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...]

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...]

Why you Should Stay Socially Trendy!

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Social Media Marketing is all about information and connecting with others. Society loves to know what is going on in the world, so this makes it very important to provide current information so your fans know what’s going on.  Aaron Lee stated: “These days, social media waits for no one. If you’re LATE for the party, you’ll probably be covered by all the noise and you might not be able to get your voice across. It could only mean that if you want to be heard by the crowd, you have to be … [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...]

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...]

Happy Holidays from The Social Buzz Lab

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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...]

Social Buzz for Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon

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Social Media has become a vital part of any successful non-profit marketing campaign. We are excited to be selected as the social media team for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during the "Dick & Dave's Care for Kids Radiothon" benefiting  Southwestern Virginia's Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital. On behalf of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Dick & Dave on Q99FM, we invite you to join in March 2 & 3, 2012, as area families share the message of hope and … [Read more...]

Facebook Page Browser Video Tutorial Plus 11 Additional Tips

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There have been an ever increasing number of Facebook Business pages popping up. Many companies have outsourced their social media while a great number are managing their own content and startegies. I recently wrote a guest post on Handshake 2.0 about the 10 Things You Should Know Facebook Business Pages.  After writing that post I thought of another tool that Facebook released nearly a year ago and most users just don't know about it.  The best way I could think of to describe this feature and … [Read more...]

Eleven Things NOT To Do on Social Media

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Social Media has become an active component of many marketing strategies. We recently developed a handout entitled,you guessed it, 11 Things NOT To Do on Social Media. We gave you a sneak peak in our post Don't Do It, Three Things that Can Zap the Buzz. Instead of just providing you with the list and making you read them all for yourself, our Social Media (mad) Scientist, John Lusher, put a video spin on some of these items.  We hope you enjoy!! John Lusher on Things NOT To Do on Social … [Read more...]