Posts Tagged ‘linkedin’

16 Free Marketing Tactics For Promoting Your Business

With all the talk about bootstrapping and growthhacking, it has become clear that more of us want to self-fund our businesses at least in the early stages of building them out. In the old days, you mostly had to pay to advertise for any marketing benefits to come your way. Today, though, we have a…

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LinkedIn Photo Tips: Show Your Best Face

No matter whether you are looking for a job, seeking funding for your company, pursuing prospects, or simply growing a network, LinkedIn is a great platform for extending your reach in the business world. Most professionals realize that your LinkedIn Photo says a lot about you. It astounds me to see a significant number of…

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How Social Media Has Changed Us: The Good and The Bad

It’s hard to believe that, only a decade ago, social media was little more than a budding trend. Sure, there were websites such as Friendster and MySpace that had a decent level of adoption, but the population as a whole had not come around to it yet. Back in 2005, Facebook was still in it’s…

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Content Marketing: Grow Your Business With Social Media

Today I presented the third installment of the Content Marketing series on behalf of SCORE-Austin at their offices here in town. It was good to see some familiar faces from my previous session, and also good to welcome in some new folks for the material. We covered a lot of ground in the class, most…

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How To Build A Social Media Strategy Template

Social media marketing has reached widespread acceptance in the business world heading into 2014. You would be hard pressed to find a company that does not understand the value it can bring to their business success. To get a feel for the enormity of its acceptance, consider the following statistics: 86% of marketers indicate that…

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Etiquette Refresher For Social Media Marketers

If social media plays into your overall marketing mix, you can easily refer to yourself as a social media marketer. Whether you are new to the game or a first-time social media marketer, there are some tried and true rules of thumb to follow. Etiquette is always an important thing to keep in mind when…

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Social Media Agencies: What to Look For

Over the past 5-6 years, social media has really come into its own as a business discipline. Most companies now understand that they need to, at a minimum, have some sort of presence on the social networks and other social media. But not everyone can afford to hire full time support, so we find ourselves…

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Check Out The New Interface for Google Plus

Google+ has come a very long way since its inception. Overall, they simply added features and functionality to Google Plus during the earlier months of its existence. However, today they converted me over to their new interface. I must say, I like the changes! The entire User Experience has taken a major leap forward. It…

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Social Networking Sites: Ranking The Top Services

Social media, as we have discussed here in the past, can take on many different forms. There are things like social bookmarking, micro-blogging, and social gaming, for example. It is important to keep in mind that social networking is a very specific type of social media platform. It also describes a specific set of behaviors…

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Intriguing Social Media Statistics for 2012

When I first started Return On Now back in 2009, social media was still on the upswing as a channel for marketing and lead generation. Since that time, it has evolved in many ways. Businesses are driving not only leads but sales from leading social networking services. But not all services are the same, and…

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