Social Media Slant is closing
Monday, November 20, 2017
Hello everyone! First of all, let me thank you for your tremendous support over the last three and a half years. Social Media Slant wouldn’t have become an award-winning blog without you. As you know, Social Media Slant - Social media for photographers from a human perspective .. read more..
This Enticing Joy
Friday, May 19, 2017
This enticing joy is dancing, And my eyes love its essence. This transcending joy speaks in tones Of unrivalled radiance. This fascinating joy opens up my heart And baffles isolated decrees. This joy is universal relief! Suddenly, exile makes no sense. This enticing joy fills My soul with enamore... .. read more..
Europe 2016 – Sicily (2)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In my previous post, I shared some images of Taormina. Here are a few more below. A view over Naxos bay towards Etna. The ancient Greek theatre. A view from the ancient Greek Theatre. A view from the ancient Greek theatre. The clock tower of Piazza IX Aprile A typical side street in Taormina. A d... .. read more..
Europe 2016 – Sicily (1)
Saturday, October 1, 2016
The first port of call on my cruise was Messina, in Sicily. It was a hot and humid day. So humid, in fact, that it rained in the middle of the afternoon. We had booked an excursion to Taormina, a town perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian sea. There, you’ll find an ancient Greek theatre... .. read more..
Europe 2016 – Civitavecchia, Italy
Monday, September 26, 2016
A friend and I have just come back from a great Greek / Italian cruise. In the next few weeks, you can expect to see my favorite photos on this blog. The starting point for our cruise was Civitavecchia, a sea port located on the Tyrrhenian Sea and 80 kilometres of Rome. The harbour is formed by [... .. read more..
Thursday, September 1, 2016
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval To purchase the print, click here. Cendrine Marrouat Photography - Beauty is everywhere! .. read more..
Night sky (2)
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
After my first experiment with night sky photography, I decided to continue practicing, using my backyard and the local dog park as inspiration. Compared to last time, the improvement is clear. So far this summer, I have done four or five photo shoots and looked at many images from my favorite pe... .. read more..
Along the Garonne River (2)
Sunday, August 28, 2016
By now, you know that I was born and raised in Toulouse, France. And even though I moved to Canada more than a decade ago, I still love photographing the city every time I’m there. The photo below (two versions) dates back to last year. It shows part of Quai de Tounis, a street that stretch... .. read more..
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Lorsque l’incertitude accueille ton esprit, Que le silence semble remplir tes jours, Ecris. Lorsque les images défilent trop vite, Que les couleurs se confondent, Ecris. Ecris afin que ton âme s’explique, Que tes peurs s’espacent, se délitent. Laisse le bruit du papier te consoler Lors des lourds... .. read more..
My Beating Heart
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Sweet eternity Came and sat by my side; Her hand softly stroked My heart, the unchained dancer. Inflamed and overcome, My thoughts turned into a blur. Intoxicated By a secret source, my mind Had long been dreaming. Then, daylight arose in the skies; I opened my eyes. Eternity soothingly Lay her s... .. read more..
The Basics of Great B2B Social Media Policy
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
According to the latest Sprout Social Index, customer queries via social media have increased by 18 percent in the last 12 months. And yet, only 11 percent of them are addressed. Even worse, companies take an average of 10 hours to follow up and send 20 times more promotional messages than actual... .. read more..
Improvisation on a Godly View
Monday, July 18, 2016
I love watching you sleep. I love watching you live. Your body is the map of love And what I see is angelic. Let me drown in your fantasy. Let me embrace your aura. Everything about you is magic. If I dare kiss your lips, My mind will lose itself. If I dare look into your eyes, My heart will stop... .. read more..
Content Curation for B2B: 5 great examples
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
A few months ago, we published a series of tips from experts to help you take full advantage of content curation. Advice is great, of course. But it is not enough. You need case studies to inspire your strategy. That’s exactly the goal of today’s article. Here are five examples of major B2B brand... .. read more..
He Slumbered Under the Willow
Monday, July 11, 2016
He slumbered under the willow Like a child who’d frolicked too much. Had his pursuits been overmuch? Nature would be his best pillow. Dreaming of an armadillo, He felt new things coming about. Indeed, this man was just blissed out, And his heart pulsated, hard-pressed By the memory of his own que... .. read more..
Haiku and Senryu from Bygone Days
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Some past melody haunts the remnants of the days while my heart exults. Clouds look like pilgrims, lands touch the silent blue skies, and I’m in between. Silent darkness hides behind the shadows of time – carpe diem, life! Snowy peaks peruse meadows, burned-out by the sun but won’t cool them down... .. read more..
Wikipedia Marketing for B2B: The 101 with Mike Wood
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Did you know that Wikipedia averages more than 18 billion page views per month? It’s one of the most visited websites in the world. Wikipedia isn’t just a de facto research ‘base’ for many social media users and customers. Having a page there is also a guarantee of high ranking in search engine r... .. read more..
Yes, We Can
Sunday, June 12, 2016
“Yes, we can!”, I heard them say. “Yes, we can!” My dear friends, brothers, sisters, Mothers, and fathers, Answer me, then: Can we stop poverty? Can we kill violence? Can we wipe injustice out? Yes, we can, but we can what? I am a citizen of the world, And my skin tone mat... .. read more..
Of Human Tides
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Abduction of the senses In the air tonight. Reverse the order, And cause the imbalance Of the world. Make the universe shiver Through hallowed storms. Sweet solitude will guide Your steps until the end. Muster the strength, and Carry your will on your shoulders. For you must needs leave tomorrow.... .. read more..
Sunday, May 29, 2016
I shall give you death unleashed, my friend, For your heart needs closure, forgiveness. This is the day her soul will ascend And reach the mountains of the ageless. Why do you cry? Why do you lament? Even the sun and the sky consent! Please, let her go away; let her soar. This is what you should ... .. read more..
Building Thriving B2B Communities: A conversation with Mary Green
Thursday, May 26, 2016
In this digital era, one concept is slowly making its way into the B2B landscape: online communities. Brands like SAP, NASA, Starbucks, and Oracle have paved the way and are now reaping the benefits of building more ‘human’ relationships with their prospects. Over the last couple of years, an inc... .. read more..
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
dark night in the air wintertime is drawing on and hearts dance with joy. a mischievous quill that a hand tries to conceal – a new phrase is born. shadows on the wall a funambulistic dawn and a mirthful sun! fields covered with grass give a sense of existence – He lives here as well! darkness is ... .. read more..
6 Experts’ Advice on Content Curation for B2B Brands
Thursday, May 12, 2016
As a content curator with six years of experience, marketers and business owners interested in the practice often contact me. Nine times out of ten, the conversation starts with this question: What are the benefits? The short answer is that there are many. I decided to ask curation experts I know... .. read more..
4 Tips to Craft a Winning Unique Value Proposition
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
In this very competitive world, one of the only things that can set your company apart from others in its category is your value proposition. Also known as a unique selling proposition (USP), this concise statement tells potential customers what value / benefits they can expect from a product or ... .. read more..
Is Content Marketing Dead? 5 B2B marketing experts weigh in
Friday, April 8, 2016
Content marketing is everything but new. In the B2B space, 88 percent of marketers use content marketing to attract audiences and build loyalty. And, on any given day, they and the rest of online users share 27 million pieces of content. Robert Caruso mentions that, “the total amount of digital c... .. read more..
The B2BNN Primer on Social Listening
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Right now, there are more than 2.3 billion people actively using social media around the world. It means a potential of thousands of conversations in which your name and/or products could be mentioned. B2B firms cannot afford to overlook those conversations. They need to track them and leverage t... .. read more..
5 ways B2B companies are using Slack like a boss
Sunday, February 14, 2016
At two years old, Slack is the official darling of productivity tools on this side of the world. The service has redefined the way people communicate within corporations, and the numbers don’t lie: its daily users is now at 2.3 million users, from 1.1 million in August 2015, and the company... .. read more..
Learn from 4 B2B CEOs who’ve mastered the blogging game
Monday, December 7, 2015
As the second half of the 2010s approaches, a growing number of B2B firms and marketers are now sold on the concept of blogging as an effective marketing tactic. And numbers are there to prove them right: B2B companies using that tactic average 67 percent more leads than those that don’t jump on ... .. read more..
Who’s winning in the video content marketing space?
Monday, November 16, 2015
In today’s era of fast-paced information and short attention spans, B2B firms and marketers that overlook videos may soon be left in the dirt. Telling compelling brand stories can be challenging for B2B companies. An oft-cited reason is that their products and services aren’t as “gli... .. read more..
4 B2B companies that have mastered the blogging game
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Today, the “build-it-and-they-will-come” approach does not work anymore for B2B firm websites. There are simply too many sites (close to 1 billion) and hence major competition for eyeballs on the Web. This alone explains why it has become vital for B2B firms and marketers to amp up their content ... .. read more..
10 Great Quotes to Motivate You
Friday, October 2, 2015
I don’t know about you, but I love a good quote. It helps me focus on the task at hand and motivates me to be the best I can be. In today’s post, I would like to share ten of my favorites for this year. It is my hope that they will give you good... Read more » The post 10 Great Quotes to Mot... .. read more..
The B2Bnn primer on how your B2B can make its own amazing infographics
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Visual content in B2B marketing is nothing new. Marketers have used content like pie charts and graphs for a very long time. However, a quick Pinterest search reveals that an increasing number of B2B firms have added infographics to their campaign strategies. According to MDG Advertising, in Apri... .. read more..
How your B2B social media manager should reply to online comments
Thursday, September 10, 2015
By now, unless you live under a rock, you are aware of the benefits of social media for your B2B business. Unfortunately, this power is a double-edged sword, which comes in the form of occasional surges in customer comments and negative feedback. So, how should your social media representatives h... .. read more..
A Brief Guide to Facebook Ads
Friday, August 28, 2015
By now, you probably know that Facebook is the biggest social media platform around. Its 1.49 billion monthly active users make it the perfect space for small businesses in need of valuable exposure. Once your business is present on Facebook, you have to think of ways to maximize your views or le... .. read more..
3 Paper.li Publishers Share Their Favorite Business Books
Friday, August 21, 2015
Whether you have just launched your small business or been around for a while, you will probably agree with me: Entrepreneurship is a never-ending learning process. That is the reason why you must keep your mind sharp and read as much as you can about your field and business in general. Books are... .. read more..
Case study: How B2B marketers should use curation to highlight their work
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
In my primer on content curation for B2B marketers last year, I explained how to use curation to complement creation and take your B2B business to the next level. Now that you have the basics, time to talk case study, specifically curating the customer experience to show off your products or serv... .. read more..