• The Social Coast Episode 1: Video Strategies for Small Business

    Feb 04 2016
    Anita Kirkbride

    The Social Coast Recap Our topic is video strategies for small business. Whether you’re a local flower shop, a life coach, or a tattoo artist, there is a video strategy to meet your marketing goals. Watch the replay above and get the links below. If you do venture out into the world of pre-recorded or

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  • Host a Blab: Top 10 Things to Know

    Feb 02 2016
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    So you’ve attended a few Blabs, participated in some of the chatting, and you’re ready to jump in and host a Blab yourself. Here are Top 10 Things to Know!

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  • Live Streaming: Choosing a Platform

    Jan 20 2016
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    If you’re thinking about getting into the live streaming game, how do you decide which live streaming platform to choose? Let’s start with the basic similarities and differences of each one.

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  • Top 3 Social Media Goals for Small Business in 2016

    Jan 13 2016
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    social media goalsIt’s the beginning of a new year and we’re all reading lots about all the new things we should be doing to market our businesses. Articles abound about social media goals and how to set them. There are three things I think every small business should focus on this year.

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  • Finding Leads with Twitter Advanced Search: Hali-day Edition

    Dec 17 2015
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    So many small businesses in Halifax think their clients are not on Twitter. They’re automating their Twitter presence because it’s the easy way to get content on there. But easy on Twitter doesn’t work. Automation won’t help you find the client conversations you should be part of. Here are just a few conversations I found in the last two weeks, by doing very simple searches, that local businesses could be part of.

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  • Top 10 Thought Provoking Social Media Quotes of 2015

    Dec 08 2015
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    2015 is coming to a close and I have been collecting fabulous, new social media quotes all year. Here are my choices for the top 10 most thought-provoking social media quotes of the year.

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  • Why You Can’t Use Facebook as Your Home Base

    Dec 02 2015
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    Facebook Pages get suspended and go missing on a scary frequent basis. If it can happen to one of the biggest social media brands out there, it can happen to you.

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  • Changing Your Name in the Age of Social Media

    Nov 27 2015
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    You’ve probably heard by now that I got married and decided to change my name. I thought long and hard about whether or not to change it because this change comes with many challenges when you’re as widespread on social media as I am. I have a kazillion accounts to change and links to update. Here is how I went about making all the necessary name changes and some of the ways changing my name presented a challenge.

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  • Winning Week: Covered Bridge Potato Chips is Listening (#stormchips)

    Nov 18 2015
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    Have you rushed out to buy your first bag of #stormchips yet? No, I mean the real #stormchips from Covered Bridge Potato Company. Yes, #stormchips are a real product now. Amazing things come from listening to people on social media. Get inspired by this one example.

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  • Finding Leads on Twitter: Hali-ween Edition

    Oct 28 2015
    Anita Kirkbride

    It’s been a while since I blogged about finding leads on Twitter here in Halifax. I wonder if anyone is actually using this idea to find leads in their industry? I would love to know if monitoring keywords on Twitter is turning into business for you. For now, have a peek at some of the recent tweets local businesses could have jumped on. According to Twitter, every one of these happened “near me”, so that means 25 mile radius of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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