My Opinions on “The 36 Rules of Social Media” (Two Months Later…)

This post has been a long time coming. Back in November, I came across this intriguing graphic from PRDaily: The 36 Rules of Social Media. If you haven’t seen it, take a look. While the graphic is a couple months old now, it is worth considering the points it makes. Here are five I thought … Continue reading My Opinions on “The 36 Rules of Social Media” (Two Months Later…)

Using measurement to increase social media’s effectiveness

You’ve heard it in the past: Before you use social media, you should have a purpose. For businesses, the purpose is probably to build your brand, which will help your profits down the road. For individuals, the purpose might be to network professionally with others or to keep up with lives of distant friends and … Continue reading Using measurement to increase social media’s effectiveness

Social Media: A Small Biz Alternative to Donating Money

The explosion of social media has made one thing clear: Giving is something that extends well beyond the holiday season.

While many companies push the love during the season of red and green, the most successful know to carry that giving feeling year round. They know giving will help their companies. In a press release posted Dec. 12, Will Marre, CEO of Realeadership Alliance, says companies that give are more likely to receive.

“When giving becomes an essential part of your culture, employees are inspired to create more value and consumers choose you.”

But what kind of giving? For huge, well-known corporations like Apple or Zappos, it’s easy to give a few thousand here, a few thousand there. But what about small businesses that can’t afford to give thousands and thousands?

Thanks to social media, small businesses can prove their desire to give and they can, in effect, increase what they’ll receive from current and potential customers.

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