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We all need to engage in professional development from time to time. Being with my social media peers always has a refreshing, invigorating and inspirational effect on me. If you're going to take time away from your busy work schedule, and financial…
We all need to engage in professional development from time to time. Being with my social media peers always has a refreshing, invigorating and inspirational effect on me. If you're going to take
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Summer is here and people are preparing for vacation season. If you're a small business owner or solopreneur, figuring out what to do with your social media while you're away can be stressful. Here are three things to consider.
Summer is here and people are preparing for vacation season. If you're a small business owner or solopreneur, figuring out what to do with your social media while you're away can be stressful. Here ar
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Thanks to Linda for asking about my #ContentCuration  process...I'd never really thought about it  before, it was just second nature.
Whatever your specific goals are, your content needs to get read to have any impact and be valuable. It must be useful and interesting to get read. It must get read many times (consistency) to be trusted. You want to be that ...
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When I returned from the conference I shared a lot of my new Instagram knowledge with my sister, Shari Tucker, who is a travelling photographer and travel agent. Just hearing what she does you know she is the perfect candidate for a rockin' Instagram…
One of the best sessions I attended at Social Media Marketing World 2015 back in March was How to Use Hashtags on Instagram to Grow a Loyal Community of Followers and Customers with Sue B. Zimmerman.
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Recently a friend of mine added me to a short-term Facebook Group that existed to fundraise for a cause close to her heart. The premise of the group was to promote product sales with the profits donated to a specific charity. Normally I hate it when…
Recently a friend of mine added me to a short-term Facebook Group that existed to fundraise for a cause close to her heart. The premise of the group was to promote product sales with the profits donat
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The world rejoiced when Twitter announced it was introducing a new comment retweet feature. For nearly nine years tweeps have longed for a way to add their own sentiments to a retweet in Twitter without resorting to third-party apps. Now we have it. When…
The world rejoiced when Twitter announced it was introducing a new comment retweet feature. For nearly nine years tweeps have longed for a way to add their own sentiments to a retweet in Twitter witho
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Just when I thought the world had realized that buying Fans for your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account was wrong, I engaged in another conversation where I had to explain why it does not benefit your business to do so. Seriously?
Buying Fans for your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram only serves to decrease your organic reach on Facebook and jeopardize your reputation if you're found out.
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Last week, Linda Daley, Daley Progress and I ventured online to experiement with everyone’s favourite new app, Periscope. We chatted with each other a our audience about email marketing and social media for almost an hour. There were some bumps along the…
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3 Reasons Why I Responded to An Automated Email

Recently I downloaded unmetric's report "Social Media Analytics in Five Minutes a Day". It's a pretty straightforward look at how you can analyse your social media metrics and is a great resource for beginners and DIYers. While their reports are quite…
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Live streaming has hit the social media world big time. Are you taking advantage of either of the new live streaming apps, Periscope and Meerkat? At first thought, live streaming for a small business may seem overwhelming but your very curious customers…
Live streaming has hit the social media world big time. Are you taking advantage of either of the new live streaming apps, Periscope and Meerkat? At first thought, live streaming for a small business
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Give Mom a new dining set for Mother's Day!
 
Mother's Day Contest - Almost up to 1000 entries! 

Click here to Enter or SHARE: http://wickeremporium.ca/mothers-day
Win a Hyannis Dining Room Set valued at $3000!

The fun begins when we hit 1000 entries...the prize starts with the Hyannis dining table. At 2000 entries, we'll up our game and give the winner two chairs to go with that table. At 3000 entries, we're throwing in the gorgeous jute rug. And at 4000 entries we're adding the Hyannis wine rack.

Share this contest with your friends to receive extra entries. You get an extra five entries for every friend that enters the draw. 
Check out those buttons at the bottom of the form and share wherever you surf. http://wickeremporium.ca/mothers-day
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Head Twirp, Anita Hovey lives and breathes social media for her clients so they don’t have to. She can come up with multiple ideas for content within minutes of meeting you, and grow your organization’s Twitter fan base by as much as 30% in just a few months. Her clientele is growing almost as fast as her Twitter following, not just because she gets your organization Pinned, Liked and RT’d; she helps you achieve measurable results in an ever-evolving medium. Subscribe to Anita's blog here: http://twirp.ca/social-media-blog-subscribe/



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