Social Media Marketing “Hub and Spoke”

I was at an Entrepreneurs of Knoxville meeting last week talking about the interplay between social media sites and main sites (however you define “main sites” blogs, main pages, or otherwise). It reminded me of this slide that I threw together for a client a few months ago: It is certainly not a new idea to describe online assets in this way, but I think “hub and spoke” is fairly fitting for the current web environment. Clear execution throughout all channels is important, so engaging in social media requires strategy–although many apply a whimsical approach. I encourage clients to: Identify goals Identify appropriate mediums Create genuine, quality content–even if it hurts Truly engage with others Remain active There is no easy shortcut to crafting your online persona. It takes time and energy to create these networks, but the benefits are significant not only to generating more business but also the…

Tracking Gustav…on Twitter

As Category 4 Gustav clips Cuba and tracks towards New Orleans, people from all over are sharing stories about the brewing storm on Twitter.  If you load this page, by the time you read the first tweet you will see 10 new tweets. CNN is using the live feed to report information online with Rich Sanchez (@ricksanchezcnn).

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