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Category: Social Media

Learning to Love the Work in Networking

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Networking. Love it or hate it, you’ve got to do it. The days of social media as a fad have long passed.

If you don’t have time to network, you don’t have time to market. And you’re out of business. Period. People can’t do business with invisible providers.

This isn’t to say you… Read more…

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How To Reach New Social Audiences Through Networking

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No business, whether small and local or huge and international, can skip social media these days. But take heart – engaging in social media does not necessarily mean that your business needs to get Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram/Snapchat/Tumblr, or whatever the kids are doing these days. As far… Read more…

How Do I Get Started on Social Media

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So you want to get started but you feel like there’s so much you aren’t sure of.  How do you uncover the hidden treasure that is social media? Do some reading on the topic, starting here, and you’ll be on your way in no time. It’s not as hard as you may think.

1. GOALS. Establish your social media goals.Read more…

The Social Media Etiquette Guide for Business [infographic]

Along with the invention of the cell phone came cell phone etiquette, with the invention of the plane came airplane etiquette, and now with the invention and unquestionable explosion of social media comes the need for social media etiquette. The need to spread this information applies not only to personal… Read more…

The Secret Formula for the Perfect Viral Share [infographic]

You’ve done your research. You have a clear business plan. You know who your targeted clients are and you’ve even been properly versed on your social media etiquette to know how you’re going to pitch a projected image on each website. All you need now is to go viral.

It’ll happen. Viral videos … Read more…

4 Great Tips for Putting Together a Social Strategy for Your Business

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that businesses that invest time, resources and, in some cases, money in social media want to see a measurable ROI. In theory, social selling seems like an easy concept to master. After all, you just need to promote your products or services on a social network and then… Read more…

5 Effective Ways to Market Your Event Online

In the past, preparing for an event meant pulling together your best promotional materials and setting up shop. Although having a healthy stock of customized mugs, drinkware, pens, and giveaways is still a vital aspect of making your event a raging success and making a lasting impression, many companiesRead more…

5 Ways to Get the Most From Facebook

Even though the majority of businesses today are on Facebook, many small businesses don’t use the site very effectively. Perhaps they think it’s irrelevant, or they perceive it as a waste of time and money, or maybe they are simply intimidated by the prospect of a “social media strategy.” TheseRead more…

How to Use Twitter for Business

Why some tweets catch on and why some businesses are killing it using Twitter.

One of the big challenges I find consistently in my daily personal Twitter activity is determining why some tweets get a lot of love and retweets and why some just sit there without a chirp to mention. This is exactly why I loveRead more…

4 Reasons Your Social Media Strategy May Be Falling Short

There is no doubt about the fact that social media is a key part of the success strategy for any brand. Even a newbie knows that no business can expect long-term growth without taking into account proper social media outreach. Still, you won’t find every brand having a good time with the whole social Read more…

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OMI training not only helped our New Social Media team accelerate our corporate wide initiative to standardize social practices; it also enabled us to create new winning digital marketing strategies. The training was a really great turning point for us.

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