Curations by: Mandy Edwards

Mandy is the founder of ME Marketing Services, a social marketing company located in Statesboro, Georgia. A proud graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia she has a thorough marketing background of over 12+ years covering sales, event planning, local store marketing, advertising and now social media. In the fall you can find her along with her family at Sanford Stadium cheering on their beloved Georgia Bulldogs. Mandy has been mentioned in Forbes and Crain's Chicago Business and was named to the Statesboro Herald's Top 20 under 40 for 2013.

35 Marketing Tips to Get (or Keep) Your Business Going

Sep 8 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 6 | Share
35 Marketing Tips to Get (or Keep) Your Business Going

This will probably be the 100th post of marketing tips you’ll read this month. However, everyone can use a list of good marketing tips to keep them going. Owning a business and handling your own marketing can be fun, but tiresome as well. There’s no greater rush that promoting a business. Something

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3 Ways to Serve Your Clients

Aug 28 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 5 | Share
3 Ways to Serve Your Clients

Today’s society is all about “what can you do for ME??”  It’s a me, me, me world. “Look at me!”  “I’m great!”  “I get results!” Those are a lot of the phrases that are seen everyday on Facebook and Twitter. In business, and I hate to

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35 Reasons it Rocks to be an Entrepreneur

Aug 18 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 4 | Share
35 Reasons it Rocks to be an Enterpreneur

I am one of those ones who spreads their birthday out for an entire month, and yes, August is my birthday month! One of the things I’ve been blessed to do in my almost-35 years on this Earth is start and run my own business. It was always a dream and now it’s a reality. In honor of my 35th

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4 Elements of Connecting with Others

Aug 11 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 8 | Share
4 Elements of Connecting with Others

We are all in relationships with each other – we’ve all connected one way or another. It could be someone in your field you’ve met via LinkedIn or someone you admire you’ve been tweeting with. Connecting with others is a big topic. You can find article after article about making friends,

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Why Your Content Should Be the Centerpiece of Your Marketing

Jul 29 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 7 | Share
Why Your Content Should Be the Centerpiece of Your Marketing

Lately content strategies seem to be everywhere. I have clients adding them to their social marketing plans and I’m working a project based around content analysis. Let me tell you know – if you are not actively and regularly creating fresh content – and I’m not talking about social media

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If you want to pitch me an article, PLEASE do not do these things…

Jul 27 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 6 | Share
If you want to pitch me an article, PLEASE do not do these things...

As the owner of a website that publishes blog posts and articles, I get emails just about daily from people wanting to publish on my site. In fact, it got so bad I set up a separate email address for it. There’s nothing wrong with pitching an idea or an article already-written to someone for publication

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4 Reasons Social Media Marketing May Not Be Working for Your Business

Jul 22 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 4 | Share
4 Reasons Social Media Marketing May Not Be Working for Your Business

You can make social media marketing work. I’m not going to lie – it’s hard and does take time, but it can work. I come across business owners everyday who struggle with using social media in their business’ marketing plan. I eat, live and breathe it so it’s like second-nature to me, however

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7 Easy Ideas to Improve Your Blog

Jul 20 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 3 | Share
7 Easy Ideas to Improve Your Blog

If you are not blogging for your business, you are missing out. By publishing fresh, new content on a consistent basis, you are giving people a reason to come back to visit your site. The more people to your site means more traffic, which means more opportunity to convert them into loyal fans and one

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Help! I’m Starting a Business – Where Do I Start?

Jul 15 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 2 | Share

Once you’ve decided to start your own business (or take over an existing one), you are catapulted into a world of excitement and stress. Don’t get me wrong – it’s awesome being a business owner. All the good outweighs the stress you’ll have (at least that’s what I tell myself 🙂 ). However,

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5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated College

Jul 13 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 3 | Share
5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated College

As I’m writing this, it’s May. Graduation season. Every other post seems to be about ways graduates can find jobs, balance life, pay off debt, etc. Ugh. Don’t get me wrong, that’s all important stuff, but that’s not reality. Most college graduates already have a job, have no clue what balancing

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Writer’s Block Really Stinks

Jul 8 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 1 | Share
Writer's Block Really Stinks

Today is more of a confession than an article. See, as of lately I have been struggling with writer’s block. And it sucks. Really. I know you’ve been there. We all have been. It comes time to write and your brain is nothing but a blinking cursor on a blank screen. You try hard to come up

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Why You Have to Be Transparent in Your Business

Jul 6 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 11 | Share
Why You Have to Be Transparent in Your Business

Being transparent in your business is very important in the age of digital marketing and social media. You can Google just about anyone or anything. Dig harder and you can find the truth even if they won’t admit it. Being transparent is more than being honest, it’s building an honest relationship.

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How I Try to Balance My Work & Personal Life

Jul 2 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 1 | Share
How I Try to Balance My Work & Personal Life

Being a business owner, full-time mom and full-time wife, life is crazy.  We are all busy. We are all stressed. If you’re not, you’re lying. There are thousands of self-help articles on the web that give you specific how-tos on balancing your work & personal life. Not every step-by-step

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Your Business Needs to be a Purple Cow

Jul 1 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 1 | Share
Your Business Needs to be a Purple Cow

Yes, I said your business needs to be a purple cow. Crazy, right? Let me explain. At a marketing breakfast our local Chamber of Commerce hosted recently, one of consultants with the Georgia Small Business Development Center told us about this so-called purple cow. See, she had just read Seth Godin’s

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Going Back to the Basics

Jun 29 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 2 | Share
Going back to the basics

It’s been 15 years since I took my very first marketing class in college. 15 years. Kids, that was before Facebook. Before Google (as we know it). Before Wikipedia. Before social media period. Hell, I had an ancient Nokia cellphone that couldn’t text! The marketing landscape has changed drastically

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Is Your Content BADASS?

Jun 24 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 3 | Share
Is Your Content BADASS-

Having BADASS content is not the same as having epic content. It’s content that has cracked “the code.”   I was fortunate enough to get to see a preview of Mark Schaefer’s Content Code SXSW presentation in March at an INBOUND Conference in Atlanta. This is based off his new book, The Content

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17 Tips for Connecting on Social Media

Jun 22 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 3 | Share
17 Tips for Connecting on Social Media

One mantra I’ve adopted while working in social media is to connect with intent. I have to have a reason to connect with someone because I don’t believe in connecting for the sake of padding my numbers. A few years ago Jennifer Hanford and I did a series of 101 posts on the subject of connecting.

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You need to be on Twitter. Seriously.

Jun 17 2015 | By: Mandy Edwards| 1 | Share
You need to be on Twitter. Seriously.

You may think Twitter is this big, confusing, scary platform, but it’s not.   Yes, Twitter is fast-paced. Yes, you need to be really active to get the most out of it. And yes, it can really benefit you as a business owner even if your target audience isn’t active there.   See, Twitter is my baby.

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