How To Interview A Candidate For A B2B Social Media Manager Position

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Social media in the B2B (business to business) commercial market does not work the same way it works for the retail consumer market. There are no coupons. No fancy check-in prizes. No tricks or ad gimmicks. No fluff in general. That’s because it’s not advertising or marketing. The B2B social media space is a place […]

Your Website Is Not Where People Socialize

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We have a great website and our Google analytics say we have traffic. Why are we still struggling to generate referral business? Unless you have an e-commerce business, the whole idea of having a website is to have a “place” online for people to learn about you. However, learning about you and buying something from […]

Look Who’s Acting Human Online: TREKK Design Group!

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You often hear companies SAY they focus on the people who work there, but we know that isn’t always the case. TREKK Design Group, a woman-owned, Kansas City-based civil engineering firm, focuses on IMPROVING LIVES – especially that of their employees and those affected by their work. Because of this focus on PEOPLE, we decided […]

What Do Decision-Makers Actually Read Online?

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Headlines. Split decisions are made based on what a headline says that currently impacts a decision maker’s life. No impact, no need to click to read more. There’s not enough time in the day to read all the things we want to read, let alone the things we need to read so if you can’t sum […]

Look Who’s Acting Human Online: The KC Streetcar!

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From the moment the KC Streetcar made its first trip down Main Street, we’ve seen just about everyone on social media posting photos of their journey on it! Since opening in 2016, the two-mile route from Kansas City’s River Market to Crown Center and Union Station has become one of Kansas City’s most popular things […]

SOCIAL NETWORK USER GUIDE – How to behave in the top 3 social networks

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Facebook: Your Facebook page is basically an online scrapbook of all the things you are doing in real life. If you sit on boards, sponsor or attend events, help clients solve problems, have someone out on maternity leave… we want to see ALL that stuff on your page reflected in some way shape or form. […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: BHC Rhodes

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When you look at engineering companies online, they often look the same. Portfolio of work, industry capabilities, management team, blah blah blah. We get it. Engineers are some of the most brilliant people on earth and we should all be exposed to their creative genius. However, we also know that people buy for emotional reasons, […]

How To Design A Social Media Referral System

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Social Media = Online Business Networking  It’s not about the cool tools. It’s about the people using the cool tools. Social networks are networking events that go on 24/7. The “media” is the content (blog posts, articles, flyers, handouts, etc) you bring to the networking event. If the “media” you bring to the event sucks, you aren’t […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: McCown Gordon

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When you drive around town, you probably don’t think of the people behind the construction of the buildings you see. Whether it is a hospital, school, or movie theater, we often take those structures for granted and don’t even consider the people who built them. McCown Gordon is a Kansas City construction company who knows exactly […]

Hashtags Explained

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What exactly IS a hashtag? A hashtag is a word or a phrase (without spaces) preceded by the # symbol — for example, #Business — that helps people find and join conversations about a particular topic. Clicking on a hashtag will show related content. Why Should Businesses Use Hashtags in Their Posts? Simply put… to be found. […]