Mel Carson

Mel Carson

Founder and Principal Strategist at Delightful Communications

Mel Carson is founder of Delightful Communications, a Seattle-based social-media-strategy, digital-PR and personal-branding consulting firm. He is co-author of Pioneers of Digital and speaks about digital marketing and communications at conferences globally. He spent seven years at Microsoft as its digital-marketing evangelist.

3 Crazy-Simple Ways to Make Your Personal Brand Stand Out
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3 Crazy-Simple Ways to Make Your Personal Brand Stand Out

Making a name, and an image, for yourself isn't all that hard. Focus on a few key areas to create a personal brand that stands out -- in a good way -- from all the others.
People Want to Know and Like You. Invest in Your Personal Branding Now.
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People Want to Know and Like You. Invest in Your Personal Branding Now.

When potential customers come along, be sure to greet them online in a way that leaves them no alternative but to get behind you and follow along.
The Road to Entrepreneurship Is a 10-Year Journey: CEO Success Stories From Silicon Valley
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The Road to Entrepreneurship Is a 10-Year Journey: CEO Success Stories From Silicon Valley

The CEOs of Ustream, BrightEdge and Zuora recently listed three 'crossroads' they had to expertly maneuver, to find that success.
5 Tips for Finding and Keeping a Good Mentor
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5 Tips for Finding and Keeping a Good Mentor

Not being afraid to ask is the first hurdle you'll face.
4 Alternative Metrics to Evaluate Your PR Campaign's Success
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4 Alternative Metrics to Evaluate Your PR Campaign's Success

We've moved oh so far since the days of limited information about PR placements.
8 Digital Experts Entrepreneurs Can Learn From
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8 Digital Experts Entrepreneurs Can Learn From

These men and women's strong personal brands act as positive beacons for their companies.
Improve Your Content Marketing to Increase Your Business's Reach
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Improve Your Content Marketing to Increase Your Business's Reach

Worried about Google's new algorithm? Consider these five strategies for optimizing mobile and making your content more sociable.
5 Ways to Tell If You're Doing Social Media Right
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5 Ways to Tell If You're Doing Social Media Right

More followers and more fun are just some of the criteria of success.
Report Highlights Digital Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Know About in 2015
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Report Highlights Digital Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Know About in 2015

ComScore's new white paper puts numbers behind the increasingly mobile habits of consumers.
4 Questions to Ask When Perfecting Your Personal Brand
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4 Questions to Ask When Perfecting Your Personal Brand

How you show up on social media and in person is as important as your business branding and the two together can make a powerful combination.
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3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR

Running a lean startup doesn't mean ignoring the essentials of promotion in the online age.
The Essential Guide to Creating a Distinctive Personal Brand
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The Essential Guide to Creating a Distinctive Personal Brand

How you present yourself online and what you say or share has the power to leave an indelible impression on anyone you come in contact with.
5 Powerful Moves for LinkedIn Mastery
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5 Powerful Moves for LinkedIn Mastery

Get a decent head shot, finish your profile summary, update your presence regularly and other insights from a career expert for the social-media platform.
3 Short Books to Read to Maximize Your Productivity and Marketing
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3 Short Books to Read to Maximize Your Productivity and Marketing

Check out these small bite-size titles to heighten your business awareness.
3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397
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3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397

Your startup may be a newcomer to the field but some pillars of a longstanding business operation might apply: competitive differentiation, great customer service and savvy product updates.