Rush Hour Episode 12
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Rush Hour Episode 12

This week Cameron, Carolyn, and I discuss Neil’s new blog, [QuickSprout](http://www.quicksprout.com), as well [MySpaces acquisition of PhotoBucket](http://mashable.com/2007/05/07/photobucket-myspace-3/), [Ebays impending acquisition of StumbleUpon](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/05/08/ebay-close-to-acquiring-stumbleupon/), the differences in user behaviors between various social media sites and the subsequent impact on strategies for leveraging those sites. We also discuss online reputation management and answer a chatroom question about how one would go about starting up a new social media site.

Branding Yourself for Success – QuickSprout
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Branding Yourself for Success – QuickSprout

Personal branding is something I get a lot of questions about. People often ask me what they should do in order to get an established name out there and be seen as a major influencer in their industry. The reason they want this is because the second you accomplish this, the opportunities will come your way and you’d be amazed at the kind of business or money that just lands in your lap.

The Pepsi Approach to Advertising
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The Pepsi Approach to Advertising

Most TV commercials suck which is why I love Tivo, but there are a lot of [great commercials](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/creative-commercials-that-youll-never-forget.html) that are actually very addicting. These great commercials are rare, but it seems that Pepsi’s commercials usually shine above the rest. So before you try to create some sort of advertising campaign, get creative like Pepsi and you too will be successful.

BlogSigs – Increase Traffic With Your Email Signature
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BlogSigs – Increase Traffic With Your Email Signature

It’s surprising how much email I get from people who simply sign their email with their name, telephone number, and street address. Nowhere to be found is their web presence or how to get in touch with them over instant messaging clients. Not inserting a link to your online presence is simply free traffic lost, but just throwing a link on there isn’t going to work either. Here’s how to use your email signature to increase traffic, the right way.

Bloggers Often Have Real Lives Too
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Bloggers Often Have Real Lives Too

There is a secret amongst bloggers. We never speak of it, and we never try to show it, but sometimes matters are out of our hands and it becomes apparent even though we don’t want it to (though it’s okay and even good to talk about it). Well today I’m going to let that secret out of the bag.