Social Casting Campaigns Hot With Hollywood

Talent seekers are now launching formal casting campaigns on the Internet.  Network executives, TV/film producers, casting directors and talent representatives use social media as alternative means of discovering talent.

For example Oprah and reality TV super producer Mark Burnett are joining forces in search of the next big TV star on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).  The OWN casting call is requesting audition videos to become Oprah’s next big discovery.  Video submissions began posting May 14, 2010, on the OWN web site .

A couple of weeks ago I entered Oprah’s Your OWN Show contest to host a show on OWN TV.  I submitted an audition tape and need your votes to win.  So please, click the following link: http://bit.ly/bG2CPr It takes you DIRECTLY to my video.  Then, VOTE FOR ME!  You can vote as many times as you want.

Your vote is so important.  I am working toward getting at least 3,000 votes before the July 3rd deadline.  So vote early and vote often!  Because after I win this, I’ll be looking for entrepreneurs, who reinvented themselves during the recession, to feature on my show … Entrepreneurs By Necessity.  It will be a WIN/WIN for everyone!

Please spread the word and share my audition video, direct link (http://bit.ly/bG2CPr) on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, email and/or word-of-mouth.  Remember, you can VOTE as many times as you feel like doing. With your help, I will reach my goal.  Thanks in advance for your support (especially if voted earlier).

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According to Jolie O’Dell, there are 10 things that brands should not do and do on Twitter.  Are you guilty of any of the Twitter infringements or are you a savvy Tweeter?  Check it out!

The following are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter:

1. Don’t Be a Showoff

2. Don’t Use Poor Grammar or Spelling

3. Don’t Get Too Personal

4. Don’t Auto-Tweet

5. Don’t Leave Air in the Conversation

6. Don’t Overtweet

7. Do Shout Out to Users Who Mention You

8. Do Monitor Keywords and Competitors

9. Do Make an Informative Profile

10. Do Fish Where the Fish Are

(10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter Posted using ShareThis from Mashable)

According to Jolie O’Dell, there are 10 things that brands should not do and do on Twitter.  Are you guilty of any of the Twitter infringements or are you a savvy Tweeter?  Check it out!

The following are 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter:

1. Don’t Be a Showoff

2. Don’t Use Poor Grammar or Spelling

3. Don’t Get Too Personal

4. Don’t Auto-Tweet

5. Don’t Leave Air in the Conversation

6. Don’t Overtweet

7. Do Shout Out to Users Who Mention You

8. Do Monitor Keywords and Competitors

9. Do Make an Informative Profile

10. Do Fish Where the Fish Are

(10 Dos and Don’ts for Brands on Twitter Posted using ShareThis from Mashable)

Though there aren’t any hard and fast rules for social  media success, these guiding principles from social entrepreneur, Rob Carpenter will help your brand go boldly where none have gone before.  Click here to view >>

Article Highlights:

  • Remember that what works for one brand is unlikely to work for another, even if they are direct competitors
  • Be sure to post relevant, engaging content that is central to your customers’ lives, not just to your company
  • It’s crucial to focus on engaging only three to four social media technologies, and constantly review your strategies on each one for indications of success or failure

Lewis Howes Interview by Michael A. Stelzner

This video is awesome for those interested in learning some quick and easy tips about using Linkedin for business.  In addition, the SocialMedia Examiner intro shows how to engage and present your brand with style.

Social media marketing allows customers and fans to spread your ideas and share your stories.  It points the world to your virtual doorstep. Check out this SlideShare presentation:

The Oscars this year was all about achieving your dreams.  Entrepreneurs it’s time to achieve your dreams too. Here’s a blog post from Social Media Examiner that may be of interest. The key to successful blogging is to educate, entertain and engage according to the post.

How to Keep Readers Coming Back to Your Blog – http://bit.ly/9mQlAP (via @smexaminer)