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How to Successfully Work from Home?

While some people think working from home is a dream, the reality may be more of a nightmare.  As millions of Americans are thrown into telework, they may be having difficulty adjusting to their new reality. It’s easy to get distracted by that pile of laundry in the corner or your dog begging for a […]

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How can you set your business apart during the holidays?

How To Set Your Business Apart During the Hollidays

Ready, set go! Friday began the foot race leading to Christmas Day. Businesses vie for customers’s dollars in order to turn their bottom line from red to black. Although consumers are ready to spend, they are also inundated with marketing: commercials, postcard, catalogs, social media posts and ads, emails, texts, phone calls. It’s overwhelming to […]

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Do you have a social media policy for your company?

Every day the headlines are full of companies damaged by something their employees posted on social media. It may have been something they put on the company page, but sometimes it’s on their personal page. For example, one company had customer service representatives posting about conversations they had during the day. They talked about the […]

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The Importance of Marketing Offline

For Mother’s Day ,my daughter bought me hiking poles. I was going on a walking tour of Italy and have been known to have issues with balance so I asked my daughter to get me the poles. Last week, this note came in the mail to her. Since she lives in Australia, I opened it […]

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Why does Instagram Make Marketing So Difficult?

Yes, I put it out there. Marketers whisper about it in our Facebook groups, but really I’m putting it out in the world. Instagram makes life difficult for businesses. Problems with Instagram 1. It’s so damn mobile-friendly, you can’t access it on your lap top. I had a huge fight with my IT department about […]

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Is Organic Reach on Facebook No Longer an Option?

As a social media strategist, I often hear that organic reach is dead. That if you do not advertise or boost a post on Facebook that you will never reach anyone, not even your most loyal fans. I would agree with that statement to a certain extent; however, there are exceptions. I am fortunate enough […]

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Leveraging LinkedIn

The time to update your profile is today. Don’t wait!

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What Can a Small Business Owner Learn From an Ice Skater?

When my daughter was young, we used to watch ice skating all the time. She liked the beautiful costumes, pretty music and young girls, not much older than herself, who were in the spotlight. Of course I liked all those things, but what I really loved was the lessons that ice skating teaches. Sometimes a […]

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What’s a Persona and Why Is It Important to Your Social Media Plan?

Imagine explaining to someone how you make a cake, but you don’t know who they are. They could be a gourmet chef or a six-year-old.  Would your message be different? Of course it would. When explaining something to a six-year-old, you would use simpler language and more pictures and you would explain simple concepts in […]

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