Stay Between The Social Media Lines

The other day I was working in my office and my lil man (5-year-old) was in his play room coloring. Every 5 minutes or so he would come into my office carrying his dinosaur coloring book open to his latest masterpiece in order to show Papa what amazing creation he had completed this time. As … Continue reading Stay Between The Social Media Lines

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An Effective Way To Add High-Level B2B Connections On LinkedIn For #SocialSelling

More than ever, Business to Business (B2B) marketing requires one-on-one relationships. Making real, human connections with your business prospects to forge relationships that open doors to social selling. Being effective within social media to achieve this all important task is paramount to short and long-term success. One of the key social networks for effectively forging B2B relationships … Continue reading An Effective Way To Add High-Level B2B Connections On LinkedIn For #SocialSelling

4 “Not So Obvious” Reasons Good Content Curation Is Important

We all know, or at least you should, that having enough relevant, selfless, valuable content in your streams is highly important. Curating great content from sources outside of your own, in large enough quantities on a daily basis is the center of any effective social media marketing strategy. That selfless value provided to your audience is … Continue reading 4 “Not So Obvious” Reasons Good Content Curation Is Important

Part 2 – 18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

In Part 1 of our series on Amateur Social Media Marketing fails, we covered some of the more common mistakes we see on a daily basis. We are continuing our series with an additional nine mistakes that you really should avoid.Again, we want to reiterate that this post is specifically for those that are using social media … Continue reading Part 2 – 18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid – Part 1

Social media marketing isn't rocket science, however there are an incredible amount of details, nuances and procedures that not only take time to understand, they're changing on a daily basis. If you're using social media for marketing, you are constantly bombarded with tools, activities and methods from thousands of people. Without knowing, we often replicate … Continue reading 18 Amateur Social Media Marketing Mistakes To Avoid – Part 1

100% Year Over Year Sales Growth Exclusively Through Social Media – You Can Too!

Is it possible for a small startup company with little funding to succeed exclusively through social media marketing? Can social media really achieve ROI (return on investment) no matter how crowded their industry space is? The question of ROI, huge sales and revenue growth for an organization built exclusively on social media marketing as its … Continue reading 100% Year Over Year Sales Growth Exclusively Through Social Media – You Can Too!

Social Media Conversations That Become Leads

Conversations within social media is what builds relationships. Those resulting relationships are what lay the foundations for real results like sales, revenue and customer acquisition. But the question I hear most often is "How do you get into conversations that become leads?" One way to get into conversations is to simply start them with others. … Continue reading Social Media Conversations That Become Leads

The Drastic Difference Between Social Selling And Spam

Social Selling continues to gain popularity as a term and an action within the social media marketing space. Social selling has many definitions, but I like the one by @JulioVisko in a Social Media Today article from 2012 that says "staying connected with your prospects and build a relationship with them that goes beyond a vendor toward a trusted advisor." … Continue reading The Drastic Difference Between Social Selling And Spam

Customer Service “IS” Sales In Social Media – 2 Examples and 3 Tips

Customer service is at the core of effective social media marketing. The beginning of effective customer service is  listening to your customers and prospects, but more than that, it's showing that you're listening by responding. Even further, it's responding in real-time that delivers the message of responsiveness, authenticity, priority and that the your connections are … Continue reading Customer Service “IS” Sales In Social Media – 2 Examples and 3 Tips

Social Media Is NOT About Engagement

The definition of Engagement in social media marketing is sometimes a bit cloudy. I would describe social media engagement as listening, responding and communicating with your social community. It is being real, ever present and responsive to conversations taking place within your social presence. Engaging involves responding to activities that happen to you, like: 1) … Continue reading Social Media Is NOT About Engagement