Are the 2015 Super Bowl Commercials as Important as the Game?

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We all know that the Super Bowl is about football but it’s also about Advertising!  People now watch the Super Bowl for the commercials just as much as the game.  This event has become more than just about sports. It’s a brands way to capture attention from all the eyes of the game on social media. This year several companies pre-released their 2015 commercials  instead of waiting to release  them on Sunday.  Check out the 2015 previews: … [Read more...]

Pulling the Plug on Google Authorship

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Big News for the social media community!  On August 28th, 2014 John Muller announced on Google+ that Google Authorship program is coming to an end*.  For those who are unfamiliar of what this experiment was; it began in 2011.  The idea was to help minimize spam in the search engine results page (SERPs) by listing the authors and linking them to their posts.  With all the other participants in the social media world, Google tried to join the game but was a little late. This is a great example … [Read more...]

First #HootUpROA at Roanoke Higher Education Center

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Hootsuite is coming to town with the first #HootUpROA, held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Our very own social media scientist, John Lusher has been working with Danielle Hatfield, a Hootsuite Envoy from North Carolina, to organize the event.  The event is directed to those professionals and students in and around the Roanoke community who want to learn social media best practices using Hootsuite, one of the most popular social management tools. Mark your calendar for#HootUpROA, … [Read more...]

Media Team Formed for Roanoke South Peak Community

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For Immediate Release South Peak Forms Media Team Four local agencies will work to keep the public informed about progress at the luxury community in Roanoke County.   Roanoke, Va. (January 15, 2013) – The South Peak community has announced the formation of a media team that combines the expertise of four local media companies:  Firefli Media of Roanoke, C-Media Company LLC, of Moneta, Sellavision Media LLC, of Moneta and the Carlin Agency Public Relations, of Roanoke. “Their combined … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays from The Social Buzz Lab

Happy Holidays from the Social Buzz Lab Team

The SBL Team would like to take this time to wish you a very Happy Holiday season.  As another year winds down, we are grateful for you... our readers, our clients, our collaborators and our friends.  We wish you a holiday filled with peace and happiness and a prosperous New Year. A special thanks to Erika Bentley, Social Buzz Lab Visual Marketing Specialist,  for designing our "Social" holiday tree. … [Read more...]

The Visual Elements of Facebook Timeline [Infographic]

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Facebook's new Timeline for business pages has brought many opportunities to many page administrators. From cover images to profiles images to milestone images, but all have unique sizes that are not standard. Facebook Timeline is VISUAL Erika Bentley, Graphic Designer for The Social Buzz Lab, created this infographic to help you understand image sizes and terminology used for an attractive and engaging Facebook Page using the timeline features for business pages.   If you're … [Read more...]

Learn How to Use Pinterest for Business Seminar

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Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest for Business What is Pinterest? Should your business be on Pinterest? Can Pinterest really drive traffic to your website? Who's using Pinterest successfully? How can I make my images stand out? Learn everything you need to know about Pinterest for your brand in this 90 minute training class. May 3, 2012 9:00 - 10:30am Best Western Inn at Valley View, Roanoke, VA. Cost  for seminar is $10 per person, payable at the door. For … [Read more...]

Social Buzz for Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon

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Social Media has become a vital part of any successful non-profit marketing campaign. We are excited to be selected as the social media team for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during the "Dick & Dave's Care for Kids Radiothon" benefiting  Southwestern Virginia's Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital. On behalf of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Dick & Dave on Q99FM, we invite you to join in March 2 & 3, 2012, as area families share the message of hope and … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Our First Year – The Birth of a Business

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Time flies when you're having fun and I literally mean that. I find it hard to believe that it's been a year since the birth of  my company. My baby is celebrating it's first birthday! It seems like it was only a few months ago when I was trying to come up with the perfect name and bouncing it off of my friends and confidants. I shared many iterations of names but I was sure I had made the right choice when I came up with The Social Buzz Lab. They all agreed!  I did hours of research, applied … [Read more...]