'Social Media'

Social Media Explained with Donuts

Monday, March 5th, 2012

What do social media and donuts have in common? Both are something one may enjoy at the start of the day. Both are available in a wide variety of types and flavors to suite a broad range of individual tastes. Recently, a North Carolina based marketing company tied these two subjects together in an interesting [...]

Google Business Profiles to Become Un-Free?

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Eyebrows are raised. The sheer timing of recent changes to Google Places (reported here) and the introduction of Google+ (reported here) is suspect.  Google strips a considerable amount of information from Places profiles in the same month as they release Google+, which enables rich social interactions for users.  A coincidence? Local Search experts are reading [...]

Friday Funk: Cincinnati is “Social”

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

For the second year in a row, hundreds of thousands gathered together to celebrate “Social Media Day”, on June 30th.  This event is a celebration of the technological advancements that allows for everyone to connect with real-time information and communicate with one another miles apart. In honor of “Social Media Day”, Mashable, the leader in [...]

Google+ (A New Social Platform)

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Google+ is a new social platform which many see as Google’s answer to Facebook. There are several components to the free product, launching now and over the next several months: 1) CLICK TO SHARE The first feature (available now to all Google users) is the ability to “+1″ Google search results. Enable this feature, and [...]

Friday Funk: Credit to Social Media

Friday, June 24th, 2011

We frequently hear advertisers in various industries say, “social media is great, but it really doesn’t apply to my market.” The story of Xceed Financial Federal Credit Union, as reported at Credit Unions Online, might make those reluctant marketers reconsider. Rather than deciding that social media was not relevant for their business, they found a way to make their business applicable to social media.

Tuesday Tip: Top Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The way you represent your brand on social media networks is as important as being on the most prominent channels. You may be on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, but if you’re not managing how your brand is being represented, then why be on there. Upright has given you information on how to create the [...]

Tuesday Tip: 5 Ways to Optimize Your NEW Facebook Page

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

So let’s say your company is new to Facebook and finally have gotten around to creating a Facebook page.  It’s now another way for you to expand your brand online and you want to represent yourself as the successful company that you are.  Not only that but you want your page to create business opportunities and encourage networking. We can [...]

Bing Business Portal

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

UPDATE: Are business listings you created in Bing Local missing when you log into the new Bing Business Portal?  We’ve noticed across several clients that business listings claimed before April 1 have not migrated into the Bing Business Portal.  Others have also noted this in Bing’s forums.  Bing recommends that you fill out this online [...]

Facebook: Create a Fanpage for your Biz WITHOUT a Personal Account

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Many businesses find Facebook a useful tool for earning new business and promoting company activity in real time.  But Facebook has this nasty rule: You MUST have a personal account to create a business profile (fan page or place page)!  What?! The reasoning behind this rule probably lies in the fact that Facebook prides itself [...]

Friday Funk: A Doll of a Social Media Campaign

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Barbie and Ken have been the most famous couple in the toy box for decades. Now they are making a high tech comeback with Ken’s social media campaign to win back Barbie’s heart, which includes Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, YouTube, and other promotions.