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Lon’s 18 Inventions Added To The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. has added eighteen of Lon Safko’s early inventions and over 30,000 corporate documents into its permanent collection.Read more..

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Lon’s 14 Inventions Archived In The Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum In Mountain View, CA has requested some of Lon’s other inventions and the SenSei System Software for its permanent collection. The SenSei System Software, conceived as a human interface between the early Apple Computer and disabled users, was a milestone in the development of the Smart Home.Read more..

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Lon Authors The Three C’s Of Innovative Thinking

Here is my recent article on the “Three C’s Of Innovative Thinking” written for InformIt.com and provided courtesy of Financial Times Prentice Hall. This article will help you understand how to be more creative and a more Innovative thinker by showing you an actual process you can follow. How would you value the ability to better solve problems? Read the Financial Times (Pearson Publishing) article “The Psychology of Innovative Thinking” Now!

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Lon Returns From Teaching In India!

For his second trip around the world in six weeks, Lon went to Hyderabad, India to teach advanced marketing at The Indian School of Business.  There were 32 top executives from the entire region from Sri Lanka to Mumbai.  This was a three day excelerated  Master Class in Advanced Marketing, which included the latest in Traditional marketing, digital, media, and Lon’s new form of marketing, Fusion Marketing.  For more images and feedback on the class click here!

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Lon’s Cartoon Explains Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working!

Watch Lon’s cartoon on YouTube that explains why your marketing simply isn’t working!If you have all but abandoned traditional media and have been focusing on social media marketing, maybe it isn’t WHAT you’re doing as much as it’s that using only one set of marketing tools isn’t enough.  Traditional marketing has worked for 100’s of years and now social media has made traditional marketing antiquated and ineffective.  Are you not seeing the ROI (Return on Investment) on all of your social media marketing? Check out this 3 minute cartoon! Click Here!

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Lon Returns From Asia Lecture & Book Tour!

Lon just returned from his 2nd world tour, which included Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore, Shanghai, China, and Dubai in the Arab Emirates where he lectured to executives of some of the world’s largest corporations on traditional marketing, digital marketing, and of course, Fusion Marketing.  Lon said the most interesting part of this lecture tour was teaching “social media” to executives in a communist country (China)!  He went on to say that using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as examples were useless when all of these (western) social platforms are blocked in China.  He stated that he had to clarify; “This is what the rest of the world is using, but it works the same way!” in all of his presentations.  Web sites like Sina Weibo (Twitter-like) with 54m members, Renren (Facebook-like) with 54m members, Ozone (Facebook-like) with 629m members, and Weixen (WhatsApp-like), with 236m members carry a lot of marketing weight in China!  Also WhatsApp is crushing it in Asia!  It’s more popular than Facebook!

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Lon’s Public Television Special Premieres!

On March 6th, Lon’s Public Television Special “Social Media & You… Communicating In A Digital World” premiered on KAET PBS AZ Television with rave reviews!  This television special has been called “Historic Television”!

The television special premiered on PBS AZ KEAT, but for the first time ever, it previewed and broadcasted world wide on Facebook using the 22Social app.  This was the first time a traditional media television had been a pre-cast on the same night where it could be directly compared to Facebook, the new marketing; Social Media.  Lon and his team are currently developing a “game changing” industry white paper report that will directly compare and analyze the same exact content marketed on traditional media television and social media Facebook.

If you would like to receive a copy of this report, select “Get Access” from the top right corner of this page and you will be notified when it’s completed!  For more information on the PBS Television Special, click here!

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Lon’s Public Television Special Gets A Green Light!

KAET PBS Television digitally recorded Lon in the production of the world’s first television special on social media marketing.  The show is called “Social Media & You…  Communicating In A Digital World”.  This show was recorded in front of a live studio audience at the KAET Arizona PBS affiliate in the beautiful new ASU building, which also houses the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting.  This show has been called “historic television” as it is the first time anyone has told the story of the most disruptive technology we have seen in our lifetimes.  Lon is proud to have been given the privilege to tell that story!

March 6th Facebook Premiere at 8:00 PM MST and the Arizona KAET PBS Television Premiere at 10:30 PM MST.

Social Media & You…  Communicating In A Digital World Social media is much more than having a Facebook page and sending a few tweets. It is about understanding all of the available tools and knowing which ones to use and how to use them most effectively. It’s about understanding terms such as “the fundamental shift in power”, “link love”, “Google Juice” and “What the SEO advantages are to blogging?”. It’s about using QR codes and mobile marketing, “segmenting”, and “day parting” to achieve a 35% email conversion rate. It’s about in-game advertising, virtual worlds, and video marketing.  It’s a lot more than you ever thought! Join Public Television and Lon Safko, the author of the best-selling book The Social Media Bible and get a completely different perspective on the digital world of communication

This historic television special will premiere on PBS AZ KEAT on March 6th and will also be broadcasted on Facebook and G+!  More details to and teaser clips, click here!

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Lon Tours Italy!

Lon’s newest bestselling book, “The Fusion Marketing Bible” hit the streets today in English and Short and Long Form Chinese!  The Chinese said…

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“The Fusion Marketing Bible takes social media beyond its limits and shows you how to leverage all of your marketing without spending a yen more!”

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“The Fusion Marketing Bible” Sells Out At SXSW!

Lon’s bestselling book, The Fusion Marketing Bible, which hit #3 on Amazon, sold out of the SXSW (South By Southwest) bookstore during this year’s event as reported by publisher, McGraw Hill.  SXSW is annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas that includes bands, films, and the most innovative marketing presentations of any event worldwide.  It was estimated that SXSW exceeded 25,000 attendees this year!

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Teaching Academy For Fusion Marketing!

Lon did it again!  He’s created still another entity; The Fusion Marketing Academy   If you want to learn how to earn 10x your marketing return on investment without spending a cent more…  If you want to have a competitive marketing advantage over your competition…  If you want to make a name for yourself within your marketing organization…  Or, if you want to provide amazing consulting services that no one else can…  Then you owe it to yourself to check out The Fusion Marketing Academy!

Lon formed The Fusion Marketing Academy as per request of so many people in Lon’s presentations asking to learn more and to be personally trained in Fusion Marketing. When asked, Lon said, “This way I can help more people at one time achieve their marketing goals and increase revenue.”  Check out…  The Fusion Marketing Academy

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Lon Forms Five Star Speakers!

Lon came up with another entirely new concept for working with speaker’s bureaus…  Eliminate the the bureaus!  Lon was always concerned and confused that there had to be an intermediary between the professional keynote speaker / trainer and the end client.  So, Lon founded Five Star Speakers!  Five star speakers is a speakers bureau by the speakers and for speakers.  At Five Star Speakers you have access to the world’s leading keynote speakers; directly, without the middle, man!  Five Star Speakers is a partnership between Lon and other famous keynote speakers such as Eric Qualman, “Socialnomics”, Dave Kerpen “Likeable Social Media”, Jamie Turner “Go Mobile”, Chuck Martin “The Third Screen”, Phyllis Khare “Social Media Marketing For Dummies”, Andrea Vahl “Facebook Marketing For Dummies”, and Adam Metz “The Social Customer”.

Visit Five Star Speakers where you can connect directly with the most sought after keynote speakers today!

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