Author Archives : William Reichard


About William Reichard

Will Reichard, MBA, President, has a broad background in social media, strategic communications and marketing, public relations, development, fundraising and business management. His forte is messaging. From working as an editor with a Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper to helping establish capacity in an early-phase public relations company aimed at middle-market businesses to articulating the selling points of an innovative customer-focused nonprofit fundraising organization (United Way of Central New Mexico), Reichard consistently helps to give shape to challenging but mission-critical ideas. He is an award-winning writer who has been published in outlets including Innovation: America’s Journal of Technology Commercialization. Most recently, he has consulted for a wide range of clients through his company, CrossCut Communications, and has become a sought-after speaker and adviser on the field of social media and business, a role in which he enjoys applying his bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. He writes a blog on social media, public relations, marketing and technology and was recently invited to be a panelist on personal branding at the prestigious Crittenden National Conference. He has additional interests in change management, social theory, issues of diversity, and management of technology. He graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and recently completed an executive-level master’s of business administration with a 4.0 gpa, both through the University of New Mexico. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Reichard belongs to Social Media Club and the New Mexico Tech Council, is a member of the Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance, and belongs to the Business New Mexico network. He is involved in a variety of community efforts, including serving as president of Albuquerque Net Impact Professional and the board of the YMCA of Central New Mexico. He is particularly proud of his membership in the Rotary Club of Albuquerque del Sol. Available for speaking opportunities.


Are you missing the social forest? 2

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The internet is awash these days in social media specifics. It’s a little bit like someone telling you about a new city by describing the cracks in the sidewalk outside his door–you just don’t get the whole picture. To use a well-worn but apt metaphor–are you missing the forest for the trees?
As leaders in business […]


How to Expand Your Social Network 5

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One of the most common questions those who are new to social media have is: How do I develop my network? The good news is that it’s easier than you think because you’re already part of many social circles. Expanding is as easy as starting with the intention of growing.
One of the core principles is […]


Empathy: A Business Issue? (Review) 10

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The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis (Amazon affiliate link), by respected futurist Jeremy Rifkin, crosses genres, geographies, and historical epochs to create one of the most encompassing treatises you’re likely to come across from a modern author. Though the book offers insights for many audiences, it may be […]


How Many Blades Do You Need? 6

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A simple safety razor like the one pictured at left (via Amazon) can teach us much about marketing.
We forget that those of us in the Western world (and increasingly those of us anywhere) live our lives enmeshed in marketing. Virtually every object in our homes has made it there because of some kind of promotion, […]


Are You Thankful for Positive Social Media? 5

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People respond to positivity. The Dalai Lama, confirmed by science, notes that people are more inclined to be open to others who are smiling. And our own mood rises measurably when we choose to smile.
I’ve learned some tough lessons in this regard in the past couple of weeks. My last couple of posts here were […]


Are You Mud in the Social Media Waters? 4

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Social networks often claim to have altruistic motives (e.g., Facebook’s more connected world)  or they claim not to be social networks at all (as in the case of twitter).  These claims at best lead to a convenient ambiguity and in any case highlight an obligation for anyone practicing social media.
I say this as someone who believes […]


Are You a Social Media Dog-Robber? 4

Would you steal from a dog for your social media clients?

The question is only half serious. If you haven’t heard the term “dog robber,” it is “American military slang, dating back to the US Civil War, for an enlisted man who acts as an orderly, valet and all-around facilitator for an officer.”


Share the social media wealth.

Spread Your Social Capital 15

The notion of scarcity is the primary obstacle in a recession, and at the same time, its antidote, sharing of capital, is social media’s primary strength and modus operandi. Put simply, the way up is from here.