How to Take Leadership of your Company’s Social Media Strategy

One of the most challenging aspects of running social media for a large organization can be coordinating and facilitating communications between departments in the company. It’s easy for the social media manager to become siloed, or, if you don’t have buy-in from all departments, it can be difficult or impossible to get the information you … More How to Take Leadership of your Company’s Social Media Strategy

Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Email Communications

Words have power. The words you choose can either bring strength to your communication or dilute it, removing power and lessening the impact. Very often we choose, either deliberately or subconsciously, words that undermine our own messaging as a way to be “polite” or “less threatening.” Instead, we end up being taken less seriously, or … More Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Email Communications

How to Work With a Social Media Manager

Successful social media communities require strong leadership behind a careful, organized strategy. If you’ve decided to invest in a social media consultant, analyst, strategist, or anyone else with the word “social media” in their title, keep in mind these thoughts as you move forward with executing your plan. Here are my tips for how to … More How to Work With a Social Media Manager

How to Get Authorized to Run Political Ads on Facebook

Since the most recent election, Facebook has strengthened the authorizations required to run ads for social issues, elections or political campaigns. The ultimate goal of these authorizations is to prove you are a citizen of the country in which the issue is being debated and that you are authorized to run ads on the page’s … More How to Get Authorized to Run Political Ads on Facebook

Is Blogging for Business and Marketing Still a Thing?

In a recent article by Vox about the acquisition of Tumbler by WordPress, I was surprised to learn that the experts interviewed feel that blogging for business and marketing, particularly on WordPress, is “quaint and “feels like 100 years ago.” Anil Dash, CEO of Glitch and one of the first employees of WordPress’s old-school blogging competitor LiveJournal, … More Is Blogging for Business and Marketing Still a Thing?

#SalesFail |Stop Sending Your Automated Marketing Strategy to Me

<Begin Rant> I receive dozens of unsolicited emails, phone calls and LinkedIn messages every week, and they all seem to have the same tone. Personalized, urgent call to action or subject line. Overly friendly approach. “Hey Sue this is John again from XYZ company getting back with you about XYZ product” as if I’d reached … More #SalesFail |Stop Sending Your Automated Marketing Strategy to Me

Marketers Please Stop Using Tragedy to Promote Yourself

Yesterday we all watched in horror as the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. The world gathered around their computers, their phones, their television screens, to share in this horrific experience. I’ve traveled to Paris twice in the last decade, and I quickly rooted through my photos to share my memories in solidarity. I … More Marketers Please Stop Using Tragedy to Promote Yourself