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Top Ten Questions: How To Create The Perfect Social Media Marketing Mix

Create the perfect social media marketing mix

By the year 2020, more than 85 percent of all buyer-seller interaction will occur online. And not just online, but through video and social media. This is huge! It’s crucial to the success of your business that you stay on top of the ever-changing social media landscape, particularly on Facebook. By 2020, only 15% of sales interactions will be outside of social, mobile, and video #influencerchat pic.twitter.com/2RnapMtVHr — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) May 6, 2015 In

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Posted in Facebook Marketing, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Training

Facebook Announces Live Events for Small Businesses, Featuring Mari Smith

Facebook Boost Your Business LIVE Events

Super exciting news! Facebook just announced a series of educational events called Boost Your Business, comprised of both half-day and 2-hour pop-up events, across the United States. With more than 40 million active small business Pages on Facebook, these events are designed to help business owners achieve greater success and growth. I am greatly honored to be hired by Facebook to co-facilitate the four half-day events, contributing my own Facebook marketing expertise and business development knowledge at each event. The

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Posted in Events, Facebook Advertising, Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Support, Social Media

Social Media Simplified: 8 Types and How Each Can Benefit Your Business

Social Media Simplified - 8 TYPES

If you’ve ever struggled to properly explain social media to non-users, or even the C-suite of companies, you’re bound to enjoy our featured article this week from our friends at HootSuite. The definition of social media is in a state of constant flux. Popular social relationship platform with 10 million users, HootSuite, says one of their favorite quotes is: “You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” Ha! Check out HootSuite’s article,

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Posted in Blogging, Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Social Media

100+ Brilliant Insights From Social Media Marketing World 2015 #SMMW15

100+ Brilliant SMMW Insights

The world’s top marketing experts shared excellent educational content at the recent Social Media Marketing World mega conference in sunny San Diego, California with 2,200 attendees from all corners of the world! This is the third annual event of its kind and I’m honored to have presented at all three events. This year, I lead not one but two Facebook marketing sessions and co-lead a keynote panel alongside my friends Guy Kawasaki and Christopher Penn, moderated by the fabulous Mark Schaefer. We’ve rounded up some of

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Posted in Relationship Marketing, Social Media Speaking, Social Media Strategy

How To Write Perfect Headlines for Your Social Media Posts

Write Perfect Headlines for Social Media Posts

Copywriting is one of the TOP skills needed for social media success. Every post, tweet or status update is… a headline! Crafting a compelling headline is the first step in getting your social media posts read. Without one, many readers might skip over your content. “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your

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Posted in Blogging, Content Marketing, Social Media

How Often Should You Post On Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram?

How Often Should You Post on Social

One of the most common social media questions I hear is, ‘How often should I post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.?’ If you post too little, your content may never be seen. But if you post too much, people begin to tune you out or unfollow you completely.  So how much is just right? Really, the short answer is, it depends! But, I do know that it helps to at least have some semblance of

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Posted in Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips, Social Media, Social Media Strategy

How To Create A Social Media Strategy for Lead Generation: The Social Scoop Issue 139

Create a Social Media Strategy for Lead Generation

So many businesses use the “spray and pray” approach to social media marketing — just publishing content and hoping for conversions. Or, I also see a lot of businesses that approach social marketing as a simple line item on a to-do list: “There, I’ve ‘done’ social, let’s move on to the next thing,” they say. Well, that’s certainly not a very effective approach either! Ideally, you want to have a well thought out strategy that garners

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Posted in Business Building Strategies, Facebook Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Strategy