This Week in Social Media

Hi everyone! Here’s this week’s list of what’s been going on in social media this past week or so!  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, get yourself a comfy chair and let’s dive in! Social Media News: The Real Reasons LinkedIn Acquired Lynda Facebook Testing Sidebar Status Interesting Data Showing The Worldwide Social Media Trends … Continued

This Week in Social Media

So, here are thing things going on in the social media world this week! What’s new and changing? F8: Facebook Unveils Messenger Platform, Businesses on Messenger Instagram Launches Layout: How Marketers Will Use the New App Social Media Marketing: 5 Reasons Why Every Business Must Embrace Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Why You Should Be Building Trust, … Continued

Social Media or Scam-Media?

Author: Darlene Hull Ok, this is a bit of an awkward post to write, but I feel so strongly that it needs to be written, that I’m going to take the risk. Because I do social media management/strategy/training I often meet people who say “I tried that and it didn’t work”.  The truth is, they … Continued

Why YOU should be on Google+

Author: Darlene Hull As a busy business owner, the last thing we want to hear is that we need to be on yet another social media platform. Normally, I’d say forget about it, because the action is still alive and well on the current Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter/Pinterest platforms. However, the new Google+ is making me take a … Continued

5 Reasons Your Social Media Sucks

Author: Darlene Hull I hear a lot of people say that they are giving up on social media because it doesn’t work.  When I go in and take a look, I can usually see quite quickly what’s happened and it tends to be one of these three things: No Plan:  Maybe someone’s told them they … Continued

Please DON’T “Like” My Page!

Author: Darlene Hull Whaaaaat?! Why wouldn’t I want more “likes”? I build my reputation on my Facebook page carefully, selectively, and honestly. As far as I can control it, all the likes you see there are likes from people who stopped by and honestly liked my page. This is important to me. Let me try … Continued

Facebook vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn

Author: Darlene Hull The world of social media can be overwhelming. So many places to “show up”. So many things you “need to do” in order to create a proper presence. Where do you start? How do you manage to make it all work and still work your business? For some the solution is to … Continued

Yikes! Where do I start?

If you’re a small or home business you are probably completely overwhelmed with all the various tasks you have to do just to keep your business happening. The very thought of trying to add marketing to everything else you’re doing makes you want to crawl into a corner and weep. I mean, just the number … Continued

My Social Media Schedule

Sometimes when you’re starting out, it’s helpful to see what others do, so you can figure out how to set your own social media up. I thought I’d share my routine with you today. I get up quite early and put in a good hour of social media work before my “regular” day begins. First, … Continued

Social Media Overwhelm

It’s all well and good to talk about the importance of social media for your business, however, unless you go about it the right way, you will be so overwhelmed you won’t be able to manage it. Here are some tips: Make sure  you know what your ultimate goal is: more clients? more visibility? more … Continued