Video of My WordCamp 2016 “Immutable Law of #REALationships” Presentation (video with slides)


For those of you asking for video of my “9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing” and “The Immutable Law of Social Media #REALationships” presentations this is for you (and of anyone actually)

This was the Social Media #REALationships” presentation by me (Jim Gilbert, of Gilbert Direct Marketing) at WordCamp Miami 2016 last month.  Here is a link to the presentation deck as well

As always, if you have any questions, or you would like a FREE social media evaluation for your business, please contact me at jim@gilbertdirectmarketing.com

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Shocking to see my name in print… why?


I spent the first part of my career in the newspaper and magazine publishing industry.  But now I hardly ever pick up a print publication.

I do receive the print edition of The South Florida Business Journal, and time allowing I will thumb through the pages.

This week I opened up the SFBJ and was shocked to see my smiling face in print.

Its not that I didn’t know the the event I was doing for the Journal wasn’t going to be advertised.  Its just that these days I am so digitally oriented I actually forgot print was even an option for advertising an event…. especially a digital event about social media marketing.

It gave me pause.  Something to think about at the very least and will provide my thoughts here in another column.

That said, I will be presenting for SFBJ for the first time at their “Social Media Crash Course” along with fellow presenters D. B. Weinke and Alex de Carvalho.  I have heard Alex and D.B. speak multiple times (I had them as speakers for the FDMA), so this will be a very powerful event as the Crash name implies.  See you there (March 10th in Fort Lauderdale.  Click here for more info.

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Jim Gilbert Interview on the importance of targeting your market correctly in marketing and other topics…


Here is an interview with our President Jim Gilbert from a local internet TV station BRITV

In the interview Jim stresses the importance of doing your research before endeavoring on any new marketing campaign.  He talks about the 40/40/20 direct and digital marketing rule and how to create persona’s from your customers that allow you to find new customer “clones” that will purchase just like your present customers do.

Interviewing Jim is Jonathan “JDOGG” Lederman.

Note: Not the best interview Jim has ever done, but not the worst either.  Enjoy for some good marketing, direct marketing and digital marketing takeaways.  Also mentioned is Jim’s affiliation (he is current president) with the Florida Direct Marketing Association

News: Linkedin adds “tagging” feature to long form blog posts


LinkedinLinkedin adds tagging to long form blog posts has finally added the ability to use tagging on Long form (Pulse) blog posts on their platform. This is great news for people posting and for people searching for specific items.

For more details on this new linkedin feature see this post I wrote on the subject.

The 50 Best Marketing, Social Media, Digital Marketing and Ecommerce Tips of 2014 (from Retail Online Integration Magazine)


ROI1214_Cover150rgb-largeI made the cover story!  But even if I wasn’t part of this story, these are 50 tips that will propel you to better marketing results!  A must read…

The 50 Best Marketing Tips of 2014” article from Retail Online Integration Magazine.

Check out “The 50 Best Marketing Tips of 2014” article from Retail Online Integration Magazine. I made the cover story! I have tips 11 (customer service) and 41 (social media).

Audience Video: Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing at Social Media Day Miami #SMDAYMIA #SMDAY


Our good friend Cynthia from Virtual Newsmakers shot this audience video of Jim Gilbert presenting a rather spirited version of his 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing at Social Media Day Miami June 29th 2014.

Jim can present the 9 Immutable Laws to your group or business, just use the handy link below to reach out.

Recap: Jim Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing for the Florida Direct Marketing Association


Here is a short pictorial of Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing for the Florida Direct Marketing Association on April 17th 2014.

Want Gilbert Direct to present The 9 Immutable Laws to your group or organization?  Email Jim Gilbert, CEO at jim@gilbertdirectmarketing.com, or use the contact form below…