Three Reasons Your SEO Isn’t Working

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The term “Search Engine Optimization” gets thrown around everywhere these days. Whether it’s by a small business trying to make it on Google’s front page, or a multinational company, wanting its products to be within an audience’s consideration set, marketers … Read More

Facebook Ads: Change The Game With Custom Audiences

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As a marketer, advertising on Facebook is what you make of it. The effort that you put in directly correlates to the success that comes out. If you’ve read our going full-funnel blog, you already know the importance of a … Read More

Getting Over Ad Fatigue

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Here’s the scenario: Your business has built an effective full-funnel advertising campaign on Facebook. For the first couple of weeks, you saw record traffic coming through. Yet… Starting in the third week, your relevance scores are inexplicably going down. Engagement … Read More

Facebook Ads: How to go full funnel

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If you’re a business owner who executes Facebook advertising, you’ve likely heard the term “funnel” get thrown around. It stems from the idea that purchases aren’t a simple yes/no action, but rather, the result of a consumer journey, on which … Read More

How to Create the Best Social Media Content: Say Less

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Stick to one thought per post. Write less, not more. Put the important stuff first. When writing content for social media, how you say it is just as important as what you say. Much of your audience probably has full time jobs that do not involve being on Facebook all day, so don’t give them long, confusing posts that require lots of time and concentration. Give them scan-able posts that they can learn something from, and get back to work!

Beware the Social Media Political Trolls This Year

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2012 is an election year.  Radio, television and print are all very thankful because candidates big and small will all purchase advertising time.  Social media was around in 2008, the last presidential election, but it wasn’t as popular or far … Read More

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.

The [Atlanta] Home Office

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Working at my parents dining room table… 4 nieces (under the age of 5), 2 siblings, 2 parents and one dog underfoot… and still in PJs while we wait on our turn to shower… but just look at that concentration!