decide if you should DIY or outsource your social media marketing

How To Decide if You Should DIY or Outsource Your Social Media Marketing

Every week I talk to small business owners who are struggling to manage their own social media and some of them are thinking it would be better to outsource it. Sometimes there is a lot of pressure from those outsourced managers for everyone and their dog to outsource social [...]

customizing instagram story highlights

How to Brand Your Instagram Stories Highlights

Have you noticed some Instagram profiles have a funky row of circles just under their bios, and if you click on them, they look an awful lot like Instagram Stories? Well, that's because they ARE Instagram Stories that have been saved to Stories Highlights. Unfortunately not everyone has access [...]

social media strategy blog header

The No B.S. Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy (Infographic)

Building a social media strategy for your business isn't rocket science. It's actually quite simple. But, just because it's simple, doesn't mean it's easy! The "meat" of your social media strategy is a content calendar--a plan for what and when you will post your content. Before you get to [...]

Instagram Photo Tags graphic

How to Use and Remove Instagram Photo Tags

Attention seekers on Instagram, listen up. STOP using Instagram photo tags to get my attention! You got my attention alright...but it's not good attention. You're annoying me. This unwanted advance makes me want to bury your quite legitimate efforts rather than repost them, or call you to work with us. [...]

Social Media Can Be Fast, Cheap or Good. But Not All Three.

Social media is time-consuming. It's as much art as it is technology. It's new and complex and frustrating. Every business owner feels that way at some time or another. When I'm coaching clients I try to encourage patience, long-term visioning and planning. Some people take longer than others to [...]