The influence of social media and the internet over the past decade is obvious. It’s not a question of whether your organization uses social media, but rather how well your organization uses, manages, and maximizes social media.
One of the questions many ask is: Should I just “outsource” social media management or do it ourselves?
If you’re on the verge of making this decision, not too fast! Join me in this episode and I might be able to help you answer that question.
So, you're thinking about outsourcing your social media. Well, not so fast. I run a social media marketing agency and I want to encourage you not to outsource your social media. Now that said I think there are ways to find good partners to help you run your social media but outsourcing is just the wrong language to start with. So let me explain what I mean when it comes to outsourcing your social media.
So you want some help with social media. You don't feel like you can...
In this episode, I introduce to you a platform that I have been using for the past year with my small business. Join me as I share why I switched from Google Voice to this app you probably have never heard of.
For years I used Google Voice for my business. It was simple and easy to use but I recently moved to the Burner app.
The Burner app doesn't have a great name from a branding perspective, but it has been a great tool for my small business. I wanna explain why I switched from Google Voice, which is owned by a massive company, to a small app that I’ve never heard of, called Burner app.
When you open the Burner app, it looks like a phone. You can see missed calls, you can pull up a thing, and you can dial a phone number if you want to and give it a call.
I can actually text message somebody. I can punch in a number or I can find my contacts. I can also delete and add different numbers here or burn this number. So if you were to throw it out, think of it like a burner...
A year ago, everyone went into a frenzy for this invite-only, iOs-ready, audio-based app called Clubhouse. It was like The Next Big Thing on Social Media. And just when it gained its momentum, other social media giants like Twitter introduced the same medium into their platform.
So what does this mean for Clubhouse? Will it be only a matter of time until Twitter Spaces takes off, and then we all forget about Clubhouse? Or has that already happened?
Will Twitter spaces crush Clubhouse? I think so. Let me explain. Clubhouse is the new app around for the last year or so. A lot of people are buzzing around, a lot of people are talking about it, and a lot of people are asking for invites. It's now been around for a little bit.
People are figuring out this new audio social game and how this works. And now Twitter came along and introduced Twitter Spaces. Facebook is in the process of creating Facebook Live rooms. I expect LinkedIn to have similar functionality and features...
There are thousands of crypto videos on YouTube alone and the numbers keep going up as creators tend to add higher quality content on their channels.
But when it comes to cryptocurrency, I’ve narrowed it down for you!
One of the most common questions I get around cryptocurrency is, “Where am I learning about cryptocurrency? How do I find all this stuff out?” And the answer is YouTube. It is where I learned the most about cryptocurrency.
I want to share with you the five top channels that I watch on YouTube to learn about crypto and that I think would be an asset to you if you're interested in learning about cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and NFTS.
You're going to be hearing more and more about NFTS in the near future if you haven't yet heard but these are my top five recommendations when it comes to learning about crypto here on YouTube.
My number one place for learning about everything digitally related is GaryVee. If you're...
As the internet and social media continue to develop, it’s a must for parents to keep up with what’s trending and navigate the digital landscape well with their kids.
Have you heard of this gaming platform called Roblox? If not, let me help you with that. Better yet, let my daughter help you with that...
In this vlog episode, I am joined by my daughter, Emery, to give us an overview of what this platform looks like and how it works.
If you’re curious and wondering if it’s okay to let your kids play Roblox, watch this. I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments as well!
P.S. I’ve got a gift for the parents out there! Here’s a FREE training I specially created to help parents navigate social media with their kids. This training includes the Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make on Social Media.
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GGMM (thank you) sent me some new toys! Join me in this vlog episode as we unbox and review these Echo accessories together.
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As social media platforms strive to keep our attention more and more, we need to set healthy boundaries when it comes to our social media engagement.
Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? I get that question a lot, and you've probably gotten that question. If you haven't yet watched it, I encourage you to go watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix. It's a fascinating documentary/horror film. I’m gonna talk about it, share my thoughts and what my takeaways are, and what we all need to understand after watching that.
Netflix came out with the documentary Social Dilemma, and it was fascinating. What was fascinating to me is how many people have come to me and said, did you know that social media companies function like this, or do you think it really happens like they were trying to suck us in? And the reality is they're in the business of attention, just like TV and radio historically have tried to keep our attention as long as possible so they can sell more...
Is Clubhouse the next big thing in social media? We don't know. I don't know. It probably is going to be a big deal. It's already caught a lot of momentum at this point, early 2021. But we don't know where this is going. I'm going to share my thoughts of what Clubhouse is, why it's important and what you should do as to whether you should dive in now or wait till later.
Let's talk about Clubhouse. Clubhouse came onto the scene here recently, and I got an invite early on. I started jumping in and playing around and there are some really cool things. It's basically an audio-based social network but it's only on iOS. That's the first flag to me because it's only available to Apple users. (Caving in To My Apple Addiction was probably a good thing) There's a very limited audience for it. But the thing that is really interesting is their launch strategy. They’ve created exclusivity. And so you can only get in if you get an invite. I get so many messages...
Hey, guys! So today we're talking about Mr. Beast. I watched my first Mr. Beast video pod two years ago when he did the Orbeez like putting a million Orbeez in his friend's backyard video. And it caught my attention. The little thumbnail caught my attention and the title caught my attention. And as I was watching, my kids started watching. I've got an 11-year-old and an eight-year-old, and they love Mr. Beast. My wife, she's not such a big fan, but it's on the TV in our house. It's on the mobile devices in our house. We have actually eaten Mr. Beast’s burgers out of their Times Square location. Mr. Beast is taking over YouTube in so many ways and there are so many smart things he's doing that I think we can all learn so we can become a part of The Future of Social Media.
So the first thing that I think every YouTube creator can take away from Mr. Beast, watching his YouTube channel is that we cannot overvalue the thumbnail.
I saw a stat the other day that said less than 1% of your Twitter followers are seeing your tweets. And I started looking at my Twitter engagement and that was close to accurate. And so is it time in 2021 to just abandon Twitter?
Hey there. I'm Nils Smith, your social media guide. And today we're talking about Twitter and whether it's time to bail on Twitter in 2021. And let's see. Let's talk about it. Let's talk about the reasons why you should bail and the reasons why you should stay.
And I'll tell you one reason why you shouldn't bail or stay. I should better stay because you've invested a lot of time. Because you've invested a lot of time, doesn't mean you should just keep investing time. If there's not a good return on investment of your time, your time is your most valuable asset and you cannot waste your time. So if Twitter is not the right social network for you, you shouldn’t keep doing it. MySpace, people invested a lot of time and I invested...