Social Media: Getting the Most out of Your Content

You’ve taken several hours to write a blog, create a new presentation, research and design an infographic or shoot and edit a video. The content is compelling and on brand. You feel good about it. I don’t have to tell you that creating your own content is hard work and time-consuming, so of course, you want to … More Social Media: Getting the Most out of Your Content

The Answer to Setting up Multiple Social Media Profiles

You’re a complex person with a diverse set of skills, hobbies, likes and dislikes and friends. You’re a salesperson who’s also a sports fanatic with a love of gardening.  You’re a marketing professional with strong political views and a love of cooking. You’re an office assistant trying to break into the music business with your … More The Answer to Setting up Multiple Social Media Profiles

How to Build a Social Media Following When You Have No Budget

Are you being tasked with growing a social media audience, from the ground up, with no budget? If you find yourself in this situation, whether you’re a small business owner, a social media manager, a community manager or working for a non-profit, here are a few things you can do organically to get your accounts … More How to Build a Social Media Following When You Have No Budget

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. Choose the Right Person for your Social … More How to Work With a Social Media Manager

Boost your Website Traffic with Pinterest

If your business relies on driving traffic to your website to increase sales consider joining Pinterest. If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, it is a social network where users to share their interests by “pinning” images or videos to their own or friend’s boards. Remember how you decorated your locker in high school? Well now … More Boost your Website Traffic with Pinterest

How to Define a Social Media Strategy: Begin with your Audience

Sometimes I’m asked to come up with social media strategies on the fly. Clients bring me in to consult on a new or existing social media community for which they don’t know where to begin or how to move forward.  They understand on some level the power of these communities and how they can increase … More How to Define a Social Media Strategy: Begin with your Audience

Take the Fear out of Using Social Media for Government

It is typical for government agencies and businesses to be a little afraid to get involved in social media.  Adding a Facebook or Twitter page to your overall web presence can sometimes feel like you are opening your agency up to chaos. You’ll have people jumping on and following, making comments both positive and negative, … More Take the Fear out of Using Social Media for Government