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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...

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...

Find a Better Fit: Targeting Networks With Your Customer in Mind

Find a Better Fit: Targeting Networks With Your Customer in Mind

Oct 24, 2012

Is Your Time on Social Media Being Wasted? Yes, you read that correctly. Social networking can be a huge waste of time. Even if you’re doing it correctly, there may be more efficient means to reach better leads, and quicker ways to build authority.   Often, when pitching to a client, it is tempting to list the enormous range of social network...

The Evolution of Marketing: From Catalogs to Cat Blogs

The Evolution of Marketing: From Catalogs to Cat Blogs

Oct 2, 2012

In its simplest form, Marketing is the act of satisfying the wants and needs of a population. Everything from market research to advertising are meant to do one thing; to put a product or service offering in the hands of as many consumers as possible.   Early examples of innovative marketing campaigns are the Sears and Roebuck catalog, inserting baseball...

Where Does Humor Fit In Your Social Media Campaign?

Where Does Humor Fit In Your Social Media Campaign?

Sep 25, 2012

We all know that social media rewards authenticity and relationships over obnoxious sales pitches. While there are many strategies out there, there are few more effective at humanizing a company than humor. All you need to do is look at viral videos and content associated with businesses to see that this is true, as the majority fall either into the...

A Beginner’s SEO Strategy

A Beginner’s SEO Strategy

Sep 11, 2012

While putting together your business plan you no doubt heard and read a ton of information about why SEO is great and how it should form a cornerstone of your marketing strategy. So you slapped it in your plans without really understanding it and marked it down as something to read up on later.   Then, when you finally found a few spare minutes to read up...

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