Yearly Archives: 2009

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Ian Lurie27 Feb, 2009

A Kerfuffle!!!!!

My post this week about social media appears to have, er, riled a few folk. Not my intent, but I figured I’d roll with it. Here’s a list of the posts/comments about my post, as well as my panel discussion regarding social media at the NWEN: Ian Lurie Says He Hates Social Media. Do You?… Read More

Design & Development

Jarrod Medrano26 Feb, 2009

The Golden Rule of Graphic Design

  The Magic Number If you have ever had any interest in the art of graphic design, chances are you have heard of the golden ratio. Throughout history, artists, mathematicians and musicians alike have studied this peculiar number. Some say that it is the most aesthetically pleasing of all proportions, while others contend that this… Read More

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Ian Lurie25 Feb, 2009

5 Tips For Moving Your Offline Marketing Budget Online

This is a quick preview of the webinar I’m running tomorrow. Marketing departments that used to sniff at internet marketing are now falling over themselves trying to shift dollars from offline to online marketing. I believe the thinking is that online marketing will get them a better return for less dollars in a tight economy.… Read More


Ian Lurie25 Feb, 2009

10 Reasons to Stop Blogging

This is my last post on the subject, I swear. For a week at least. You hate writing. If you really, truly hate to write, why are you making yourself blog? Are you just a masochist? You made fun of a family member in a blog post, and now they give you the stink-eye at… Read More

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Ian Lurie25 Feb, 2009

Free Webinar Tomorrow: Moving your offline marketing budget to the Internet

I’ll spare you the sales pitch. You can read about the webinar here. It’s free, and should be a fun session. I’ll be talking about transitioning offline marketing dollars online.

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Ian Lurie23 Feb, 2009

Anti-Social Media

Note! This post has caused a kerfuffle! Read it at your own risk! I’m getting ready for tomorrow’s Northwest Entrepreneur Network meeting. I have to give some opening remarks, and as always I find it a little easier if I write down my thoughts. The panel is about ‘Social Media’ and ‘Social Networking’. Love the… Read More

Internet Marketing

Ian Lurie23 Feb, 2009

What Does an Internet Marketing Company Do?

I’ve taken great pains to explain exactly what my internet marketing company does, but folks don’t always get it. So here’s my take on what we do, in priority order: Pull it all together. You’re dealing with the web designer, the developer, the search expert and the writer. We pull it all together into a… Read More

Internet Marketing

Ian Lurie20 Feb, 2009

Tough Love For Clients

I’m speaking at SEMPDX Searchfest next month. In the mean time, Todd Mintz asked me a few questions about client relationships and ‘tough love’. If you work with me, you won’t be surprised: Searchfest 2009 Interview w/ Ian Lurie

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Ian Lurie20 Feb, 2009

Web Marketing For Dummies Now Available for Pre-Order

For the past eight months, I’ve been working with four other authors on a new book: Web Marketing All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies. The book covers everything from setting up a new web site to Google Adwords to SEO and social media. It is truly an all-in-one desk reference for internet marketing. You want this… Read More


Ian Lurie20 Feb, 2009

On A Panel At NWEN Next Week

I’ll be on a Tuesday night Think Tank panel at the Northwest Entrepreneur Network. The details: Tuesday, February 24, Networking starts at 7:00 PM. Program starts at 7:30 PM. Location: Seattle University Schaffer Auditorium The topic: Social media. My first statement will be “I hate the phrase social media”. Should be a fun time…

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