Monday, January 30, 2012

The Power of One - Facebook post!

I watched an amazing thing happen today on Facebook and thought I would share it with you.

My friend, Andrea King, owns Anywhere But Here Travel. Today on their Facebook page, was a simple picture.

I thought the picture was cool, so I re-posted it with a question. "Could you sleep in an underwater hotel room?"

What happened next was amazing - and shows how quickly an idea, a post, or a picture can spread on Social Media.

From that one post on my page, there were 27 likes, 25 comments and 2 shares. But, that is just the beginning. The results on the Facebook page were even more staggering. That one photo generated 29 likes, 17 comments, 12 shares and at least 8 new likes on the page.

This is just one of many, many examples out there about engaging an audience. Because I took part, I was able to see the reach first hand - and even I was amazed.

Happy posting!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

How important is "Practice What you Preach"?

In an industry like Social Media - it's easy to see what other Social Media companies, agencies and individuals are up to. Visit their Facebook business page or Twitter feed and the activity stares you in the face.

So, when someone claims they are the "expert", how important is it that you see them actually DOING what they say they can do for you?

I heard about a company today - that I will keep secret. When you visit their website, they sure talk a good game. They even have a white paper available with some great tips. But, when you visit their Facebook page - you can see that they have only posted about 25 times in the past two years. And, there is almost no engagement there.

So, that is my question...does it matter to you? If you were looking to hire someone to help you with your Social Media matters - do you examine their Social Media profiles to see if they know what they are talking about?

It's seems important to me, and I'm wondering how important it might be to you.

Please share in the comments below!