January 11, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Review: Influencer Marketing for Dummies

Influencer marketing—usually recognized as the province of mommy bloggers and social influencers—is also seen by brands as a successful way to reach customers with organic, authentic sharing. But not every brand "gets" it, or knows how to implement an effective strategy in this space. Read more

May 26, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Engaging with Snapchat

Last in my SMSS tips series (also see Pinterest and Instagram tricks) is Snapchat.

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May 5, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Pinterest tips from SMSS Chicago 2015

It seems like every other day there's a new social media outlet and ways to strategize for your business. Pinterest has been around for a while now, and these tips picked up at SMSS Chicago 2015 should fuel your pinning obsession for more than just a wish list. Shared by Cat Chung, these do help systemize Pinterest. Read more

February 18, 2013Comments are off for this post.

Social media & women driving forces at the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show, in its 105th year, displayed its usual roundup of the new and fabulous auto innovations. Notable was the growing social media component, and an expansive female presence.

The show runs through today.

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August 28, 2012Comments are off for this post.

When Tweet Old Posts won’t tweet… or goes haywire

I adore Tweet Old Posts for WordPress and share it with all of my clients who publish blog content. Lately, however, I’ve found that some accounts aren’t tweeting out posts, or it’s tweeting out a dozen at once. Not exactly what I want, eh?

Found a couple fixes via the support forums:

  • First, I try their suggestions:
    • If current URL is not showing your current page URL, copy paste the current page URL in Current URL field and press update settings button to update the settings. Then retry to authorize.
      If current URL is showing your current page URL, press update settings button to update the settings. Then retry to authorize.
  • If not, see if your Twitter profile is authorized within the plugin itself. If not, try it and Update Settings. If this doesn’t work, deactivate Google Analytics for WordPress as it seems to be blocking it. Then, reauthorize your Twitter profile in Tweet Old Posts.

Sometimes it’s hard to even notice if your account isn’t posting correctly till you go through your feed, but this is a great plugin and worth the recon.

Update: I’ve also found that downgrading to 3.3.3 works, until the dev works it out. First deactivate and delete the plugin, then grab the 3.3.3. version and upload it.

May 14, 2012Comments are off for this post.

Gizmo is a Hootsuite partner!

 

So proud to announce that I am a HootSuite Pro Solution Partner!

HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, plus a suite of social content apps for YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more.

Earlier this year HootSuite hit 3 million users with over 700 million messages sent through over 6 million unique social profiles. Along with HootSuite’s web platform, 20% of users access the dashboard through their mobiles including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and iPad. HootSuite also offers localized versions of their dashboard in six languages - English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.

There are many benefits to HootSuite Pro

Engage: Optimize your audience engagement by creating search streams, scheduling messages and monitoring all of your social network profiles from one customizable web and mobile dashboard.

Collaborate: Invite clients and colleagues to participate in your social media management. Assign messages for follow up and share streams, helping you increase efficiency.

Analyze: Measure your efforts using over 40 social analytics modules to build and share custom reports. Or select from one of our pre-made templates for quick and easy reporting. Also ties in to Google Analytics!

Secure: Share access with team members without compromising security. The team permission levels and advanced sharing options ensure you remain in control of your valuable social profiles and accounts.

Sign up for a 30-day free trial of HootSuite Pro now. And keep your eyes open for upcoming social media classes highlighting how to use HootSuite to its full potential.

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