Category: Social Media

The LinkedIn Summary Section: The Most Under-Used Professional Connecting Tool

When you created your LinkedIn profile, did you take the time to write a thoughtful summary section? If not, it’s time to go back to LinkedIn and work on your summary. I believe this is the most under-used and potentially the most powerful career-builder and professional networking tool available to all of us.

Nine LinkedIn Tips for Personal Branding Success

Every professional needs to have a LinkedIn profile since, as a career networking platform, it is growing more and more important every day for making career connections.

The Benefits of Having a Planned Social Media Strategy

by Megan Crowder, Marshall Communications Account Coordinator If it’s not already, social media should be top of mind when it comes to creating and implementing a successful marketing plan. With the advent of the internet and the growing number of users, once social media was introduced its use exploded. Social media encompasses everything from blog […]

The Benefit of Having an Integrated PR and Social Media Program

By Megan Crowder, Account Coordinator With traditional public- and media-relations outreach there wasn’t the plethora of digital and social media available that there is today. Writers were pitched based on connections and topics based on articles in the newspaper and on the television. Since the introduction of the digital landscape, there are many more resources […]

Should You Create Ads on Facebook?

What if we told you that an ad for your business could pop up on the Facebook feeds of consumers who are currently traveling in Portland, Maine, are between the ages of 30-55 who speak English and/or French and are interested in wine, fine dining and sailing? Pretty specific, wouldn’t you agree? That would be […]

7 Tips to Create an Effective Hashtag for Your Business

Have you ever wondered why so many businesses are using hashtags in their social media posts, and if your business would benefit from having a hashtag? If you want to grow and brand your social media presence, engage with your fans, turn potential customers into your biggest promoters, and learn what people are saying about […]

Use Social Media as Headphones, Not a Microphone

Social media is a great way to broaden your network and attract new customers and clients. But most people think of social media as a way to broadcast their news, not as a listening tool to hear what people are thinking.

How to Make an Impact on Twitter

Twitter is an invaluable tool for businesses who want to reach a wide audience for little to no cost at all, except for an investment of time. And, but there is a great deal of return on investment for that time! Small businesses have been successful in utilizing this platform to network with other businesses, […]

Using Facebook and Twitter to Pitch Stories

Those who work in public relations are always looking for effective ways to pitch stories for their clients. Traditionally, this has meant sending out emails and picking up the phone to give journalists and editors a call. But now, thanks to the popularity of social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, there is another way […]

Think of Your Website as an Asset and Your Marketing as an Investment

by Nancy Marshall, The PR Maven­® I contend that in today’s business world, a website is one of the most important assets a business can own, second only to the customer list. In the eyes of many consumers today, if you do not have a website, it’s as if you do not exist. And without […]