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7 Social Media Marketing Mistakes You May Be Making (And How To Fix Them)

7 Social Media Mistakes FINAL

Whether you serve B2B or B2C, your customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social! However, even after about eight years now of social media integrating more and more into the business world, companies are still missing the mark with their social marketing strategy. Our featured article this week reveals seven mistakes that need addressing in order to improve your online marketing results. You’ll be relieved to know that Mistake #2 is that you should

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Posted in Facebook Advertising, Facebook Fan Pages, Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Strategy

15 Creative Ways To Optimize Your Facebook Ads Using Custom Audiences

15 Ways To Enhance Your Facebook Ads with Custom Audiences

One of the most effective ways to grow your business in today’s world is reaching the exact right people at the right time on the right devices using laser-targeted Facebook advertising. BUT, Facebook ads have gotten really complex for most busy business owners to understand and properly optimize. Our featured post this week showcases 15 fabulous ways you can make best use of what are called “Custom Audiences” on Facebook. Once you know how, it

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Posted in Facebook Advertising, Facebook Fan Pages, Facebook for Business, Facebook Marketing, Facebook Tips, Social Media

6 Steps To Building A Massive Audience With Content

Content Marketing 6 Steps

Creating and curating the best quality content on a consistent basis, that is timely and relevant for your audience, is the first step towards successful content marketing. From there, you can build a significant audience over time, make appropriate offers, and generate revenue. It sounds a lot easier than it is! Fortunately, there’s a formula you can follow! My buddy, Joe Pulizzi — founder of the Content Marketing Institute, discovered several similarities used by some of

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Posted in Content Marketing, Facebook Advertising, Social Media, Social Media Speaking

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 — 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