How To Use Twitter To Boost Your Business Development And Sales

* My article this month was written by Marni Mandell, Head of Business Development @Roojoom and the person that keeps me sane in the mad startups world. You can connect with her on twitter @marnimand.* If you’re anything like me, then you came to the world of social media later in life. And by later in […]

The Truth About Social Selling: Why Old-School Selling Is Still Critical

There is a cottage industry of social selling authorities, experts, and gurus proclaiming that the old ways of selling are dead. This social media mafia insists that cold calling is dead and that only social media works to create new opportunities. They tell salespeople, business owners, and entrepreneurs that the deals they need can only […]

Social Media Is Dead! Focus On Marketing Instead

Sometimes you just have to wonder if this industry was ever taken seriously. Case in point, a job board in Canada. While browsing Facebook the other day, I came across a post by fellow SteamFeed author Sean Smith and his disdain over the depressed salaries of social media positions out in the province of Ontario. […]

10 Tips For A Successful Social Advertising Campaign

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain As more and more people and content come onto the web, the average attention span gets a little bit shorter. That’s what makes it hard for businesses to reach their fans. Fortunately, businesses have the option to advertise on […]

What Is Hootsuite, And How Can It Help With Your Business?

One of my go-to tools for my business, or when working on client’s social media for K-3 Technologies, is Hootsuite. There are quite a few other social media dashboards out in the social sphere to use such as Sprout Social,  Bundle Post, and Buffer, but Hootsuite has all of the bells and whistles that I […]

70 Rising Social Media Stars List With Mark Schaefer [Podcast]

On Wednesday September 3rd 2014 we had Mark Schaefer on along with Brooke Ballard, Ryan Cox, and Daniel Hebert discussing Mark’s list that was posted this summer on 70 Rising Social Media Stars. “This is probably going to sound weird but probably my best moment is right now. The reason is I’ve never heard people talking […]

Magic and Choices: A Social Media Preview for Newcomers

Frustration, fear, confusion and helplessness are the main emotions flooding your system. You are either: A parent or a newcomer to the world of Social Media. Any parent who has ever had a very ill child knows exactly how it feels to stand in front of the cold medicines at the local store and just […]

Failure To Thrive: Should You Leave Facebook?

Facebook should be renamed Ficklebook. Because that’s what it is in a word: FICKLE. I tried to Google how many algorithm changes FB has put forth in the past year, but that data seems to be elusive. Just know that there have been many. In fact, once Facebook admitted it was a “pay-to-play” site, I […]

7 Effective Tips to Consistently Come Up With Engaging Content

One of the tragedies of content marketing is that people think it’s easy. The truth is that it isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. There are plenty of  harsh and unpopular truths going around about content marketing, this is one of the more unpalatable ones. I call it a tragedy because in thinking […]

Your Social Community Does Not Belong to You or Your Organization

I’ve now heard this stance more than a few times from reputable sources and it really makes me sweat. My career is centered on social media and this one sentence puts that into question. Why do we work tirelessly to build a social community? What is the real value of it? The truth is, the […]

The Secret Lives Of Community Managers

Community Managers — the “face” of brands, responsible for interacting with audiences and communities online and drumming up buzz for their company or brand — don’t have it easy. Job duties often include many, or ALL (or MORE), of the following: Effectively communicating the brand message to online communities Excellent writing skills Content creator Content […]

Getting Too Personal on Facebook: Where Context Meets Creepy

I was intrigued when I happened to see Dan Sullivan’s post on Facebook. Dan is the Founder of Crowdly, a platform I call the anti-Facebook on Facebook. It’s premise is to encourage brands to identify and engage with its strongest advocates, without the need for advertising. I emailed Dan to understand the context of his post.  Here’s […]

Social Media Mistakes You Should Stop Making Now

Over the past few months, I have noticed quite a new group of followers on my social media accounts.  I love being able to check out these new followers and find out what they do, because we all have to admit we like to look at who is following us. Human nature right? As I […]

6 Noteworthy Ways to Drive Shares for Your Content

I hit ‘share’ on my content but no one is clicking, why? What elements within a social media update should be optimized for maximum visibility? The key to getting your content shared is to make sure it’s shareable. If it’s optimized for everyone to share then your posts can spread like wildfire. Here are 6 ways […]

3 Reasons You Should To Stop Complaining About Facebook Messenger

I remember the day like it was yesterday. Facebook had just rolled out it’s News Feed as a part of its “facelift” in an effort to create more conversation, engagement, and reduction of social friction among its users. Users were livid and demanded action. Groups sprang up overnight with hundreds of thousands of users to […]

What is the HOA Showcase App and How Does it Work

The case for using Google+ Hangouts On Air (HOAs) just keeps getting better. A HOA is a free broadcasting/webinar platform that is connected to the world’s number one search engine. They are simultaneously recorded and uploaded to the world’s number two search engine – YouTube. With the addition of the Showcase App, your audience can […]

Do Brands Have To Get Naked On Snapchat?

The Saints chat trash on Snapchat It’s already starting. Snapchat might be the least likely social media platform for marketers since Twitter but big brands are already piling in. They’re experimenting with different content, seeing (by some accounts) good results and they’re producing some clear trends. Most of those trends involve naked honesty. The breakthrough […]

Latte vs LinkedIn: Why Paying For Your LinkedIn May Be Worth It

How many coffee or lunch meetings do you have per week for networking or sales related activities? Do you know how much you spend in a given month for those coffees or lunches? How much time do you devote to those activities? Are you part of trade associations or business networks that have membership fees? […]

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