Category Archives: Instagram

A Guide to Instagram Stories [Infographic]

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A-Guide-to-Instagram-Stories--Infographic-315Instagram Stories is a quick and easy way to share content. Unlike the classic Instagram grid for which you have to consider what to curate and how to sustain a theme, Stories allow you to be more spontaneous. This infographic is a nice guide to Instagram Stories for business.

Given that, here’s how you can use Stories to your advantage:

Be prepared

You can upload photos or videos that are 24 hours old at most. Because of this constraint, make a plan of the story you want to tell, especially if it will stretch across several days.

Catch viewers

Weekdays from 7-9 pm are the best times to post because it’s when user engagement levels are highest. Avoid the afternoon hump; people are either too busy or sleepy to check Instagram around that time.

Engage immediately

People leave uninteresting stories after only four seconds, so make those seconds count. Deliver your pitch or hook right from the start to sustain people’s attention spans.

Shoot vertically

Only 6% of smartphone users hold their devices horizontally. The remaining 94% go for vertical. Thus, your Stories should be best viewed vertically.

Use geotags

To catch local audiences, add a geotagged location to your Stories. This simple move can increase engagement by a whopping 79%.

These are just five things you can do to make the most out of Instagram Stories. Tune in for more!

Thanks to the folks at Headwaycapital.com for this helpful infographic.

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Creative Ways to Use the Instagram Multiple Image Posting Feature

Creative Ways to Use the Instagram Multiple Image Posting Feature

Creative Ways to Use Instagram’s New Multiple-Image Posting Feature-315How much do you think about or know about Instagram? If you’re not paying attention to this social media platform, you might want to start.

Take these user statistics to start with: There are 700 million people who use Instagram, and over 8 million business accounts, too. And individual people don’t just follow friends or family or celebrities; 80 percent of those single users follow a business. That means there is potential for building or cementing a community.

Multiple Image Posting Feature

One of the best new features on Instagram for cultivating that audience is the multi-image posting feature. That capability allows Instagram users to gather up to 10 images at once into a single post. Why this is such an enhancement is that it gives viewers the chance to see more beautiful images together in a more cohesive storytelling form.

What else does it do? Read this graphic to find out why the multi-image posting feature is so important. Thanks to our friends at Salesforce for this important infographic.

Creative Ways to Use the Instagram Multiple Image Posting Feature

 

139 Facts About Instagram

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139 Facts About Instagram-315Instagram now has 500 million daily and 800 million monthly active users. With such a wide reach, the biggest photo-sharing app is one of the most influential in the social media scene. This makes Instagram a powerful tools marketers can use to reach their target audiences. But before you start, here are some things you need to know about its demographics:

Geography

Instagram has an international appeal. More than 80% of Instagram users live outside the United States. But even if your main audience is in the country, it’s still good to use the app for marketing. As many as 55% of 18- to 29-year-olds in the US are users, double the number than it was in 2012.

Gender

More women are on Instagram than men. Only 21% of male internet users are on Instagram — a smaller statistic compared to 31% of female internet users. It’s not surprising why there are a lot of products that are geared to women (like cosmetics and fashion) can be found on Instagram.

Economic status

Instagram users are mostly middle to upper class. Earners of $50,000 to $74,999 a year make up 30% of the users, while earners of $30,000 to $49,999 a year make up 27%. Earners of than $75000 annually make up 26%. Interestingly, earners of less than $30,000 annually also make up 26%.

WebsiteBuilder.org is the source of this wonderful infographic. Thank you!

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How to Use Instagram to Grow Your Website Leads

How to Use Instagram to Grow Your Website Leads

How to Use Instagram to Grow Your Website LeadsWhile platforms like Twitter and Facebook are frequently mentioned as excellent marketing tools, Instagram is quickly becoming an effective way to get more leads. Here are some tips to get you started:

Add Links and Track Them

Instagram is a great opportunity to get leads to your site is by driving traffic through a well-placed link. To track and measure the effectiveness of links, use services like as Ow.ly or Google URL builder.

Knowing how many people visited your site through the link lets you know how well your Instagram marketing drives leads. Instead of just directing leads to the home page, try including links to specific pages like a landing page.

Use Instagram Ads

Instagram ads attract leads.  Create Instagram ads using the Facebook Power Editor. One ad type includes the ability to create an ad specifically for drawing clicks to your site. A successful Instagram ad makes use of a compelling, relevant photo and a call-to-action (CTA).

Always Incorporate a CTA

CTAs motivate an audience. After they’ are done reading your post, direct them back to the site with a simple “Click the Link In The Bio.” Every post should encourage visitors to take action.

Marketing With Hashtags and Keywords

Use hashtags to draw attention to your brand, and attract leads in the process. Unlike other platforms, Instagram encourages the use of multiple hashtags (between 25-30) per post. Industry-related or hashtags that are commonly associated with Instagram (such as #photooftheday) make your content more discoverable to potential leads.

Contests and Giveaways

People like free stuff. Capitalize on this tendency by having contests and giveaways. Instagram contests generate interest in your brand, exposing your business to a larger audience.

Getting Partners and Networking

Connecting with brands that are similar (but not in direct competition with you) to yours can boost followers and audience numbers. Sharing each other’s content and ideas in front of followers can draw their audience to your brand and vice versa. If you already have connections on Instagram, leverage their follower base to gain traction. Tag them in posts, take pictures together.

Become a Follower

When you’re a new brand on Instagram, make yourself known on a platform. Instead of attracting leads to you, chase the leads. Find and follow your target audience. Eventually, they will start following you back.

Give the People the Content They Want

On Instagram, don’t sell, give people good content. Make sure to create your content with the audience in mind. Create content that gives them the information they want to see or know. Other content such as videos and images should have consistent filters, be posted regularly, and be kept short.

Marketing on Instagram is a great opportunity to try out a fun platform that has room for several brands. Easy to learn and catch on to, sticking to this platform can start showing you results.

Instagram Facts You Should Know [Infographic]

Instagram Facts You Should Know

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Acquired by social media giant Facebook back in 2012, Instagram is a mobile photography app that changed the way people share photos on social media. As of January 2017, Instagram has 150 million daily active users.

Who is on Instagram?

Instagram has more women than men, which explains all the posts on fashion, design, and beauty. As many as 31% of female internet users are active on Instagram and 21% of male internet users. 32% of Instagram users attended college.

Where are they located?

More than half of American millennials are on Instagram. Around 55% of 18- to 29-year-olds in the U.S. are active users. Overall adult users in the U.S. have doubled since 2012. Nevertheless, Instagram is popular around the world 80% of its users live outside the U.S. Like its parent company Facebook, Instagram has a strong global audience.

Thanks to WebsiteBuilder.org for this great Instagram resource.

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Social Media Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

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This amazing social media cheat sheet infographic is from our friends over at OnBlastBlog.com

This year, don’t just follow trends; stay ahead of the pack instead. Go beyond Facebook and Instagram, and get to know these up-and-coming platforms…

Snapchat

A big hit for personal use in 2016, so business is taking interest. As many as 60% of smartphone users are on Snapchat, resulting in 10 billion video views daily for Snaps as opposed to Facebook’s 8 billion.

Wanelo 

Imagine all the stores you love in one app so that your smartphone acts like a virtual mall. That’s Wanelo for you. Both big labels and independent sellers are featured here, and with half a million stores to choose from, you won’t lack options.

Yik Yak

A location-based social network, Yik Yak operates by connecting users to people near and around them, usually within a five-mile radius. It’s a great way to build a community for individuals and to generate buzz for local businesses.

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[Infographic] Ad Specs for Facebook and Instagram

Ad Specs for Facebook and Instagram

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Webpage FX created “The Latest Ad Specs for Facebook, Instagram (Infographic)” examining objectives for both social networks, providing immediately actionable steps to increase social media engagement.

For example, there are 3 ways to encourage Clicks to Website:

  1. In a Facebook Ad, show one 1200 x 628 image with 20% text.
  2. In an Instagram Ad, show one 1080 x 1080 image with a link that has no more than 20 text characters.
  3. In a Facebook Ad, use the Facebook Carousel option which allows multiple 600 x 600 images. Follow the same suggestions for text and link descriptions as above.

The infographic breaks down each potential area of engagement showing how many types of engagement are possible and how to put them into action. You will learn what size and how many images, how much and where text should be placed, and what kind of links and headlines to use.

Ad Specs for Facebook and Instagram

Science of Posting on Social Media Infographic

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Thanks for our friends over at Adweek for compiling this data on the science of posting on social media and putting it into this beautiful and understandable  infographic.

Recent studies have shown that the best number of tweets to send out per day is 3. To get the most engagement out of your tweets, you should tweet between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The worst time to tweet is any day after 8 p.m.

These findings aren’t surprising if you think about it. Social media users are more likely to be online in the morning before getting to work and during lunch hours than they are during the evenings when they have other commitments.

2 posts per day are the best for Facebook, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Instagram content gets the best results when posted between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/best-time-to-twitter-facebook-instagram/616089

Become an Instagram Guru

Become an Instagram Guru

Become an Instagram Guru

This week’s infographic is stuffed full of amazing tips and hints to get you Instagram account working to bring you leads and sales. Thanks to Infographicsposters.com for this great Instagram infographic.

Did you know that Instagram has the youngest users? 90% of their users are under the age of 35.

It’s become wildly popular since its release in 2010. Use Instagram to communicate your message visually.

  • Showcase your products
  • Establish your brand identity
  • Use hashtags to create interactive campaigns

Create an impactful profile with high-resolution photos. Because your text bio area is only 1 line, use your photos to convey your profile in images.

A great way to communicate with your audience is to create a storyboard out of your images featuring your products or customers.

Use hashtags to create a following and find accounts to connect with.

Did you know the filter Mayfair gets the most interactions?

When you post an image of a product, include a link to the product to make it easy for a customer to purchase it.

Become an Instagram Guru

What I’m Thankful For About Social Media

What I’m Thankful For About Social Media

What I’m Thankful For About Social Media

As those of us in the United States stop and celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday, I thought it would be neat to have some of my friends and colleagues in social media contribute to a “Thanksgiving” post with a unique focus.

Often we reflect on things we are thankful for in the realms of family and health. My question posed to this group was to reflect specifically on social media.

Social Media was not an “industry” 7 years ago, and now is a central component of online marketing. It has clearly impacted our lives as we work in the “industry” of social and digital media.

So the statement was posed…please reflect on and answer this question: “I’m thankful for ‘?’ about social media.”

And here’s what they said…enjoy!

I’m thankful for …. about Social Media:

vivikaViveka VonRosen
LinkedIn Expert, Speaker & Trainer
Linked into Business
@LinkedInExpert

What I am grateful for…

I think back to 10 years ago, and I can picture myself bored and frustrated and questioning life as I sat in the office of the business I used to run. Even thinking about it makes my stomach tighten in a bad way!

While it was a step up from selling cars, (yes – I did get stuck selling cars for a while after moving to Colorado and not getting the job I thought it was going to get! ) it didn’t fulfill the dreams I had for myself as a business person and as a human being.

I remember so clearly the day I was first introduced to LinkedIn from my (now) best friend, Laurie Macomber. Multiple gratitude there – for LinkedIn – for her – for my life 🙂

Since then my Business and my life have not been the same. I love my life. I love what I do. I love speaking and teaching and training on LinkedIn. I love the clients I have met. I love the places I get to travel to and the people I get to meet in my audiences (like Mike :-)) I love the technology.

Hours unicorns and rainbows? Of course not! Sometimes I can be very frustrated with LinkedIn. But I can say truly clearly and unequivocally that I am so grateful for the opportunities LinkedIn and social media has allowed me.

denis yuDennis Yu
CTO Blitzmetrics
@DennisYu

I’m thankful that social has given me and others a career and the ability to create careers. For those that are teachers at heart, the social algorithms help spread our messages.

 

neal shaferNeal Schaffer
Founder, Maximize Your Social | Maximize Social Business | Social Media Center of Excellence | Social Tools Summit
Maximize Social Business
@msocialbusiness

I’m thankful for all of the special friends I have made solely because of the human connections that social media has provided me.

From finding fans of my favorite Japanese musician Yaida Hitomi and them actually buying a ticket for me to save me a seat (!) to meeting people in real life all over the world that have served as local tourist guides or just those that we could help each other professionally or personally, social media has added SO MUCH to my life!

That includes getting to know you, too, Mike! 😉

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Antonio Calero
Social Media Consultant and User Behavior Management Specialist
Antonio Calero
@acalerog

I’m grateful to Social Media for the great amount of connections and positive energy it has brought into my life, both at a personal and professional level.

As an individual, social media has allowed me to find and reconnect with friends and family members that time and distance pushed to a remote corner of my memories. It has also brought some good new friends that will now be hardly forgotten.

As a professional, social media has opened an endless world of possibilities to do business. Here I am in my home-office in Melbourne, writing these lines for one of those new friends living in Indiana, who I met in California at a conference where I managed to get clients in several other countries… The World is not enough anymore!

Nothing of this would have been possible in a world without social media, where connections took longer to build and nurture, and were limited to a few people only at a time.

Social media is more than just an evolution of the Internet. Social media is the meeting point where technology meets gregarious behavior: two natural traits of human beings that have evolved with us since ancient times in two separate roads, and that now are merged to let us boost our personal and professional relationships.

So big THANK YOU to social media for making all this possible.

AZURE COLLIER

Azure Collier
Content Manager, Social Media and Core Curriculum
Constant Contact
@constantcontact

I’m thankful for the relationships I’ve built through social media in the marketing community. I’ve met some of the most brilliant people from across the world thanks to social media, and events like the Social Media Marketing World conference.

These people are amazing. They’re kind, enthusiastic, accepting, willing to help others, and they love what they do. They’re focused on helping others be successful, and they leave egos behind.

I am fortunate to have learned from them, and I’ve developed real friendships with some of them. Thanks to this fabulous group of people for being a part of my professional and personal life!

phyllisPhyllis Khare
Social Media Manager School | TimeBliss.me
Social Media Ninja Tips
@PhyllisKhare

Even though cat videos are certainly one of the BEST ways to take a break from work, they are not the MAIN reason I open Facebook each day.

Andrea Sodergren Vahl and I have been enjoying the increasingly enjoyable Closed Facebook Group for our Social Media Manager School members since 2012.

And this Group is the main reason I open up Facebook each day. Somehow we’ve found some of the smartest, funniest, most compassionate people in our industry and gathered them into this space. They live all over the world and connect into one.

iAN CLEARYIan Cleary
Razor Social
@razorsocial

When I started my journey with RazorSocial Social Media was extremely important because most of the key influencers I wanted to build a relationship with were in the US.

Engaging on social media channels helped me kick start the relationships, and I’m certainly thankful for this. I followed, became friends, pinned, scooped, commented and did whatever possible to initiate conversations.

The next stage of developing the relationship was meeting people at conferences but without social media the conversation would never have started.

melonie dodaroMelonie Dodaro
Top Dog Social Media
@meloniedodaro 

I have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. In fact, this year more than any previous year.

Social media has been really good to me over the years; it’s helped me to build a global audience and launch a #1 best-selling book last year.

But this year I’m especially grateful for Facebook. On May 30, 2015, I posted a video on Facebook sharing something deeply personal to me. I had never met my dad. My video went viral with people watching it and sharing it all around the world. Just 72 hours after posting the video, I was speaking to my dad over the phone for the very first time.

Because this story went so viral, I had several television networks offering to fly my husband and me to meet my dad in person in Thailand, where he now resides.

On August 4, 2015, I met and hugged my dad for the very first time. It was the best day of my life.

Click here to see the video that aired in September 2015 on Inside Edition.

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And if you are ready for a bit of a tearjerker, here’s a video of a song my dad wrote and performed for me while I was in Thailand. Click here to watch it now.

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juan felixJuan Felix
Felix Relationship Marketing
@JuanFlx

I am thankful that social media has allowed me to work from home and spend the most precious time with my kids.

And thanks to social media I can work for such notable entities as Social Media Examiner and Mari Smith. As a member of their social team, I’m able to help others with growing their business with social media. The most rewarding work.

Let me take this opportunity to thank people like Mari Smith, Mike Stelzner and Phil Mershon for offering me the opportunity to serve others with social media. I’m also thankful for Erik Fisher, my social team member at Social Media Examiner, who is always supportive of my work.

And thanks to social media I met the most amazing people from all around the world. People who are now my dear friends, who share their family stories and listen to my stories; people who give more meaning to my life, simply because they care about the same things that I do, although they might live on the other side of the world.

I am thankful that social media has introduced me to Mike Gingerich, who I regard as a dear friend, and I somehow felt that even before we met in person at Social Media Marketing World. It’s that wonderful confirmation that feeling that we are connected and care about the same things: a better world and quality time with our family and friends.

And I’m also thankful that social media connected me with Heidi Osburn Garland, a wonderful person, a true example to the world. Someone who dedicates her time and energy to end breast cancer. Amazing.

So, yes, that’s what I’m truly thankful for. Thank you, social media!

Martin ShervingtonMartin Shervington
Speaker and Consultant, Plus Your Life and Business!
Plus Your Business
@PlusYourBiz

Every day I am thankful to the people with whom I’ve truly connected and are now part of my life.

It started on Google+ but has extended far and wide in part thanks to Mike Stelzner including me as a speaker at Social Media Marketing World in 2014. Since then I’ve met hundreds of awesome people on and offline who I would now call real friends.

Social Media has also given me the opportunity to find my groove, testing out new ideas and learning from those who are the best at what they do. It is a playground of opportunity, and great to be in good company while learning the ins and outs of the swings and roundabouts.

Thank you for being part of it Mike G. You are a good fellow, as we say this side of the pond.

Marcus SheridanMarcus Sheridan
The Sales Lion
@TheSalesLion

I’m grateful for private Facebook Groups. They allow me to cut through the noise while I mingle with peers who are sharing my same journey.

Through these good folks, I’ve learned dramatically more about what it takes to reach the goals I’ve set for myself.

I’m grateful for Twitter, as it’s the greatest real-time feedback tool in the world. As a professional speaker, I no longer have to wait for feedback forms to read what audiences had to say about my message.

I can speak, step off the stage, and immediately see what resonated and what did not. I can literally tap into the mind of my audience while I was speaking– to the very second. That is powerful.

I’m grateful for live streaming, like Periscope, Blab, etc. These platforms allow me to show the world a more intimate and “real” side of my life, my beliefs, and my personal thoughts. They also allow me to do the same for those individuals I respect and admire. I truly think “Live Content” is a game-changer now that it’s available to everyone.

jen hermanJenn Herman
Social Media Strategist, Jenn’s Trends
@Jenns_Trends

I am grateful for the ability to connect with, develop, and continue relationships thanks to social media.

I have made new friends, taken friendships further, and been able to stay in constant contact with friends and family – all because of social media.

Just recently, I was even able to watch one of my good friends get married thanks to a live video feed. So even though I couldn’t be there, I could share that special time with her!

liz azayanLiz Azyan
Digital Matchbox
@Liz_Azyan

I’m thankful for the freedom and opportunities social media has created for both my personal life and business.

Being an immigrant, living and working in a country that is not my own, social media has allowed me to build a life and a business out of NOTHING. No previous connections, family, friends and financial support.

I’ve also traveled the world, built friendships with some wonderful people and worked on some amazing projects based around the trust I’ve built on these social platforms! For all of this, I’m incredibly thankful.

ANDREA VAHLAndrea Vahl
Social Media Consultant, Strategist, and Speaker – Author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies
Andrea Vahl
@andreavahl

I’m thankful for how social media can change our lives. We can build a business with very little marketing budget, get support from like-minded people, or raise funds for a good cause.

When I came out of college, the thought of being an entrepreneur seemed overwhelming. But now I have used social media to build my business into something I never imagined. I’ve met the coolest people, shared moments in their lives, and been entertained. Social media makes the world a more connected place.

christianChristian Karasiewicz
Social Media and Facebook Marketing Pro
Social Chefs
@ckroks

When it comes to social media marketing, I could say I’m thankful for Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It’s no question that each of these has been tremendously helpful in building my business.

What I’m most thankful for though extends beyond just a single social network. It’s the relationships that social media has helped me to build and maintain.

For example, Mike Gingerich and I met on social media a number of years ago. Had it not been for social media, we probably would have never crossed paths. We’ve had the chance to work together on various projects and record numerous podcasts together.

Social media has also helped me give back through the many Facebook Groups I’m a part of and post regularly in. I’ve also had the opportunity to reconnect with friends from years past and make new ones thanks to social media.

So when it comes to what I’m thankful for, it’s the relationships that are important to me. Without these connections, my business would not be where it is currently at. I also wouldn’t have had the many opportunities that

JESSIKA PHILIPSJessika Phillips
Now Marketing Group
@JessikaPhillips

I often say, “Relationships are more powerful than marketing.” That’s why I’m thankful we can use social media to grow, build and nurture relationships.

With the click of a button, people can like, comment, or share content they find interesting. As for businesses, social media has become a significant game changer. For the first time in marketing, people can actually maximize using their brains over their budget.

It’s crazy to think Facebook is only a little over 10 years old! After being one of the first widely used social media platforms, Facebook continues to be the pioneer in the social movement.

Social Media has changed the way we communicate! We are now able to speak in the same language that our clients and customers do. For businesses, this means the ability to find exactly what the clients are interested in, what they need and what they like.

I am thankful for social media because of the game-changing relationships it can create!
Marketing in the past was a one-way conversation. Now you can build relationships and have a dialogue. For the non-traditional industry, this is huge!

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While things like radio or television advertisements are not appropriate for certain industries, social media isn’t restricted the same way. In fact, social media is great at showcasing the uniqueness of businesses. Showcasing team members and recruiting new employees are great ways to use it to highlight work life.

Non-traditional businesses can use social media to have a conversation about who they are, what sets them apart, and use it to nurture their leads. Highlight aspects of your business, share information relevant to your clients, and become an informational source.

Social media has also made it easy for start-ups or for people who don’t have a marketing budget to still be able to create relationships. Not only is social media the best way to build relationships, but it’s also free! It’s opened up so many opportunities for small business and new thought-leaders to be able to reach their clients.

Look at Gary Vaynerchuk – how would he reach his audience 15 years ago? His Facebook page has almost ½ Million likes, and his weekly visits to videos, podcasts, and social media are more than that!

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Now you can easily connect like-minded individuals to build relationships. You have the ability to learn and grow from each other and most importantly support one another. Social media=relationships and I am thankful for it.

Peg FitzpatrickPeg Fitzpatrick
Author and social media strategist
Peg Fitzpatrick
@PegFitzpatrick

I’m thankful for being connected with so many people across the country and world that I never would have met if it hadn’t been for social media. At a different variety of connection levels from casual to co-author to best friend, I’ve made every level of new contact. If you put effort into building real relationships, you get real results.

donna gillilandDonna Gilliland
Software Trainer and Speaker
MOSTraining
@DonnaGilliland

In 2004, I ventured onto my first social media network – Facebook. Over the years social media has connected me with people from all over the world. I have built lasting friendships with amazing people.

Social has also connected me with business opportunities to speak, teach, and write. All began through engagement on social media channels.

Prior to a speaker’s conference, I tweeted about attending and Gina Schreck responded to invite me to her session. We have been friends ever since! I met Mari Smith at this same conference but engagement began on a social channel. I met my friend Phyllis Khare online first and later in person when she did an event for a small group of my students.

I am thankful that social media has connected me to so many wonderful people! There are too many to list, but I have to tell you about a few. Gina Schreck, thank you for always making me laugh and for the fun times we have had co-teaching online together. You are a giver with a big heart. Mike Gingerich, thank you for the opportunity to work with you and learn from you. You are a true professional, genuine and a kind person.

Phyllis Khare, thank you for your giving way and for fun times, like testing out Google+ features together. I have learned much from you over the years through your education programs and books. I am still learning from you. Mari Smith, you are a genuine engager, helpful, giving and heartwarmingly kind. Thank you for helping so many people with your educational programs, including me. You give 150%.

Julie Perrine, I admire your work and value your friendship. You have a kind and giving heart. I am honored to work with you. Andrea Vahl, you are a smart and hilarious woman with a willingness to help people learn and succeed. I have personally learned from you. I am thankful to know you and have your friendship. Viveka von Rosen, I will never forget when you spoke from remote to my students, a group of Executive Admins, about why LinkedIn was important to their careers. Or the time, I interviewed you about your book, LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day, which we conducted on a Google+ Hangout while you were hanging outside because your home was being worked on from the inside. You are always the giver!

I am thankful for knowing all of you and so many others.

Final words of thanks

mike gingerichMike Gingerich
President of Digital Hill Multimedia
Co-founder of TabSite & Waftio
Podcast Show: Halftime Mike
@MIke_Gingerich

As for me, I’m thankful for each person above and so many more that I’ve met over the past few years online.

It’s been such a unique journey, “virtually” meeting folks online and then meeting at conferences and feeling like you were seeing an old college buddy again!

I’m thankful for the camaraderie, the shared support and willingness of so many to help and partner together; and I’m thankful for this new arena of business marketing that so much flows with my instincts and natural inclinations!

For me, a key joy is meeting people from all over the world through social media.  It’s so rich to have friends in the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, England, Wales, Spain and more!

Thanks for adding value to my life and business!

Thankful reflections….It’s a good discipline and habit to engage in….stop and reflect on the things you have to be thankful for today!