Facebook is Down! This is Why Your Business Should Never Rely On Social Media

Tips From T. Marie

Back in 2015 I wrote an article about using a social media page as your website. And although I didn’t specifically mention a social media platform worldwide outage in that original article, it’s definitely just one more reason you should never use a Facebook page as your website.

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Managing your social media content

Practically Perfect PA

These days most of us will have some sort of social media account. If you have accounts set up on every social media channel (as I do) it can be a little overwhelming dealing with all of the stuff coming at you. I am constantly trying to figure out the best way to organise my social media so that I don’t miss out on that interesting article, great picture or funny update. I always find it is best to sign up to the blog RSS via email.

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Social Media: Use It or Lose It

Tips From T. Marie

At this point, you should know that using social media to grow your business and/or brand is a smart move. Too often I see misguided businesses and organizations create a social media profile, page or account that might as well be collecting dust. I’m here to tell you that if you are a business, freelancer or organization on social media, use it or lose it. There is no value in creating a social media account that you don’t use.

15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Be fun but be professional when using Social Media. But it is still worth reiterating every year that social media should be used responsibly, especially as more and more people are using the various platforms. If you do look after your organisation’s social media it is important that you think of new ways to express your messages visually. This is an oldie but a goldie and it is still going to be the top tip for all social media users in 2015.

Using your social media skills at work

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about social media and how best assistants can use it for their professional lives. I know a lot of business are still banning certain websites and it can be difficult to change the executive management’s mind when it comes to using social media at work but if your company is embracing all of the positive aspects of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc. Corporate Social Media.

AZVAs the Podcast: Social Media Success Stories

Loosely Speaking

You can subscribe to our newsletter VA Connections here: Contents of this episode: Discussion/Announcements/Tips: Tara and Katie discuss tips for creative and effective use of social media. May Poll : How to win this month’s prize : (1) leave your question as a comment at the end of this post; OR (2) post your question on the AZVAs Facebook page discussion tab or wall; OR (3) send your question to us via email to azvas.katie@gmail.com. Season 2/Episode 14 Program Notes.

Using Social Media to Build Relationships

Customers Rock!

A lot of businesses love social media because they feel it helps them spread the word about their organization and what they do. However, I strongly feel one of the most effective uses of social media is to build and deepen relationships with customers – be they consumers, clients, donors, or constituents. I predict this will be a big focus for social media in 2012. As anyone in social media knows, not everyone is your friend online.

Why Surveys Show Wide Differences in Small Business Social Media Use

Small Business Labs

You many have noticed that different surveys show very different small business social media usage rates. They also show very different views on how effective social media is for small businesses. For example, the Wall Street Journal article Facebook Tops for Small Business reported on a survey that found small businesses quite positive about social media.    social media

Do You Feel Lucky? You’d Better Be If You’re Using a Social Media Page as Your Business Website.

Tips From T. Marie

I know it must seem like such a good choice, after all, we’ve all heard about the sheer numbers of people on social media sites right? And by the way, those social media pages are free. Let’s start with the following: People abandon social media. When people first used the Internet we had email addresses that ended with @compuserve.com. Not everyone uses social media. Social media has a limited search visibility.

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The Zen of Social Media Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? www.allround-invoice.com Recent Trackbacks uberVU - social comments : Social comments and analytics for this post. Entrepreneur, Shama Kabani (formerly Hyder) also believes in social media marketing. You can buy “The Zen of Social Media Marketing” here.

Can You Define Social Media Clutter?

Stephanie LH Calahan

Check out this great tool | Main | Getting Organized Helped Me Find Health and Lose 65+ Pounds » Can You Define Social Media Clutter?   JaniceSimon   What clutters up Twitter -- convos between people who should either DM, email or talk on phone & those who repeat post several x's per day. But the difference in what people look for in social media is why Facebook and twitter does give us options to streamline what shows up.

Using Social Media for Product Launches

Andrea Kalli

While thousands of marketers battle for the best PPC advertising spots, conversion rates, and lowest bid prices, smart marketers are building communities, fostering organic support, and launching their products to ultra-cheap promotion through social media. However, not every social media product launch is a success. By the very nature of social media, some launches end up more successful and noticeable than others. Capture email addresses if possible.

How to Super-Charge Your Email List By Offering a Fantastic Lead Magnet!

Jennie Lyon

We are conditioned to HATE email. Every time you check your email, you likely have dozens of messages sitting in your inbox telling… The post How to Super-Charge Your Email List By Offering a Fantastic Lead Magnet!

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Social Media Basics for Bootstrap Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Other Great Business Blogs Social Media for Business WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Martin Everard Benefits Of Building A Home Business Is There More Financial Hardship To Come? www.allround-invoice.com Recent Trackbacks uberVU - social comments : Social comments and analytics for this post. With the growth of Social Media it is easier than ever for a bootstrap business to effectively market their small business start-up. E-Mail me or follow me.

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

With such a wide divide in opinion, it is important that you base your social media spending (of time, of course) on campaigns that actually work. But how can you test your social media campaign for effectiveness? While it is difficult to track social media on the level of PPC, or even an SEO campaign, it is still very possible. Social media is not a great platform for the traditional “buy now!&#

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

With such a wide divide in opinion, it is important that you base your social media spending (of time, of course) on campaigns that actually work. But how can you test your social media campaign for effectiveness? While it is difficult to track social media on the level of PPC, or even an SEO campaign, it is still very possible. Social media is not a great platform for the traditional “buy now!&#

Administrative/Clerical: Social Media is Here to Stay

Office Dynamics

Social media has the power to connect professionals and consumers, making it a valuable tool in everyday business operations. For administrative and clerical professionals, social media can streamline communication and increase discourse. By working social tools into your everyday workflow, you can increase productivity and reduce your phone-based communications. Although it may have initially seemed like a passing trend, social media is here to stay.

CEO on The Go: Here are Must Have Social Media Apps for Your iPhone and iPad

Small Business CEO

Smartphones just keep getting smarter, making it easier for us to manage social media on the go. You can sync all your social media contact’s info to your iPhone contacts so you never forget any important details about them (e.g., names, photos, phone numbers, emails, birthdays, addresses, companies, job titles, notes, IMs, website links, nicknames, anniversaries.) … Social Media ios apps ipad apps iphone apps social media apps

Using Social Media for Product Launches | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

While thousands of marketers battle for the best PPC advertising spots, conversion rates, and lowest bid prices, smart marketers are building communities, fostering organic support, and launching their products to ultra-cheap promotion through social media. However, not every social media product launch is a success. By the very nature of social media, some launches end up more successful and noticeable than others. Capture email addresses if possible.

Social Media Creates Productive Employees

Catch Friday

Generations of today have been so familiar with social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and blog sites. In the corporate world, social media can affect the productivity level of the employees in a positive or negative way. But surprisingly, there is a substantial effect that social media is bringing to the workplace. Being active in social sites and their desire to communicate outside the workplace has enabled them to do a variety of tasks all at once.

Email Management Tip: Social Media Folder

Denise Aday

Get overwhelmed with all those social media notifications flooding your inbox? I’m an avid GTD er who uses Gmail with plenty of filters , but these emails don’t have a consistent next action step. Meryl Evans at Web Worker Daily (a favorite blog) offers this awesomely simple tip : create a Social Media folder and matching filters for batch processing. Now, I just go to my Social Media folder and handle (check new followers, accept connections, reply, etc.)

Social Media Optimization Simulator Game

BioTeams

One of the biggest challenges for any Enterprise today is Social Media Optimisation, defined as "a set of methods for generating publicity through social media, online communities and community websites." The Social Media Optimization Simulator Game lets you instantly 'what-if' the effects of different social media activities (blogging, tweeting etc) on your enterprise. Email Marketing. Tags: Social Networking

Social Media, Joint Venturing and Building a Kick Butt Workshop Speaking Biz

Stephanie LH Calahan

  So, I simply sent her an email telling her about my idea and requested a phone call.  We also connected via Twitter, LinkedIN and Facebook and she is a member of my secret Productivity Pros group on social media too. Over those years we have been in close touch some of the time and hardly at all other times, but social media has always kept us in each other's view. Meggin McIntosh and Stephanie Calahan.

Social Media is Not About Direct Marketing

Andrea Kalli

It is hard to tell, but it seems like their overall social media presence is highly profitable, not just in customer service savings but in the direct effects of their flight sales and upgrade purchases. Social media does not thrive on the hard sell, and business that dedicate their entire social media presence to direct sales likely will not thrive either. Social Media is Not About Direct Marketing Rating 3.00

7 Tools For Measuring Social Media Marketing ROI

Small Business CEO

Social Media is going crazy viral as each day passes. Nowadays, it seems that everybody and their mothers use different social networking sites for a variety of purposes. Sadly, 84% of those using social media do not measure ROI. There are various tools which you can use to measure social media ROI. Here are a few that are beneficial for small businesses: Addictomatic - this is a news aggregator but can also be used to monitor social media.

Five Ways to Respond to Social Media Challenges and Criticism

Andrea Kalli

Over the course of just three years, once powerful newspapers were reduced to specks on their former image, and social media services took over as the most frequent and powerful platform for internet users to find out just what was going on. Social media attracts strong opinions, some politically charged and others personal. Five Ways to Respond to Social Media Challenges and Criticism Rating 3.00

Bioteams develops unique Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator

BioTeams

I am pleased to announce the development of a unique Business Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator which provides a simple but scientific approach to developing clear and credible forecasts of the impact including financial benefits of social media campaigns before they are undertaken. Click this link to access the free version of the Business Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator. Social Networking

Why Get Involved With Social Media? - Will Paccione

Office Dynamics

Will is an enthusiastic advocate of all social media facets and a social media consultant with experience in teaching individuals and businesses how to utilize social media the right way. When I spoke at Joan's 16th Annual Administrative Conference I had a lot of questions and concerns from the audience about Social Media. Something to always keep in mind is Social Media is your individual experience- which is why it's so popular.

Behind the Social Media Curtains: Virtual Assistants

Denise Aday

Perhaps that explains some of his grumpiness regarding the use of virtual assistants in social media. But… I agree with much of what he said in his post yesterday, “Looking Behind the Curtains on the Social Media Stage: Humans Don’t Scale&#. But there are aspects of social media that virtual assistants can handle that free clients up for more of that intended 1:1 interaction.

Social Media: Is Visibility All There Is To It?

Small Business CEO

Since the inception of social networking sites, entrepreneurs harnessed it to maintain business relationships and attract new customers. Marketing has taken on a whole new meaning once social media became prevalent, especially for small businesses. So how can social media be effective as a marketing campaign for small business then? Setting up accounts on different social media sites and inviting tons of people is just the basic step in online marketing.

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Add your LinkedIn profile to your email signature. If you are active on other social media platforms such as Twitter and don’t have a website you can add your LinkedIn profile. Write LinkedIn Pulse posts and share these on your social media platforms. Be social and engage. It’s not called social media for nothing. Have you listed your email address or how people can get in touch with you? I’m listed as a Social Media Consultant.

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Why Get Involved With Social Media? - Will Paccione

Office Dynamics

Will is an enthusiastic advocate of all social media facets and a social media consultant with experience in teaching individuals and businesses how to utilize social media the right way. When I spoke at Joan's 16th Annual Administrative Conference I had a lot of questions and concerns from the audience about Social Media. Something to always keep in mind is Social Media is your individual experience- which is why it's so popular.

10 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Mix

Small Business CEO

For most small businesses, social media should be one weapon in your arsenal - not your entire marketing strategy. Look for smart ways to integrate social media into your current marketing efforts. Here’s some tips for smart social media integration. Always connect the dots - link back to your website from all your social media profiles. Where possible back up the contacts you make on social networks.

Four Social Media Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Beat.

Andrea Kalli

Now, thanks to social media, it is something that can really happen for small, efficient, and ultra-effective internet businesses. Social media gives small businesses the power to outshine their large opponents, outmaneuver major corporations, and with a bit of dedication and work, eventually beat their more powerful opponents. Four Social Media Strategies Small Businesses Can Use to Beat Their Bigger Rivals Rating 3.00

TheMarq: Social Media Not a Panacea

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Social Media Not a Panacea Some will find this as no surprise: social media is NOT the answer to every challenge in business. Theres no real business value in such postings, though some may argue there is personal historical and social value. In other words, social media has begun to act as the new delivery system for critical information as quickly as someone witnesses it and can post it online.

Next on my business reading list > The New Inbox: Mobile's Impact on Email Marketing and Social Media

Denise Aday

See on Scoop.it - Email Marketing Virtual Assistant. A review of email marketing expert Simms Jenkins’ new book on how brands should be leveraging social and mobile in their email marketing campaigns. “Email’s Wingmen ” indeed. email email marketing mobile tips best practices marketing virtual assistant

5 Tips to Ensure Your Emails Get Opened (and Read)

Office Organization Success

It’s getting harder and harder to get your subscribers to open your emails… Let alone read and act on them! As a result, business owners are seeing plummeting open rates for their email newsletters (ezines) … some email open rates are being reported as low as 8.6%. With the sheer volume of other information avenues we’re constantly subjected to these days, it’s not surprising that email open rates are taking a hit.

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10 Tips for Setting Up Your Social Media & Internet Presence Safely to Improve Your Job Search & to Protect Yourself

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I had always meant to expound on that post about how the internet, social media, and networking online play a very big role for how I conduct my search and also improve my chances of protecting myself. AKA – Kiyomi’s 10 Tips for Setting Up Your Social Media & Internet Presence Safely to Improve Your Job Search & to Protect Yourself They say that the interview starts even before you’ve walked through the door and it’s true.

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails. If organized properly you’ll quickly and easily be able to: Focus on the top priority emails first. Skim your emails and see which ones need your attention. I have access to all of my emails! To a specific email address.

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Looking for Fresh Content for your Internet or Social Media Marketing Virtual Assistant Business?

Andrea Kalli

Once I started adding quality articles with relevant and fresh content related to my business on my blog, in article directories, and on social sites I began to see a substantial increase in new business. and Social Marketing Article Packs. Established VAs and VA teams that have just added social marketing to their list of services. Graduates of VAClassroom’s Internet Marketing VA Certification and Social Marketing VA Certification courses. Email Marketing.

Looking for Fresh Content for your Internet or Social Media Marketing Virtual Assistant Business?

Andrea Kalli

Once I started adding quality articles with relevant and fresh content related to my business on my blog, in article directories, and on social sites I began to see a substantial increase in new business. and Social Marketing Article Packs. Established VAs and VA teams that have just added social marketing to their list of services. Graduates of VAClassroom’s Internet Marketing VA Certification and Social Marketing VA Certification courses. Email Marketing.

Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails. If organized properly you’ll quickly and easily be able to: Focus on the top priority emails first. Skim your emails and see which ones need your attention. I have access to all of my emails! To a specific email address.

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B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips

Heinz Marketing

In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads we love: 10 Examples of Effective Re-Engagement Emails. Re-engagement emails play a vital role in the email lifecycle. How to Repurpose Blog Content Into Short-Form Social Media Updates. If your trying to get more exposure for your blog, here are some great social media tips. Via Social Media Examiner.

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