• The Five Best Responses to the Resurgence of the Facebook Privacy Hoax

    Oct 07 2015
    Anita Hovey FB Cover Fall

    Thank you to the creative writers and designers, geeks, nerds and movie-ophiles who created truly witty and fun responses to the Facebook privacy notice hoax that enjoyed a resurgence a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few that made me LOL.

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  • 3 Time-Saving Reasons to Adopt the Hootsuite Syndicator

    Sep 23 2015
    Anita Hovey hootsuite syndicator

    The other day I was scrolling through Hootsuite’s blog and apps and came across the Hootsuite Syndicator app. I had tried to use it a couple of years ago, but couldn’t get it up and running for whatever reason. This time it worked perfectly and on the first try, so either I’ve gotten better at Hootsuite or something changed :)

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  • Halifax Hump Day Blab #HaliBlab

    Sep 15 2015
    Anita Hovey Haliblab blog

    Well, here it goes. Thanks to a suggestion from Dan Murray on Twitter I am gearing up to do a weekly live stream…but I need your help Halifax! I want to feature local businesses who are doing social media the way it’s meant to be done. I want to feature people and businesses doing good things on Twitter and Facebook, and maybe other networks. I want to show you just how easy social media *CAN* be for your business.

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  • How to Create Blog Graphics with Canva

    Sep 14 2015
    Anita Hovey Blog Graphics header

    Remember that article I wrote about how I hated graphic design? Well, I’ve changed my tune a bit in just a couple of weeks. Canva at Work has revolutionized my blogging life and I want to show you how!

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  • 5 Things to Know About Yoast SEO for Beginners

    Sep 09 2015
    Anita Hovey Yoast SEO for Beginners pin (1)

    There are a multitude of SEO plugins you can install for your WordPress website/blog, and Yoast SEO is probably the most popular. It is the one I use on this website, as well as many client websites. Essentially it helps you put all the SEO data in all the right places so Google will find you more often. (Tweet This.) Using a simple green, yellow, red light system, it tells you how good your SEO is. You are aiming for all green lights, of course!

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  • How Canva Might Just Make Me Tolerate Graphic Design

    Sep 03 2015
    Anita Hovey Canva at work header

    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
    Anita Hovey Untitled design

    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
    Anita Hovey 2015-03-25 13.37.19

    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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