Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist
Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

I’m often asked: Online Personal Branding, what is it? And what does it have to do with me?

Good questions.

The fact is that in this era people and companies are increasingly using the internet to find out information about others. When you log onto major social networking sites like LinkedIn, MySpace.com, Facebook Twitter, StumbleUpon or other social media sites (you can find me under username MarkMontoya) you leave a ‘virtual footprint’ that gives an impression of who you are, what you like, whom you chose to associate with and other characteristics about who you are. Continue reading Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist
Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

I’m often asked: Online Personal Branding, what is it? And what does it have to do with me?

Good questions.

The fact is that in this era people and companies are increasingly using the internet to find out information about others. When you log onto major social networking sites like LinkedIn, MySpace.com, Facebook Twitter, StumbleUpon or other social media sites (you can find me under username MarkMontoya) you leave a ‘virtual footprint’ that gives an impression of who you are, what you like, whom you chose to associate with and other characteristics about who you are. Continue reading Mark Montoya: Online Personal Branding Specialist

Signs Are Vital To Any Business. Here’s How To Make Yours Shine!

Signs Are Vital To Any Business. Here's How To Make Yours Shine!

Signs Are Vital To Any Business. Here’s How To Make Yours Shine!

When you are thinking about your business branding, one of the most important things to focus on is your signage. Signs should tell people who you are, what you do, and why you are awesome! A good sign will become embedded in a customer’s mind, and it’ll help them remember you when then need something. It’s such an integral part of branding, so if you are rebranding your business then make sure the signage is incorporated at an early stage. Signs should always be in a good state of repair – as soon as they look neglected it’s time to replace them, otherwise people will think you don’t care about your business or how you come across to other people.

Here are some things to think about when getting your signage renewed: Continue reading Signs Are Vital To Any Business. Here’s How To Make Yours Shine!

Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Being a 20-something means you’re old enough to not be the stupid teenager but you’re young enough to do awesome things. However, this is also the time when every person worth their Oreos will have a gem of an advice to give you. This leads you to believe things that you should have no business believing or even knowing about in the first place.

Because, they prove to be your VIP ticket to self-destruction and disappointment. Like these six things… Continue reading Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Working for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small Business

Working for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small BusinessWorking for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small Business

There are a number of significant differences between working for a large corporation and working for a small business; both have their benefits as well as their down sides and for this reason it is important to choose what works best for you as an individual. You may find that you are more suited to a corporate environment than to the atmosphere of a small business or other way around. The decision you’ll make is entirely down to you and depends largely on the way in which you work.

With this in mind, here are the top advantages of working for both a large corporation and a small business in order to help you make your decision. Continue reading Working for a Large Corporation Vs. Working for a Small Business

Are Mobile Phones Effective Medium for Building your Brand?

Are Mobile Phones Effective Medium for Building your Brand?Businesses are fast catching on to the nuances of integrating mobile in their marketing efforts because of the almost instant response and effective feedback that they get. What with smartphone usage increasing in leaps and bounds and penetration of the markets becoming more effective, marketers are making a beeline for mobiles that have proved to be the best channel today.

It is one of the most cost effective means of marketing where the investment is considered to be quite safe and secure. Continue reading Are Mobile Phones Effective Medium for Building your Brand?

Five Steps to a Professional Office Space

When a business first opens an office space, office decor is probably not the first thing that pops into the office manager’s head. However, the way an office looks can play a big part in leaving an impression on clients and in shaping the culture of the company. Of course, maintaining costs will also be an important factor when designing the work space.

For those concerned about making a professional space on a limited budget, here are some tips to remember.
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15 Ways To Identify Bad Leaders: Lessons for Hiring Professionals

It is a fact of life that some leaders have won their positions despite their lack of capabilities. Some leaders just cannot seem to put their skills to use.

It is simpler to identify the traits of a poor leader before hiring them to a leadership position. When hiring professional identify bad leaders, they often save themselves a ton of headache.

Here are the ways to identify bad leaders:

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The Single Most Successful Social Media Campaigns

Social media campaigns are the hot new way of achieving cost effective advertising, marking the move many companies are making from a few expensive campaigns to numerous smaller ones.

By marketing free content online, companies, political activists and advocates for other causes hope to share their message between social media networks. While the most successful campaigns of all have turned viral, many of those that have not reached such a status have still made a big impact. Continue reading The Single Most Successful Social Media Campaigns

Best New Online Personal Branding Web Tools and Websites

Best New Online Personal Branding Web Tools and Websites

Keeping on top of your online personal brand can take a lot of time, but with some new web tools and websites the ability to keep a handle on your social network, job opportunities, friends and family relations, and recreation, is easier than ever. From quality top seo companies, to all-in-one IM websites, to new social networking sites, this new slew of websites helps the individual proliferate their influence and message with greater ease and efficiency; therefore qualifying as the best new online personal branding web tools and websites for 2012. Continue reading Best New Online Personal Branding Web Tools and Websites