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9 Videos on the Digital Future

Happy April Fool’s Day! We now resume our regular programming… Five weeks ago at xPotomac, nine speakers and one emcee delivered speeches and conversation starters that sparked 25-30 minutes of questions and answers each. The following nine videos are listed in the order of presentation. Special thanks to my client Vocus for providing videography services. Vocus is hosting the Demand Success 2013 conference in Washington, DC this June 20-21. The event focuses on marketing best practices for converging media, and includes speakers like Arianna Huffington, Content Marketing Institute Founder Joe Pulizzi, digital journalism expert Jay Rosen, and many more. Check it out. Please feel free to leave comments and feedback about the conference here. We’re listening! xPotomac Introduced: BlogPotomac Legacy […]

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Get and Keep Readers

The following speech was given at Saturday’s New York City Tribeup. We live in an attention economy. The way content gets found today with social validation and search requires that posts, videos and pictures get referred to and talked about by others. As a blogger, I did well during the RSS era with the Buzz Bin. I sold that blog as part of an acquisition. In the process I lost 5000 RSS subscribers. For a little while, my personal blog did well in its stead based on my social network communities and good will. This created a second wave of success. I then did a bunch of stupid things like cut down frequency, blog without editorial direction, engaged in a […]

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How David Blogger Can Beat Goliath with Triberr

Join me on September 22 in New York City for the Triberr Takeover conference. Today, media companies dominate the blogosphere. How can a small independent Davina or David blogger compete with Goliath brands like AOL, Gawker and Mashable? In a recent call about a World Hunger Day campaign I’m engaged with on behalf of Yum! Brands and Razoo, I compared my blogger list with PR firm’s list of preferred social channels. None of the names conflicted, as the PR firm was focused on media company driven blogs. This picture of which blogs mattered to each party — independent groundswell versus big media — typifies the picture of which type of masthead really gets the majority of attention online. The task […]

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Playing in the Leaves by Geoff Livingston
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The Backside of Georgetown (Final Edit) by Geoff Livingston
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Last Tree Standing by Geoff Livingston
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