Below is the transcript from my argument for the Tweetup Kalamazoo Social Media Battle held on July 15, 2011. I argued that you should not post all of your Foursquare checkins on Twitter. To learn more about TweetUp Kalamazoo click here or to see the live video click here Battles start at 16:30 Skip to 24:00 to see this battle. To learn more about social media battles check out socialmediabattles.com
So, my argument can pretty much be summed up in 3 letters: TMI (too much information). If you autopost all of your locations from Foursquare, especially without any additional information, 9 times out of 10 your are posting something people don’t care to know. Read More
Have you ever seen an ad or website with a great font and wanted to know what it is? You can submit a file or URL to this website and it will return the closest match.
Here is what the site suggests for the New Media Builder logo: Read More
I recently wrote a guest post for Serial Startups an online resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in learning more about social media strategies you can use to grow your business, you can read the article here.
You can also follow Serial Startups on Facebook and Twitter
Has the time come for you to think about expanding your business? Maybe your business is doing very well, but you are ready for a new challenge. Possibly, you need to consider expansion in order to remain competitive in your industry.
Expanding a business can be the most challenging stage in a small business. Why?
- Your business needs to have “expansion capital” – money dedicated primarily to hiring additional staff, marketing campaigns, and/or to open additional geographic locations
- The owner of the company or top management may find it difficult to focus on business as usual during expansion
- Your business may need to completely update the technological systems used to keep track of sales, inventory, and accounting
You will find the following four expansion strategies useful in planning your business growth: Read More
We have all seen the devastation in Japan and many are looking for ways to get involved. If you own a website or blog, here is a simple way you can help. Read More
Do you have questions about social media?
Don’t fret; we are here to help! Below are New Media Builder’s questions of the week:
1. If someone set up a Facebook personal profile as their business by mistake, what are ways to get the “friends” to move over to their new business page? Read More
Are you having trouble gaining fans on Facebook, getting responses to your blog posts, and really getting engaged with new media platforms? We recently posed the question to our followers: “What are some creative ways your small business has utilized social media?” Here are their responses which may spark some ideas to help you jump start your new media presence:
Numerous spam attacks have been floating around the internet lately. From the Twitter 11.5 Hours scam, to links posted for free Ipods or Southwest flights. Once your account has been compromised, you could be sending unsolicited messages to your friends and/or posting infected links on their wall. If you’ve fallen victim to an attack, don’t panic. Here is what you need to do to get rid of this spam permanently: Read More
If you haven’t heard, there is a major shift taking shape online thanks to competition between Facebook and Google. With Facebook’s advancement into search, Google has responded by restructuring their search engine. Gone are the days of traditional SEO work with companies vying over rank. If you want to be found online, what matters now is social media. Are you prepared?