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

Jul 27 2015 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 1 |
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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Pinterest Continues To Improve Pinning With Latest Update To  iOS App Being a Native Share Button

Jul 24 2015 | Written by : Tom George| 3 |
pinterest

Pinterest has vastly improved their IOS app, making pinning with one of these mobile devices a snap. You can edit descriptions of pins, create new boards, and choose from multiple images in a new grid format. Get the full story via VentureBeat! Source: Pinterest speeds up pinning on iOS with a native

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

Jul 22 2015 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 3 |
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 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 2 |
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 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 2 |

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 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 2 |
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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The Little-Known Benefit of Social Network Marketing

Jul 6 2015 | Written by : Muhammed Abdullahi| 1 |
Social Network Marketing

Some folks might think social network marketing is merely a craze that’ll go and come. I disagree. The statistics suggest otherwise. As found by Hubspot, 92 % of marketers in 2014 insisted that social network marketing was vital for their operations, with 80 % indicating their campaigns enhanced

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Why You Have to Be Transparent in Your Business

Jul 6 2015 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 2 |
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 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 1 |
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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Going Back to the Basics

Jun 29 2015 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 1 |
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 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 2 |
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 | Written by : Mandy Edwards| 1 |
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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