Are You Ready for Commitment? Blabbing with Kim Garst About Social Media Marketing

Committed to Relationships

In September, my guest on the Marketing Blab with Debra, was Kim Garst, founder and owner of Boom! Social. During the show we blabbed about the importance of commitment. “Social selling involves being committed to relationship building so that you can ultimately build the know, like & trust factor so that people will buy from you,” said Kim. When I speak to audiences about marketing, I explain that it’s all about relationships. And Kim’s attitude is in alignment with that concept. She … [Read more...]

Facebook Ads – Advantages and Mistakes: Blabbing with Brian Carter

Facebook Ads Blabbing with Brian Carter

On November 13th, social media keynote speaker, and owner of the digital marketing agency Brian Carter Group, Brian Carter was gracious enough to spend time on the Marketing Blab with Debra. Known for blending marketing, comedy and innovation, Brian explained, “Comedy and laughter helps people learn, keeps them awake, gets their attention and keeps them engaged.” With a delightful sense of humor, Brian engaged the Blab viewers as we dove into the subject of Facebook advertising. While … [Read more...]

The Biggest Mistake Professionals Make on LinkedIn: Are You Doing This?

Biggest mistake on LinkedIn

Each time I speak on the subject of LinkedIn, just about everyone in the room raises their hand saying they receive LinkedIn invitations from people they don’t know. Baffled as to why they’re receiving this invitation from a stranger, their tendency is to ignore it and move on. While one reason they react this way is because they don’t know the other person, another reason is that the invitation is totally impersonal. They open it and see this: “I’d like to add you to my professional network … [Read more...]

Three Ways You Can Become A Valued Community Member On Social Media

Social media communities

Thanks to guest blogger, Kim Garst. "Community: A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals." ~Google The above is a quote Kim Garst shares in Chapter 6 of her book Will the Real You Please Stand Up. On September 11th, Kim will be my featured guest on the Marketing Blab (click here to watch the video recording). Below is an excerpt from that chapter of her book. Knowing how to become a valued and helpful member of a preexisting … [Read more...]

What Do Babies, Puppies and Bacon Have In Common?

Social networking w/babies, puppies and bacon

Thanks to guest blogger, Brian Basilico "Babies are cute. Puppies are cute. Know your bacon." These are some "bacon-izms" from Chapter 3 of Brian Basilico's book, It's Not About You, It's About Bacon. On September 4th, Brian will be my featured guest on the Marketing Blab at 11:30am MT. Please join us. In the meantime, here is an excerpt from that chapter of his book called "Babies, Puppies & Bacon." Social media have changed relationships Relationship marketing means giving up your … [Read more...]