Get Your Account Verified on Twitter
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Getting a verified Twitter account is easier than it seems. Follow this guide to getting your own account verified. Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Twitter strategy Twitter
Are your social media accounts ready for 2017?
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
Bring your social sites up to date with a quick review to be sure of a Happy New Year! social business Social Media in Action Social Media
Why people don’t get Google+
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. People are constantly dissing this particular network even though it really has more intelligent conversation going on than many other networks. Maybe it’s because you just don’t get how it works or how to use it! Google+ is worth the effort.
Influencers! Must read > New Facebook guidelines for branded content
MAY 7, 2016
An influencer must have a verified Facebook page and tag the marketer's page in any post that mentions a third party brand, product, or sponsor. Facebook Social Media Networks Social Media Tips and Tricks Content Marketing Facebook ads influencer outreach
Social Media Automation 101
A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.
Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly
JULY 7, 2014
It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. Sometimes the best intentions can go stunningly awry. Some lovely examples for your amusement are below. “What if I did an #AskThicke hashtag on twitter?” ” “Robin that’s a terrible idea.
50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50
JUNE 5, 2014
You know what? I’m tired of hearing people say “I’m over 50, too old to understand this stuff” or similar balderdash. I’m over 50 and I get it, so can you! I’ve worked with and learned from some pretty amazing people who are just as old or older and way savvier than I am. It’s about the love of learning–among other things–that keeps us young. wanted to share with you some super-smart people who are over 50 and do get tech. They are marketers, authors, trainers, CEOs, and some are just plain geeks. Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs. Beth Kanter.
Optimizing Facebook Pages for Graph Search?
JANUARY 21, 2013
It’s all the buzz right now, and Facebook is slowly letting users see what the fuss is all about. Marketers everywhere are frantically trying to figure out how they’re going to use Graph Search as part of their social business strategy or not. Wait, what is this Graph Search thing anyway? Photos my friends took in New York. Nightclubs nearby my friends like. Music my friends like.
What’s in your social media tool belt? 4 tools rated
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Social media management can be such a lot of work, especially if you are managing several accounts at a time on several different social platforms as we are. Taking a mindful approach to social media and how you work means finding ways to streamline your workflow, focus on engaging and creating value for your network, […]. mindful social social business Social Media Tips and Tricks infographic Social Media
The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media
Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.
Content Marketers, what are your new years goals?
JANUARY 12, 2017
I know, I know, those new year resolutions are everywhere, aren’t they? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Guilty maybe? Yeah, I get it, but if you just pick one of these to focus on it’s a start toward a better content plan for 2017. My favorites include: Focusing on people, not channels. Actually writing down your […]. Corporate Social Media social business Content Marketing
Social Media is Not a Direct Sales Channel
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Let’s think for a moment about how great– really great –sales people deal with initiating a sale. Do they just walk up to someone at random on the street and say “Hi, my name is Jill and you’ve GOT to buy this product!” ” without ever knowing anything about the person, what they need, or warming up the prospect with some friendly remarks first? No, they never do that.
Marketers- Stop multi-tasking social media
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
We all *think* we’re doing great when the Twitter alerts are rolling, Email’s pinging, Facebook is always open and your RSS feeds are pushing you new content to share. Efficient right? The thing is, study after study shows us that multi-tasking is a myth. You’re not multi-tasking at all. Rather, you’re serial tasking and shifting your attention from one task to the other.
8 strategies for Pinterest for business
JUNE 11, 2012
Pinterest has become a running joke to many. Still, the traffic reported coming from this site cannot be ignored, and the ways people are leveraging it’s popularity to market their businesses is very interesting.Here are just a few. 1. It’s not about you. You don’t need to be blatant about what you offer your customers. Be subtle. Best example? Oreck on Pinterest. Everybody loves a story.
Twitter’s enhanced analytics dashboard
AUGUST 3, 2015
Twitter has been slowly improving their analytics features for profiles and ads and it’s been very interesting to see. It used to be we had to dig through other reporting tools to really see what is working and what isn’t and gather reporting data for clients. No more! The new analytics dashboard shares top tweets, mentions, Twitter cards and followers on a month by month basis. Tools.
A World Gone Social
Learn how companies must adapt to survive.
10 Commandments for Twitter
JUNE 30, 2013
Twitter is such a simple communications tool, yet people seem to really struggle with how to tweet. guess that’s why my Twitter etiquette post is so popular. While the title of this post is somewhat tongue-in cheek, I really wanted to simplify the best practices for Twitter to their most basic form. Here’s another Haiku Deck, Social Media 101 and another on Social Media for Sales.
How to Participate in a Tweet Chat
AUGUST 3, 2011
Twitter chats, sometimes known as a Twitter party or a tweet chat, happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter. The chats are at a specific time and often repeat weekly or bi-weekly or are only at announced times. This post is to give you a quick overview on how to join a tweet chat. How to listen.
Google+ Tips and Tricks
JULY 5, 2011
This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+. If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile. Your profile is going to list your +1′s, posts on Google+ and more soon we don’t know about yet. Account Overview.
How social media is like spaghetti sauce
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
I watched this TED talk with Malcolm Gladwell the other day. In it he talks about research that was done by psychophysicist Howard Moscowitz , specifically about some research Moscowitz did on consumer preferences for Pepsi and Prego spaghetti sauce. As marketers we are often focused on the end goal, to make our product appealing to consumers. That’s the wrong approach . Probably not.
14 step bare-bones guide to influencer outreach
OCTOBER 29, 2012
Lots of people will tell you ”Social Media Influencers” are the key to social media marketing but what does that really mean? Is influence based on number of connections? Klout , Peer Index or Kred score? combination of all of the above? How do you identify them and what do you do with that information once you think you know who they are? Do they seem to have knowledge in this are?
Why I’m glad I upgraded my LinkedIn Profile
MAY 13, 2014
Did they also look at my competitors or co-workers? I’ll go look at those profiles and see how we stack up. The timeline feature above displays how many views I’m getting over time and I cross reference that with my own events. Was I speaking at a conference or at a corporate training event? Maybe a blog post or shared item triggered a flurry of views? One weirdness here. Check it out.
Social Media Efficiency for Nonprofits
MAY 8, 2012
I talk to nonprofits about various aspects of social media just about every day. By and large people get the value of building community around their cause. They get the relatively manageable expense of leveraging social media to raise visibility for their nonprofit, find funders, advocates, and volunteers when compared to more traditional marketing channels. Two things are the biggest issues. 1.
15 Amazing Women Bloggers You Should Get to Know
DECEMBER 27, 2011
One of the fantastic things about the growth of social media is how it has widened our window on the world. We live in amazing times where we can create deep friendships with people we may never meet face to face, or meet people whom we’ve known through social media networks for the first time face-to-face and it’s as if we’ve lived next door to each other for years. CJ Brasiel.
This Is Social, Watch Your Mouth
DECEMBER 23, 2013
No, this isn’t another diatribe against Justine Sacco , I think she’s had enough. It’s a gentle reminder, dear reader, to watch your mouth in public. little social media etiquette is in order. What happened to Justine Sacco could easily happen to you. While probably sleeping on a long flight to South Africa the world went ballistic all over her. Sacco and it isn’t. Footwear.
Putting Instagram events to work for your business
MARCH 6, 2013
The popularity of Instagram is clear, and if you are inclined to snap photos and share them with your friends and customers on social networks you can make your business more social and build a powerful sharing community on Instagram quickly. Why does Instagram work so well? Because we humans are most inspired by visuals. How to use Instagram to grow your visibility. The win. Comodo . The win.
Facebook’s Grand Experiment #Fail or….?
JUNE 30, 2014
First a little backstory on this in case you’ve had your head in the sand for a week or so. research paper released at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by Facebook’s data scientists tells us they have been manipulating user’s newsfeeds to see if negative or positive emotions are as contagious on social networks as they are in real life. Their summary.
Grow Your Twitter Following With Chats
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Oh boy, another “ how to grow your Twitter following ” post! If you came here looking for an easy way to get thousands of followers without lifting a finger, move on. You’re in the wrong place. If you really want to grow a Twitter following that has any value as a network, there’s no way around it. You’re going to have to work for it. What’s a Twitter Chat?
How to get your content shared on Google+
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Sure Google+ can be a powerful tool to share your message with, but this network is in it’s infancy, and with millions of users your message can be left largely unheard unless you have created circles who care about what you have to say and will share it with their own circles and help you get the word out. So how can you measure how effective your Google+ engagement is? Ripples. Big deal!
What is your Reach on Facebook? (Any why you shouldn’t care)
APRIL 5, 2012
A client contacted me this morning, upset because her “reach” seems to be seriously declining on Facebook. For For some reason Facebook chooses Reach to be the metric graphed on the insights page, and it’s little understood, so here’s the long and the short of it. Here’s how Facebook defines reach. People might see your content through more than one of these channels. How bogus is that?
Looking into Facebook Audience Insights for Ad Targeting
APRIL 11, 2016
Facebook supplies a free tool called Audience Insights we can use to learn more about our market without wasting money to narrow the field down to a reasonable size. Social Media Tools Facebook Facebook ads
CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
By Frank Strong. His sleeves were rolled up. His tie was loose. He swore. It was all public. It may sound like a recipe for disaster for any CEO edgy enough to take center stage in a content marketing strategy…except when it works. Armed with $9.8 million in new venture funding , Dollar Shave Club CEO Mike Dubin spent some of that money on a YouTube video that cast him in the leading role.
4 things you need to do in 2016 to be a better content marketer
JANUARY 19, 2016
4 things you need to do to make 2016 the year you rock content marketing. Social Media Tips and Tricks Social Media Tools Content Marketing
What Makes a Business Social?
MARCH 12, 2013
A social business could be most simply defined as a business which engages with it’s customer base socially. It used to be all businesses were social. You made friends in the neighborhood and responded to their interests or you failed. Today we may think it has to mean they use social media, but there’s more to it than that. You don’t actually need social media (gasp) to do that.
Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic
JUNE 3, 2013
Hopefully you’re reading this before you need it. Life is so much easier when you’re prepared isn’t it? This post is intended to help you see a crisis coming and have the tools in place to assist. Monitor first, last and always. well informed team can react before things get out of hand. Set up monitoring tools for reputation management. The more the better in this case.
How can using social media as an employee help my company?
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Let’s say you’re not looking for a job. You’re happy in your company, so why build a personal brand through social media? Why expand your Linkedin profile beyond an out-dated online resume? Here are just a few reasons building your personal brand can support the goals of your company in any industry. Professional development and networking with peers. Make your company look good.