Mitch Levinson Blog

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Man, I really like Vegas

Those five words were spoken by the King himself, Elvis Presley, and those words ring true for me too. I’m on a plane at 30,00 feet headed to Vegas right now! I know, it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it, right? Between the endless buffet lines and doubling on 11, I will be working, of course, and honestly, I am just as excited about that as I am about shooting dice. I’ll be...

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Congratulations Josh

To my son Josh: I just want you to know how proud of you I am. Congratulations on your Bar Mitzvah (well, it was a year ago) and  your recent 14th birthday.  You rock my world!

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FREE Webinar on Internet Marketing

I’m offering a FREE webinar this week on Wednesday, April 11 from 2 – 3 p.m. eastern time, so register to get the 411 on 4-11.  The webinar is through NAHB’s Webinar Wednesdays and the title is Generate Leads and Sales with Internet Marketing. Is your website generating all the leads and sales it should? For the average housing professional in today’s market, the answer is no. Yet your website is the single most important...

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Sandi Levinson | My strength, My hero

My mother meant a lot to me, she was a great woman and truly a good person. Everyone who met her was her friend instantly. Maybe it was her smile, maybe it was her genuine desire to help others, maybe it was her sense of humor…whatever it was, she will be missed. She passed away February 4, 2011. Below are simply the words I said at her funeral service – these words can not express...

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Super Sales Rally EXTRAVAGANZA!

Sales not quite where you want them to be?  Grab your whole sales team and come hear negotiation strategies that produce win-win outcomes and sales.  This year at the Super Sales Rally Myers Barnes, Kerry Mulcrone, Meredith Oliver, John Palumbo and Van Rose will provide your entire team the motivation and information you need to propel your new home sales. This group will move fast as their ideas fly across the stage. As the social...

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Social Media Use by Companies

MarketingSherpa is a great resource for information and weekly charts on several marketing topics. I particularly like when the topic is about social media or search engine optimization (SEO). This week’s chart summarizes how companies use social media as part of their marketing program. VERY interesting, but I have a slightly different view about marketing and communication in terms of priorities for companies. Marketing vs. Communication Most companies don’t differentiate marketing from communication. Corporate messaging,...

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Patriotism? I’m just sayin’

Today is the Fourth of July, the birthday of our GREAT nation. The Unites States of America has been through so many things over the past 234 years, so much history – even over the past few decades. A few short weeks ago I had the honor of attending the University of Cincinnati’s Graduation ceremony where Nathaniel Jones gave the commencement speech. His speech hinted on the distance our great nation has come in several...

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Effective SEO Objectives

I wrote about this Marketing Sherpa Search Engine Optimization chart on our website in an Effective SEO Objectives post, but I did not want people who follow this blog to miss out on this chart or that article. The information is very interesting when you consider what B2B and B2C companies are trying to accomplish relative to their SEO strategy. It seems that more and more companies are beginning to blend their SEO, marketing, public...

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EPA Webinar

On May 6th, 2010, I was fortunate enough to deliver a social media webinar for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPLUS program.  The seminar, which can be found on the EPA’s website, discussed both the importance of social media from a marketing standpoint and the significance of creating a strategy and implementing social media in a thoughtful and effective program…after all, internet marketing and social media is still MARKETING – and the key is to...

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NAHB Social Media for Multifamily Communities

I was the moderator and presenter for a webinar presentation to NAHB’s Multifamily Council a couple of weeks back. It was a great time, I really enjoy giving back and teaching people to use social media and the internet to make their companies more effective. The audience for this presentation is mutifamily developers – apartment communities, condos and townhomes developers, etc. – but the material will certainly cross into other companies and industries. Click here...