Social Media: Walking the Line Between Love and Hate

Have you ever loved something so much that you almost hate it? Or you love it for a while and then things turn sour?Well, I’m in a relationship from which I cannot break up, a relationship bordering on abusive. And of course, I could never leave. It’s my connection to the world, my lifeblood, my career.  But with each passing day, I’m collecting more reasons to despise it....more

Weekly Marketing Skinny: How Ana Offended Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

In the spotlight this week:Affiliate marketing industry is getting slapped around;Copyright infringement and my personal woes with it;New features on Twitter and Facebook;Facebook is coming out with their own Android?Google Analytics becomes more hands-on in real time;Link building resources;…And more.Let’s get down to business. ...more

Suggestions for Personal Social Media Use

Boost Your Tweet Reach with 9 Easy Marketing Tips

Imagine… Twitter is 7 years old. In social media years, it’s like Dog Years (a robust 49). With billions of tweets, Twitter is a marketing force that is difficult to ignore. Marketers are finding new and creative ways to make Twitter a larger part of their online efforts. Below are 10 tips that can boost your effectiveness in delivering your messages: ...more
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Let's Not Go to Twitter Jail

For a girl whose biggest fear is getting thrown in jail, the fact that Twitter sent me to what I consider to be their juvenile detention version, leaves me underwhelmed and un-ammused.I'd love to claim total innocence, but getting "busted" because I chose not to read the directions makes me as guilty as a real social media felon.Who knew there were Twitter directions? Not I, until now.For people who don't use Twitter the entire thing seems ridiculous (yes, I follow people I don't know)....more

The Dos and Don’ts of #Hashtag Marketing

Now that Facebook is considering using #hashtags for the new platform, I thought it necessary to write a blog about the good use of hashtags in your marketing campaigns. In today’s social media world, hashtags are a powerful marketing tool. For those new to these little social utensils, here is an education on how you can use them:...more

You Know You Live And Breathe Social Media When….

  1. Your kids know they cannot eat until you’ve Instagrammed a pic of their food.2. You dream in 140 character bursts.3. Facebook is the first thing you check before your eyes are even open, and the last thing you check at night.4. You check into FourSquare in your dreams and steal the mayorship from William Daroff.5. You plan your day around free wifi connections.6. If someone doesn’t have a Facebook profile you don’t see how they can fit in to your life....more

My Top 10 Twitter Tips

Whether new or old to Twitter, it’s always good to take a step back and take a look at our interactions on this powerful social media site....more

How Twitter Can Help You Find New Clients

Twitter is fast, serendipitous and often fun.  You can make contact with marketers, reporters and fellow creative types.  However, Twitter is more than just a tool to find out which roads are closed during a snowstorm.   It can open doors to you professionally too.  How can you use it to build your freelance business?    Step 1:  Look Professional ...more
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