Top 100 Social Media Leaders On Twitter: The Social Scoop Issue 136

It’s an honor to be included again in this year’s Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers – at numero four, alongside awesome folks like Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Chris Brogan, Brian Solis, Seth Godin, Ann Handley (Marketing Profs), Pam Moore, Jeremiah Owyang and so many more. (Track all 100 influencers by subscribing to this Twitter list.) I’m blessed to call so many of these fine leaders friends in the offline world, too. (See y’all at

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How To Double Your Twitter Followers In 5 Minutes A Day: The Social Scoop Issue 135

Proactively growing your Twitter follower base has so many strategic advantages for your business. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen over time with the right steps. This week’s top article includes an awesome infographic filled with practical, actionable tips for building your audience on Twitter. Check out the infographic embedded below and also broken down with specific tips for each step on AgoraPulse’s blog. Btw, I love that the most frequently used word in

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4 Visual Storytelling Tactics To Boost Your Facebook Engagement: The Social Scoop Issue 134

Visual posts –­­ both photos and videos – get far better results than a text status update on Facebook. According to this week’s featured article from AdEspresso, posts with visuals result in 180 percent greater engagement. And, 93 percent of the most engaging Facebook posts are image posts! The blog version of this week’s edition of THE SOCIAL SCOOP weekly newsletter follows below! If you’re already subscribed, you’ll continue to receive The Social Scoop via

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23 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest Features You Should Know: The Social Scoop Issue 133

Many of the popular social media platforms regularly add helpful new features – but there isn’t always a big announcement, so it can be hard to keep up with these additions and changes! This week’s featured article is from HubSpot and details 20 features that you probably didn’t know existed on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest – but probably should! Plus, I rounded up a further 3 Facebook features to add to the mix. 😉 For instance, did you

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Top Five Facebook Updates and Marketing Tips: The Social Scoop Issue 132

As you know, there’s always something new to keep up with when it comes to managing your business presence on Facebook. In this week’s issue of The Social Scoop, for our #1 featured article, I’ve rounded up not one but FIVE Facebook-related articles pertaining to recent changes as well as suggestions for improving your results. In fact, my blog post title here is a smidge mis-leading because the five featured articles actually include 6 Facebook updates, 23

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Sensible Social Media Checklist for Businesses: The Social Scoop Issue 131

Could you use a simple checklist for your social media activity? Look no further, I’ve found an awesome one for you! Check out this week’s top pick from The Social Scoop newsletter: a wonderful, colorful checklist/infographic from The Whole Brain Group [embedded below and you can also download a printable version here.] I’ve always been a fan of creating simple systems to manage the complex. And, I’m sure you’ll agree, social media marketing is certainly one of the

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