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

Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing

Jim Gilbert’s Next Speaking Gig: WordCamp Miami 2016


It gives us great pleasure to announce that our CEO, Jim Gilbert will be speaking for the 3rd time at WordCamp Miami.  Look for Jim’s updated presentation, “The Immutable Law of Social Media  #REALationships” to again provide an overabundance of social media engagement tips and ideas that all companies can take away immediately.

About WordCamp Miami:

WordCamp Miami has been an annual event in South Florida for the past 8 years. It’s grown from a 150 person event from it’s first year to over 770 attendees in 2015. The scope of the event has also grown in that time to not only include talks specifically on WordPress but also blogging, content creation, SEO, designing, marketing, and developer related topics. It’s been on of the longest running non-profit tech conferences in South Florida.

The 8th annual WordCamp Miami is happening next month – February 19-21 – at Florida International University. It has a full schedule lined up for everyone from those wanting to learn WordPress for the first time to those who are already skilled at developing with it. Here are some of the highlights:

– If you’ve never used WordPress and want to learn, a full-day workshop is available on Friday February 19th. The class is limited to 100 individuals so that the instructors can take you step by step from learning hosting basics to being able to customize a basic WordPress site of your own.
– If you are a freelancer (whether you use WordPress or not) there’s a full-day freelancer’s workshop on Friday February 19th.
– Saturday and Sunday (February 20th and 21st) are full of talks ranging from how to improve your website’s SEO, security, and how to build an commerce site with WordPress. Sunday has a full track dedicated to business owners and agencies, along with a brand new “Learn JavaScript deeply” for developers.
– The conference is especially family-friendly this year with a Kid’s Workshop Sunday morning (where parents and kids ages 8-13 can learn to create their first blog), an arts/crafts/STEM class in the afternoon, and then a kid’s panel to end the day (in which the invite is still open if you want to nominate your child who blogs to come and speak). Kids are welcome to attend both days on the weekend, and are free to attend.

Outside of the knowledge provided by over 70 speakers from across South Florida and the rest of the world, WordCamp Miami has many knowledge sponsors on hand if you want to talk to anyone face to face about website hosting and security. There is a “Happiness Bar” staffed over the weekend by knowledgable WordPress users if you have a question about your WordPress site or need advice about your next website.

What’s probably the most interesting about the event is the ticket prices. Because this is a non-profit event, ticket prices are a low $35 for the weekend (plus money if you want to attend a workshop on Friday). Discounts for students and teachers available. The event usually sells out so you might want to pick up your tickets as soon as possible. Weekend tickets include food, swag, t-shirts, and access to the after-party:

2016.miami.wordcamp.org/tickets

Doing my thing again, this time at Social Media Day South Florida


Another great speaking gig under my belt.  This time at the Mashable Social Media Day South Florida the end of June.

The first ever “viewing” of my new presentation: “The Last Immutable Law of Social Media: The Law of REALationships“.  My audience loved it.  Many told me it was the best presentation of the day!

Here’s a pic of me doing my thing.  I love speaking to big and small groups!

Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing

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.

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.

See Jim Gilbert Present “The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing as Mashable’s Social Media Day Miami #‎SMDAYMIA‬ Tomorrow


Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing at #DMA13 in Chicago

Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing at #DMA13 in Chicago

I am speaking tomorrow in Miami at Social Media Day! 3:30. Se you there:http://lnkd.in/bXriF69 If you missed the chance to see the 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing when I presented to The Florida Direct Marketing Association, here is your chance :). See you there… ‪#‎SMDAYMIA‬

Want Gilbert Direct Marketing to Present The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing to your organization or Business?  Use the form below to contact us…

Win at Social: Wrap Yourself Around An Issue and become a Social Media Marketing Thought Leader


Wrap yourself around an issue and become a social media marketing guru.

You don’t have to be a great writer to get social media attention. Just “own” another issue and you can make some hay for yourself. Its simple to do:

Step 1: Find an issue or topic you believe in, or are well versed in, and have an opinion you would like to share about the topic.

Step 2: Seek out articles about that topic.  Find them on Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, etc.  Twitter is the perfect channel for this!

Step 3: Share the article, with your comments.  Simple right?

More: There are two ways to share on your topic, “for” or “against”.  Sometimes disagreeing with the article can get you even more notoriety.  I don’t shy away from being controversial.  For example, when the U.S. Post Office starts in with their annual postage rates increases, my rants railing against the stupidity of the USPS get lots of attention.  As a marketing consultant who goes against the grain and uses direct mail often for clients (Note: Direct mail is NOT dead!  Its still as viable as ever if practiced correctly), being known as champion of direct mail marketers against the post office, shows people a lot about how I could help them if hired for a direct mail campaign.

Give it a try and let me know how you did.  Post a comment below.

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Back by popular demand at the 2014 Direct Marketing Association #dma14 Conference


I love giving back to the marketing community.  I have had a wonderful career in direct marketing and believe heavily in paying it forward.  One of the ways I love to give is to do public speaking.

I was one of the early adopters of social media (started blogging in 2006) and some even say that I helped make Facebook Pages for Business what they are today with my approach to engagement via contests and product giveaways for my clients.

Today I am thrilled to announce that the Direct Marketing Association has invited me back to speak for DMA14 in San Diego in October; once again as part of their “back by popular demand” series.  Once again I am proud to say that my presentation, “The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing” was one of the top 20 presentations at last years DMA Conference in Chicago.

Here is the message I just received from them:

Dear Jim,

Congratulations!

Your session, The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media, was among the top 20 sessions at DMA2013. The programming team for DMA2014 would like to extend an invitation for you to speak at DMA2014 in San Diego, October 25–30, 2014.”

And here is a picture from the event last October:

Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing at #DMA13 in Chicago

Jim Gilbert Presenting The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing at #DMA13 in Chicago

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The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing – Presentation from #DMA2011


On October 5th I presented The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing to a packed house at the Direct Marketing Association Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Here is the deck from that presentation.  I have some video and pictures I will clean up and post next.  Feel free to pass this presentation on.

Thanks for coming to my presentation at WordCamp Miami


Update: The slides from my WordCamp Miami Presentation are up here: http://bit.ly/axONf8

Update 2: The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing presentationI promised is available here: http://bit.ly/9SMMLaws

Thanks to all of you who attended my session at WordCamp Miami, I want to offer a hearty thank you for your listening and support.  Speaking in front of an audience is collaborative experience and much like a musician, the speaker feeds off of the audiences energy.  For lack of a better term, you guys felt great!

Post your comments below for a copy of “The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing”.

Jim Gilbert Presenting at WordCamp Miami 2010

Jim Gilbert Presenting at WordCamp Miami 2010

Blog as your marketing center - The Engagement Cycle

Blog as your marketing center - The Engagement Cycle