May 112012
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A new report suggests even further how Small Businesses should be utilizing the new Social Media Platform Pinterest for Social Media Marketing. As the report states, typically Small Business owners thinks of Facebook, Twitter, and possibly Linked In as the top sites to utilize for their Brand.

However, with the Visual impact of Pinterest and it’s growth trend in the past year, Small Businesses should not be passing it up. But at the same time, make sure not to ignore the other Social Media networks as well.

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Apr 272012

LogoColorTextBelow1 300x258 Infusion Media Announces SMB ServicesInfusion Media strongly believes that Small & Medium Businesses (SMB’s) are the Backbone of America’s Economy.  By assisting SMB’s utilize the latest Social and Digital Technology, they will be able to prosper in Sales which will also lead to additional hiring….all which will improve the local economy.  Infusion Media is proud to offer Services catered to the Small & Medium Businesses at an Affordable cost.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Media Consulting
  • Management of blogs, podcasts, and social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, etc…
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • Email Marketing Strategy & Implementation
  • Social Media Implementation Guidelines and Social Media Policy
  • Social Profile Creation
  • Blog Design, Strategy, Setup and/or Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Branding (Traditional & New Media)
  • Domain Registration & Web Hosting

For mor information, please contact Infusion Media at or call 678.451.5225.


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Mar 162012
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Re-Post from Geekless Tech:

Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???

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 ReBlog: Attention All Bloggers: Why aren’t you on Triberr???
Mar 142012

QR (Quick Response) Codes…love them or hate them?

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Originally designed for the Automotive Industry then adapted to other industries due to it’s fast readability and large storage design.  Some believe they are an excellent marketing tool targeting mobile users with smartphones.  And since the QR Codes can hold four different types of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), marketers can develop very diverse campaigns tailored to their product or campaign.

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QR Codes are popping up everywhere.  Not only on product packaging, you’ll find them on direct mailings, business cards, emails, bumper stickers…I’ve even seen them alongside the names of Journalists on the Local TV Newscasts.

As QR Codes become more popular, from a marketing standpoint, you will most likely to want them to stand out from the standard black and white block image.  There are tools out there now that allow you to insert your own logo, change the design, and colors.

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Here are some QR Codes that I recently designed for Infusioni Media.  One note, you must be careful when using these generation tools.  Be sure to test them with different QR Code Scanning Apps prior to publishing.

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“Like” Infusion Media on Facebook

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Follow Infusion Media on Twitter

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Circle Infusion Media on Google+

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Email Infusion Media

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Text Message (SMS) Infusion Media

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What are your thoughts on QR Codes?  Have you used QR Codes as either a Marketer or Consumer?

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Mar 132012
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Kudo’s to Meineke on Social Media Customer Engagement!

Today I visited a local Meineke and checked in via Foursquare (which then went to Twitter…).  This afternoon, I then received this Tweet from Meineke:

@ Thanks for coming in today! Here’s some savings off your next oil change
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The link then led to these coupons that I can use on my next visit.

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Very impressive proactive customer engagement! 

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Mar 122012
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Ever created an Infographic?  You know…one of those graphs that combine Data & Graphics that give you that “Wow” impression when it loads a full web page? lol  There are some tools out there to help create specialized Infographics such as Resume’s or LinkedIn Profiles.  Or you can create your own with a graphics program such as Photoshop. is now rolling out a tool to easily create Infographics and makes it even easier to share it across your Social Media Networks, Blogs, Websites, email, etc.  They currently only have a limited amount of tools to start, but they promise a full list of new tools coming soon.

I decided to try it out.  One of their featured tools is to compare Twitter accounts with a SXSW Theme.  So I compared myself to my Twitter Friend Irene Kimmel (@irenekimmel).  The output was very impressive! (See below.).  My only complaint is that since I changed my Twitter Username last week, the graphic is only showing one week of stats.  Not sure if this is a Twitter bug or issue since by changing my name I kept my years and years of Twitter history.

So what do you think?

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Be sure to try your own (free registration) at!

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Mar 112012
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Have you seen KONY 2012?  This is probably one of the most explosive viral videos so far.  In 6 Days, this video has been viewed over 70 Million times.  And that is just on it’s original direct link.

If you’re one of the few people are not familiar with it, KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

Yes, there is a lot of Social “Fire Power” behind it such as Will Smith, Lady Gaga, George Clooney, Oprah, Rihanna…just to name a few who have supported this campaign.  But it still takes the average Social Media user to retweet, post, share in many different ways for it to make the mark that this viral campaign has made.

Also take note, that for something to go “Viral” doesn’t mean it has to be a world wide phenomenon.  Viral can be directed to certain demographics, geography, industry, etc.  Even reaching smaller groups, it can be powerful.

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Mar 062012

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I just came across this Blog Post about using Google+ for Small Business from ViralBlog.

This article makes some great points, especially on the Pro side.  However, I tend to disagree with one item on the Con side of their list.  Yes, Google+ has a smaller audience, however, it is an audience of “early adopters” who im many cases have a larger social media influence as compared to other typical Social Media users.

I do believe Google+ is here to stay and is a viable solution for Small Businesses in this Social Media World.

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Mar 052012
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I’ve had my Twitter name Wireless_Geek since I started Tweeting several years ago.  At that point I was heavily focused in the latest Technology of the Wireless Industry.  But over the past couple years, I’ve been less “Wireless”.  So it would only make sense to rebrand my Twitter name towards my new endeavors.  But beware…if takes some careful planning before you just change your Twitter Name in the Twitter Account Preferences.

Here are some helpful steps to consider:

1. Twitter  Name – (ok…most obvious) – Since I’m beginning to do Business as Infusion Media, I wanted to find a name closely related.  However, since Twitter Branding hasn’t gone mainstream (and the jury is still out on the pricing for Branded Pages), I decided to do a slight variation and merge it with my Geek self brand as well.  So I went with @InfusedGeek.  I guess I could have done a totally different account and name it more towards the brand, but at this point I weighed the pros & cons and decided  to go with the rename.  However, after I changed my Twitter name, I recreated my old Twitter Name using a second email address with my new profile info in the bio.  Also, I will be able to reply to any tweets that are directed to the old name.

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2.  Twitter Background & Avatar – Keep this in consideration.  You may want to change to Twitter profile background & avatar to reflect the name change.  I personally have decided to wait a few days to do this in order not to confuse followers at first.

3.  Websites – Make a list of websites where you have profiled your Twitter Name. e.g. Facebook, Google+, Blogs (Profile, footers, widgets, etc), (and/or other URL shorteners), LinkedIn, About.Me, Buffer App, …..

4.  Email Signatures – Do you have your Twitter name listed in your Email Signature?  If so, be sure to change it!

5.  Other Media – Many people have their Twitter name coded into Profile pictures and other media.  Also, any QR Codes, Business Cards, etc need to be remembered as well.

Hope this helps!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

And be sure to follow @InfusedGeek on Twitter!



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Mar 032012
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LinkedIn…are you familiar with it?  It’s one of the most popular Social Networks geared specifically for Business Networking.  It’s a great asset for individuals to expand their network and even jobseekers.  You can join Groups for valuable discussions for almost any Business related subject, give (and request) recommendations, search & apply for jobs….so many advantages for the individual.

And LinkedIn is also a must have tool for Small businesses.  SB’s can set up their own “Page” similar to Facebook.  I actually just set up a Business Page for Infusion Media the other day.  You start by setting up basic information about the Company.  Then you can actually link employees who are on LinkedIn to the Company.  Businesses can also advertise open positions from the Page profile and link news feeds/blogs.

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But where I believe the real advantage for Businesses using the LinkedIn Page is the Product & Services Feature.  You can setup an extensive description of the products and/or services that your Company offers.  And then other LinkedIn members can leave recommendations/reviews on the products and services.  Oh yeah…SEO techniques can be applied to the Page as well!  Such a great Marketing tool!

Be sure to follow Infusion Media on LinkedIn!



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