Social Therapy

Social Therapy

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If you’ve spent some significant time on a comfy chaise lounge at your therapist’s office, don’t be ashamed (we don’t think you’re a nut job, we promise….). In fact, everything you learned doing couch-time can actually help you in an unexpected way – your social media campaign. Social Media Today writer Bill Rice is opening … Continued

Summer of Social

Summer of Social

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My, oh my, how time does fly! Now that  half of 2011 is behind us, it may be time to assess your social media performance in the past six months and, if it’s a tad lackluster, amp it up to sail through summer and finish the year strong. Hot Summer Tips Business2Community recently shared a … Continued

Facebook Filibuster

Facebook Filibuster

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If you’re of the opinion that social media is all play and no work, maybe it’s time to turn your attention to politics. Greg Ball, a Republican state senator from New York, is asking his constituents how to vote. That may not be surprising, but this might; Ball is using Twitter and Facebook to gauge … Continued

A Family of Facebook Pages

A Family of Facebook Pages

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Like Lay’s Potato Chips or Tiger Woods would attest: just one is never enough. Well, that adage may also pertain to your Facebook page, if that noun is decidedly singular.While you deserve props for keeping your brand alive on Facebook, Forbes pointed out why that page ought to multiply – and create an entire family … Continued

On your mark, get set… TWEET!

On your mark, get set… TWEET!

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The Olympic Games never cease to create “buzz,” but this year, the world’s premier athletic event will produce a bit more – in the form of Tweets. The Olympic Committee gave their social media stamp of approval, announcing that athletes are actively encouraged to “take part in social media and to post, blog and tweet … Continued

We Pick Pics!

We Pick Pics!

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Facebook may not comment on rumor or speculation, but we certainly will! In fact, we’re pretty stoked about the buzz we’ve been hearing that Facebook is currently developing a photo-sharing application. Sure, we love Flickr and SmugMug and the wealth of other online photo apps, but an app specifically designed for and available on Facebook? … Continued

Social Media Abroad

Social Media Abroad

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Facebook addicts, take a sigh of relief – you’re not the freak you thought you were. Well, that might still be debatable, but you’re at least in good – and international – company. Nielsen this week found that internationally, Internet users spent 22 percent of their online time engaging in social media. In fact, the … Continued

Let’s Party (Facebook Style)

Let’s Party (Facebook Style)

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Say what? Need some reassurance on the effectiveness of Facebook marketing? Well, one German 16 year-old doesn’t. After accidentally creating an “open to the public” invitation for her 16th birthday party, this froline found herself the host of 1,500 guests. Talk about a house party. But one teenager’s cautionary tale is a businessman’s motivational parable. … Continued

“Mac” Daddy of Twitter!

“Mac” Daddy of Twitter!

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If you needed one more reason to set up your business on Twitter or to get an iPhone, we’ll kill two birds with one stone—well, as long as those birds aren’t tweeting. The popular social media mogul will now be a prime feature of Apple’s new operating system, iOS 5, to be released this coming … Continued

Streaming Tweets!

Streaming Tweets!

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In case you’ve been a Negative Nelly about Twitter, complaining about its textual base and its lack of photos and streaming video, you’re in for some good news; now there’s more to Tweets than 140-character blurbs. Now, there are images and streaming media, which you can view without utilizing a third-party provider. In fact, over … Continued

How You Dealing?

How You Dealing?

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You’ve seen the headlines: “$10 for $20!” “Half off drinks!” “Five car washes for $15!” These days, savvy shoppers aren’t perusing their weekly grocery circulars and Value-Paks to score a deal; they’re logging on to social media to grab Groupon, Living Social, Facebook, and Yelp deals. And just this week, granddaddy Google threw his hat … Continued

Tweets, Feeds and… Emails

Tweets, Feeds and… Emails

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You probably thought the ubiquitous Twitter couldn’t get much more pervasive, right? Wrong! Last week, Twitter announced a new feature – email notifications letting you know when your Tweet receives a reply or someone reTweets you. What’s that mean for you? Now it’s easier than ever to keep your social media current, constantly engage your customers, … Continued