There will be some changes being made to “That Social Media Blog” and they are going to be very positive. I am on a personal branding mission and I will be taking ownership of That Social Media Blog by integrating it into my own social networks. I have spent over a year building up TSMB and now it is time for me to take what I have learned and make it mine. There will be some graphic changes and you will most likely see me delete my @ThatSMBlog in favor of my @HarmsWayChad account. So most of my blog posts will now be routed to that account. My Facebook fanpage will also change graphically but it will stay the same. My Youtube channel will only change slightly graphically. Now is the time for me to brand myself as a innovator and creative and not let my blog take credit for it.
Social Media and the Super Bowl. Who is going to bring it this year?
Facebook rolling out new changes.
Our friends in New Zealand (I personally don’t have any but it sounded good) have just started to see some changes on the FB Timeline. There is a set of tabs just below your cover photo and a new “Collections Manager” that lets you customize what content will be at the top of your Timeline.
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Photo Credit - Mashable
Pretty much sums it up right there. Can brands/business stop with these types of posts already? #likeif #shareif
Hey everyone! Sorry I have been on hiatus lately. Finals are upon me and I have been hustling as hard as I can to make sure I graduate. You know what happens when I graduate right? MORE CONTENT and MORE VIDEOS! Yes you heard me right…..more awesome content and videos. I will be able to put more focus on my blog to provide all of you with great information, blogs, vlogs, random social media news, and fail blogs.
If you would be so kind as to click on the picture and nominate my blog for the 4th Annual Social Media Blog Contest. Brought to you by “Social Media Examiner.” I know my blog isn’t as good as some of those but this would definately drive me to provide an awesome experience to all of you TSMB readers/watchers.
Cheers everyone and wish me luck!
#TSMB #Win of the day belongs to #KFC #CANADA I LOL’d IRL!
Think Conversation not Campaign!
So, it all started with a tweet from @likeablemedia saying I had won a contest and I had the pleasure of a small twitter conversation with @madSMscientist that led me to this simple yet awesome landing page. Brooke Ballard is the main lady in charge of BSquared and I have to admit I have not looked over their services nor their current clients…all I cared about were the text. “THINK CONVERSATION NOT CAMPAIGN” this tells me they have the right mentality in the Social Media realm. It is about the engagement and relationship and the word campaign for me just seems so impersonal. If you are involved in Social Media, you should understand it is not about the “numbers”, “likes”, or “followers” it is truly about the conversation and the engagement with your customers/clients/families or whatever you choose to call them. When you create a relationship with them there will never be a second though about whom they will buy or seek services from. A wise man told me “never give anyone a reason to shop around” and by creating that, relationship and bringing great service as well, your clients will never want to leave.
I am going to shoot from the hip here and say that Brooke and her team are probably doing many things right with Social Media engagement and building relationships. I would suggest following her on and twitter and BSquared as well!
#TSMB Public Service Announcement
This is a public service announcement to tell all businesses please do not fall for this type of scam/trap. There are many websites and people out there selling pre-populated Facebook Pages and Groups and although it seems like a good thing IT IS NOT! I have already wrote a blog about the 6 Reasons why you shouldn’t buy a pre-populated Facebook page please go and check it out.
If you are a business and you have been scammed into buying one of these pages/groups please message me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thatsocialmediablog or find me on Twitter @ThatSMBlog so we can talk about it and turn the page around and give value to your true costumers and provide quality content to people who matter! Remember it is not about the numbers it is all about the relationship and the engagement of the community!
Google acquires Wildfireapp!!
Google just made a serious acquisition and takes a step further into the Facebook dominated realm of Social Media. Wildfire being one of the biggest fan-page analytics and social media tools for Facebook has now been bought out by Google and this could truly spell trouble for Facebook’s already not so stellar performance. Although this acquisition might allow smaller companies that offer similar services to rise up in the Facebook ranks. I would like to see how Google intends to use the Wildfire and I hope it is a positive move for Google+ or who knows it might be a whole new adventure all together providing businesses better interactions and a better way to communicate with the consumers. As many of you know I am a big fan of Wildfireapp and the company itself and not the biggest fan of Google and some of the things they do but I would like to see Wildfire’s approach to business catch on like Wildfire at Google and turn them into something better. I will be making a video soon about this as well.
That Social Media Blog going Dark
So I have decided that I am going to not do anything social media related for a few days. There will be no check ins, posts, tweets, youtube, cinegram, instagram or anything. I am going to document through pictures and videos of what I am doing in a collage to be shown later about my time without social media.
If anyone knows me they know that Social Media has become a big part of my life and I am constantly learning and wanting to know more but for these few days I am going to try as best as possible to not check anything and I want you all to keep me true to that. If you see my posting something then call me out!
The reason I am doing this is to once again get to the roots of social media and that is creating relationships. I am going on a trip by myself and I am out to create relationships and make connections without the use of social media. In all honesty if you are unable to create real relationships and friendships then how are you going to be able to create virtual ones?