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...]

How to Utilize Pinterest as a Marketing Tool

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Pinterest was first released in 2010 with the first pin being a photo of a cut out paper shape of a couple kissing on a bike, pinned by co-founder Ben Silbermann. After a few hiccups it didn’t take long to join Facebook and Twitter at the top of social media.  This is an app for everyone with many different topics. Pinners can share, create, repost and collect information in pictures or videos.  You can store these “Pins” on boards you create that have specific themes. It started as more of a … [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...]

Why is it so important to attend social media conferences

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Having a job in social media is amazing.  There are still lots of people who think that you just sit on Facebook all day, but there is more to it than that.  One figures out your social media strategy, finding the right time to post, understanding what works and what does not, and building strong connections with clients and fans on a daily basis.  By attending a conference one is able to connect with others who are like you.   You can learn from others as well as what is new and evolving in the … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for a Black Friday Social Media Campaign

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  I know everyone waits for Black Friday pretty much all year round; am I right?  And now with the advancement with the Internet we have Cyber Monday.  Black Friday is one of the major shopping days in the year just before Christmas.  It is called this due to many retailers claiming their numbers are in the highest on that day than any other that year.  To be in the black is a great thing for a company – red is what you don’t want.  Cyber Monday only started a few years ago when … [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...]

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...]

Did a Google+ Enhancement Prompt this Facebook Change?

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Facebook news feed.  There are both critics and proponents of this change but no one is really sure how it is going to effect a brand.  One little change slipped through this week that we feel is really a big positive change for brands.  This Facebook change is likely the result of the recent change Google made in it's brand pages on Google+.  We are in a world of visual story telling.  Google increased the size of their cover images and have never had any restrictions on text on the image. … [Read more...]