Starting next year I am writing a new book. It does not have a title yet, but the overall theme is You are not in the sales business… you are in the TRUST business! In the consumer world, there is a certain mindset that is more advertising based than relationship based. You are not just…
In 1986, “Back To The Future II” predicted what life would be like in 2015. They got a lot of things right, and some of them wrong, but it also missed a few KEY things while predicting the future… The Internet Mobile Phones People Would Still Be Reading Newspapers! The theme song was written by…
So What’s a Hashtag?
When I was a kid, has was something we had at breakfast (with potatoes and corned beef). As a teen, it was something (I heard about 😎) that people put in pipes and smoked. Today, a hashtag is an integral part of many social media systems.
A hashtag is a type of metadata tag used on social networks like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and others. They allow you to apply a dynamic and widely used tool (in some cases) that makes it possible for others to easily search and find messages with a specific theme or content.
Hashtags have different clout and influence on difference social media platforms:
Vlad Calus is the co-founder @ Planable, the command center of social media collaboration for marketing teams, digital agencies, and freelancers to collaborate with their teammates & clients on the content calendar in the most visual way. Planable is used by more than 5000 brands worldwide, including Mini, BMW, Volkswagen, SkyTeam, Wendy’s and many others.
Vlad founded two non-profits at the age of 16, then dropped out of college, moved to another country with two 2 his friends, built Planable (Techstars London ’17) at 19 y.o and became an honoree Forbes 30 Under 30 at 22 y.o. And he’s been featured as a guest writer & marketer by multiple publications including Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur, WeRSM, Freshdesk, Subsign, Digital Agency Network and many others.
Would you take a flight knowing that it was ONLY running on autopilot? Why would you try to do that with your social media posts? Ever platform has a different audience, but more importantly, a different ecosystem for posts. They vary in picture size, text amounts, hashtags or no hashtags, and more!
I use Canva.com (both the free and paid for versions) to create stunning (scroll stopping) graphics. The paid for version lets you resize and reuse your designs.
Graphics are the key to getting attention, but often the meat (BACON) of the message is in the text. Limits range from 280-2000 characters (not words). How you format and use that limited messaging resource is paramount to the effectiveness of your messaging!
In this episode, I will discuss how to maximize Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest (and touch on Instagram). I wall also give you three DO & DON’T tips to help you get the most out of your social media posts!
If you want people to fly your content airline… Let them know that you are piloting the plane!
People often treat marketing like the lottery… All you need to do is SCRATCH & WIN! That was easy? But in reality, if you just play the lottery, you will ultimately loose more than you win. The games are designed not to make you rich, but to make money for the lottery or gambling organization. Few get lucky, so may try and fail.
There are those rare occasions where people figure out a strategy to legally beat the system. Marketing is a lot like the lottery. Once you figure out the formula, you can start to make more money than you spend (a profit). But, there are some basic things that people miss or try to skip over to claim their winnings that hinder their success:
My name is Debbie Scott. I am married to Roy Scott, and have been for 22 years. He is an attorney who practices family and criminal law. I am 64 years old, been a paralegal for my husband for many years. I live in Midland, Texas. I have three children and 3 amazing children-in-laws and 9 grandchildren, 5 girls and 4 boys . My family is very close and the delight of my life is spending time with family. I have always enjoyed helping people. Help A Teacher was not in my plans, but it is my passion now. I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me. I attend First Baptist Church of Midland. I do have a bachelors in Accounting and Information Systems. My father passed away in 2001 of cancer, my mom lives beside me and I am blessed to have her.
Emily Hirsh is an industry-leading Facebook Ad Manager and Sales Funnel Strategist who has built an expert team of top-level professionals to help entrepreneurs to grow their businesses using proven social media sales strategies and creativity that converts.
Infamous growth hacker Vin Clancy’s went from being on social welfare in the UK to launching 2 online magazines that got over 20 million page views in their first two years with zero spend.
He’s since then won best speaker at SXSW V2V for his growth hacking talk, finished a 100-date world tour, made six figures on his debut growth hacking book, created one of the biggest marketing communities on Facebook, and moved to L.A., where he teaches companies how to rapidly grow their businesses.
Building a tribe is one of the hardest and long-term games in marketing your business. A tribe is a group of people who have a passion, purpose, and payout when your brand is involved. Here is the definition of these terms…
Passion – an intense desire or enthusiasm for something
Purpose – a person’s sense of resolve or determination
Payoff – a final outcome; a conclusion
In this episode, we will discuss how I turned my passion for my dog into a growing and engaging Facebook group that integrates experts and dog owners around holistic methods to promote dog health. Although there is a component of selling products, that is the long-term game and not the immediate results! Patience will have a payoff!