In order to get my novel published (comedic science fiction), I've been told that I need to build a social media platform (website, facebook, twitter, etc.) and that if publishers see that you have a following they're more likely to take a chance on you. I'm building a website and getting a facebook page in order, but I'm not sure I get twitter, I'd like input on where on the web my audience may already lie, and I need to get over my aversion to self-promotion. [more inside]
posted by rkriger
on Feb 12, 2014 -
A fellow aspiring entrepreneur and friend of mine is in desperate need of help. Time is of the essence!
Here's the story:
Two years ago he created his own business that sells custom hand-made clothes and products. He owns a website and is on all of the normal social media. One of his most effective tools to connect with customers is through instagram. He's worked hard over the years to develop a fan base of over 27K followers. Mysteriously, last night this account was hacked. They changed the password, hacked the business email, and have taken control of the brand. This account is the business' main source of revenue and advertisement.
Although he's trademarked the company and taken all the normal preventative measures, the admin. at instagram claims there's nothing they can do to help. Assuming this is true, what are his available options?
Essentially, my friend's ship just got hijacked by some evil bastards and he's going to need a seal team to get it back. [more inside]
posted by intelligentfool
on Dec 3, 2013 -
All of the communications and marketing jobs I've been applying for lately have required experience posting to social media. In my personal life, I've avoided having anything to do with Facebook, Twitter and so forth, and I'm wondering how I can quickly get up to speed on these things. All I need is to be able to convince a potential employer that I can effectively promote them on social media, without ever having done this as part of my job responsibilities. How to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by silly me
on Dec 3, 2013 -
So, I've been recently tasked with managing my company's Facebook page. I haven't been a big user of any social media sites before, but I'm managing ok.: new content is getting added, banners are updated, likes go up, a couple new users... that kind of thing.
So here's what happened: one post got a huge Reach number compared to all my other posts and I don't know why. I'd really like to know why, so that, if at all possible, I can repeat it. [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada
on Jul 31, 2013 -
I want to transform my department's social media team into the campus experts on social media. What are the books, workshops, tools, websites and communities I should be looking into? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin
on Jan 19, 2013 -
I'm an American who works in social media marketing and I'm curious to know if any overseas companies are starting to hire Americans to manage their English language presences. [more inside]
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party?
on Dec 11, 2012 -
Marketing Filter: What’s my job title and how much cash-monies should I ask for and how do I move forward? [more inside]
posted by Phalene
on Dec 5, 2012 -
I've volunteered to set up and run the Facebook page for a student social organization. I was looking for suggestions on how to best manage a Facebook presence. The page would mainly be focused in advertising events that the group will be hosting, as well as recruiting new members.
posted by codacorolla
on Jan 11, 2012 -
Two Questions about Facebook Fan Pages:
1. How can I best track the number of times a posted video is played?
2. What is going on with "Impressions"? [more inside]
posted by jander03
on Jan 25, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow a client's Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly? [more inside]
posted by carofowler
on Dec 15, 2010 -
I'm trying to do a social media analysis of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. I would like to compare similar type brands. What do think would be some good brands to compare it to. I'm thinking about HBO or MTV? What do you think? Others?
posted by fightoplankton
on Dec 3, 2010 -
What are some good resources (workshops, online courses, etc) that will help me improve my organization's marketing communications initiatives? [more inside]
posted by squawk
on Feb 2, 2010 -
I am looking for examples for how businesses IN BRAZIL use social media to sell products and services. I am especially interested in how businesses are using Orkut, Twitter and other social networking websites to accomplish this. Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your help.
posted by quiverandquill
on Jan 7, 2009 -