Social Media

How to Sell on Instagram for SMBs: 2016 Social Media Series

As promised, we’re back we’re going to explore the wonderful world of selling on Instagram. Sales in the Land of Instagram First, let’s define terms. I think words matter. We can all go further, together, when we take a moment to find a common starting point when we’re talking about sales or selling — or anything…

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2016 Social Media Series: Why Instagram? Because Facebook.

And now, the thrilling conclusion to our mini-series: The Visual Social Platforms: Which One Should Busy Small Biz Folk Be On Now. All You Need to Know Is in the Title — Because Facebook Imagine seeing that title on the worn spine of a paperback in a used bookstore before the turn of the century, if…

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Which Visual Social Media Should Small Business Use, and Why?

Last week, we took a brief foray into the history of the digital social media so that we could make better informed, supportable decisions on how to allocate our social media and content marketing dollars and efforts. This week, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the “visual platforms” of Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. I will…

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2016 Social Media Series: Everybody Just Calm Down

Whereas Facebook and LinkedIn each merited their own series of posts, we will now turn our attention to Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. For our purposes as small business owners, local and online merchants, one-man-bands, and other bootstrappers, let’s lump these three together as the “visual platforms,” i.e. the newer, sexier social media. But, let’s put air…

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Choosing the Right Social Channels for your Business

When it comes to using social media for your brand or to promote your work, there are multiple options out there. According to Pew Research, more than half of all online adults use at least two social media platforms. If you’re not sure where to start, it’s important to learn how each social media platform…

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Learning about LinkedIn Ads: 2016 Social Media Series

Hello and welcome back to the 2016 social media series for relative beginners to business social media. Today we turn our attention to LinkedIn Ads. Small biz, local biz, franchisees, every flavor of private consultant from estate planners to wedding planners, massage therapists to art therapists. “Social media is not for everybody” in the same…

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Your LinkedIn Company Page: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, we continue our exploration of LinkedIn as a social media and content marketing platform for small businesses, contractors, nonprofits, private practices, Main Street and online storefronts, and all the little people who don’t staff an entire floor of HQ with marketing analysts. But we turn our attention to the LinkedIn Company Page now. We’re the…

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LinkedIn Pulse: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, as promised, we’re going to delve into LinkedIn for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, Private Practitioners, and all the Main Street Mom and Pops. Let’s start with Pulse. Pulse is new in the world and newer on LinkedIn. Aside from being “the world’s first personalized business news digest,” or whatever, it’s a lead gen engine…

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