The Art of Social Media Marketing: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid + Free Hashtag Calendar

By Jennie Lyon / December 21, 2021
The Art of Social Media Marketing: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

There are undoubtedly a lot of opportunities for an entrepreneur. I know; you’re probably overwhelmed with excitement! But the truth is, if you want to be successful in business, you’ll have to face one reality: social media is one of the most important tools in a modern entrepreneur’s marketing arsenal. Social media marketing has changed the way businesses reach their customers’ hands down. Social media marketing is the rocket fuel that makes your content go viral. The problem? It can be pretty difficult for many entrepreneurs to strike a balance between engaging consumers and to be focused on their core…

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Email Marketing vs. Social Media Marketing? Which is Better?

By Jennie Lyon / March 23, 2021
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I get asked this question all of the time! Should I focus on social media marketing or email marketing? Which one is more important for my online business?  Ok, I am going to preface this by saying that I absolutely love social media marketing. The arrival of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media networks we use today completely changed what digital marketing meant for small businesses. Before that, your digital marketing options were limited. There was your homepage, landing pages, and maybe pop-up ads on some websites, and that was it.  Social media changed all that. It allowed small…

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How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / July 7, 2020
How to Grow Your Email List with Social Media Marketing

So let me ask, how many years have you been building your email list? Time and time again on consultation calls, I hear from potential clients who want to focus ALL of their marketing efforts on social media. But here’s the thing: you don’t “own” your social media followers. I’ve tragically seen clients’ accounts closed down by Facebook & Instagram (sometimes for no reason, just a simple mistake), meaning that they lose those followers forever or at least until they can get a hold of someone who can help! Plus, as you know, Facebook likes to choose who sees your…

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Pinterest: The Big Secret of Social Media Marketing

By Jennie Lyon / May 7, 2019

If I asked you to name the biggest social media networks, what would immediately come to mind? Facebook, of course. Twitter would probably be up there too. Some people in a younger demographic might say Instagram (A rapidly ascending favorite). One that you might not think of is Pinterest, and that’s a real shame. While most people only think of Pinterest for personal use, its application for business and social media marketing is rarely used to its full potential! How Pinterest Works If you’ve never used Pinterest, you need to know that it works a little differently than most other…

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Why You Need an Editorial and Social Media Marketing Calendar

By Jennie Lyon / October 4, 2016

As the leaves begin to fall and we enter the last quarter of the calendar year, planning for the following one should be on your mind. Before the holidays eat up all your extra time and your client work doubles as the year comes to a close, you should spend some time thinking about how to improve your business’ online presence in the upcoming year. Early autumn is the perfect time to put together both an editorial and social media marketing calendar for 2017. Here are some reasons why these simple organizational tools can help grow your business next year. Editorial…

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Not Sure What’s Working in Your Marketing? Our Audit/Strategy Can Help!

By Jennie Lyon / May 17, 2022

Why Didn’t Your Latest Marketing Perform?  So you’ve launched your latest big marketing push, and you don’t see the response you had hoped. What went wrong? Did anything go wrong? Was it the right strategy? Were expectations out of scope? Was the correct audience targeted? Was the messaging on point?  I’m going to dive into your online presence to figure out how to focus your attention on specific opportunities to maximize your marketing’s potential to draw in new clients and grow your business!  Today’s Podcast Overview  Today I’m going to cover several of my important tips for planning and executing…

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Why Editorial & Social Media Calendars Create Tremendous Growth + Free Templates!

By Jennie Lyon / April 19, 2022

Why do you need an editorial and social media marketing calendar you ask? Okay, so your company’s flowing, things are going alright, but you’re stagnating across your social media. Maybe you don’t think it’s worth the effort. Perhaps you’re satisfied with your current level of engagement.  If you’re not deploying content to social media consistently, at least several times a week, you’re leaving money and exponential growth on the table. By the end of this article, you’ll have fundamental tools you can use to organize an effective content and social media marketing strategy and the confidence to commit to one…

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How to Make a Winning Content Marketing Funnel + Free Workbook

By Jennie Lyon / March 28, 2022

Content marketing has changed how potential customers research and consider buying your products. The content marketing funnel visualizes people’s journey, and good content supports this journey. This strategy gives you a better chance of converting a potential customer into an actual customer. Creating content that converts is the number-one objective of the content marketing funnel.  Content marketing is a powerful way to interact with our target audiences. But, not all interactions are created equal. Before we can successfully optimize conversion points, we need to treat conversion as part of a larger customer journey and create an appropriate touchpoint for conversion.…

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6 Social Media Trends For 2022 (And How To Use Them)

By Jennie Lyon / March 15, 2022

Social media marketing is changing the nature of conversations between brands and their customers. It’s not just a matter of keeping up with the times anymore — if you want your brand to survive, you need to be at the forefront of social innovation. But how do you stay on top of trends and deliver the right tone of voice to your audience? Today, brands need to be human on social media more than ever. Empathy is the strongest form of marketing, and today’s customers demand it. Brands shouldn’t just be about products — they should be about the causes…

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