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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? Well, a lot, I hope.

Today my new URL goes live, one that (I hope) truly explains what I do; teachingsocial.media

I saw the “.media” domain pop up, about a week ago, and I thought to myself “I can use this”. I tried all of the obvious ones, first, like “social.media” and “getsocial.media”, etc., and then I started to focus on the learning aspects of a name. The most logical one was “teachingsocial.media” and the fates smiled on me.

The timing couldn’t be more perfect, either. I decided to take 2015 “off”, from actively working and promoting my business. While I am still That Social Media Guy, I am no going after new clients or projects. Instead, I am focusing on a few personal projects;

Social Media Camp. 

At the en...

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When Brands Fail At Social

You’re in the Customer Service office of a major brand. Next to you is an elaborate phone system that allows you to send, receive and manage hundreds, even thousands of call a day. That phone rings, you answer it, right? I mean, isn’t that the point of the phone? Sure, you may be putting out calls all day, but, surely when that phone rings, you answer it.

Think of Social Media as that phone. If somebody calls you (ie. Tweets, Messages, etc.) you need to make sure that someone, anyone, is there to answer it. Otherwise, you defeat the purpose of SOCIAL Media.

Sadly, this is still a very common fail with brands, both big and small...

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What a Summer!

My, oh, my. What a whirlwind Summer it has been!

From re-branding, to coaching, to being a guest on CKNW’s Simi Sara Show, to being invited to be a speaker at the upcoming Social Media Bootcamp workshop series in BC, I have been hopping from one bit of awesome to another!

Along the way I have found new apps, new companies and new friends, all of which have been adding value to who I am and what I have to offer. I have watched some of my newest clients just FLY with their new Social Media presence, some of them adding as much to the community they live in, as well as their own business...

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