Buy Some Tickets…

Drink some wine, eat some chocolate and listen to jazz. Join us for an evening of fine wines, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate and live jazz featuring Denise Thimes, an internationally known local artist. Help kick off United Way of Greater St. Louis' campaign! Tickets are $55/each for early birds through August 1st or $60/each leading up … Continue reading Buy Some Tickets…

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Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon

My friend Wendy is stationed in Cameroon, West Africa, as a grassroots micro finance volunteer for the Peace Corps. After her first few months in a village without running water or paved roads, she realized that a lot of the kids in Cameroon can't read and don't have access to books. When Wendy contacted an … Continue reading Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon

Out of Africa

I am most definitely not in Africa. But from the projects I've been working on, I might as well be. Nurses for Africa At work, we're helping out with a site for 16 nurses from St. Louis that are in Zambia, providing medical care and education and HIV/AIDS prevention. Zambia is in southern Africa. Each … Continue reading Out of Africa

Top Brands on (and off) Twitter

Of the 100 most mentioned brands on Twitter, the vast majority do not have corporate accounts. Imagine the influence that these brands could have if they were engaging in conversations with consumers via Twitter. They could answer questions, respond to reviews and, in general, gain insight into how their customers feel about their brands. So … Continue reading Top Brands on (and off) Twitter

Follow me on Twitter

For those of you who aren't familiar with Twitter, it's like a Facebook status for the world to see. For those of you who aren't familiar with Facebook, wow. You can now follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/colleenjaycox. Or check out the latest updates in the bottom right corner of the site, via the Twitter … Continue reading Follow me on Twitter

Cookie Monster

C is for cookie... and Colleen! If you're like me and loooove cookies, then you'll be excited to see that the Girl Scout Council has set up a web site to make it easier to find the Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts slingin' yummies in your hood. Go to http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/ and type in your … Continue reading Cookie Monster

Online marketing for job searches

Just posted on my Resume Rehab blog about a woman who is looking for a job using a t-shirt with her resume printed on it. Too bad when I tried to look for her online to find out more, she didn't have a web site, online resume, Linked In, blog, Facebook page... nothing. Given the fact that the Internet has taken over the world of marketing (and most of the world, in general) is it possible for a successful marketer to have a virtually non-existent web presence? Doesn't seem like a very effective personal marketing plan to me.