Bob Weir Covers Lady Gaga And More During Intimate Solo Acoustic Show [Full Video]

first_imgLast night, Bob Weir played an intimate solo acoustic set at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. During the performance, Weir ran through a number of covers, including Robert Johnson’s “Walkin’ Blues” toward the start of the set, later performing Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” and Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” to close it out. In between, he played the Grateful Dead classics, “Loose Lucy” and “Peggy-O”, as well as two songs off his recently released solo album, Blue Mountain, the title track and “Only A River.”Bob Weir Surprise Guests With Jim James Two Nights In A Row For Dead Tunes & More [Videos]His performance was an intimate affair, and Weir laid out heartfelt renditions of the songs across the evening, taking moments to chat with the crowd. Notably, following “Only A River,” as he was tuning, Weir dived into an anecdote about how he secured the guitar he was playing—a Martin 0017 from 1936. “So, maybe 10 years ago I was looking at the want ads in the clinical and I saw a Martin 0017. I always wanted one of those—they’re great little blues guitars. So I went over to somewhere in Oakland, I think, and I picked it up for $1,100 bucks. The neck was pulled off the body, so you couldn’t really play the guitar, so it could have been less. [laughs] It was a Martin, so I sent it back to the Martin factory. They happily reset the neck and sent it back to me in the proper plastic, but really protective case, and you really need a good case for this one. Did you know this was made in 1936?” After pausing for a moment to focus on tuning, Weir continued, “But, out of tune is out of tune,” eliciting laughter from the audience.Trey Anastasio Joins Bob Weir At Wanee For Acoustic Dead, Phish, And Lady Gaga Covers [Full HD Video]After the fan-favorite “Peggy-O,” Weir warned that “This next one I’ve never even attempted to sing all the way through.” The song was Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons,” a number that got much press after Bob Weir debuted the cover with Trey Anastasio at Wanee Festival back in April. At Wanee, during Anastasio’s surprise five-song acoustic sit-in, the two iconic jam figures alternated between lead and harmony vocals. Given that this was his first run through of the song solo, Weir performance went well, and the cover fit seamlessly into his acoustic set.Lady Gaga Expresses Her Excitement About Bob Weir And Trey Anastasio’s “Million Reasons” CoverYou can check out an extended live video from Bob Weir’s solo acoustic show in Mill Valley last night, courtesy of Paul Winston. Enjoy!Setlist: Bob Weir | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 9/13/2017 Set: Walkin’ Blues (Robert Johnson cover), Loose Lucy, Blue Mountain, Only A River, Peggy-O, Million Reasons (Lady Gaga cover), The Maker (Daniel Lanois cover) [Photo: Steve Rose]last_img read more

Mates open the 2012 season by pounding Vikings

first_imgLast season the Dam Inn Mates looked very impressive in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League Final.The Mates continued that impressive showing Sunday as Dam Inn opened the 2012 season with a lopsided 29-6 victory over Castlegar at the Mount Sentinel Field. In the other game on opening day, the Brewers defeated Nelson Hour Glass by forfeit.The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League is a four-team league and plays Sundays at Mount Sentinel.Game times are 11a.m. and 1 p.m.Sunday the Mates meet Brewers at 1 p.m. while Hour Glass battles Castlegar in the preliminary game at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Man receives serious eye injury in vicious Letterkenny attack

first_imgA young man was left with a serious eye injury when he was attacked in Letterkenny.The attack happened around 3.15am on Sunday morning last at Lower Port Road.The man was knocked unconscious after he was set upon and sustained a serious eye injury. Gardai are trawling through CCTV footage as part of their investigation.They are keen to speak to a man who was seen with blood on his nose and possibly wearing a blue shirt who may have been involved in the attack.Garda Sgt Eunan Walsh said “The victim suffered a serious eye injury as a result of the attack and we are keen to speak to anybody who may have witnessed the incident.”Anybody with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100. Man receives serious eye injury in vicious Letterkenny attack was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackeyeInjuryletterkennylast_img read more

New Search Engine Marketing Report

first_imgOur friends at Marketing Sherpa have published a new report on Search Marketing.  You can download the PDF executive summary and see some of the results.  I also had a chance to talk with Stefan Tornquist, Marketing Sherpa’s Director of Research, today about the report.  If you would like to hear more about the research and how it impacts your company, Marketing Sherpa and HubSpot are teaming up for a free webinar tomorrow.Here are a couple of the big takeaways I have seen so far in the report relative to SEO:Companies are growing their investment in SEO.  The average company in the report plans to increase their spending on SEO by 35%!  That is a big increase when most markeitng budgets grow by only a few percent each year.  of course, SEO is usually far cheaper than PPC, in fact you really can do it yourself with the right tools.SEO has a great ROI.  SEO was listed as the second highest ROI markeitng tool – behind an in house email list.  And I would say that people typically do not properly account for the true cost of a list (it costs you money to get all those names in the first place) so the true ROI is usually less than you think.Did you like what you read? Want more? Get automatic updates by subscribing to our RSS Feed or Email List (top right hand side of this page). Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Originally published Nov 5, 2007 3:58:00 PM, updated October 01 2019last_img read more

Facebook’s Assumed Consent for Social Ads – Smart or Suicidal?

first_img Facebook Advertising Facebook for Business:Free Marketing WebinarDownload Now –> Topics: Originally published Jan 26, 2009 5:20:00 PM, updated October 01 2013center_img Brent Leary and Paul Greenberg are starting a new audio show called “CRM Playaz”.  You can listen to the first episode and you’ll learn that they are sharp guys with some interesting things to say.  And they are pretty funny too.You’ll also learn that they are fans of HubSpot on Facebook, but they are also a little pissed off at HubSpot, specifically because of our Facebook ads.  Here’s what upset them. An ad for HubSpot that mentions that Paul is a fan of HubSpot.  Paul feels like we did this without his permission.So how did I do it?  Well, it is actually pretty easy.  When I created the ad on Facebook (learn how to advertise on Facebook here), I clicked on a single checkbox.  That’s it!  All Facebook ads allow you to “add social actions” in one click and that can add the profile picture and a statement about the relationship from any of your fans or group members.Basically, Facebook assumes implicit permission for people to use your name and your brand to advertise products that are associated with the groups you join and the pages you become a fan of.  Now, as a user you can control this, but the default setting is for advertisers to be able to do exactly what we did with Paul and HubSpot.  By the way, if you want to opt-out of Facebook social ads, just click on “Settings -> Privacy Settings -> News Feed and Wall -> Social Ads.”What do you think about this?  Are Paul and Brent right?Is Facebook invading people’s privacy by allowing marketers to use their face and name in ads for companies where they have expressed some level of support?  I have my opinions, but what do you think?  Leave a comment below.  I added a copy of Paul’s thoughtful comment that he left on the ZDNet article (first link above) to get things started here. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

How to Create a Winning Contest with Social Media

first_imgIn just a few days, the contest has already generated hundreds of tweets and thousands of new visitors to HubSpot’s website, and the numbers continue to climb. 1 Social Media Contest Example 2: In the summer of 2010, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago launched a contest that required a web –savvy individual to live in the museum for 30 days and report observations to the outside world. The museum offered the contest winner a prize of $10,000, tech gadgets, and an honorary lifetime membership to MSI.To generate some pre-contest buzz, the museum started conversations on Twitter (using hashtag #MATM) and inspired bloggers and mainstream media channels to cover this unique experiment; BoingBoing, Mediabistro, PBS, The Huffington Post, ChicagoNow, and other mainstream outlets and local blogs wrote about the contest ( see example ). The coverage generated hundreds of comments, tweets, and video impressions. The Museum of Science’s video channel also generated more than 240 new subscribers and more than 15,636 new likes on Facebook. 2 Tips and Takeaways Run contests using social media, not just your website . Social media can be more than a promotional tool; it can also be a utility. In the case of HubSpot’s Website Grader contest, using Twitter to tweet your website’s grade is the required method for entry. This implementation takes advantage of user-generated content and, in turn, further promotes the contest to a wider audience. A win-win for all. Use an integrated strategy. Don’t just rely on one outlet for promotion. In addition to traditional marketing methods, use all the social networks that are important to you and your audience. Many successful giveaways expand their reach to multiple sources utilizing blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn (to name a few). Make your contests easy to share. If people can’t share your awesome contest idea, it may not go very far. To ensure your giveaway gets some traction, use a URL shortener like bit.ly to create shortened links for others to share on Twitter. Also, add “Tweet This” or “Share on Facebook” links on your website or blog so visitors can easily share your content with one click (AddThis is a great tool for that). Wherever your contest is promoted, make it easy for others to share it. Generate pre-contest buzz. Don’t forget that you can start promoting your contest even before it officially starts. Use social media to start conversions so people are already lined up and waiting when it launches. The Museum of Science did a fantastic job of this by starting conversions with bloggers and followers on Twitter. Track your success. To know that your contests are successful, use a unique tag, phrase or link for tracking. Whether it is a hashtag on Twitter or a unique landing page on your website, put processes in place to identify the results you generate from social media initiatives.Contests present a terrific way to create PR opportunities and to reach out to your target audience effectively. They’re fun, and they help you get noticed by both customers and the media. Social media has become an excellent resource and tool for turning good contests into great ones.Do you have any great ideas or examples to add? I would love to hear your feedback! Credits: 1. Source: Inbound Marketing Blog 2. Source: 11 Examples of Online Marketing Success eBook   Social Media Campaigns It’s a fact: people like to win stuff. When you pair the word “prize” with an objective, you can generally expect a good outcome. Because of this, holding contests or sweepstakes is a great way to drive more sales, leads, donations, or whatever you’re trying to get more of.Contests have been a fun and effective promotional strategy for decades, but since the success of an online contest hinges so closely on generating a large volume of participants, having the right promotional strategy is crucial.Social media, specifically, enables you to reach a very large audience for little cost, which makes it a superb outlet for contests and giveaways. People love to share great content, and the social channel only makes it easier to spread the word about your promotion. When done right, social media will help your contests go viral.Before we dive into some tips of running a successful contest using social media, here are some great examples: Social Media Contest Example 1: Looking for some extra cash? HubSpot is currently giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to a lucky winner every day. All you need to do is grade your website and tweet about it ( official details here ). Not only that, but there is also a grand prize of a free iPad, which will be awarded to a winner who, not only tweets, but blogs about their results. Originally published Jun 1, 2011 9:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017center_img Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

13 Awesome Headlines for Business Blogging Success

first_imgBlog content gets shared across all types of social channels. So for a blog post, the headline is its call-to-action. The headline determines how your content will be shared and spread more than the content of the post itself. Great headlines can take time. Personally, I’ve written dozens of headlines for an article before finally deciding on the one that made the final cut. To save you some time, we wanted to give you a jump-start on succeeding at this critical aspect of business blogging.13 Awesome Headlines for Business Blogging Success 1. 5 Things You MUST Know About [Insert Business Topic]2. A Guide to Understanding [Insert Business Topic]’s Recent Changes3. Best Practices for [Insert Business Topic]4. Learn How to Do More [Insert Business Topic] With Less5. 6 [Insert Business Topic] Secrets Revealed6. The Truth About [Insert Business Topic]7. 7 Instant Improvements for [Insert Business Topic]8. 101 Statistics About [Insert Business Topic]9. 9 Amazing [Insert Business Topic] Videos10. How to Be the Best [Insert Business Topic]11. An Insider’s Guide to [Insert Business Topic]12. What the Experts Won’t Tell You About [Insert Business Topic]13. 10 Unexpected Ways to Rock At [Insert Business Topic]What is the best blog post headline you’ve ever written?Image Credit: Maria Reyes-McDavis Blog Headlines Topics: Originally published Oct 5, 2011 3:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

LinkedIn Launches Analytics Tool for Groups

first_img LinkedIn Marketing This week, LinkedIn added a brand new feature toLinkedIn Groups: Analytics. (And you know how much we love data!) Group owners now have the ability to get insight into group growth, demographics, and interactions through visually appealing charts and graphs. This data will help marketers measure and improve marketing strategies that help build LinkedIn reach, member activity, and ultimately—leads.You can access the analytics by visiting the “Groups” tab in LinkedIn and clicking the little blue graph icon underneath the Group’s name. Join HubSpot’s Inbound Marketers Group on LinkedIn for more news and conversation on LinkedIn Analytics.Here are 4 things you can analyze using LinkedIn Group Analytics:1. Get a quick glance into your Group’s performance: The first tab — the Summary tab — is a high-level overview of your LinkedIn Group, including one or two statistics from each of the four tabs. Use this to take a quick look at how your group is performing in terms of current size, comment frequency, and demographics.2. Learn about your group members’ demographics. The Demographics tab is the most thorough tab. It uses your members’ LinkedIn profile information to give you a deep dive into their overall career level, job function, location, and industry. Use this information to figure out what type of members your group attracts. Are you bringing in the right people for your business? Can you use this data to supplement your buyer personas?3. See how your group is growing over time. Is your hard work paying off? Is the content you’re providing attracting more members to your group, growing your LinkedIn reach? The Growth tab lets you know how many members you’ve added per day as well as your total member growth over time. You can also dig into your week-over-week growth.4. Monitor your group’s activity levels. Are people discussing content and commenting more over time? Find out through the Activity tab. If not, perhaps you need to revamp your LinkedIn engagement strategy. An active group shares more content and sees more frequent visits! Experiment with different types of content, and measure the results here.Don’t have access to this, but your colleague does? You can actually share these insights with anyone (even if they don’t have a LinkedIn account) by clicking the little link icon on the top right hand corner of each tab and forwarding the link. Check it out, and share your stats!Have you checked out your LinkedIn group’s analytics yet? How would you use this data?  Topics: Originally published Nov 11, 2011 11:30:00 AM, updated July 28 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

The Definition of Closed-Loop Analytics [In Under 100 Words]

first_img Originally published Nov 16, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: The first time I heard “closed-loop analytics” I thought … “Uh oh, is that something I’m supposed to know?”Luckily, it’s aptly named, so it’ll be easy to give a succinct definition.Ever wonder what path your customers took to close? Closed-loop analytics tells you.Closed-loop analytics lends insight into the entire customer lifecycle — from the time they first interact with you, to the time they become a customer. It helps tremendously with Sales and Marketing alignment, because you can actually see what activities are most likely to yield a customer — “closing the loop” on your marketing efforts.Whatd’ya think of the off-brand Fruit Loop image? Too corny? Sales and Marketing Metricslast_img read more

New Social Media Marketing Benchmarks: How Does Your Company Stack Up?

first_img284 million. That’s how many monthly active users Twitter has.Believe it or not, Instagram has actually surpassed Twitter with 300 million monthly active users. (For comparison, the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia, has a population of 255 million.)And then there’s Facebook, with 1.35 billion monthly active users. That’s billion … with a “b.” In other words, Facebook’s user base is just a hair smaller than the population of China, the most populous country in the world (with about 1.37 billion people).Stats like these help convince modern marketers like us that social media is indeed worth our time and energy. The numbers help us grasp just how much potential there is for engaging with prospective customers on the social web. They inspire us to act.What these oft-quoted stats on social media usage don’t do, however, is show us how to act. They fail to provide us with any actionable insights into how we can actually improve our social media marketing. That’s why we created the 2015 Social Media Benchmarks Report, which uses data from 7,000+ businesses. The report sheds light on metrics associated with social posting frequency, social following, and social engagement. Use it to benchmark your own social metrics against businesses in your industry and/or against businesses with a comparable company size.To give you a quick overview of the types of data you’ll find in the report, I put together a few interactive charts using the infographic creation service, infogr.am.First up: Here’s the average number of social media posts companies publish per week (across all social networks), broken down by industry. If you click on the small circles up top (e.g., Image posts, Facebook posts, Tweets), the data will update accordingly. You can also hover over the bars to reveal the exact figures.Avg. Posts per Week (by Industry) |Create infographicsAs you can see, the real estate industry dominates all of the posting categories — with the exception of tweets, where the marketing services industry takes top honors. Keep in mind, however, that posting more often doesn’t necessarily guarantee more engagement or overall success. More on that later!Next up is the same data set, only broken up according to company size.Avg. Posts per Week (by Co. Size) |Create infographicsThe general takeaway here: Overall posting frequency is pretty flat across our four company size groups. However, the largest company size (201+) does take top honors, publishing 11.25 posts per week on average.When we look at image posts and Facebook posts, results are more staggered. And with tweets, we see that post frequency increases with company size. (Although the company size groups in the middle of the pack — 11 to 50 and 51 to 200 — have nearly identical tweet-per-week averages.)Alright, let’s move onto some social following metrics. The graph below shows both the average and median number of social followers companies have (across all social networks), by industry.Social Following (by Industry) |Create infographicsSo, the largest average following and largest median following awards both go to the non-profit/education industry. (Median, FYI, is simply the middle number in a series of numbers arranged in order of value. It’s another tool for finding a good representative number for your sample. And, unlike the average, it doesn’t get thrown off if there happens to be one or two extreme values in your data set.)Speaking of data sets, here’s the same one you just saw — only this time, it’s organized by company size:Social Following (by Co. Size) |Create infographicsAs you can see, the largest companies (201+ employees) have the largest average and largest median number of social followers. But somewhat unexpectedly, the smallest companies (1 to 10 employees) have a larger average following than companies with 11 to 50 employees, while companies with 11 to 50 employees have a larger average following than companies with 51 to 200 employees.When we look at the median, however, these (possible) anomalies in the data disappear: The median number of social followers increases incrementally as company size increases.Now, onto the fun stuff: social interactions. Here is the average number of interactions (e.g. likes, retweets, etc.) a post receives, broken out by industry.Interactions per Post (by Industry) |Create infographicsYes, you’re reading that correctly: The non-profit/education industry averages an incredible 42.47 interactions per post. The consumer goods/retail/ecommerce industry takes second place, with 11.4 average interactions per post.Here’s that interaction data broken out by company size.Interactions per Post (by Co. Size) |Criar infográficosClearly, there is less of a disparity in interaction per post when we look at company sizes vs. looking at industries. Still, there are some clear “winners” and “losers.”When it’s all said and done, the largest companies get the most interactions per post on average (with 9.28), while the 11 to 50 employees group comes in a close second with 8.59 interactions per post. The smallest companies take third place with 6.18 interactions per post, while the 51 to 200 employees group sees the least amount of interaction per post with a 5.02 average.So, what does it all mean? What are the big picture takeaways here? And are there any correlations between post frequency and social interactions, or between follower count and interactions?To find out, we’ll need to take a deeper dive into all this data. Click here to download the full 2015 Social Media Benchmarks Report. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published Jan 29, 2015 6:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017 Social Media Analyticslast_img read more