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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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It is said that 2015 will be the "Year of Instagram" and I might just believe that. Instagram, the app for sharing video and pictures and most likely the reason we all know what a "selfie" is, has been around since 2010, but it is really just taking off…
It is said that 2015 will be the Year of Instagram and I might just believe that. Instagram, the app for sharing video and pictures and most likely the reason we all know what a selfie is, has been ar
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Having just had a friend admit that she thought she was being silly for thinking she had Depression... let's TALK about this!! I've been there...need someone to talk to? Talk to me.
 
It's time to talk about it.
"In the US, six percent of undergraduates and four percent of graduate students in four-year colleges have “seriously considered attempting suicide” in the past year—and nearly half of each group did not tell anyone."

Learn more: http://thefriendshipbench.org/the-friendship-bench-launch-news-release/ from The Friendship Bench & +Sam Fiorella 

#yellowisforhello   #socialawareness   #suicideprevention  
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With the next Twitter 101 workshop just around the corner in Halifax, I've been searching for some new statistics, resources and graphics to share with the participants. Luckily for me Salesforce has done some of the work already and produced this awesome…
With the next Twitter 101 workshop just around the corner in Halifax, I've been searching for some new statistics, resources and graphics to share with the participants. Luckily for me Salesforce has
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Did you know you ARE allowed to run contests directly on your Business Page now, without the use of an outside app? Did you also know the majority of the contests we see every day are breaking the rules and endangering their Page?
caption id=attachment_3697 align=alignright width=300 CC Flickr Kreg Steppe/caption Like everything else on Facebook, the Promotions Guidelines continue to change and evolve with the network. From
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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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I like to use my credit card to pay invoices online for business, but I don't like the charges to go through my PayPal account. To me it's cleaner to have them go straight to my credit card. Many people don't know how to do this, and end up asking me to…
This isn't really a social media tutorial, but I do get asked frequently how to pay my online invoices from Freshbooks (aff) if one doesn't have a PayPal account, or if one prefers to not go through P
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A recent post from my friend and telephone mentor, Mary Jane Copps, aka The Phone Lady about the millennial generation’s discomfort with TALKING ON THE PHONE really got to me. As I was reading the post I was very conscious of my inner voice asking “What…
caption id=attachment_3769 align=alignright width=225 That's Mary Jane in the middle, ready to speak at a social media panel I hosted./caption A recent post from my friend and telephone mentor, Mar
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Not only were many of the world’s biggest and brightest thought leaders from the social media and digital industries present (Guy Kawasaki, Mari Smith, CS Penn, Marcus Sheridan, Jay Baer, Chris Brogan, and so on, and so on), they were accessible,…
Isn’t professional development grand? I mean it. Isn’t it amazing to attend a conference or event focused on your industry? To be surrounded by hoards of people who are passionate about the same t
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Time and time again I've told you to search Twitter for business leads. And I think every time I mentioned that you should consider setting up a dashboard to make the process easier. Here's your guide to setting up search streams in your Hootsuite…
Time and time again I've told you to search Twitter for business leads. And I think every time I mentioned that you should consider setting up a dashboard to make the process easier. Here's your guide
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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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