Stephen Graveman

What your loyalty program can learn from Apple

What your loyalty program can learn from Apple

How your business can learn from Apple’s successes.

A Very Social Thanksgiving: The Conclusion

A Very Social Thanksgiving: The Conclusion

A look at my Thanksgiving campaign one month later.

A Very Social Thanksgiving

A Very Social Thanksgiving

Because every social media marketer needs to hear “thanks.”

Why Can’t Brands Leave 9/11 Alone?

Why Can’t Brands Leave 9/11 Alone?

There are some days when it’s okay for your brand to sit out. Really.

Lessons from My Father: The Best Career Advice a Father Gave a Son

Lessons from My Father: The Best Career Advice a Father Gave a Son

My earliest introduction to the business world was through my dad. Ever since I was a little kid, I remember being fascinated by the oddest things that were part of my dad’s life (and surely things that he either didn’t pay mind to or despised). Trade shows seemed like a blast, traveling and sleeping at […]

A Cure for Social Media and the Medical Field

A Cure for Social Media and the Medical Field

(Note:  This post was originally published by me on my company Standing Partnership’s website) I have a confession to make: I rarely buy anything without looking for online reviews first. This tendency isn’t just for big purchases such as cars or television sets; on many occasions, I’ve searched doctors or urgent care facilities, even though I’m still convinced […]

Fame, Fate And Forbes: How I Inadvertently Used The Internet To Further My Career

Fame, Fate And Forbes: How I Inadvertently Used The Internet To Further My Career

How a simple online comment lead to a great career moment.

Finding your Voice

Finding your Voice

As many of you are no doubt aware, I’m a music junkie (and if you weren’t aware, may I introduce you to my music blog, Press P for Play?).  To put a finer point on it, I’m a huge Foo Fighters fan.  I’ve listened to every album, B-side, and live recording more times than one could imagine.  I […]

Instagram’s Image Problem

Instagram’s Image Problem

Update 2: Instagram has published a new blog post promising that Instagram will not claim ownership of your photos, and hoping to bring some clarity to the new rules of agreement.  It’s unclear whether or not the original terms of agreement’s confusion stemmed from corporate lawyer-speak, or that Instagram couldn’t effectively communicate the changes, but […]

How a Pizza Order Reminded me to Listen

How a Pizza Order Reminded me to Listen

There is no great gift for the customer than listening.