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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May 022012
 
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I recently tried out an App for my Mac called SocialSafe.  SocialSafe is a tool that claims to back up your Social Media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram just to name a few.  But it also allows you to export your data to your computer.  Social Safe offers a free version which will allow you to backup some Facebook Features.

So after trying the free version, I was so impressed that I upgraded to the Pro Version which allows you to backup up to 4 of your Networks for $6.99 a year.  I then realized that this is a very valuable tool!  So I then upgraded to the Enterprise version which allows you to backup up to 10 Network accounts, plus you have the ability to backup your Facebook Pages as well.  No brainer for $13.99 a year.

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http://www.socialsafe.net/features

 

Here are some screen shots from my installation:

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Select from various Social Networks

 

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Select from different aspects of each Network to backup.

 

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Setup your Automatic Backup Schedule.

 

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Easily export your data to your Computer.

 

This Geek Highly Recommends SocialSafe!

 

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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 chris@infusionmediamogul.com or call 678.451.5225.

 

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Apr 112012
 
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Original Post:  9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories via Social Media Examiner

 

 ReBlog: 9 Small Business Social Media Success Stories
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Came across this little tool yesterday thanks to a Facebook Friend.  Intel made a custom Infographic creator based on your posts from Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube.  Pretty interesting…and Colorful!!! lol

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Another finding from yesterday…. Five Guys now has iPhone/Android Apps along with online ordering! icon biggrin Random Findings of a Geek   2012.04.01  You can actually download the app by scanning the QR Code on their website.

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So any good Geek finds you’d like to share?

 

 

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Mar 192012
 
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I’ve been trying to get Siri installed on my iPhone 4 for quite some time now.  Every week there seems to be some new trick published on mainstream iPhone & Jailbreaking Blogs to bypass Apple’s restriction of Siri to the iPhone 4S only platform.  However, each time something failed.  Until today!!!

I was able to activate Siri this morning.  I am very impressed!  I was able to play Music, find a good BBQ Restaurant in Kansas City (I had to try the “What’s the best BBQ Restaurant in Kansas City” from the Apple Commercial…especially with my strong ties to the city.

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And what was really impressive, I was able to send Teresa a text message without typing while driving.  While the punctuation wasn’t the best, the voice recognition was excellent.

Have you tried Siri?  If so, what is your favorite feature?

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Mar 162012
 
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Re-Post from Geekless Tech:

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

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

 

 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.

 Fun with QR Codes!4 Ways Restaurants Should Use QR Codes | Social ShuffleHere are four ways restaurants can effectively leverage QR codes to improve the overall dining experience.

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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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Infusion Media Website

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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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Connect with Infusion Media on LinkedIn

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Email Infusion Media

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Text Message (SMS) Infusion Media

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Call 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 http://t.co/fzqLLWGK
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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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