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5 Things All Bloggers Should Do On Twitter [SOCIAL MEDIA]

It’s been a long time since I last wrote something in my marketing/social media series. As some of you know my educational background is in Marketing/Web/Social Media. I’m putting it out there into the universe that my goal is to start these series back up again. I hope these series will help my fellow bloggers, small business owners and those who are just curious with some of my tried, tested and true tips on how to best utilize social media marketing on different platforms. 5 Things All Bloggers Should Do On Twitter [SOCIAL MEDIA] TWEET YOUR CONTENT This should be an obvious one. Tweet your content and do it on the regular. Twitter is a fast moving platform. So posting repeat tweets (spread them out) is okay to do. Especially since only a percentage of your Twitter followers will see your tweets…

How To Deal With And Catch Social Media Trolls

What is a Social Media Troll? Someone who creates conflict on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and blogs by posting messages that are particularly controversial or inflammatory with the sole intent of provoking an emotional (read: angry) response from other users. – Google These social media trolls are lurking everywhere on the web and most are full of anger and jonzing to discourage people from just about anything they love. So according to google’s translation of a social media troll, these trolls create conflict with messages, but the trolls have upgraded to trolling a few more ways. [Tweet “What is a #socialmedia troll? Here’s how you can catch/deal with these trolls:”] Types of Social media trolls: Comment trolls – They leave negative unnecessary comments anywhere they see the option to comment. Post trolls – These trolls probably have subscribed to your blog just so they can be the first to…

Social Media: Is it plagiarism or is it innovative?

The digital age where social media has become a huge part of our generation, the opportunity curve is going through the roof for the guy/girl next door becoming famous overnight over an uploaded video, tweet or instagram post. My Facebook feed had this one article that was being shared over and over again by different people and even made it to a few of my whatsapp group conversations. A YouTuber becomes famous and some of the videos have a word for word resemblance with another YouTubers videos. Some viewers feel cheated and have shown their outrage via YouTube comments, twitter and other social platforms. Everyone has their opinion on whether this is unethical or not. If you ask me, before judging someone online for copying another persons content and resorting to cyber bullying take these points into consideration: If you believe someone has done something unethical, being unethical back (ex.…

A career in Social Media Marketing

If you’re new to Social Media, first thing you should do is get on Twitter and Facebook. To start with, at least. There are a lot more platforms out there for you to experience, learn and possibly one day manage for your employer. Watch some tutorials on how to use these platforms. You will be surprised at how much knowledge there is out there on the web. Once you have gone past the beginner phase of learning the in’s and out’s of each platform, search for programs that help you optimize their use as a social media professional. Such as tweetdeck, hootsuite and understanding Facebook page analytics. At this point you should also start looking at companies who are doing amazing work with their social media. Companies that have compelling marketing strategies and have a massive following. One of my favourites is Oreo. When you’re applying to some companies make…