Our Senior Web Designer, Angie Smith, just celebrated her 5-Year Workiversary at KWSM! Angie started with our team as a Website Designer and was promoted to Senior Website Designer two years ago. During her time on the team, she … Read More
Now, more than ever, it’s a good time to get focused on using Twitter to grow your brand, your business, or your blog. Growing your brand is not simply a matter of tweeting out great content, it is equally important … Read More
If you think of your website as the credibility piece in your marketing plan, you can think of your social media presence as your authenticity piece. In today’s world, people demand to know more about the things they purchase, and especially the people they purchase them from. Why? Because they can. Now that a social media presence is becoming standard equipment for businesses, consumers can build a deeper connection with the brands they interact with. Today’s ‘marketing’ consists of daily conversation with customers on social channels. Those customers want to see the faces and hear the voices of the people behind your company. They want to read things you’ve written. They want to read things other people have said about you.
Are you being consistent with your social media? This may seem like a simple question, but when we break it down, there are many different pieces to look at. Consistency does not just mean your are posting a certain number … Read More
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!
When I made the leap from journalism to marketing, I got a lot of wisecracks from my newsroom colleagues. ‘Oh, you’ve crossed over to the dark side,’ they said. They wondered how I would be able to ‘sell things’ when … Read More
Yesterday I attended a valuable Pinterest webinar hosted by Melanie Duncan (if you missed it, you can watch a reply of the webinar here). Pinterest is the third largest social network these days (trailing behind Facebook and Twitter, of course), and its ascent … Read More
You’ve seen them. You’ve deleted them. You’ve rebuffed them. They are the abominable automated direct messages in your Twitter inbox. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see automated messages, I have no hesitation in clicking the trashcan icon; … Read More
Facebook rolled out some new changes the other day, including stronger initiatives for advertising through promoted posts, new admin “roles” for Pages, and post scheduling. In the past, we’ve always discouraged people against scheduling their Facebook content ahead of time. … Read More
Katie sent us all a great article from the Content Marketing Institute that talks about the importance of brand consistency across social media. Like products, people and companies, brands have reputations and personalities too, and a brand’s voice must always … Read More