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Social Media Marketing Faces The Same Challenges As Any Industry

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Jan 2016

Social Media Marketing Faces The Same Challenges As Any Industry

Two months ago, our biggest client submitted notice due to internal budget cuts.  Unfortunately, this is not a new scenario for us. When small businesses face financial struggles, the marketing budget is frequently on the chopping block, with social media ranking at the top. Social media is relationship marketing – a longer-term effort. Companies with financial constraints often pull the plug on social media in...

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I Should Have Been Canned For This, But Learned A Hard Lesson Instead

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Jan 2016

I Should Have Been Canned For This, But Learned A Hard Lesson Instead

There are many ‘oopsies’ that can happen in business – double booking appointments, forgetting about a meeting, putting an extra ‘0’ on the end of a client’s invoice – to name a few. These are all honest mistakes and I’m sure they happen more often than I’d like to believe. Then, there’s just plain stupidity. That’s where I come in and I’m willing to take...

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What Can Your Business Do About A Bad Google Review?

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Jan 2016

What Can Your Business Do About A Bad Google Review?

Did your business receive a bad Google review? Are you fearful it will hurt your online reputation? I receive frequent requests to help businesses undo the probable damage of a poor Google review. Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to ‘fix it.’ It may be your first inclination to try to remove a negative review. You can flag the comment and write a...

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Facebook Sharing: Ignorance is Bliss

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Oct 2015

Facebook Sharing: Ignorance is Bliss

We’re a nation of alarmists – plain and simple.  We get hyped up over the smallest things, and it doesn’t take much to throw us into a tizzy.  Social media has made this much worse, by allowing people to share their bizarre alarmist ideas, and do so in such an inaccurate fashion it could make your head spin.  Every couple of weeks, the latest brouhaha...

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Aug 2015

Brand Monitoring: Critical in the Digital Era

Last week, I co-hosted a webinar with Metric Stream about the importance of brand protection in the digital area. While the presentation was primarily intended for those in regulated industries, the first segment is relevant to any business using social media today. The most significant takeaway is the importance of knowing what’s being said about your brand online. I’ve included the first segment in the...

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