How Restaurants Are Using Social Media Effectively (And What You Can Learn)

Brandanew

When all businesses are using social media , why should restaurants be left behind? Let us have a look at how restaurants are using social media effectively and what you can learn from them (you could tailor them to your industries too!).

Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re looking for cutting edge tips for social media, check out the tweets of a “new media star.”. Silicon Valley, California · apethebook.com. Global head of social media at Ford Motor Company, husband, dad, podcaster, proprietor of [link] , and a generally nice guy.

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7 Social Media Events In 2015 Most That You Can Still Make To

Brandanew

Are you a social media enthusiast longing to network with those from your field? Or someone who is setting foot in the marketing world because they found social media to be their calling? image via social media strategies summit here. Social Media Strategies Summit.

How To Suck At Social Media: An Indispensable Guide For Businesses

Occam's Razor

I believe that every human with time to spare, and a connection to the web, should be on social media. Do the big gigantic numbers imply that your business should use these social media channels? A simple way to have a thoughtful discussion with the Social Media Gurus, and your boss.

Social Media Automation: What Works and What Doesn’t

Duct Tape Marketing

Social Media Automation: What Works and What Doesn’t written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Businesses, or marketers to be more specific, can benefit from social media automation. With billions of people using Facebook, Instagram and other online channels at present, social media automation applications—or what marketers call as “gadgets from above”—can save precious time and money while also enhancing business strategies.

GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15

How to Change the World

” This time from the Social Media MarketingWorld conference in San Diego, California. Social Media Photos More “stock photos.” The post GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.

Why Social Media is a Must for all Companies

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Social Media is a Must for all Companies written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. While younger demographic groups are higher users, all ages are on social media. Your customers ARE on social media.

Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha

Inc Startups

The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging.

Giant Media founder: How I turned $7,000 into $8 million in three years

The Next Web

You see, Segura is the founder of a Los Angeles-based company called Giant Media, and TNW sat down with him to get his thoughts on his entrepreneurial experience. Giant Media is a video platform that distributes long-form content for brands. What that means is that companies who want to get their videos out there will work with Giant Media to seed their content across any of their numerous video publishers.

Google Snaps Up Social Media Marketing Start-Up

Inc Startups

Although Facebook is the reason it took off, social media marketing platform Wildfire has decided to join forces with Google. Wildfire claims to be the first social media marketing company to integrate its software directly with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

California Protects User Names and Passwords

Inc Startups

Two California bills prohibit employers and universities from retrieving social media user names and passwords. California employers and universities can no longer request access to individual's social network accounts, as California's governor Jerry Brown signed into law yesterday.

How One Startup Combines Boston’s B2B Sense with the Valley’s Social Media Style

View from Seed

First: They’re all based in California, and more specifically, in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Menlo Park, respectively. They’re All in California.

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Social Media, CrossFit Style

Inc Startups

If you cross CrossFit online, the company''s social media squad will come after you--hard. The voice on the other end of the line was from CrossFit’s media offices. These are two men, Russell Greene and Russell Berger, known around the CrossFit media office as “The Russes.”

Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

How To Gain Maximum Media Exposure

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Not every piece of news you come up with will be suitable for every news medium, and in many cases, the success of your pitch to media will be dependent on whether the story suits the type of outlet you are pitching it to. For example, a news story about a new store opening in Chicago won’t be immediately relevant to a newspaper in California. Branding and Publicity kerry mcduling media exposure news story ideas newspaper pr Radio relevance of news medium TV

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ConnectYard Integrates Social Media Into School Communications

YoungUpstarts

While text messaging and social media tools like Facebook and Twitter have transformed the way that today’s students communicate, the problem is that most educational institutions haven’t quite kept up.

Roku raised $60Mil to battle the content gods

Chaganomics

Roku i s an American, privately held, consumer electronics company that sells home digital media products. The company is based in Saratoga, California. Technology Saratoga California Receivers NetFlicks Streaming internet Will these guys give NetFlicks a run for their money?

Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

500 Hats

Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. Simply Hired Social Networking & Social Media Venture Capital & Startup Finance « Farewell Tokyo! guess i've been doing a lot of travel lately, but now that i'm back in California for awhile, there's something i've been meaning to bring up that bothers me.  That's what is going to make media professionals stand out in the next decade.

Twitter Link Roundup #145 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Why the Social Media Revolution Is About to Get a Little Less Awesome - [link].

Now Hear This

Steve Blank

Fourth, as a public official in the State of California , to offer a window on how public policy on California Coastal protection gets made. Much like my career, in the last two years this blog has traveled a serendipitous path.

LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements

Scalable Startup

I think the LinkedIn one-click endorsements are awesome, one of the best social media tools in a long time – they are so easy to do and eventually you crowd-vote someones list of skills, so it’s pretty accurate in most cases. Yesterday I was checking my LinkedIn and ran across an old colleague/friends bio – Teo Yatman. It made me decide to spontaneously write an unsolicited recommendation for him (see below).

Lessons from Rand Fishkin: SEO, Social Media and Entrepreneurship | Google Hangout Summary

Business of Software Blog

” “At least make sure search engines can find your site” “Too complex javascript” “People block California, turns out it’s Google.” ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

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Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! California drought threatens even oldest water rights crowdspring.co/1HhWMwF. Too weird, right?

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3 Effective Ways to Use Video in Your Marketing Mix

Duct Tape Marketing

Encourage engagement on social media. Videos shared on Facebook are proven to get more engagement than other types of media, and consumers are proven to interact with them. Blogging Social Media Brad Jefferson

Techies? Write Your Own Ticket In Southern California

blog.socaltech.com

I’ve covered this topic many times before, but I keep coming back to it, because everytime I turn around I’m talking with both startups and established companies in Southern California who are telling me they are looking for technical talent to join their company.

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Twitter Link Roundup #280 – We Love Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Who Wants To Solve California’s Water Crisis?

Twitter Link Roundup #274 – Non-conventional Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, Says California Labor Commission - buff.ly/1Bjyeoa.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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); E-Mail Alert Sign-Up. --> Subscribe Now. --> Media Kit. --> About FOLIO. Media Kit. B2B: Business Media. Consumer Media. Media Kit. E-Media Summit -->. Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools. Social media audiences have effectively become another universe of prospects to tap, which means measurement and tracking is essential to yielding from these visitors both direct and indirect revenue. Insert Media Brokers. California.

Social Selling and Content Marketing: A White-Hot Combination

Duct Tape Marketing

First, a couple of quick definitions: Social selling is about building your personal and business brand through social media. degree in marketing from California State University, Northridge.

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Twitter Link Roundup #278 – Freaky Good Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Social Media Crisis Management Plan [link] crowdspring.co/1JlaoID

Twitter Link Roundup #258 – Whole Buncha Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! 9 Ways Retailers Can Boost Sales With User Generated Content And Social Media – SocialBro crowdspring.co/1Ac0Awi.

Twitter Link Roundup #265 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Who Is To Blame For California’s Drought?

What Customers Want

Duct Tape Marketing

Social Media Relevance. With messaging apps on the rise , private, individualized content is likely to be the shape social media will take in the future. Whether or not things continue in this direction (sites like Ello offer alternate, privacy-centric solutions), staying up-to-date with social media trends is key for business relevancy. Mark Kirkpatrick is an online writer and tech enthusiast in Los Angeles, California.

California Startup Gold – bring it here to scale it

Scalable Startup

Most of my 25 year career has been in California; about half of those in Silicon Valley. The term Silicon Valley is now a misnomer – it has moved way beyond silicon and way beyond the original Santa Clara valley to spread all over California. There’s a magic and complex dynamic to the combination of things that make California so different. I’ve rooted for other places to approach California’s ecosystem, but I know they’ll never come close.

Los Angeles Startup Events

SoCal CTO

I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.

Guy Kawasaki appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation

How to Change the World

He currently serves as chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphic-design service, and as an executive fellow of Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley. Guy is a New York Times bestselling author of books such as The Art of the Start 2.0 , The Art of Social Media , Enchantment, and ten other books about change, innovation, marketing, and disruption. ” Guy holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from Stanford University.

Bring Me Your Accents. Immigration Fuels Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

Still, his factual comments are tone deaf because they are lost in translation as they are amplified in the media and we have a responsibility to call that out and not tolerate bias. I didn’t experience this growing up in California.

Why This New Chatbot Is More Likely To Get You Promoted Than Fired

OnStartups

Things like "show me companies in california that use HubSpot" and "who are the top influencers about landing pages". But, anytime bots come up in conversation (no pun intended), especially with media folks, people seem to frequently wander into the "are bots going to replace humans?"

3 Examples Of Creative Branding (From Silicon Valley Giants)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

That might seem crazy not to mention the brand name or even a website – but it was so unconventional that it lead to word of mouth and social media conversations from people trying to figure out what the brand was. When it comes to marketing, there is a lot of noise and competition.

Lean Marketing: Facebook advertising for newbies

crowdSPRING Blog

For instance you could target your ads only at people in California, who are single, and who’s birthday it is today. We write often of low-cost, high impact marketing tactics for small businesses and share tips for leveraging these.