Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Do You Mix Messages On Social Networks?

I got a message on LinkedIn from a friend/relative that he thought my LinkedIn posts were having a negative impact on my business, as LinkedIn is a different platform than Facebook. Well, for a while I’ve had my twitter feed go to LinkedIn. Never turned it off, and don’t really check LinkedIn much, so have [...]

Foursquare or Stalkersquare?

Being in the social space is often pretty weird. The king of social networks, Facebook, has made it easy to check out everyone’s family pics, personal interests and hobbies, and everything else that you want to know (or not know) about someone. Often these people aren’t really “friends” but acquaintances at best. After all, do [...]

I Changed My Twitter Handle, Have You?

I think I may have an identity crisis.  I just changed my twitter handle, user name, whatever it is, to @ronsamuelson.  Isn’t that exciting and creative?  It’s just my name.  Let me tell you the history of my twitter names, so maybe there is some rhyme or reason for this change. When I very first [...]

Here’s What Social Networking Is All About

I never claim to be a Social Media “Evangelist” (whatever that means) like all the whako’s on twitter, but my brother-in-law, David, (who happens to be the CFO down here at Samuelson’s) got a Facebook response that really sums it up.   He posted a link to our Samuelson’s Diamonds Fan Page on his profile and [...]

We Got Our Facebook Vanity URL

Well, the time came and went.  12AM on June 12 was the time to grab your Facebook vanity URL as fast as possible.  In 3 minutes 200,000 names were taken.  In 15 minutes it was 500,000 and now it’s in the millions.  I was not so concerned with my profile name.  I went after our [...]

Samuelson’s Diamonds in the News

The RambleOnRon PR machine is crankin’ this month!  Here are a few articles that we’ve been featured in: From the Baltimore Business Journal: Ron Samuelson, CEO of Samuelson’s Diamonds in Baltimore, uses Twitter – a communication service emblazoned with a  bird logo – to spur business and attributes much of his success of the year-old [...]

Have You Driven a Ford Lately?

I talked about Burger King doing it right in a previous blog post.  They’ve been running some good viral campaigns lately like “Delete 10 Facebook Friends and Get a Free Whopper” and others.  So they get the social media stuff.  Now I just ran across Ford doing the same.  Now, before I get started I [...]

Unfriended on Facebook – Compliment or Diss?

So I friend requested a jeweler in the Midwest, has a big luxury store, Rolex, Cartier, the whole deal. He also likes music and is a third generation family business, like me. I said that in my request and an hour later he accepted. Then I look on my page the next day and I’m [...]