Category: Social Media Strategy

February 18, 2018
What Small Businesses Need to Know Before Hiring A Website Company

My executive coach said recently, “if you don’t have a website you don’t have a business.” I agree, but I would take that a step further to add, “if you don’t have a good website, you don’t have a business.” It’s my goal with this post to define good, because not all websites and web […]

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November 5, 2017
Is Content Marketing Dead?

It’s clear why people are confused about what social media can do for a business… much of the information is contradictory. On the same day, I read two posts related to the effectiveness of social media, both showcasing different – and even conflicting – examples.  The first post, B2B Social Media Marketing: What’s the Real […]

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December 18, 2016
Social Media’s Role in Online Fundraising

Online fundraising continues to gain popularity – and social media deserves some of the credit. Acting as a distribution vehicle to help spread the message among our online communities, social media’s role is pivotal to the success – or failure – of a fundraising campaign. I was recently asked to participate in an interview, on […]

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December 11, 2016
Time to get real about social media’s role in your bottom line

In a recent meeting with a client in a transitional marketing overhaul - and finally seeing the end of tunnel - I asked him, ‘what did you learn from this process?’ His response: you don’t know what you don’t know. It’s not the first time I heard this from a client. And, it’s certainly not […]

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November 6, 2016
2017 Marketing Plan: Achieve ROI With These Tips

In our last blog, we discussed considerations for your 2017 marketing plan.  Unfortunately, many small businesses do not have a marketing plan, which makes it challenging to quantify ROI.  It’s necessary to not only have a marketing plan, but to have an integrated plan, as well.  If you’re among those without a marketing plan, but […]

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October 30, 2016
Marketing Considerations For Your Strategic Plan

Strategic planning season is upon us, and with that, many companies are evaluating how they will spend their marketing dollars in 2017. We’ve heard from several clients who want us to define the return on their marketing investment. One client asked us to quantify the direct correlation between their customer acquisition and the online marketing […]

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October 9, 2016
Social Media: Working in the Trenches Isn’t Always Sexy

When I started my business in 2010, my plan was to help companies set up on their social media sites, establish a social media strategy and provide one-on-one training. I was somewhat surprised to find that my first customer did not have any interest in learning social media. In fact, they asked if they could […]

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September 18, 2016
Three Things to Know about the Future of Content Marketing

The opportunity for content marketing is still alive and well, if we are willing to do what it takes to win the game. This message was prevalent in the keynote presentation by Mark Schaefer last week at the Insight Marketing Conference. His talk was based on his forthcoming book, “Known,” which is about ‘being known’ […]

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June 5, 2016
Social Media Success: 5 Critical, But Commonly Overlooked Factors

To achieve social media success, a myriad of factors must be present - all of which work in tandem to deliver a positive end result. However, I find there are a few pieces continually overlooked. To ensure social media success, check that you’ve included these five elements. A clearly defined audience. I’m amazed how many […]

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