Category Archive: Martin Johncox

Mar 24

Helping nonprofits with publicity: BOOB

We’re pleased to be helping Bustin’ Out Of Boise with Web development, social media consulting and traditional public relations. We’ve been updating their Website, keeping their social media feed relevant and working at earning them exposure in the traditional media. Helping nonprofits with publicity is an area of speciality and below is our news release …

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May 26

Social Media Yak schedule and podcasts

Listen to Social Media Yak radio

Social Media Yak: Where Facebook is the backyard barbecue, Twitter is the cocktail party, LinkedIn is the business meeting and MySpace is the smokers in the alley. Social Media Yak features some of the best thinkers, advisers and creators in social media today. Below is a list of past and upcoming guests. If you’re interested …

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May 06

Idaho Statesman quotes Alexander and Associates in story about social media

Business Insider 5-2-12 p5

Thanks to the Idaho Statesman Business Insider for a great story on social media use and business. Reporter Harrison Berry interviewed several local businesses and experts, including Martin Johncox, a Boise public relations consultant.

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Jan 31

SMY debuts Feb. 18, 2012

Social Media Yak brings ideas, tips and advice to Treasure Valley radio market beginning Saturday, Feb. 18 Idaho public relations company teams with Peak Broadcasting for Saturday morning talk radio show dedicated to social media For more information: Martin Johncox, Alexander and Associates, 208-658-9100 martin@alexanderandassociates.com facebook.com/alexandermarketing twitter.com/alexandermktng Jan. 31, 2012 Listeners can find radio talk …

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Oct 10

Cities fail in providing the land use needed for transit

I recently ran across this 2008 column that was published in the Idaho Statesman. The original Statesman page is no longer available, but the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho has kept it up (see Statesman reader comments here). While we clamor for more transit, cities like Boise simply haven’t required the kind of development …

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Sep 14

Careful who you grant Facebook admin privileges to!

Mashable has a very good blog entry about a security problem in Facebook. I had noticed this myself but not thought much of it – a new admin can boot old admins, effectively stealing the page from its creators. Social media and public relations consultants need to be aware of this and be very, very …

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Mar 31

Boise lands in Top 20 Most Socially Networked Cities

Men’s Health Magazine has put up a ranking of the 100 top cities for social networking and Boise ranks 20th, beating out San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and New York. Also remarkable: Salt Lake City was 10th. Washington, DC was first. Boise is the smallest city in the top 20. Interesting figures, but what’s …

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Feb 14

How to avoid common Facebook business mistakes

How to avoid common Facebook business mistakes 2-1-11 by Martin Johncox

Facebook advice Thanks to the Idaho Statesman for recently publishing our advice column on Facebook for businesses. This column was in the Feb. 1, 2011 weekly Business Insider. The Insider is a subscription-only publication so this column is only available online to subscribers. To assist, I have republished my column here. I will be submitting …

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Jan 19

Success for Fisher’s Document Systems

Today’s Business Insider, a weekly publication by the Idaho Statesman, carries a great story about Fisher’s Document Systems of Boise. Fisher’s has a fascinating story to tell of how they re-cast their business and pulled it from the doldrums and reporter Bill Roberts tells it well. About six months ago, Fisher’s hired Alexander and Associates …

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Dec 31

Lending support to the megaloads

On Dec. 9, I went to a public hearing in support of the oil equipment shipments. Many people were there to show their support and I had hoped to testify. Unfortunately, this particular hearing was more formal, with attorneys on either side calling witnesses to speak before the Idaho Transportation Department board. I prepared some …

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