Archive for the ‘Social Media Advice’ Category

  • Changing Your Name in the Age of Social Media

    Nov 27 2015
    Anita Kirkbride 2015_11_23_Changing-your-name-in-the-age-of-social-media-header

    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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  • 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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  • Which Social Media Scheduler is Best for You? Comparing 8 Programs

    Oct 21 2015
    Anita Kirkbride

    If you are doing any decent amount of social media marketing for your own business, or for others, you’ve probably already tried a scheduling system or two to help with the workload. Maybe you’ve felt it’s wrong to schedule content and you gave up? Or maybe you just didn’t find the right social media scheduler for your needs. Because I believe in responsible scheduling of content (please note, this is not content automation), I have tried many different scheduling systems. Some work with one platform, others with many. From my experience, all of the different scheduling programs have their benefits, it’s a matter of which scheduling process works best for you and your workflow.

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  • 3 Phone Skills That Will Improve Your Social Media

    Oct 14 2015
    Mary Jane Copps phones

    Years ago, likely when we were still referring to the internet as the World Wide Web, I listened to a radio interview that described a day when we’d all be able to design our own news feed. We’d turn on our computers each day and, based on our own interests and concerns, read the news, articles, opinions that mattered most to us. Late adopter that I was (and still am), I shook my head and muttered “That will never happen.”

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

    Oct 07 2015
    Anita Kirkbride 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 Kirkbride 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 Kirkbride 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 Kirkbride 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 Kirkbride 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 Kirkbride 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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