Easy Ways To Find Content For Social Media

Talking about your business or industry should be easy, right? After all, you work in it every day. You are on top of the latest and greatest, you are always looking for ways to become more of an innovator and an authority. Yet, when you sit down in front of you computer so you can create some posts on your social media platforms, the wall rises and blocks you. Why can't I find anything to post about? Trust me, it's not that you can't find anything. The internet is an endless source of information at just the touch of a Google search. You just need some motivation and ways to find your information in a way that is easier than simply running to Google. Don't get me wrong, Google search is extremely helpful, and I'll explain more in a moment. Allow me to share the tools I personally use to find content each month for client's social media as well as my own.

Social Media Marketing Is Not Direct Marketing

I understand where a business is coming from. The goal of a business is to sell a product. Every move it makes, every step it takes (h/t The Police) is calculated and designed to reach that goal of making the sale. A business should have marketing systems in place that do this; whether T.V. or radio spots, fliers in the mail or email. A social media marketing campaign should help support these other systems.

The Best Way To Check Facebook Privacy

Many of my friends worry about privacy on Facebook. You can see how your profile looks to non-friends by choosing the drop down menu next to the View Activity Log. Choose "View As" and it shows your public prof... Read More...
Kongos

In Support Of Local Bands On Facebook

Facebook is still the top social networking site, and if you are a band, it's a smart move to have a Facebook Page. Making some grand statement about how having that Page doesn't matter is a disservice to the local bands that are out there working their tails off for a craft they can only hope to make into something lucrative. Not everyone can be the next Gin Blossoms or Kongos, but exposure and support everywhere you can doesn't hurt.
5 seconds of summer cake

The Crazy World Of A Teen Fan Girl On Twitter

We all know the basic rules for Twitter. Even if you are new to the social media site, there is still a basic etiquette. Don't post 100 times a day, post meaningful content, engage and interact with other users. Don't spam, don't beg for follows, etc. etc. Unless you are a teen girl obsessed with her favorite band on Twitter. Then all of the "normal" rules go right out the window.
Dani Cutler

When Your Name Is Your Brand

Being your own brand has its own set of challenges. It’s the first and foremost way you will advertise your business, always. When I first made this decision, I had a small panic attack. I’m a very open person online. I pretty much communicate online as I would in person, what you see is what you get. No one has ever said to me “you are not how I expected you to be!” when they meet me in person (other than the occasional “you’re shorter than I expected.”). I’m actually proud of that, because it is my belief that you should just be open and honest, good or bad, in how you present yourself online. But that is a different post for a different day. However, I noticed I was beginning to be a little more conscious of how I interacted and presented myself online.
instagram daughter

Your Online Profile Matters

Being accused of something you didn't do is never a good feeling. It happened to me this week, and I wanted to share my experience. Earlier in the week I was browsing around, and an email receipt popped up f... Read More...

New Year, No Resolutions

Happy New Year! Many people look at the beginning of a new year as a time to have a fresh start. A clean slate. New beginnings in general. I don't do that. There are some things that work out well to begin a... Read More...

TechPhx Update!

One of the many places I volunteer my time is TechPHX. If you don't know, it is a weekend unconference covering just about anything technology and social media related. Podcasts, video, photography, code... ses... Read More...

What Exactly Do You *Do*?

I get that question alot. I'm new at this business thing, and I've blogged recently about how I finally made the decision to branch out on my own. Still, I haven't done a whole lot of advertising. I cross-post ... Read More...

You Deserve A Break Today

This past weekend I, my husband, and kids drove up to the Cutler family cabin just north of Pine/Strawberry. My husband's grandparents bought the land over 30 years ago, and as he was growing up they built the ... Read More...

You never forget your first… client

(Written May 2013.) I was thinking the other day that I have now been running this business for 7 1/2 months. It's been a very exciting ride so far, and really I have my friend Cheyenne to thank for helping ... Read More...

Building A Trusting Relationship

How do you give someone the power to be your voice, and trust that they are going to post the things that will generate interest? How do you not check every 5 minutes to make sure they haven't said something out of context, posted a NSFW photo, or created some controversy that will only leave a negative mark?

Big Facebook Secret Revealed!

Ok ok, I might be exaggerating a bit with this title, because it's certainly not a secret. This is more of an addendum to my post about how a lot of Likes on a Page mean little if no one is engaging with the pa... Read More...

Size Means Nothing If No One Sees It!

I see a lot of posts on Facebook pages patting themselves on the back for reaching milestone followers: 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc. When I first look at a Facebook page, I don't look at how many likes, but the num... Read More...