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7 Smart Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers

After you get used to how Pinterest works, one of the goals you'll likely have is to increase your total number of followers. While pursuing quantity simply for the sake of vanity metrics isn't the most effective strategy, there are definite benefits to increasing the number of targeted followers your profile has. As more people who are interested in what your business is sharing start following it, you'll be able to increase repins, likes, comments, impressions and clicks. That in turn can help you with branding, driving traffic, attracting more leads and ultimately increasing sales. Read the rest of this entry

Pinterest Group Boards – What are the Pros and Cons?

It generally doesn’t take a whole lot of time for new Pinterest users It generally doesn't take a whole lot of time for new Pinterest users to be invited to participate in a group board. One reason those invitations are so common is because it's quite easy to start this type of board. All it requires is for at least two people to pin on the same board. Because group boards are fairly popular among users, many businesses want to know if it's a good fit for their Pinterest strategy. Read the rest of this entry

4 Powerful Ways to Approach Social Media Training and Get Results

Now that businesses of all sizes have realized that social media is here to stay, a significant percentage want to learn the best way to utilize these networks for promotional purposes. For many businesses, one of the biggest challenges is balancing employee sharing with ensuring that no one does anything that could damage the company's brand. Read the rest of this entry

7 Powerful Ways to Leverage Pinterest for Your Brand

Why should Pinterest be part of your social media marketing strategy? Of all the potential answers to that question, the most compelling is the ability of Pinterest to drive traffic. Just as with SEO, not only can Pinterest drive traffic to your website, but it can send the type of targeted and quality traffic that's most likely to convert into actual customers.
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How Companies Are Using Pinterest to Increase Sales

Nordstrom and Target are just two examples of retailers that are experimenting with creative ways to utilize Pinterest. Retailers of all sizes are finding ways to harness the massive user base of this site and drive traffic directly to their own.

One of the ways Nordstrom is using the site is by actually marking items like handbags and shoes in their retail stores with physical tags. And for Target, one approach they're taking is creating collections based around the activity of Pinterest's top users. Pinterest users, also commonly referred to as pinners, aren't only influencing Target. Other brands like Caribou are also making product decisions based on pinner's activity. The coffee brand created a special blend based on what their Pinterest fans expressed interest in. Read the rest of this entry

Web Media University Offers Social Media Management Certification

Social media marketing is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the latest CMO survey from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business found out that companies will spend more than 10% of their marketing budgets on social media efforts this year. "Social media, as a percentage of marketing budgets, is expected to more than double over the next five years," says Chris Moorman, director of the CMO survey, which surveyed 468 chief marketing officers in the U.S.

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2017 Calendar
Jan: Marketing Plan Development
Feb: Social Media Tools Review
Mar: Social Media Optimization
Apr: Branding and Advertising
May: Content and Article Marketing
Jun: Video and Blog Marketing
Jul: Email and Mobile Marketing
Aug: Pay Per Click Marketing
Sep: Search Engine Optimization
Oct: Social Media Management
Nov: Building Brand Advocates
Dec: Business Networking and Sales
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  • MICHELLE HUMMEL

    MICHELLE HUMMEL

    Michelle was recently nominated for the Women Owned Business of the Year! CEO of her own full service social media marketing agency Web Strategy Plus.  She holds a valuable degree in Internet Marketing with a strong 15+ year background in the field. She has published 2 books in her series titled, “The Social Media Magnet: everything you need to know to attract customers with social media”, where she shares her best kept secrets to success. Michelle travels Worldwide delivering keynotes and in-depth social media certification training to companies. She founded the Social Media Enthusiasts community with chapters Nationwide. Also a current contributing editor to The Social Media Monthly Magazine. Read More »