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People Love Stories: Why User-Generated Content Achieves Results

People Love Stories: Why User-Generated Content Achieves Results

May 18, 2016

At its root, user-generated content is simply people sharing their stories with each other. It is likely for this reason that user-generated content has proliferated across various types of media, including social media and gaming platforms. In fact, 70% of consumers trust peer recommendations over those of professionals. People love stories because they find...

Overcoming Social Media Hurdles: MyBlogU Interview

Overcoming Social Media Hurdles: MyBlogU Interview

Jan 12, 2015

When it comes to business, social media can be more of a struggle than many people may think. Sure, it is easy to post photos, updates, and news for your personal life. But, in business it is much different. You must create engaging Facebook posts, interesting or interactive Twitter tweets, and eye-catching Pinterest images all to further your business...

7 Social Media Tricks You Can Learn From Your Dog

7 Social Media Tricks You Can Learn From Your Dog

Aug 11, 2014

It may sound silly at first, but there really are some great tricks about social media networking and marketing that we can learn from our furry friends. #1 Basic Needs Every dog has very basic needs that are required for them to survive. Food, water, even treats – these are all items that a dog needs. In the same sense, your social media sites have basic...

Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Jul 23, 2014

Every mobile device has some sort of built-in calendar application and some have built-in task lists as well. Some of those are good and some are just okay. When it comes to really keeping track of tasks, events, and appointments that are crucial to your business or marketing plan, you need an app or combination of apps that you can rely on. You may need an...

3 Easy Ways to Pay Attention to Your Connections

3 Easy Ways to Pay Attention to Your Connections

Apr 29, 2014

We spend a lot of time on social media networks – updating, sharing, liking, connecting. Once we have made our connections and work hard to continue to make more, we must remember to reconnect with those we have met and shared with along the way. It can be so easy to say, “Whew, I received X new Facebook Likes this week” or “I got X new Twitter...

5 Mistakes to Avoid for Content and Social Media Marketing Newbies

5 Mistakes to Avoid for Content and Social Media Marketing Newbies

Jan 16, 2014

When I finally decided to succumb to the title of Freelance Writer a couple of years ago, I opened the door to a whole new world for myself – marketing. Content marketing and social media marketing were not things that I was familiar with up until that point. Most of my writing was done for me – poems, memoirs, fiction – until I decided to give Web...

Top 7 Tips for Humanizing Your Brand

Top 7 Tips for Humanizing Your Brand

Dec 3, 2012

Not everyone needs to be on social media. There, I said it. I know that sounds strange coming from someone who eats, sleeps and breathes social for a living, but doing social wrong is worse than avoiding it altogether.   So why would I oppose everyone and their dog being on social? Because too many are doing it for the wrong reasons; in most cases,  just...

Top 15 Social Media Books for Online Marketing

Top 15 Social Media Books for Online Marketing

Nov 29, 2012

In 2013, Social Media is mandatory. If you aren’t on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, you cease to exist, your business will fail, you are falling behind.   It’s very important to build your presence presence. Many people get the wrong idea – you don’t have to live on a computer and be tethered to your profiles through a mobile...

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