Archive for the ‘Social Media Advice’ Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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