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There Is No Free Social Media For Business

December 10, 2013

Waay back in the 1990s I co-founded a startup on-line community for the restaurant industry. Ontherail was smart, funny, beautifully illustrated and edgy, and we had a rabid subscriber base of restaurant folk. Blogs were in their infancy and we used bulletin boards and comment streams on posts to communicate with our user-base and we […]

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Facebook Metrics Update

September 8, 2013

Some important changes are taking place on Facebook around the way the site measures how popular and therefore worthy of being seen by your fans your posts are. We’ve been saying for years that the quality of the content your produce is more important than quantity, and it seems Facebook agrees. Edgerank, the algorithm Facebook […]

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Why I Killed My Facebook Page – Confessions of a Social Media Coach

July 20, 2013

What? A social media coach quitting Facebook? Calm down, I’m not giving up Facebook entirely, just my Facebook business page. Here’s why. When I wrote my first book, “Social Media Success!”  in 2009 I dutifully created a Facebook page for the the book, making what I now consider a classic mistake for many authors. Creating […]

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What Online Marketers Can Learn From the Red Bull Jump

October 15, 2012

Yesterday was a momentous event in advertising history. Felix Baumgartner achieved the world record for his jump from 120,000 feet and broke the sound barrier with speeds recorded over 800 MPH, all backed by Red Bull. Certainly in this case RedBull can say it #Givesyouwings! The event was broadcast live over 40 networks in 50 […]

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Getting real engagement on your Facebook page

April 18, 2012

Many Facebook page owners are disappointed with the results they are getting from their Facebook pages. Why? Sometimes because they think they’ll put up a page and their fan base will flock to the site, dynamically post content on their own and discuss it with their peers, all without much effort from the community manager […]

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What is your Reach on Facebook? (Any why you shouldn’t care)

April 5, 2012

A client contacted me this morning, upset because her “reach” seems to be  seriously declining on Facebook. For some reason Facebook chooses Reach to be the metric graphed on the insights page, and it’s little understood, so here’s the long and the short of it.  Here’s how Facebook defines reach “The reach chart shows how many people […]

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Managing Facebook Pages Just Got a Lot Easier

March 29, 2012

Part of what I do as a social media coach is help businesses large and small manage their facebook pages.Our social media management team is frequently asked to go to a client’s event and help live-tweet, take photos or video and post them live during the event to share with their fans. Most of us […]

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Would you give up your passwords for a job?

March 20, 2012

A recent AP Newswire story tells the tale of one Justin Bassett who was asked by a hiring manager for his user name on Facebook. When she opened the site and saw that his profile was private, she asked him for his password. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, stating that he didn’t want to […]

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Facebook Timeline for Pages- WAY more than a pretty cover

March 13, 2012

We’ve mostly gotten comfy with the changes to our personal pages when Facebook went to the timeline model, but trust me, that was nothing compared to the changes you’re going to see for business. Let’s face it, the tab system with Pages never really worked, and it was hard to keep those really important posts […]

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3 Social Media Horror Stories

October 31, 2011

Yes, it’s all hallow’s eve, and while the kiddies are thinking about candy and costumes and spooky houses they’ll visit tonight, business people have a different idea of what’s truly scary. Especially PR and marketing professionals who are watching social media speed up the reaction time of their customers to light speed. How can we […]

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