Tag Archives for social

Part II: Emerging Social Networks

Here are some of the emerging networks to watch: TikTok is a mobile app that you can find wherever you download applications for your mobile device.  Vine, a similar mobile app that disappeared several years ago, offered the same concept to users who could record and publish short videos.  Facebook recently and quietly launched a similar competitive platform […]

Additional Tips: Going Viral

Chime in on a trending and timely topic!  Trends typically have short lifespans, so speed and creativity are crucial to success.  The trend itself need not be of your organization’s making, but you can incorporate a trending topic that aligns with your message in your posts.  Many of us recall the recent online debate surrounding the “The Dress.” The […]

I Deactivated My Facebook Account

And here’s what happened… After months of contemplation and debate, I deactivated my Facebook page. Like many folks, I’ve tired of the too-many-to-count hacking scandals that have plagued the internet over the past year. Facebook was one of many sites to suffer this sad fate. On a related note, data privacy has become increasingly important […]

Tips for Toppling Trolls

If you find yourself or your brand being trolled, consider the following tips: It’s not you, it’s them:  While razor-sharp comments that land on your social feed may feel like a personal attack, don’t take their comments personally.  Internet trolls comport themselves much like bullies:  they seek attention, smack of negativity, and derive a perceived sense of authority […]

Social Gone Stale: Refresh Tips

If your messaging feels stale and you’re ready to breathe some fresh air into your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn pages, here are some strategies and approaches to consider: Tell a story: Content remains king, and an easy and effective way to attract and retain attention is to tell a story.  Make the story personal and […]

Demystifying Social Video for Meetings: Part II

Whichever platform you choose to employ during your next meeting, follow these best practices: Lead with your platform of strength: New to social broadcasting? Launch your live streaming efforts on one platform at a time. If the majority of your social media followers are on Twitter, for example, begin with some short broadcasts on Periscope, […]