• Are you telling your brand story in social media?

Social Seven: Tools of the Trade – Dropbox and Google Drive

Social Seven – Social Media Podcast

With Erin Cell of Socially Powered and Hollie Clere of The Social Media Advisor




Here are some sharing tools to keep yourself organized: Dropbox and Google Drive. These tools utilize cloud computing, which is not a new concept but is becoming more popular. For those who have teams, you can add your teams to either Dropbox or Google Drive to share files and information. There are pros and cons to both. It might be a good idea to pick just one of these tools or you might find yourself checking both when you can’t remember what you put on which one.
Be cautious when using the cloud, it’s possible to share a virus on one file with all the other files on the site. This isn’t a fault of Dropbox or Google Drive, but it can be an issue. Make sure to keep your anti-virus software current and follow safety techniques when opening and downloading attachments and programs.
One benefit to using these types of tools is that if your personal hard drive crashes, all of these files are kept on the cloud. It can be costly, and sometimes impossible, to recover files from a crashed system.
Those who have a Chromebook will find that Google Drive is even more practical. The best part of Drive is the shareability and being able to share documents with others easily. Users can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations right there in the drive. The files are live and automatically updated. No need to worry about using the most current version since the file is in real time. It auto saves frequently and can be edited right in Google Drive. It can be accessed from anywhere since it is an Internet based tool.
If you have a Gmail account, use just the one account for your mail, your Google drive, YouTube and other Google products. It’s so much easier when everything is connected.

There are other cloud based sharing apps that could work well for you. Educate yourself on all the optimal uses for all of these tools.

Think these might help you with scheduling content and staying on top of your social media? Follow us on social media to find out when our Social Seven podcast is streaming live!

How to best utilize a Marketing Consortium


Some of the greatest solutions we have been able to offer clients; have come from one of our many Marketing Consortiums. What is a Consortium?  It is a collective group of people with unique skills who come together collectively for a common goal.  In this case, total solutions for clients.  Here is a case study of a recent project:

Client requested a review of marketing activity. Initial look was focused on social media and website changes because of a new product launch in their e-commerce site.  While we don’t specialize in websites, we had resources to engage in the project for the review.  In addition to the website polishing, they also had a need for new website content to help optimize search engine results.  They decided they also wanted to start writing blogs to drive traffic, but don’t have the time to write.  The social sites needed some tweaking, optimization and keyword enhancement, the brand online didn’t quite match up to the brand on the website since the logo and colors were going to change.  Additionally, they needed to change company logos on letter head, team shirts, mailed marketing and redesign brochures.
This solution provided experts in all of the following areas:

 

  • Website Designer
  • Graphic Design
  • Shopping Cart Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Content Writer
  • Blogger
  • SEO Specialist
  • Printed Marketing Expert
  • Corporate Fabric Embroiderer

 

Working with a Marketing Consortium has many advantages. 
(1)    You aren’t shopping bids for each one of these services
(2)    The team works together and has a strong understanding of each others gifts
(3)    One team to communicate with
(4)    Bundled contract options for single source and payment
Your projects; no matter how large or small should be tailored to best fit your company needs.  Fact – there is no company that does all of the things listed above on their own; they higher specialists that are brilliant at each of these skills independently.  I could be “good” at doing all of the above, but why not be amazing with my special niche?  This is why we work with Marketing Consortiums if it fits the scope of your project.
How can we help you polish up your brand?
Would you like to introduce us to some of your favorite website designers and marketing people?  We send you a $20 Starbucks Gift Card for every successful introduction.

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 

Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a social media manager, trainer and author in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , Pinterest and the tools to manage them. Click here for her Social Media Links

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Colorado Fires Should Have you Thinking About Communication Plans in Social Media

 

As most of you are aware, there are fires starting again in our own backyards. One of the things that happens in a time of tragedy is people tend to frantically pack things up, go somewhere safe and wait. During that time, they are disconnected from work and can be missing valuable business.

The last thing someone would think about may be taking the time to update the website with a message stating they are closed for business during the fire and to please be patient during this time.

Some of the things you can do real time that may save you from losing clients are:

(1) Contacting the person who schedules your Newsletter to send out an email blast to your contact list letting them know the issue.

(2) Making an update on your social profiles to let your clients, partners and vendors know what is going on.

Both processes are quick and a good resource for letting people know things on the fly.

We can not only get the tools setup for you to post this message to all of your social media profiles, but train you on how to best use them and incorporate them on your smart phones & tablets for posts while on the go.

Please listen for business Owners and Marketing Managers who are concerned with action plans in the time of an emergency.

Helping you maintain communication with your customers in the time of a emergency.

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 

Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a social media manager, trainer and author in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , Pinterest and the tools to manage them. Click here for her Social Media Links

Sign up for your Free Social Media Analysis 

Using Social Sites as Search Engines

Many of us use Google is a search engine where websites or blogs can be found. We are finding that a lot of people don’t realize that people are searching for them on Social media sites and; are using them as search engines. Many high level executives, sales teams and other business people search for you after you give them your business card – on Google to see what else they can learn about you. They also search for you in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

There are ways to make your self visible in search results in the social media platforms by configuring your profiles in such a way where the words in the right places help drive traffic to you, very similar to how it would work in a website.

We don’t want you to have to stumble around and; figure out how to make these keyword changes in your profiles, so we do the work for you.

If you have never closed business on LinkedIn or Facebook, our challenge is for you. Let us look at your profiles to see how they are configured with a Free social media analysis. We can let you know the things you are doing right and if changes should be made to enhance your online presence.

Helping you stand out from your competition.

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 

Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a social media manager, trainer and author in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , Pinterest and the tools to manage them. Click here for her Social Media Links

Sign up for your Free Social Media Analysis 


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