“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...]

Tips for a Successful Facebook Live Experience

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Live streaming has really taken off in the last few years with platforms like Periscope or Meerkat and now Facebook.  Facebook launched this feature in February of 2016 and has really changed the game this year with videos such as the mom with the Chewbacca mask.  This video has have over 160 million views and shows how powerful Facebook Live can be when used correctly. View here for this example: https://www.facebook.com/candaceSpayne/videos/10209653193067040/   This feature  is free to … [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...]

How One Caterpillar Dealer Conquered Social Media

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We would like to boast a little about our client, Carter Machinery, a Cat dealer located in Virginia. We have been working with Carter since their initial entrance into social media several years ago. During that time, the Social Buzz Lab has worked closely with the entire Marketing Department at Carter to successfully build their presence on all of the major platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.  This digital presence has enabled Carter Machinery to interact … [Read more...]

Client Spotlight – Savvy Dad

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The best aspect of working in marketing and social media are the incredible clients you meet and work with.  Phoenix, Arizona based Savvy Dad personifies this to its fullest extent.  Our team met with and started a complete marketing and branding strategy with Greg Hague, founder of Savvy Dad, a short six weeks ago; and as the saying goes, "it's been quite a ride!" How Do We Serve Long Distance Clients You may be asking yourself, "what can The Social Buzz Lab do for an Arizona based website … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Pinterest [9 Infographics]

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There's no denying that there is a new kid on the social media block and her name is Pinterest and she is creating a big BUZZ.  Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board that originally appealed to mostly woman but has now been grasped by businesses and savvy marketers.  Similar to the new visual direction of Facebook's timeline, Pinterest is also visual. I am a huge fan of infographics, in fact, follow me on Pinterest to see my board on Fantastic Infographics.  There are some great infographics … [Read more...]

How Chiropractors Can Leverage Social Media

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Recently I was asked to speak to a group of Chiropractors about using social media for their practice. Each time I speak to a niche group, I research to find out how the industry is using social media so I can provide real examples of uses. I found some Chiropractors and Wellness Centers that are using Facebook and Twitter. Most are not consistent with their posts and very little engagement, but they are taking small steps. I also found there were a lot of videos on Youtube and a few blogs … [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...]

6 Benefits of a Custom Facebook Profile Image

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We spend a lot of time and money getting the best company logo designed for our brands. Why don't you put that same effort into the profile image for your Facebook page?  I recently had a discussion with Anne Clelland, President of Handshake Media, about the benefits of having a custom designed profile image.  She posted it on her Handshake2.0 blog. Erika Bentley, Graphic Designer for the Social Buzz Lab, does a phenomenal job of designing the image to express your brand. The maximum space … [Read more...]