The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Hootsuite and Instagram are together at last, and hey all you Social Media Managers, this is going to make your life a heck of a lot easier. If you aren’t already familiar with Hootsuite, it’s a social media app that allows you to import multiple accounts from multiple platforms and profiles. This means you can control your personal accounts, business accounts and even your cats accounts all from the same place. It began as a simple Twitter dashboard but quickly expanded to include Facebook and LinkedIn, and now due to popular demand, Instagram.
Everyone is fighting the same uphill battle when it comes to productivity. Even those super-productive people that seem to get everything done everyday have to put up a fight. The difference is, these people have a few tricks up their sleeves that help them be more productive, and you can have them too. Even if you’re easily distracted, a habitual “non-finisher” of projects or just feel too run down during the day, these strategies will help get your productivity up there with the best of them, and they’re easier to implement than you think! So, without further adieu, here are the 9 things you can do to become “Super-Productive” at work.
It’s true! This Wednesday, July 15th, Amazon is celebrating it’s 20th Birthday by offering amazing deals for one day only. But of course, like all good things, there’s a catch. You have to be a member of Amazon’s “pro” accounts, Amazon Prime, to take advantage of all the savings. If you’re not already familiar with Amazon Prime, it’s a yearly service offered to Amazon customers for $79 CAD or $99 USD per year and includes a lot of helpful tools and savings for the avid online shopper. I’m sure you noticed that little price difference there between the Canadian version and the US version so let’s go through a few of the top features for each service and why you need it.
Whether you know why they are there or not, it’s pretty safe to say we all see a #hashtag or a two on a daily basis. They’ve spread from their native Twitter to almost every other social sharing platform in just a few short years (fun fact: the first hashtag was tweeted by Chris Messina in 2007.) But what do they really do? Even though all hashtags come in the same format, the purpose and function on each network is different. The general consensus throughout all social networks is we should be using hashtags, so here’s a list of how the top 5 social platforms use hashtags, and which ones will give you the most #bangforyourbuck when it comes to visibility and engagement.
There are a lot of basic things that we are taught as young children not to do or say. Apparently, Donald Trump missed a few of these early life lessons which became evident in his recent presidential campaign speech. It include such gems as insulting people (“Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people, but we have people that are…stupid.”) making racist comments (“[Mexicans] They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”) or just being a general jerk (“I don’t need anyone’s money, I’m rich!”). Fortunately for us, most of our parents took the time to teach us these things so we could go through life developing positive relationships and ultimately avoid having an entire country want to make piñatas in our likeness (yes, that actually happened to Donald, see it here). So, just incase you missed some of these things, we’ve compiled a list of the top 8 things you shouldn’t do or say on social media…or in real life for that matter.
Wow. What an overwhelming experience it is to work with social media from a business perspective. When I was first approached with the opportunity to manage the majority of our social media pages and a Pinterest page for one of our partners, I thought to myself “No problem! I use social media literally everyday. What’s a couple more pages to look after”. I definitely bit off more than I can chew with this one…
The world of Facebook promotion can be a boon to a business, or a waste of money. It all has to do with how you create your ads, your target demographic, promoted posts, and most of all content. Some businesses experience great success with social media marketing, others find that a ton of likes do not translate into any actual cash flow. It’s a tricky world and a bit of a gamble, but with a few pointers, the odds will likely go in your favour…