Beware! There is NO ROI in Social Media!

If your company is hiring a consultant, marketing, advertising, or event planning company who claim they can “ramp up” your social media, CHECK THEIR SOCIAL NETWORKS FIRST! If you can’t find them on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, that’s a red flag! Companies who understand how social media works from a profit standpoint should be active […]

How To Design A Social Media Referral System

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 going to make many friends, and they aren’t going to share your “media” with their friends. You can’t spam […]

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

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. […]

Hashtags Explained

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. […]

How Your Business Can – And Should – Act More Human Online!

We all live, work, and do business in an increasingly wired world. Mobile data is the 3rd most heavily used media channel after Internet and TV, and the International Telecommunications Union estimates that there are 6.8 billion mobile subscribers worldwide. That’s about 96% of the world’s population. In the United States alone, mobile devices have […]

TWITTER CHEAT SHEET!

Confused about how to use Twitter for your business?  You may need a cheat sheet to do it right! Here’s a handy guide to help you out: – Twitter only gives you 140 characters to articulate your message. If you are anticipating a response from followers or clients, consider conserving space in your message so […]

How scheduling posts ahead of time could be hurting you

So we’re all looking to get a little bit ahead, and scheduling content in advance is way more efficient and just plain faster. Right?  Absolutely!  It is definitely faster. And way more efficient than actually having to be AT the party. Think about that.  It’s more efficient than having to be AT the party.  If […]

Stop crying about paying for ads on Facebook – Here’s how the paid game works

This past summer, our friends at Morgan Miller Plumbing (who we are very proud of!) were invited to talk business with Facebook at their HQ in Palo Alto, California. You know what Facebook told them? They told them that Facebook was only 1% done. Wow. There’s never been a Facebook before so what a great […]

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

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 […]

This Is Why You Need A Social Media Policy!

Shocked by the image?  Imagine how it would feel if this is what your clients saw on your company’s Facebook page.  If you do not have any parameters in place for what your employees can and cannot do on social networks, there’s not a whole lot you can do if they decide to post something ugly. […]