Is Your Business on the Naughty or Nice List?

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Every answer gives you points, add them up at the end of the quiz to figure out if your business made the nice list or is stuck on the naughty list! 1. When it comes to social media, you are: A. Strictly business, a straightforward professional image B. Mostly business, but a little personality won’t kill anyone right? C. 100% open, honesty …

Twylah – A New Way to Tweet

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What the heck is Twylah you say?  I was asking myself the same question when I came across this new social media. Since not too many people know, let’s start from the beginning! What is Twylah? The company’s page states it like this: Twylah helps you significantly leverage your Twitter efforts.  Currently, individuals and brands are spending a lot of time …

The Importance of Googling Your Business

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Have you ever thought of the importance of looking into what people say about your business online?  Not just on social media where you can see it, but on blogs, customer review sites, and even in the media; your business is being mentioned whether you like it or not! I just started a new job at a large company in Lansing, Michigan. …

Pinterest Is In Your Best Interest!

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A lot of companies struggle with the thought of Pinterest as a marketing tool. When I first started at Michigan Creative Media as an intern, I hadn’t really understood the idea either. All I used the social media platform for was wasting time in class and collecting pictures of clothing I couldn’t afford. However, now that I am a little more experienced, …

How Often Should I Email My Customers?

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The most asked question when it comes to email marketing is: How often should I email my customers? Once per week?  Once per month?  Three times per month?  Every day? Well the answer is……yes. The trick is finding a good balance of emails sent for you and your business.  Over-mailing your list can be damaging; too many emails is an …

Don’t Forget About The Tourists!

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As a local business, you do all you can to get your name out in your community.  Whether it be through an ad in the newspaper, through social media, or through a TV commercial, a local merchant’s focus is usually on the people that already live an their prospective areas.  But as a business owner, did you ever stop to think how …

Social Media Rules

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It will be going on my 5th month working with Michigan Creative and I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. Mostly because I am amazed at how knowledgeable I have gotten in the realm of social media within such a short time of learning. Here is a few rules I have created for myself while trying to market both Michigan Creative and …

Easy ways to increase the number of followers on your social media sites

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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, and more.  With so many social media sites, how can you get more followers with the least amount of time put into each individual social media site? (we are all busy people I know!) Social media is a free way to advertise your business; easy to use, but unfortunately easy to spend a lot of …