Testing new curating platforms is part of my job. Of the many that pop up every month, only a few make the cut. CHNL is one of them. After using the service for about a year, I figured it would be a good time to feature Founders John Wander and Ameet Mehta on the blog.
... That is truly the question. ;-) A question I often have to debate with participants in my classes. And the perfect idea to start my new advice series. Thank you to Véronique Mermaz, of For Your Brand Only, for asking me to talk about it.
Facebook announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring WhatApp for $19 billion. Why would the company pay such a whooping amount of money for a messaging app? As you will see in today's article, the reason probably lies behind its incredible growth and massive userbase. The news also was the perfect opportunity for me to look into some Instagram numbers.
The FlowReader team. From left to right: Zee Kulsariyeva, Elle Sidell, Vojtěch Mikšů, Martin Čechura, Lex Vjatkin, and Founder Michal Illich I met Elle Sidell on Twitter on few weeks ago, when she asked me to check out FlowReader. I really enjoyed using the RSS reader, so I invited the Community Manager to answer some questions to promote it on the blog. She and FlowReader Product Owner, Zee Kulsariyeva joined forces for this interview...
Photographers know it. If you post your work on a website like Flickr or 500px, chances are that it will be shared on social networks. This is great, of course, unless sharers "forget" to give credit where credit is due or try to claim ownership of the shots.
As some of you know, my knowledge of CSS is quite limited. So, when I decide to tweak my website, things that are simple for a designer to implement can sometimes give me a hell of a time. I thought I was headed that way when I recently decided to redesign my About page (see picture to the right). Happy to report that it didn't happen, though. Shortcodes Ultimate did the trick!
A couple of weeks ago, Office Candy mentioned several Tweeps in a "thank you" message. Since I was in the list, I tweeted the company back to acknowledge the team's kind gesture. The screenshot above shows what happened right after.
Millions of articles are published every day. How do you keep track of them? By using a RSS reader of course! When Google discontinued Reader last year, many found themselves looking for viable alternatives. A majority of people love Feedly. However, there are tons of other options available. Here are some for you below. (Click the "RSS readers" link to access the list.) What is your favorite RSS reader? And did I forget anything? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comment section below.
Unless the latest ‘viral video cat’ is on your payroll, you probably spend a fair amount of time coming up with creative ways to get your message and brand in front of a wider audience. Naturally, there are advantages and drawbacks of conducting your business exclusively online. Finding a way to infuse the two worlds, even without a storefront or fixed office, is one of the best tools in the box.
A few months ago, after a discussion with a friend, I came to the realization that my presentations needed to be a little more visually appealing. Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool, but it can be a little difficult to figure out and use. My research led me to try Haiku Deck. And let me tell you this: I will never look back!
When it comes to your social media strategy, you should never put all your eggs in the Facebook's basket. A lot of your audience may be there, but recent events have proven that the social network may not be a viable option for businesses with small wallets.
Do you know that WordPress powers almost 19 percent of the Web? For those who use the blogging platform, it is not surprising at all. While the fully hosted WordPress service offers some serious features and perks, nothing beats going the self-hosted route.
So, you’ve decided that it’s time to take your business online in hopes of achieving social media marketing success. Welcome to the here and now; we’re glad you could make it. However, don’t expect to become an instantly successful, revered brand just because you create a few social media accounts. There’s more to it than just showing up.