Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tanzanian Student Fund - Website Just Launched!

Blooming Footprint is proud to be a part of the Gayle Lyn Kliever Student Fund and happy to announce the launch of it's new website. We have been donating our time and energy to help raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause. The fund is the result of Amy's cousin, Gayle, living and teaching in Tanzania, Africa for five years. She fell in love with the people and culture there and is working hard to help citizens of all ages in this struggling country.

By donating to the fund, one can make a huge difference in a student's life and consequently, the country's economy. A small donation goes a long way (a large donation goes an even longer way! :) And the best part is, they have been able to channel 100% of all donations directly to student scholarships!

To learn more about the fund and make a donation, please visit the website:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Still Think Social Media Is A Fad??

I loved the first video Socialnomics put out and here is the updated version. The social media & mobile statistics are hard to ignore. Watch for yourself...

Take Aways...
"We don't have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well do we DO it."

"People care more about how their social graph ranks products and services than how Google ranks them." Second time I heard this today. First time was at a Hubspot webinar.

"We will no longer search for products & service, they'll find us via Social Media."

"One out of eight couple married in the US met via Social Media." This is why sites like Pickv are making waves in the online dating world.

"25% of search results for the World's Top 20 largest brands are links to user generated content."

"The ROI of Social Media is your business will still exist in 5 years."

The Big Kahuna...
"Listen First, Sell Second."