• How Canva Might Just Make Me Tolerate Graphic Design

    Sep 03 2015
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    O.M.G. this changes everything. I design something to fit Facebook and click the magic resize button and Canva pops out the same design to fit Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram within seconds. I can leave it as is, or I can simply rearrange a few things to make it even better.

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  • 6 Steps to Schedule Instagram Posts with Hootsuite

    Aug 26 2015
    Anita Hovey Hootsuite Instagram Scheduling

    Hootsuite rocked the social media world recently when their latest integration was announced: Instagram. There had been ways to add some Instagram functionality to your Hootsuite dashboard previously, but for me they only worked sporadically, and the main feature we all wanted was missing. Hootsuite listened. Now we have a simple way to schedule Instagram posts through Hootsuite.

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  • How to Get Your Facebook Posts to the Top of Your Fans’ Newsfeeds

    Aug 21 2015
    Anita Hovey Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Anytime Facebook gives users a little bit more control over their Facebook experience I jump for joy. This new feature is no exception. It helps you customize your newsfeed just a little bit more and it might be the best we’re going to get from Facebook.

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  • How to Win $100,000 in a Social Media Voting Competition

    Aug 05 2015
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    Nothing we did is a state secret. We learned from the best! Here are the best tips I have to pass along if you find yourself trying to win a voting competition through social media.

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  • 10 Ways to Get Social Media Content from a Conference

    Jul 21 2015
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    We all need to engage in professional development from time to time. Being with my social media peers always has a refreshing, invigorating and inspirational effect on me. If you’re going to take time away from your busy work schedule, and financial resources from other business building activities, you need to recoup what you’ve spent in other ways.

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  • 3 Reasons You Should NOT Buy Fans for Facebook or Any Other Social Media

    Jul 08 2015
    Anita Hovey

    Just when I thought the world had realized that buying Fans for your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account was wrong, I engaged in another conversation where I had to explain why it does not benefit your business to do so. Seriously?

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  • How to Take a Vacation From Social Media

    Jul 02 2015
    Anita Hovey social media vacation

    Summer is here and people are preparing for vacation season. If you’re a small business owner or solopreneur, figuring out what to do with your social media while you’re away can be stressful. Here are three things to consider.

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  • Using Periscope for the First Time

    Jun 23 2015
    Anita Hovey live streaming ideas for small business

    Last week, Linda Daley, Daley Progress and I ventured online to experiement with everyone’s favourite new app, Periscope. We chatted with each other a our audience about email marketing and social media for almost an hour. There were some bumps along the way, but we had fun doing it and I heard from a couple of the viewers that they did find it valuable.

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  • Instagram Tips from THE Instagram Expert at Social Media Marketing World

    Jun 02 2015
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    When I returned from the conference I shared a lot of my new Instagram knowledge with my sister, Shari Tucker, who is a travelling photographer and travel agent. Just hearing what she does you know she is the perfect candidate for a rockin’ Instagram account, don’t you? I told her all of this stuff in one major brain dump of a message. One week later, she had a huge, exciting business lead. ONE WEEK. You can find leads on Instagram, too!

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  • 3 Reasons Why I Responded to An Automated Email

    May 26 2015
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    Recently I downloaded unmetric’s report “Social Media Analytics in Five Minutes a Day”. It’s a pretty straightforward look at how you can analyse your social media metrics and is a great resource for beginners and DIYers. While their reports are quite useful, it’s their email autoresponder that REALLY got my attention this week.

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