Posts Tagged ‘engagement’

  • 7 Simple Ideas for Increasing Engagement in a Facebook Group

    May 19 2015
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    Recently a friend of mine added me to a short-term Facebook Group that existed to fundraise for a cause close to her heart. The premise of the group was to promote product sales with the profits donated to a specific charity. Normally I hate it when people add me to a Group without asking me, ESPECIALLY when it’s for product sales. However, this Facebook Group was for a cause near and dear to my friends and for a product I actually use and enjoy, so I didn’t immediately leave.

    At first I just scrolled past the posts from the Group. Once or twice I chimed in if I felt like it, but mainly I was just not leaving in order to not hurt my friends’ feelings…because it was about the cause. Then one day I looked at this Group in a totally different way.

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  • Twitter Tips Infographic

    Apr 07 2015
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    With the next Twitter 101 workshop just around the corner in Halifax, I’ve been searching for some new statistics, resources and graphics to share with the participants. Luckily for me Salesforce has done some of the work already and produced this awesome Twitter infographic. It’s really Twitter 101 in a nutshell. If you still need help learning how to use Twitter, please join me at Twitter 101 on April 17.

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  • Winning Week: Local Business Enters #TheDress Debate

    Mar 07 2015
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    Pretty much every business in Halifax could have done something with colour options and tagged #TheDress to become part of the conversation. Makeup vendors could have shown two eye makeup options. Our many dress boutiques could have shown their own wares. Graphic designers had umpteen options available. Who caught my eye?

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  • Responding in Private on Social Media is NOT Good Enough.

    Feb 17 2015
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    It’s the advice we’ve all heard often enough…if a customer complains on your social media account, try to take the conversation private as soon as possible and get it resolved. I concur. Some things need to be dealt with privately. Your fans and followers don’t need to see every detail of the conversation back and forth between you and a disappointed customer.

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  • Can Twitter Help you Celebrate your Wedding Anniversary?

    Mar 25 2014
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    Calvin Pearce knows customer service and how to build relationships. Recently, he added Twitter to his repertoire and is using all of those skills to great success in Twitter. Check out how it all came back to him on one very important night.

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  • Social Media Book Review: The New Relationship Marketing, Mari Smith

    Oct 08 2013
    Anita Hovey social media book review

    I have said many, many times that you cannot treat social media marketing the same as advertising—no spray and pray strategies here please. Mari Smith’s The New Relationship Marketing shows you step-by-step how to treat social media as a networking and relationship building opportunity and tool. I especially like Chapter 1’s focus on the top 11 fears of getting involved in social media. If you’re scared to death of this new media, Mari will allay your fears right off the bat.

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  • 12 Most Attainable Social Media Goals for Your Business

    Aug 27 2013
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    Social media goals aren’t all about sales. Would you believe some companies use social media purely for awareness or customer service? Read along to find inspiration for your social media goals other than sales. You might be surprised.

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  • 12 Most Quixotic Questions to Ask Your Social Media Expert

    Jul 30 2013
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    A self-defined social media expert is sitting in your office. They’re talking circle around you and you need to know what questions to ask? Pull up this article.

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  • How to Tell if Someone has Bought Likes on Facebook

    Jun 11 2013
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    I really got my knickers in a knot yesterday when I saw someone promoting himself as some kind of social media superstar. This person claims to have the largest Facebook following for his industry in Atlantic Canada. Well, I *HAD* to go check that out. Sure enough, this page, for a local service in a

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  • Social Media for Business: How Can Live-Tweeting Events Help?

    May 07 2013
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    It’s commonplace now for conferences and awards shows to be “live tweeted” by attendees and for that activity to be encouraged by the organizers. Sure it’s fun for those of us stuck at home to follow along as friends and colleagues win awards or heckle a speaker, or maybe pick up a few wise words

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