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 […]

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, […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: Centric Projects

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Centric founders Steve Swanson and Richard Wetzel, both formerly of JE Dunn Construction, said they started the company because they saw an opportunity to innovate a web-based, midsize firm that eliminated management layers in order to create a more responsive and efficient company. It appears they have done exactly that and it’s refreshing to see […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: McCownGordon

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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. McCownGordon is a Kansas City construction company who knows exactly how […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: Livers Bronze

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When we looked at Livers Bronze online, we quickly discovered they are living proof of what their website says they are: “We build railings and relationships.” The local Kansas City company founded back in 1932, has kept its roots and family ties in Kansas City for over 80 years. While the company has changed and expanded many times over, their commitment […]

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 […]

Social Media for Professional Services is NOT the Same as Retail Social Media!

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A professional service company’s social media should mirror ONline what they have going on OFFline. Great social media managers for this sector must be comfortable collaborating with those who matter most to your company’s bottom line, regardless of whether that’s at a live event or on Facebook. That means social media management is about business development, not […]

Your Website Is Not Where People Socialize – FREE VIDEO CLASS!

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We have a great website and our Google analytics say we have traffic. Why are we struggling to generate more business? Think of your website as your company’s location and social networks as the business and community events your company attends. If you never participate in your community, people aren’t going to remember your name. […]

What Do Decision-Makers 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 […]

Who’s Acting Human Online: The Nerdery

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We know all about nerds at the Social Media Business School. You know – those students (and sometimes… professors) with taped glasses, pants that don’t fit, and toilet paper stuck to their shoes. Our school’s motto is “Act Human Online.” The problem is – many nerds don’t know how to act human in social situations, […]