Join me at the 1st annual Midwest eCom Conference – plus special discount!

I’ve been to many conferences over the years for sellers. Those with a heavy emphasis for online sellers (eBay, Amazon, websites) have always been out of state, and out of the Midwest region. If that has stopped you from attending you no longer have an excuse!

Join me at the first annual Midwest eCom Conference, July 24- 25 for two full days of information, networking and fun! It is conveniently located near the MSP Airport, across from the Mall of America.

I am proud to be kicking off the event as the first speaker, with “Social Media Basics and Beyond – No Bull” I will not bore you with loads of statistics, and fancy info-graphs, but will be providing information that is vital to your use of Social Media.

In the line up of speakers there will be discussions on a variety of topics, including shipping, eBay, Amazon FBA and tax issues, multi-channel growth, thrifting and more!

At $99 this is a fantastic value for a conference, especially since lunches are provided! Lucky for you I have been given a last minute deal to make it an even better value: use promo LASTCALL and your cost will only 49.99!

For more details on the conference & to register, please visit their website http://www.midwestecom.com/

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Five things brands can do to help them succeed in Social Media in 2014

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1) Stay active

      It doesn’t take much time, 10 minutes goes a long way.

2) Be honest & sincere

     Bullshit is easily noticed, and the smell lingers.

3) Talk to people, not at them

     Engage, get to know your Fans & Followers; let them get to know you.

4) Try new ideas

     Expand Social Media Channels, contests, different approaches to posts, etc.

5) Recognize that Social Media is a necessity, not an option

     Make it part of your Strategies, and budget it into your Marketing expenses.

Baby It’s Cold Outside – It’s All Relative

Now that Winter is officially upon us, many of us are seeing a dip in temperatures, and some of us have snow along with it.  It’s quickly become a joke on the Social Media channels to compare what people’s definitions of cold is.  There are news reports from Californians being super cold due to temps in the 40’s.  For those of us in the Midwest, that would feel blissfully warm right now.  This is the temp we woke up to this morning, and this doesn’t include the windchill 😉  To other locations -15 may feel better than what they have.  Personally, once it gets below zero I’m not sure my body knows the difference.

What is your definition or degree of cold?

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Facebook changes wording from Unfollow Post to Stop Notifications

While cruising thru my Facebook feed tonight I came across this adorable “caught ya” pic from my friend Aimee.  I left her a fun comment, but then wanted to unfollow as I knew lots of others would also have fun comments to make, and I would get lots of notifications.

I discovered that Facebook has now changed the wording to ‘Stop Notifications’.  Once you click on it the words ‘Get Notifications’ appear.

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Facebook adds Notification for Scheduled Posts that are activated

Many times I schedule a post for one of my own business pages, or for a client’s page.  This week I noticed a newly added Notification when a scheduled post is “activated” – posted when scheduled.  I love this new feature!

Facebook notifications on scheduled posts