She’s Baaack! What I Learned From Stepping Away From My Company
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If, as business owners, we don’t hold a vision for our companies, no one else is going to do it either. Who cares more about KWSM’s success than I do? And more importantly, if I stop caring (or just give it up for lack of time), who will pay the price? Not just me, but every member of our team. I have a responsibility to take time to focus on the business. I need to be calm and clear-headed enough to make smart decisions. And yes, sometimes that means stepping away from the laptop. I’ve realized that having a balance between doing the work and thinking about how we do the work is essential for success – and ensuring success is my primary responsibility.

Anti-Social: Why I’m Not Returning Your Phone Calls
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As business owners, we all play so many roles in our companies. Answer the phone, meet with perspective clients, send proposals, follow up on proposals, check in with existing clients, send invoices, track down invoices, answer emails, return phone calls, do some marketing, keep the books, make appointments…. oh yeah, and somewhere in there, DO the work! And now, because we are all using social media so dutifully to grow our businesses, add to that: update Facebook, update Twitter, connect on Linked In, write the blog, check in on FourSquare, solicit reviews on Yelp, upload videos on YouTube, participate in Linked In Groups, respond to Facebook comments, retweet someone on Twitter, shoot new videos on YouTube… the list is never-ending. Sometimes I dream in a Facebook newsfeed. I swear I do.

New Program in the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse
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Katie Wagner Social Media is proud to announce that our friends over at TAALK (Talk about Abuse to Liberate Kids) have launched their first-ever, proprietary program to help combat child sexual abuse.  TAALK, a worldwide organization fighting against child sexual abuse … Read More

KWSM’s Trey Burley makes the top 25 Daddy Bloggers
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Recently we asked people to vote for Daddy Mojo, a daddy blog that I write, when I’m not doing social media work for Katie Wagner Social Media.  The vote was for a contest to earn a place in the top 25 Daddy … Read More

KWSM Partners with Web Wise Kids
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Santa Ana, CA – May 24, 2011 – Web Wise Kids, a national non-profit organization and recognized leader in Internet safety education, announces its partnership with Katie Wagner Social Media. Located in Laguna Beach, CA, Katie Wagner Social Media is … Read More

Join the KWSM Team!
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We’re looking for someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills. A Journalism or Communications Degree is preferred. You must be comfortable with all major social media outlets, possess a basic understanding of social media marketing best practices, and be willing and eager to learn. You need strong research skills and news judgement, excellent telephone manners and the ability to wow our clients with your willingness to go the extra mile. Above all else, you must be one of those rare individuals who works hard, even when no one is watching, completes tasks efficiently, and only needs things explained once. Oh – and sometimes you will have to work nights and weekends.

Why I’m Thankful for Social Media
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And even though we are far away from our families this year, tucked into our little condo with the dogs, I have never felt closer to all the people in my life. It’s as if we’re sharing Thanksgiving with each and every one of them. Social Media did that. And I think it’s pretty amazing.

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