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Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Great Social Media, Marketing, or Blog Planning Apps

Oct 2, 2017

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...

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...

Best Facebook Articles of 2012 and Chat With Mari Smith

Best Facebook Articles of 2012 and Chat With Mari Smith

Oct 18, 2012

Facebook Bookclub week is coming to a close on Social Media Sun, and we hope that you’ve learned as much as we did about the world’s biggest social network. If you didn’t, there are still two days left, and it just so happens that we have saved the best for last.   The Inaugural #SMSchat with Mari Smith Today at 6:30pm EST we’re...

The Best Social Media Chats on Twitter

The Best Social Media Chats on Twitter

Sep 28, 2012

**To participate in any Twitter chat, use the free app called TwChat. It makes following any Twitter chat much easier! Twitter chats focused on social media marketing offer a great way to network and exchange ideas as well as to collaborate with a wide variety of social media professionals. With hundreds of different industry Twitter Chats focused on social...

5 Ways to Successfully Utilize Google+ in your Office

5 Ways to Successfully Utilize Google+ in your Office

Jun 28, 2012

Using social media at the office isn’t always a good thing. Many people associate it with slacking off, avoiding work, and generally finding excuses to get oneself in trouble. But if you know about Google+, then you know that not all social media is made equal; in fact, some of it can be leveraged as a way to enhance your job, not detract from your...

5 Signs Your Startup is Heading for Disaster

5 Signs Your Startup is Heading for Disaster

Jun 12, 2012

Working for a start up seems like the new “get rich quick” scheme for 2012. With Instagram being bought by Facebook for $1 billion, many entrepreneurs are hoping and praying for the day they can dominate their industry.   The reality is that only one out of every ten start ups make it past a 2nd round of funding. If you decide to take a job...

Facebook Settings and Features you Didn’t Know Existed

Facebook Settings and Features you Didn’t Know Existed

Apr 20, 2012

Facebook is easily the most popular social network, and even users who have very little formal computer training know how to access their news feed, send a message, and search for long lost friends. Mark Zuckerberg’s simple application has become known for breaking demographic barriers to the extreme; whether you’re 18 or 80, the heavily praised interface...

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