“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...]

Top 25 Social Media Blog Sites You Should Be Following

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Are you looking for some great social media blogs? There are so many social media blogs out there its hard to choose just a few!  In honor of Social Media Day, we are going to share with you our 25 favorite social media blogs, in no order. These are all based on content, quality, engagement, and success. Our top 25 Blog Posts to read and follow :  Simply Measured This is an impressive social media company with a lot to offer! Not only do they maintain their clients accounts, but they … [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...]

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...]

3 New Enhancements to Google+

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Google+ is a part of the marketing strategy for Social Buzz Lab Clients. We were thrilled when Sara McKinley, Product Manager at Google announced on her Google+ profile some changes and improvements to profiles and pages today. Larger Cover Photos   Cover photos are much larger than before (up to 2120px by 1192px), and they display in 16x9 when fully expanded.  We're really excited about all the possibilities the larger cover images will present. An Easier Way to Edit Your Info  The … [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...]

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...]