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What’s Your Social Media Strategy?

post by Stephanie Nelson It would seem, based on how often we’re asked by clients and friends, the biggest questions in social media are: “What should I post?” and “How often should I post?” This may seem like a cheesy, cop-out answer, but the best answer is, “Post what matters to you and your audience…

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Is Dilly-Dallying Killing You Online?

post by Stephanie Nelson It’s a little-known fact, but several online outlets have a timer on you, and your dilly-dallying may be killing your online presence. Facebook, for example, times you when your business page receives a direct message. The sooner you respond, the more likely your page will be marked as responsive, and you’ll be…

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

post by Stephanie Nelson As I was scrolling through Facebook this morning, I came across an article about how digital publisher LittleThings is shutting down, and they blame Facebook’s algorithm for their downfall. The article went on to talk about how LittleThings has amassed over 12 million Facebook fans and regularly produced video via Facebook…

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Social Media Marketing vs Digital Marketing

post by Stephanie Nelson Recently, I was asked to define the difference between social media marketing and digital marketing. Here was my answer: Social media marketing incorporates solely social media outlets – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, etc. Some practitioners may expand the definition to include social profile outlets like Yelp, Google My Business –…

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Do You Really Need A Blog?

post by Stephanie Nelson The short answer is: YES! A blog offers tremendous benefits on a variety of fronts, especially in SEO and social media. Among those benefits are: Increased credibility as an industry expert. The more you can say about a subject, the more your site’s visitors will see you know about the subject.…

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Creating Images for Social Media & Websites

post by Stephanie Nelson I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter – both in the social media industry and from small business owners – about graphics for posts and where they come from. In a past life, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I created any graphic I was going to use…

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Inspiration for the Uninspired

post by Stephanie Nelson Some days, inspiration just doesn’t come. That happens to the best of us, whether we’re working for ourselves, working for someone else, not working, or whatever else we’ve got going on. As a solopreneur, these are the days that suck the life out of me, and some of the few days I…

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Should You Focus on Your Number of Fans/Followers?

post by Stephanie Nelson Pretty much any time I’m talking to a potential new client, the conversation inevitably turns to the number of followers or fans on a particular outlet and how can I make that number grow. My answer? That’s not the metric you should be focused on. Why do I say that? On…

What Are Your Competitors Up To?

post by Stephanie Nelson As someone who’s been in the advertising and marketing game for over 20 years, I can attest to how important competitive analysis is.  Taking a look at what your competitors are doing to market themselves can often help you determine if your own marketing efforts are heading in the right direction.…