Maximize Your Shutterstock Monthly Subscription Plan

Shutterstock is a stock photography service with over 300 million royalty-free, high-resolution photos, vectors, and illustrations, offering a number of subscription options, including a monthly subscription plan. The following tutorial will allow you to get the most out of your subscription. We’ve had a number of inquiries on how to cancel your Shutterstock Monthly Subscription Plan. If you want to … Read More

UltraCart and WordPress Content Strategy

KP asks: my client on UltraCart is considering adding a content management system such as WordPress. What are the benefits of doing so? UltraCart is a full-featured shopping cart that works well as an ecommerce solution for small to mid-sized businesses. A business that exists solely on UltraCart is going to find that platform lacking in certain content management features … Read More

Six Principles of SEO for Online Communities

I am putting together an online marketing proposal for a philanthropy-based network, where an existing base of 5,000 or so members will be interacting in an ambitious online community. It so happens that when you get a bunch of like-minded, passionate people together in one place and give them the tools, they create a LOT of content. It’s not phrased … Read More

Notes on Content Strategy

I recently discussed content strategy with an associate of mine who runs a very successful professional services business with nearly twenty employees. Combining the content they already produce (articles for print publications) with a moderated democratization of content creation across their employee base could easily produce a thousand or more posts a year. This creates an amazing foundation for a … Read More

Via Tea: How to Find and Hire the Right Marketing Coach

I responded to Tea Silvestre’s inquiry about hiring a marketing coach last week. Her post entitled How to Find and Hire the Right Marketing Coach, aggregating the replies from a number of marketing professionals, is now up on her site. There’s a bunch of great information in there from half-a-dozen people who know what they are talking about. Check it … Read More

Is a Marketing Coach Actually What You Need?

Tea Silvestre, talented proprietress of The Word Chef, asked some of her friends this question: Do you have any cautionary tales or tips on hiring the right Marketing Coach? While I think she’s putting together the replies into something more substantial than a quick blog post, I thought I’d give her my thoughts here, and share her results with my … Read More

Free AT&T Wifi at Starbucks

Finally. Starbucks Corp. will make wireless Internet service free at all U.S. stores starting July 1, eliminating a $3.99 fee for two hours of access. The move comes several months after McDonald’s Corp. also dropped all access fees on wireless Internet service, as the fast-food chain sought to make its restaurants a more suitable place to hang out.

Facebook Steps Into Arizona Immigration Debate

Facebook sent out the Facebook Ads newsletter yesterday, which includes a section for “success stories from advertisers.” This month, the focus is on the Arizona Office of Tourism and its Arizona Travel Facebook Page. When you admin a Facebook Page, you can choose what Tab is used as the primary, or initial, page that visitors see. For most Pages, its … Read More

The Strategy Behind the Web Strategy Blog

We have a fresh new site here at tribalcore.com, and for the first time since our founding in 2002, we have a blog. Not that we’ve never blogged – I first started blogging in 1999 at startupmusic.com with a music technology blog, and I blog at at least three other locations, including The Ojai Post, which has thirty authors and … Read More