Growing up on a small farm in Indiana gives you a lot of time to think and be creative. It also teaches you a strong work ethic. A perfect breeding ground for a budding entrepreneur. It was summertime and I was getting excited for the annual Fireman’s Festival coming up. I spent the day trying […]
As a social media consultant, I spend a lot of my time helping businesses create strategies to grow their social media presence and convert their followers into customers. A key element of this process is understanding the types of posts that people care about on social media. If a business isn’t posting things that users […]
Businesses often face two major challenges with social media. The first is getting started. Once a business passes that challenge by gaining some momentum and attracting followers, the next challenge that often comes up is converting those followers into customers.
When social media started gaining traction, a common hesitation businesses had was being unable to track the results of their efforts. Although social media marketing is now an activity that can be tracked in detail, that doesn’t necessarily mean doing so is easy. Given that much of people’s online activity is spread across multiple […]
Whether you’re an established business owner, budding entrepreneur or an accomplished professional, social media can be a great way to open up new doors and opportunities. However, just as a business can’t create a profile, share a few links and then expect a stream of quality customers to come from that social platform, branding yourself […]
When Facebook and Twitter were first growing, one of the reasons many businesses didn’t invest in these platforms is because they felt it was too difficult to measure their results. And even though there’s now lots of data available via the platforms themselves and tools built around these platforms, more than sixty percent of […]
Over the years, LinkedIn has evolved from a fairly simple site where people shared their resume online to a thriving network of engaged professionals. Much of this transition to a far more dynamic environment has been driven by content. LinkedIn has added a number of features over the years that allow people to publish and […]
I want to go over five trends that I think will be very prominent across the social media landscape this year: Combating Fake News After last year’s election, stopping fake news before it has a chance to spread is going to be a driving a social media trend for all the major platforms. This is […]
Yes, your business should hire a social media expert. The reason your business should hire a social media expert is while social marketing can boost your bottom line, that positive impact isn’t guaranteed. In order to see any tangible results from your social efforts, you need to have the right strategy in place. It’s also […]
Although none of the technologies I’m going to talk about in this post are brand new, we’re at an interesting point with the Internet where several promising forms of technology are really hitting their stride. Those technologies are webinars and social media.
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