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 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...]

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...]

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...]

10 Simple Steps to Get Started with Google+

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The Social Buzz Lab frequently conducts training and seminars on Social Media. We recently had our first gathering of the new year for our Meetup2.0 Group in Roanoke, VA.  John Lusher and I (add me to your circles) did a 45 minute training on how to get started with Google Plus. We started with the simple steps and ended the meeting with a hands-on live Hangout. 10 Simple Steps to Get Started with Google+ To set up a Google+ account you need a Google account (Gmail works). Once you … [Read more...]

Don’t Do It!! Three Things That Can Zap the Buzz

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Several weeks ago our Team had the pleasure of participating in the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business  Expo held at the beautiful Conference Center at The Inn of Virginia Tech.  This was one of the best events we have participated in and a special thanks goes to the Montgomery Chamber staff for a job well done! There were several hundred business owners expected to tour the Expo, so since we are in the social media business, we decided to provide a handout that included a list … [Read more...]