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Has Social Media Changed the Way We Mourn?

#RIP I don’t do funerals. I’m an extremely private person. When someone passes, I become quiet, distant, and somewhat dogmatic. We can’t control death. Nothing more can be said to them now. The best I can do is pray for their loved ones left behind. Until recently, death never affected my use of social media. … Read moreHas Social Media Changed the Way We Mourn?

Strava Bulks Up Fitness Feature While Retaining Solid Social Media Platform

Strava boosts the Fitness portion of its app in an attempt to keep athletes training (and talking about their training) on their social media platform. Read more in the latest Pagesculptor Studios Blog post.

Using Facebook Events as a Planning Template

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It’s difficult to promote an event without the details since this guides the media assets selected and the verbiage used in social posts and on promotional materials. Asking for all of that at once often overwhelms those who haven’t fleshed out the details. And so, I’ve learned to use the Facebook Events form as a way to encourage timely decision-making.

Word of Mouth Still Beats All Other Marketing

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I thought I heard Coach Kristina wrong. Did she really say 21 masters swimmers had showed up to Saturday swim practice? Attendance had been down during vacation. We thought everyone was suffering from guilt. Then it happened again on Thanksgiving morning. 26 masters swimmers showed up for a holiday swim. I asked her exactly who … Read moreWord of Mouth Still Beats All Other Marketing

LinkedIn Company Pages Available via App–FINALLY!

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The master of professional social networking were on the right track for so long. LinkedIn differentiated itself from Facebook, Instagram, Google +, Twitter, etc. by focusing on professional development, sharing expertise, headhunting, and hiring through a carefully crafted resume-style profile page that allowed media-rich portfolios. Around 2010, LinkedIn release Company Pages for entrepreneurs to highlight … Read moreLinkedIn Company Pages Available via App–FINALLY!

A New Approach to Small Business Saturday

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I learned about Small Business Saturday 3 years ago when I saw someone walking around with a Shop Small canvas bag. What is Small Business Saturday? The quick history: In 2010, small businesses are hurting from an economic recession. American Express deems the first Saturday after Thanksgiving as “Small Business Saturday” and launches a campaign to … Read moreA New Approach to Small Business Saturday

You Could Do Everything Right and STILL Have Campaign Issues

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It’s an ugly truth no marketer wants to admit… On paper we have developed the perfect campaign, aimed at the perfect target market, using media and messages they can relate to.  We could execute it with high response rates and significant shares, yet for whatever reason, our objectives are never met. This reality hit a … Read moreYou Could Do Everything Right and STILL Have Campaign Issues