Being a social media manager, I have to know how to post on every single social site, even those ones nobody knows. However, in this day and age, every person is expected to have knowledge within social media sites. How is one to keep up with the ever evolving changes and updates?
Keep yourself in check with this helpful infographic, which lays out successful posts for each social media site. Although your business may not be active on each social site, it’s good to have background knowledge and basic education of them all. You never know what the next big thing will be!
I am a huge believer in inspiration. Every day I find something that inspires me, whether that be going on a short walk, playing with my dog or reading a magazine. I find that images and nature inspire me the most and I have also noticed that I feel most inspired in the later morning hours. (weird, right?)
Fall is the most inspirational time of the year, if you ask me. It’s like there is something in the air during this time, besides allergens of course. Of course, I found another infographic for ya’ll. It lays out ways to stay inspired, this is very important folks. Sometimes you need to step back from your busy life, evaluate and relax. Keep these tips in mind to lead a more inspiring life.
If you are active on Pinterest, you are among 19,744,958 others (as of April ’12). You could say I spend way to much time on Pinterest, probably hours a week. However, I find it so inspirational and seek such interesting ideas that help me that I can’t resist it. I’m not alone, many others are doing the same thing.
It’s no surprise that many businesses are now utilizing Pinterest for this same reason. Businesses are leveraging sales, traffic, engagement etc. with their customers by being active on their Pinterest Business profile. So we know Pinterst is important and many, if not all, businesses can participate and be successful. But, how popular is it really? Check out this infographic, I found on none other than Pinterest, to see the real statistics, you may be surprised!
I am a huge fan of Pinterest – both for personal and business use. I use it every day – for both personal and business. Pinterest pushes users to convert whether conversion takes place by purchasing a product, making a recipe or reading a story. So far Pins in Pinterest aren’t associated as advertisements, which is probably why it is still so popular. However, last week Pinterst introduced that they would be testing promoted pins.
The Pinterest blog states:
“That’s why for us, it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay. To help make sure it does, we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses.I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh great…here come the banner ads.” But we’re determined to not let that happen.”
Pinterest goes on to say:
“For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds. For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in a search for “halloween.” Nobody’s paying for anything yet—we want to see how things go and, more than anything, hear what you think.”
What do you think? Will this be helpful/annoying/worth it/something you would use?
Last week I went on a company visit to an engineering manufacturer. I am by no means an engineer and I don’t work for an engineer company. So your wondering what I was doing there? We went on a company visit to see how we could incorporate their business into social media. Now you don’t usually see engineering companies on social media, at least not successfully which is why we wanted to visit. We wanted to understand the ins and outs of the business, create goals and create a successful engineering online profile for social media sites.
Although intricate, the business runs like any other. Large machines and robots create rotors and stators, what they are known for, which are implemented in all kinds of devices, whether medical, automotive etc. The social media thinker in me took notes the whole time and brainstormed how this could be successful online, it takes some creative thinking to connect the dots. We took photos, notes and gained an understanding of the company as a whole. It was nice to be in their environment and get a feel for their business personality. In the age of electronics it’s worth it to take time and physically visit the place you are updating an online profile for. Don’t forget the importance of human contact!