“Marketing Is No Longer About The Stuff That You Make.”

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  Seth Godin is one of the most well known names in marketing today.  He is a best selling author, entrepreneur and public speaker who founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog, http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/ ,  is very inspiring and extremely popular.  Seth believes “marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.”  Marketing is ever changing and today selling the product has become more about the connections you create. With all the choices … [Read more...]

Make the Customer the Hero of Your Story

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Many businesses create a story that showcases the product as the "Hero".  If you really want your customers to buy or appreciate your product then you should make them the hero or star of the story, not your business. Ann Handley, MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer, wrote a great article that explains in a modern tone what it really means to make your customer the hero of your. Click on the link below to read her … [Read more...]

Top 25 Social Media Influencers You Should Follow

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It's important to stay connected and in the moment in any social media platform.   Following the right people can be essential.  They can influence how you think, how you connect with others and how you and learn.  Learning from experts in your field or in business can help you achieve greater results and allows you to see different objectives while coming to your own conclusions. If you already follow these individuals, you know what we’re talking about!  If you aren’t following these … [Read more...]

Choosing the Appropriate Social Media Platform for Your Content

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Developing a personal brand takes time, but social media is an essential tool that can help tremendously. We now have the ability to search with ease, have constant learning opportunities and various ways to communicate and interact with others. We have only had these tools in the last few years so lets utilize them! Many companies constantly post but do not receive the results they are looking for.  Once you know your readers, you will be able to promote not just what your company has to … [Read more...]

Self Promotion is a Social Turn Off

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Self Promotion makes me sick! Doesn't it you? If you will indulge me just a bit, this post is going to be a combination of ranting against something that irritates me along with thoughts and action steps on how to "not be that person." Because let's face it, no one wants to be that person! Social isn't about self promotion. We've all seen them in our social media world and in our own lives;  people that constantly talk about themselves.  I am not talking about people that Tweet what they had … [Read more...]

8 Easily Corrected Social Media Blunders

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Social Media can be a real asset to marketing your brand but you can also miss some fantastic opportunities to capitalize on the full potential of social media marketing by making some common blunders. John Lusher shared the 11 Things NOT To Do on Social Media. This post will cover solutions to some common mistakes people overlook when planning the steps to their social marketing strategy. How to Correct 8 Common Blunders of Social Media The first visual image most people will see is … [Read more...]

Three Reasons to Take Twitter Seriously

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Twitter is one of the most mis-understood social networking platforms. Most people find it complicated and hard to grasp and understand.  How can you sell a product using 140 characters? Why does anyone care what you had for breakfast? Who wants to bothered with text messages from people you don't know? What value could you possibly gain from 140 characters? As an early adopter of social media, I have been using  twitter since 2007. Did I understand the value of  those early 140 character … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Ramp Up Your Facebook Numbers

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Bonnie Cramner and Jill Freeman, The Biz Chicks, dedicated their Blog Talk Radio shows in March to Facebook. They featured a different guest each week and I was honored to be their guest this week. I shared 3 effective strategies to create engaging relationships and ramp up your Facebook Business Page LIKES. You can listen to a recording of the show here. How to Increase Your Facebook Page Numbers Create an Event on your Facebook page. I run a link sharing event every Tuesday on the … [Read more...]

How to Build Your Alliance Online and Offline

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Every morning I login to Facebook, not to see my profile but, to see how many comments my friend John Lusher has received on his morning status update.  John has a large network of friends, who like me, look forward to his engaging, positive and sometimes humorous morning post. It is my pleasure to have John Lusher of John Lusher Consulting, as a guest blogger. He shares how to build a strong alliance. Build Your Alliance I believe most of us have confidence and faith in our own abilities.  We … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Feature Facebook Page Owners

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The recent upgrade to Facebook pages has provided opportunities for companies to strengthen their brand. Unfortunately most have not taken advantage of one of the coolest new features... the opportunity to identify the person behind the page. Stop Hiding Behind Your Logo Successful social media strategies include having a transparent  presence. What does being transparent mean?  Of course being authentic and honest is extremely important but also knowing “who”(page administrator) instead of … [Read more...]