BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business
FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Facebook 19) The vast majority of post/comments made by visitors to a Facebook page go unanswered. I know others may disagree…this is my guidance) 55) Allow for comments on your posts. 56) Respond to comments on your posts as frequently as possible. 57) Don’t delete negative comments. 72) Add comments to your check-ins that will help others. Cheers!
Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?
JULY 24, 2012
If you’re using an agile approach to social media, I’d love to hear about successes and challenges in the comments. Hang around any medium or large business for a while and you’ll start hearing many of the same corporate buzzwords. Phrases like: Ping me if you need me! Let’s figure out how to be more collaborative ! How can we be more innovative ? Share them with us!
10 Questions You Should Ask Your Social Media “Expert”, “Guru” or “Wizard”
APRIL 1, 2012
Feel free to share them via comments or tweets! Finding a social media professional to help you with your online activities can sometimes be a tough process. There are plenty of “experts”, “gurus” and “wizards” out there and many of them don’t have the experience you need. Will you provide me with links to your accounts? Pretty self-explanatory.
The One Tip That Took My Blog To New Levels. Stop Caring.
JUNE 21, 2012
Not just from researching and writing articles, but form the comments/feedback that I have received and the conversations that have been sparked with others via social networks like Twitter. They commented on my experiences and shared their own. If you have had a moment that changed the direction of your blog, I’d love to hear about it in a comment. Stop caring. And grew.
25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?
JULY 8, 2012
Also, if you have a pet peeve to add, feel free to add it to the Facebook post or leave it in a comment on the blog post. A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? Mine is people who just post quotes all day long, thinking they are being inspirational. What’s yours? So…here they are. Cheers!
MARCH 24, 2012
[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?
MARCH 10, 2013
Share them in a comment! Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account. So, you’ve registered all your social media channels, do you know what to do with them? You wouldn’t implement a cheap call center would you?
Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career? 5 Tips For Managing The Timesink
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
I’d love to see a link in the comments. Social media offers a lot of great opportunities and access to information. If not kept in check, writing articles, playing online games and surfing blogs, tweets, posts and photos can easily suck away hours from your day. At the extreme, it might even end up in a lost job or a failed relationship. Cheers! –Sean.
The Secret Formula To Social Media Success (shhh…don’t tell)
JANUARY 21, 2012
Help me improve on the formula with additions in the comments. There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be THE year of social media. Put their product commercials and training videos on YouTube. Start a Facebook page just so “we can have a Facebook page. Fail to put any measurement plan in place. Forget to think about important factors like crisis management. They aren’t. Cheers!
Your Blog Stinks! You Should Quit!
JANUARY 1, 2012
Just drop it in a comment, along with a link to your blog, and help others improve their blogs in 2012! What to do…It’s 2012 and you’ve been blogging for almost a year now with no success. Maybe it's time to give up and pull the plug on that blog. Photo courtesy of functoruser on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Maybe it’s time to…well…quit.
Weak Passwords Can Jeopardize Your Personal And Professional Security [Infographic]
JUNE 11, 2012
I’d love to hear them in a comment! Are your passwords strong? Better yet…are they weak? Do you know the difference? I know, I know…passwords are a pain. They’re hard to remember, sites keep making you change them and don’t even get me started on the process you have to go through to reset them. Wrong! So protect yourself and update that password. Not really.
Social Tip: Organizing Photos In The New Facebook Timeline
MARCH 6, 2012
Feel free to leave a comment! With the rollout of the new Facebook timeline to most users, there has been a lot of confusion about how you used to do things in Facebook and how you do them now. For me, one of the most confusing has been the organization of photos. In the past, I would go into Facebook and edit the photo and choose which folder I want the photo to live in going forward.
Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?
APRIL 17, 2012
I’m always up for engagement in the comments section! I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. If you ask me what my Klout score is …I’ll likely vomit. Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. Heaven knows that it doesn’t tell you whether you’re engaging in social media properly. So, should you ignore the numbers?
Can Good Social Media Customer Service Help You Grow Your Brand?
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Feel free to leave any questions or feedback about the article in the comments section below and Stan will check back to follow up. Have a comment or a similar experience? Share it in a comment! This week we welcome guest blogger is Stanna Johnson from Qwaya. Stan is an online writer and a social media enthusiast who loves to write about the latest social media trends.
Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come
SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
When I’m that stuck, I can’t even digest ideas from other people’s blogs, I find it challenging to create new graphics, or even say something constructive when commenting on other people’s blogs. Basically, Bloggers block comes when I am completely burned out on reading, writing, creating and commenting. I’d love to hear some experiences in comments!
What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Too often, there are folks who think that they best way to get involved in social media is to open an account on every single channel and then start blasting their thoughts, comments, photos, check-ins and videos out to the world. Feel free to drop them into a comment! One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. Would love to hear what status updates turn other off.
Mythbuster: Tweets Are NOT Going From 140 To 280
JUNE 24, 2012
As always, I’m open to comments and constructive criticism via the comments. People. PLEASE READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE before you tweet! Be sure that you understand what information you’re sharing. It’s important. You can continue to read the article, follow these accounts, and reply, favorite or retweet the Tweet.” of us who don’t monetize Twitter. Cheers!
Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?
JULY 29, 2012
Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts or constructive criticism. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience. During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. In the case of telecom, rarely did that match up.
Butchering The Google Chrome CPU Hog
JUNE 30, 2013
Share them in a comment! This one is going in the tech category, but since so many of manage our social media channels via a browser like Chrome, I’m going to post a solve that might help others out there. Recently, one of my computers has been behaving badly. The fan run constantly, the CPU cycles are running high, and the performance is just…well…horrible. Chrome. Cheers!
Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument
MARCH 11, 2012
As the site owner/community manager, I even had someone threaten to come to my house in person so he could discuss the fact that I edited one of his posts for racist comments. I’d love to hear them in a comment! The post was accompanied by a photo of him holding his shotgun. 2) Don’t argue just to argue – Community managers can spot them a mile away. Prove it.
Good Or Bad – You Must Engage With Your Customers Through Social Media
MAY 1, 2012
Dealing with customers who have had posted negative comments about your company can be irritating, especially if you feel you did not do anything wrong. So, do I ignore positive comments? Leave a comment! Today’s post comes from Laura Clarke,a blogger and lover of all things social media. Never has social media been such a brilliant marketing and customer relation tool.
Outsourcing Social Media – Is It Worth It?
MAY 25, 2012
Want to make a comment about a hot topic that is trending right now? Leave a comment and let us know how it went. Today’s guest post comes from Matt Powers, who is an Internet Marketer at Blue Soda Promo , an online promotional products company. I appreciate Matt taking the time to share an interesting experience he had with outsourcing social media management! Cheers!
Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic
MARCH 18, 2012
Leave a comment and let me know. "Spring" via promanex on Flickr under creative commons license. Ahhhh Spring! The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and there’s a sense of renewal in the air. But with Spring also brings with it the need to do Spring cleaning. For our cars, we wash off the grime and road salt that has built up over the last few months. There you go!
PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.
JUNE 9, 2013
I’d love to hear your thoughts/experiences in a comment. No, this isn’t another one of those anti-Google+ posts and no…it isn’t one of those reverse psychology attempts to actually trick you into visiting my Google+ page. In fact, I really don’t want you to visit my Google+ page and I have a good reason for it. Let’s be clear. Cheers! –Sean.
[COMIC] Parenting In The Age Of Social Media
JANUARY 27, 2013
I’d love to hear any experiences like this in a comment. Parenting is tough. Image courtesy of bbaunach via Creative Commons. That moment when our new bundle of joy is delivered with that fresh baby smell is absolutely amazing but, unfortunately, each child it isn’t accompanied with a handbook or instruction manual. Instead, we have to figure it all out on our own. Cheers!
Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Have a comment or a similar experience? Share it in a comment! This week we welcome guest blogger Amy Stewart, Senior Manager of Social Media Strategy for Intouch Solutions & author of great Kansas City-focused blog at beyondtheplazalights.com. Amy also tweets at @amylynnstewart , so be sure to check out her blog & twitter account. Thanks to Amy for sharing her insights!
Opting-Out Of Facebook Sponsored Stories May Be On The Way
JUNE 23, 2012
I’d love to hear about it in the comments! In 2011, Facebook announced a new advertising program called “Sponsored Stories” that basically told your friends what you were doing in the form of an add. For instance, if I posted “Grabbing my third cup of coffee from Starbucks today. Watch out co-workers!” The case, Angel Fraley et al., Too funny! Cheers!
Cartoon: Speaking Social Media
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
I’d love to hear about it in a comment! Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language. Would this whole new language irritate me? Frighten me? Have a funny story about social media jargon?
SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment. No…I haven’t gone off the radar. I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day and my blog takes a bit of a backseat to my clients and my family. Cheers!
Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?
APRIL 22, 2012
As always…would love to hear thoughts and similar experiences in comments! This blog post was originally posted over at PopGoesDad. Thanks to Kurt for the invitation to Guest Blog. I admit it…when I was in high school, I was a total metal head…and so was my mom. It was kind of strange growing up with a mom who listened to AC/DC, the Scorpions, and Mötley Crüe and there were some awkward explanations to my friends about why she often wore a black Van Halen 1984 tour t-shirt. Which helped her understand me a little better. Rock And Roll! So I did. I start with a simple question. “Do
The Ironic Beauty Of Google Indexing Tweets And Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention
APRIL 12, 2015
I’d love to hear about them in a comment! Author’s Note: I’ve been noodling on this post for quite a while now. I guess I’m just a sucker for technological irony. Before we get started, I’m going to be up-front with the fact that this is a bit of a long post. Okay, here’s the scoop. Get the scoop and come back. I’ll wait. Not rocket science. giant.
Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page
JUNE 24, 2012
I’d love to hear other ways that people have solved this problem so feel free to chime in with a comment. I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. If that’s the case, then social media strategists shouldn’t ignore it, since it’s likely going to be a big part of the SEO formula going forward. The URL for my Facebook page is simple to remember.
MARCH 12, 2012
Removing Trending Articles From Your Facebook Timeline
MAY 22, 2012
I’d love to hear it in a comment! Facebook does it again! First, it was adding ads to your timeline , next it was posting articles and updates based on what your friends were doing. Facebook inserts these trending articles to your timeline, presumably because your friends or family are sharing them. Personally, I want Facebook to stay the heck out of my timeline. Cheers!
Shhh…Don’t Tell. You Can Still Post Your Tweets To Other Platforms
OCTOBER 6, 2012
Feel free to leave a comment and tell me how you used it. Shhh… photo courtesy of Sarah G on Flickr via Creative Commons license. Recently, Twitter has been behaving pretty anti-socially with their data. For a company that is engaged in the business of social media (which means sharing things), they recently restricted how developers can use their API. Okay…here are the details.
Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book
JUNE 26, 2012
I’d love to hear about them in a comment! Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Cutting corners isn’t a good approach, either. Have experience defining social media business goals? Cheers!
[INFOGRAPHIC] Peer Pressure Can Be Multiplied Through the Social Media
JANUARY 30, 2013
Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment! Today’s guest blog post comes from Mary Tyler, who writes about parenting, social media & addiction at [link]. If you find this post interesting, be sure to also check out the article on whether teens prefer social media to real life. In effect, peer pressure Photo used via Creative Commons license often gets the best of people.
Should We Expect Health Care Professionals To Post And Tweet?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Share your thoughts in a comment or add your opinion to my original tweet (click the link in my tweet above). There’s no doubt about the fact that patients are becoming more vocal in the social media space. What do all these conversations have in common? Often absent from the online conversation, however, is the voice of the health care professional. Is it lack of time? Cheers!
[COMIC] The Facebook Quota
JUNE 25, 2013
Enjoy the comic and, as always, comments are welcome Cheers! While I do love connecting with my friends, family and colleagues on Facebook, sometimes the drama of the social network gets to be a bit too much. If you think about it, Facebook has essentially replaced the drama of the television “soap opera” with the drama of real life. –Sean.
Foursquare Evolves From Gamification To Recommendation – But Why?
JUNE 10, 2012
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know whether you use Foursquare anymore and whether you think the evolution is a positive one. Of all the location-based social networks out there, Foursquare certainly has been the one to outlast the competition. Notice how I chose my words carefully. But that doesn’t mean they won…it just means the others quit or got bought. Cheers!