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How to Instagram Your Brand-Intsagram will be King of 2014

by Nicole Donnelly on December 23, 2013

Instagram allows you to connect with your GenY customers like no other platform. Check out this awesome article on Social Media Today and Slide Share, The Ultimate Guide To Instagram Marketing from Ross Simmonds.  

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Social Media Checklist

by Nicole Donnelly on December 16, 2013

Sensible Social Media Checklist for Businesses v2.0

Here is a great social media checklist:   Courtesy of: The Whole Brain Group

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Pace Picante Twitter Mess

by Nicole Donnelly on December 3, 2013

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Pace picante had a big mess because they automated there Twitter account and no one person was caring for their followers. Their reputation has been harmed and it looks like they don’t care for their customers. Caring and acting like you care are two separate things. I care about my teeth I love my teeth […]

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7 Styles of Learning and Social Media Training

by Nicole Donnelly on November 26, 2013

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When you get certified for your level 3 snowboard instructor you have to know the 7 styles of learning and how to apply them in a lesson. When we teach social media we do the same. -The Seven Learning Styles- Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music. Verbal (linguistic): You […]

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Awesome Influencer Infographic

by Nicole Donnelly on November 25, 2013

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Here is an awesome infographic about influencers online and how to engage with them. http://www.smartinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Different-types-influencers.png

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Grow Your Business Using Social Media Seminar

by Angel Soria on October 30, 2012

Grow Your Business Using Social Media Seminar

The effects of social media are everywhere as business owners looking to grow their operations while connecting with customers and prospects use social media to yield tangible results.  The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host a half-day seminar designed to help business professionals implement social media tools and will highlight several local social media “success […]

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Aligning the interests of social media marketers and their customers can be tricky.  Especially since the marketers and the customers each want different things from social media. Marketers want to use social media to promote their products and have a platform to interact meaningfully with their customers, while most customers want online specials, deals or […]

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Do These Apps Make Me Look Fat?

by Guest Writer on August 21, 2012

Social shopping options allow customers to get opinions before purchasing It’s almost an involuntary “click” these days. You’re shopping for a product online and as you enter in your search parameters, you automatically choose the option “user reviews: four stars or higher.” Why not? You probably haven’t used all of the different brand options for what […]

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YouTube Joins Pinterest

by joelee on June 25, 2012

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YouTube has opened up an account on Pinterest and plans to post videos daily on its boards. These videos will range on topics from crafts, lifestyle tips, beauty, food and fitness. On Thursday’s blog post, YouTube has admitted that they already have an account with the other big social networks: Facebook, Google +, and Twitter. Pinterest […]

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Continuing from the part one article. Here are the other 5 niche social networks you have never heard about. Comicspace: As the name suggests, this site provides a medium for comic creators and fans to interact via blogs and post original webcomics. Currently, there are 89,587 active members.  CafeMom: This website provides an online meeting […]

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Why Pinterest? Explosive Stats Part Two

by joelee on June 15, 2012

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Continuing from last time, Pinterest is the third largest social networking site and here are more amazing statistics so get ready to be amazed! According to Tamba, the average Pinterest user spends 14.2 minutes per visit. In addition, the average user spends 98 minutes per month on the site, compared to 2.5 hours on Tumblr, […]

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Why Pinterest? Explosive Stats Part One

by joelee on June 14, 2012

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Launched a little more than two years ago, Pinterest is now the third largest social networking site only behind Facebook and Twitter. It boasts 10.4 million members on its website. Now, we will explore why that is looking at some startling statistics. According to Experian, total visits in March were as follows: 1. Facebook: 7 […]

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Social Media Vocabulary: Pinterest Edition

April 4, 2012
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There has been a lot of talk about Pinterest lately and rightfully so. Everyone’s favorite new network is lighting up the referral traffic game, currently responsible for driving more traffic than Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined. This edition of social media vocabulary brings you the basics of Pinterest and what all this ‘pinning’ verbiage means. […]

Oh The Pinsanity! #infographic

February 24, 2012
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This infographic has been floating the last couple of weeks, but if you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a shock. It does a great job of putting just how HUGE Pinterest is right now. It is astounding. More traffic driven than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined? Yes. Businesses of all kinds are clamoring to […]

43% Of Facebook Users Will Unlike You For Doing This One Thing…

January 16, 2012

We live in a world surrounded by ads, that’s clear. With more methods of advertising, come more ways we learn to block them out. We are numb to many types of push marketing techniques, those types of ads and campaigns that saturate and annoy. Thankfully, we also live in a world where social media offers […]

2 Reasons Google Plus Is Beating And Will Beat Facebook Long Term

December 5, 2011
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Last week we wrote about how to go about getting a Google Plus page for your business. If you weren’t convinced to get one, check this out. You have to get one!   1.  Google Plus doesn’t need Facebook type member numbers to win right now, not even close. Why? Your network dictates a huge […]

Non-Profits And Social Media [Infographic]

October 28, 2011
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If there were ever organizations on a tight budget, non-profits are it. They need to do as much good on the least amount of money. That’s why a good social media strategy is so fitting for many of them. Take a look at how some big name non-profits are doing with social media. Social truly […]