Create a Facebook Custom Audience to Retarget Your Website Visitors

Retargeting people who have shown interest in your business is one of the most effective tactics for Facebook advertising. It takes more than one “touch point” (that’s marketing-speak for exposure to your business) before someone will trust your business enough to purchase from you. They may see your ad, read your blog, sign up for your newsletter, and THEN sign … Read More

Big Brand Social Media Tactics that Small Businesses Can Use

Big brand social media tactics small businesses can use

We all know that big brands and businesses have oodles of money to spend on fancy social media marketing campaigns. But many of the tactics they use are just as easy for small businesses to implement. Here are a few of my favorite social media tactics from larger brands. I include these in my book “The Social Media Cookbook” which is … Read More

7 Super Last Minute Holiday Promotions for the 4th of July

social media holiday promotions

Do you find that holiday related promotions sneak up on you or even worse, pass you by? Annual celebrations and holidays such as the 4th of July are a quick and easy way to remind your customers and potential customers that you appreciate them. In addition, it gives you a chance to have a memorable interaction with them – online or … Read More

Instagram Advertising – How to Get Started

Instagram advertising how to

With over 400 million users, it’s no surprise that Instagram is generating curiosity from businesses, and if you have a visual product, you should be curious too. I recently ran a Facebook vs Instagram Advertising Challenge that produced surprising results.  I ran the same ad on both platforms, targeting the same audience, and running it on the same days, for the … Read More

5 Last Minute Social Media Holiday Promotions

Yikes – the holidays are just (days and weeks) away. Do you have something clever up your social media sleeve to increase holiday sales and bring more attention to your brand? Last year, according to Statistic Brain Research, 90% of people reported shopping online and $1.5 billion was spent on Black Friday alone. With online shopping increasing every year, you … Read More

Using Facebook Website Retargeting Ads – The Why and How

Facebook has become a pay-to-play platform for businesses looking for new ways to reach their customers with posts and messaging. Though this change has aggravated many people, there is no denying that Facebook advertising can be very effective when used strategically. One of my favorite Facebook Advertising techniques is Website Retargeting Advertising, which involves using the Website Tracking Pixel and … Read More

Top Three Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World 2015

Social Media Marketing World can best be described as an online-marketing-themed Disneyland. This was my first year, and I was amused to walk thru the Networking Plaza where marketers from all over the country and the world are not just chatting and exchanging business cards but also recording videos, podcasting, live streaming with Meerkat, and of course, taking group selfies … Read More

7 Super Last Minute Promotions for the 4th of July

social media holiday promotions

Do you find that holiday related promotions sneak up on you or even worse, pass you by? Annual celebrations and holidays such as the 4th of July are a quick and easy way to remind your customers and potential customers that you appreciate them. In addition, it gives you a chance to have a memorable interaction with them – online or … Read More