 24,000 in the ‘developed’ countries… However, at the end of the day one should not forget that this is a social medial platform where we want to meet, exchange ideas and – eventually – do business together.

I’ll be back with more…