How To Create Perfect Posts: Version 5 [Infographic]

How To Create Perfect Posts: Version 5 [Infographic] via www.rosied.ca

 

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

I often have clients ask how they can link their Facebook and Twitter accounts. In my opinion, I strongly suggest not to. The reason is because each social media platform has their own unique audience and culture. (READ Brett Heitz article: Why You Shouldn’t Link Your Company’s Facebook Account to Twitter)

I understand how posting to social media can be time consuming. I’m with you on that one. A better option is to use a social media management tool, such as Hootsuite. (READ my blog post: Quick Start Guide to Using HootSuite) Continue reading

Why I love Canva and You Should Too

 

Why I love Canva and You Should Too 

A new blog post - Why I love Canva and You Should Too via www.rosied.caPhotoshop can be daunting for many people, myself included. There are so many things that can be done using Photoshop but I don’t have the time OR willingness to learn. In its Beta stage, I was given an invite to try out Canva – a tool to make design simple for everyone. To be honest, I never tried it while in its infancy stage, until a few weeks ago.

If you haven’t heard of Canva yet, you’re in for a real treat! With Canva, you can create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Best of all, it’s FREE!  Or pick from their library of more than 1 million premium images for $1. Continue reading

Social Media by the Numbers for 2013

Social Media – Facts, figures and statistics 2013

2013 social media facts figures and statisticsHere is an interesting info graphic done by Digital Insights that covers all latest Social Media facts, figures, numbers and statistics of 2013. Some of the most fascinating facts are mentioned here-

  • 74% of marketers believe Facebook is important for their lead generation strategy
  • 28% of Retweets on Twitter are due to inclusion of “please RT!”
  • 40% of marketers use Google+, 70% desire to learn more and 67% plan to increase Google+ activities
  • 42% update their profile information regularly on LinkedIn
  • Every second 8000 users like some or other photo on Instagram
  • 80% of total Pinterest’s pins are re-pins
  • 4.2 billion people use mobile device to access social media sites

Social media generates almost double the marketing leads of trade show, telemarketing, daily mail, or PPC
More than 23% of marketers are investing in blogging and social media

Note:  There is a typo in the info graphic about 27% users accessing LinkedIn *through their mobile

social media 2013
by Digital Insights

Social Media Explained

What is Social Media? 

Here is a photo using the “donut” analogy. Twitter is for telling people what you are doing at any given moment (eating a donut), Facebook is more for sharing what you like in general (I like donuts), and LinkedIn is for sharing what you’re good at (skilled with donuts). Yet all rely on the sharing of information in different ways to remain relevant and keep people using them.