Archive for July, 2009

We were thrilled to be a guest on Advisor Blogger, a very cool site founded by Lawain McNeil, dedicated to helping out financial advisors online. We had a blast, and will be on again soon. Hope you like this show:

Our Show on Advisor Blogger

Lawain McNeil has done an amazing job in creating a niche market for advisors.

Lawain McNeil has done an amazing job in creating a niche market for advisors.

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Ok, I am still sad about my Big Papi. And my video pays him a tribute.

Now, on to my list (plus two extras of two brands that SHOULD be engaging more on Twitter, but they don’t). Please follow these great people. Why? Read on.

@heyrobertdavis: Ok, yes, he has a great digital mind, yes, he understands Internet marketing, and yes, he is one of the most sincere and authentic people I know in the business world. But add the fact that Robert Davis also lives in Milton, MA with me and many others, and you too will understand why you must follow him.

@FelixWetzel: I just started following Felix and you know why? Because I asked a question this morning and he responded and dove right in. We have a few good tweets back and forth and I already know that he has the right Twiitertude. Welcome!

@jdaze: Joey, Joey, Joey, you have one of the funniest shows on the Internet and you do a lot to promote music. Me and Fernando Varela will never forget the show he did with you a while back. So much fun, such great memories. You can say that you knew him when and when we are out in Los Angeles, you will ALWAYS get the first interview.

@beebow: Lauren is what social media is all about. She is amazingly positive, supportive, and presents very valuable content that helps you out. I find her incredibly cool and incredibly interesting.

@GeekWearsPrada: First of all, I have always LOVED her handle. Cyn is a true spirit, willing to converse and also very willing to help. Give, give, give, and Cyn does it all the time. Also NASCAR, Harley Driver, and Miami? Nice! Very nice!

Now, on to two profiles that SHOULD be engaging more:

@weeisports: Guys, you have the highest-rated talk shows in the Boston area, you have one of the biggest sports stories in the history of Boston sports and all you do on Twitter is post and not engage. Come on, your format is MADE for Twitter. Jump in!

@WFNX: You have the coolest alternative station in the country, you have always embraced the independent spirit and yet, when Twitter comes around, you never hit the @button. Please engage. Please?

Have a great weekend!

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First, a moment for Big Papi. ¡Qué triste!

Ok, now here is my list for Viva Viernes. ¡Que tengan un bello fin de semana! Happy weekend!

@spanglishbaby: Ana and her company can help parents out there who wants to create a bilingual environment for their children. She also loves to engage with people and besides, she has an awesome Twitter handle!

@idaconcpts: Damian is one cool dude, and he knows his web analytics. In fact, this is one papi who knows how to kick it and yes, he is also one very serious engager on Twitter.

@ManuelGutierrez: I just got to know Manuel the last few weeks and I am so happy that I did. Miami-based and one cool giver. He gets it. Follow him.

@vmramos: Victor covers Latino affairs for the Orlando Sentinel and as a former journalist, I have to give him props for the issues he covers. If you like to follow Latino issues, follow Victor.

@reformanet: A very cool profile that promotes Library and Information Services to Latinos. I am a huge fan and supporter of literacy and education, and if you agree, follow this profile.


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Ok, mi gente. It’s another VivaViernes. For those that are new to this, remember that VivaViernes is not just recommending people to follow, it’s about sharing culture, thoughts, interests, anything. Yes, it’s Latino style, but it doesn’t mean that we limit to just Latinos. In fact, the bigger the better! So come and hang out with us each Friday and see what it’s a bit different with Viva Viernes.

Les paso mi lista de hoy:

@JuanTornoe: hey gotta give up the props to Juan and @LouisPagan and @NancyPerez and @anarc for getting the ball rolling with LATISM = Latinos in Social Media event last night. It was a great idea, and looking forward to seeing how the conferences turn out. We at v5 would love to support it. You should too!

@ChicMom: because anyone from NY is down with me, and because she always tells me I have good choice in music. Hey, just spreading the message of Lavoe and Blades and Guerra and all the cool salsa that is out there. ¡Azúcar!

@joegomezruiz: yo, I am down with Austin and down with fútbol and my bro Joe knows his fútbol and Austin. Also, excellent taste in music. Great guy.

@junloayza: Jun has a great site in Viralogy and to this day is one of the most authentic Twitter guys I know. His pages produce great content and I love how he engages.

@mariasantana: María is based in NYC and I have just gotten to know her, but I love her vibe and how she engages with people. And yeah, liking Maná doesn’t hurt you with me.

¡Que tengan un bello fin de semana!

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Follow Friday July 24

Hey, everyone. It’s raining in Maine, but I would rather be on the beach than working. It has been a fun week on Twitter, starting with the British Open Twittercast, to the awesome Latism: Latinos in Social Media Twitter event on Thursday.

Now it’s time for my FollowFriday five. This is why I follow these people:

@chrisbrogan: Chris is a force in Social Media because he is who he is. He is himself and is one of the nicest guys on there. He is the true definition of how to be yourself on Social Media to gain authentic attraction. Doesn’t hurt that he is based in Boston, too.

@workingmoms: Ok, I met Ann Marie and Anessa this week and I was thrilled to have done so. I love fun, social people who are positive, interesting, and want to meet more people, no matter how many followers they have. So you have to follow these “single moms who are making a living working online.” You won’t disappointed.

@goaskkatie: Ah, Katie, you were one of my first friends on Twitter and I am so better the person because of it. You are an amazing soul with the best heart and you inspire me.

@gtiadvisors: Greg came into my stream Sunday during the British Open, and it has been a pleasure to meet him and get to know him. He is being himself on Twitter and I have enjoyed his company and friendship this week. Follow this cool cool man.

@retroplustees: Bill and his tees are wicked pissa cool (that is compliment), and his Twitter style works very well with me: humor, authenticity, troublemaker—just like me.

Have great weekend!

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We are thrilled to be part of the Viva Viernes love on Blogadera, a premier Latino Blog Directory. Blogadera now offers a very cool real-time update for Viva Viernes every Viernes at:

Viva Viernes Latino Directory

Click on the link above and watch Viva Viernes in real time. ¡Gracias mil, Blogadera!

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We here at v5 are very proud to be getting some reviews from fellow bloggers. We truly appreciate the love and support, and we are always here to support you.

Here are two posts that we would like to shout out today:

Sofrito For Your Soul
We love the Urban Jíbaro for many reasons, one of which is that we think he has one of the coolest names going. George Torres’ webpage is a prefect example of how to create a niche and then embrace that niche.

Thank you for the props today and for celebrating the fabulous Héctor Lavoe, NYC’s first true Latino marketer. You can check out the Jíbaro’s post by clicking Mi Gente.

We will let the reviews come in from Schedulicity. We are honored and humbled, but we are in 100% agreement from this post:

“@Julito77 – For 3 years I lived and worked in Spain and Cuba. My brother is married to a ‘Cubana’ and lives in Mexico and my sister is a Spanish teacher in San Antonio so I have some deep Hispano/Latino ties. So, one day I decided to do a quick twitter search for some spanish words, I was curious about the hispanic presence on Twitter. Fortunately, I stumbled upon #vivaviernes. Just the name got me going because it is so much more festive than #followfriday. I then connected with @julito77, who is the father of #vivaviernes, our interactions are awesome and it made me realize that interactions on Twitter, even when there may be some business involved, are a natural Latin experience. Let me explain – when doing business in Latin countries, the business part almost always takes place at the end of the meeting, which sometimes may take hours. You talk about life, family, sports, weather, news, music, etc… you eat, you drink and then, and only then, once you have made a real connection with the person, you can finish with the business part.. I love that and that’s what I’m rediscovering with @julito77 – Thank you!”

¡Gracias a ustedes! Thank you.

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