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 is used and the type… read more →
Back in the 20th century, companies with marketing issues had a single solution – the TV advertisement that only lasted 30 seconds. If you had something to sell and you wanted to grab the attention of an audience, all you had to do was come up with an incredibly powerful, well-polished message in a very short timeframe. Marketing campaigns are… read more →
I’m feeling word-nerdy today, kids. So, let’s clarify some notions upfront before we get to your small business niche. In my very first post within this hallowed domain, we talked about how not everybody has to have or “do” social media. I encourage you to keep that in mind for today’s discussion. Let’s Just Define Social Media, So We’re Clear,… read more →
Aren’t you amazed at how large of a backlog you can amass after only three workdays plus a weekend out of office? This is the situation I found myself in after SXSW Interactive 2013. During the event, I was lucky enough to sit in on several outstanding presentations. One of the most intriguing sessions I enjoyed was Mythbusting: Engineering a Viral… read more →
As I mentioned in my previous post, Search Engine Market Share by Country, I am following up with a similar analysis for Social Media / Social Networking. If you follow SEO and Social, you already realize that social is becoming a major factor in search. Both Google and Bing have emphasized it. Research continues to surface that further proves this… read more →
Quick overview of the various types of social media available to all of us today.
If you keep up with the local Austin startup scene or even with new social media services as they pop up, then surely you saw the announcement from Spredfast about their Social Media Campaign Management Dashboard product. It would easy to dismiss this as just another hype-laden announcement about a new social media tool, but that would be rather short-sighted in this case.
With marketing having fundamentally changed over the past several years, it is becoming increasingly important to have an online presence. And this is a great thing for those of us who aspire to operate as solo entrepreneurs or very small companies. Now, your voice can be heard loudly and clearly by more people than ever before. It has become so… read more →