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Anita Kirkbride
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NEW: How to Run an Amazingly Simple Contest with Hootsuite Campaigns

Social media contests work. If done right. Doing them right is actually quite simple these days. There are myriad apps out there to help you run a "campaign", contest or sweepstakes quite efficiently. In the past I've used Shortstack extensively to run…
A run down of the FREE version of Hootsuite Campaigns and how to set up a sweepstakes, email entry style contest for Facebook and Twitter.
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Ready to grow your twitter? Number of people that use Twitter? 310 Million according to Digital Trends I have recently decided to put more concentration on growing my twitter following. As I seek advice, I thought I would pass it on to my fellow content creators who also want to grow on Twitter. I have...Read More »
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From my very first experience with Twirp Communications, to my most recent one – Anita has always been very knowledgeable, strategic, & professional.  Prior to discovering the wonderful & beneficial world of social media, it had always overwhelmed me & I…
From my very first experience with Twirp Communications, to my most recent one – Anita has always been very knowledgeable, strategic, & professional.  Prior to discovering the wonderful & b
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On October 11, 2015 I got married to my soul mate. I’m not going to get all mushy about it here, but I’ve never been so happy. Really and truly. We are high school sweethearts who reconnected when we were both going through divorce. I’ve thought long and…
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The other day I was scrolling through Hootsuite's blog and apps and came across the Hootsuite Syndicator app. I had tried to use it a couple of years ago, but couldn't get it up and running for whatever reason. This time it worked perfectly and on the…
I read a lot of blogs. Social media blogs. Business blogs. Marketing blogs. And hey, I even read some DIY blogs and keep trying to convince myself that yes, I can in fact paint my dining room set with
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Remember that article I wrote about how I hated graphic design? Well, I've changed my tune a bit in just a couple of weeks. Canva at Work has revolutionized my blogging life and I want to show you how!
Last week I wrote about beginner SEO techniques and the Yoast SEO plugin for Wordpress. In that article, I mentioned the need to include different sized blog graphics for each network in your post. He
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If you've been thinking Twitter is full of people talking about going to the bathroom and eating breakfast, think again! You will only find Twitter fun, interesting and USEFUL if you follow the right accounts. For a good start, if you're in Halifax, I…
Twitter is only fun, interesting and USEFUL if you follow the right accounts. Here are 10 of the most useful Twitter accounts in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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If you are doing any decent amount of social media marketing for your own business, or for others, you've probably already tried a scheduling system or two to help with the workload. Maybe you've felt it's wrong to schedule content and you gave up? Or…
If you are doing any decent amount of social media marketing for your own business, or for others, you've probably already tried a scheduling system or two to help with the workload. Maybe you've felt
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Years ago, likely when we were still referring to the internet as the World Wide Web, I listened to a radio interview that described a day when we’d all be able to design our own news feed. We’d turn on our computers each day and, based on our own…
This post was originally published at Mary Jane Copps' blog The Phone Lady and is reblogged with permission. This summer I had the opportunity to really focus on my understanding of, and relationship
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Thank you to the creative writers and designers, geeks, nerds and movie-ophiles who created truly witty and fun responses to the Facebook privacy notice hoax that enjoyed a resurgence a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few that made me LOL.
Yes, it's a hoax. Posting a simple status update on your Facebook profile will not prevent Facebook from doing anything with the information you post, or protect your photos in any way. You can read a
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Well, here it goes. Thanks to a suggestion from Dan Murray on Twitter I am gearing up to do a weekly live stream...but I need your help Halifax! I want to feature local businesses who are doing social media the way it's meant to be done. I want to feature…
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caption id=attachment_4199 align=alignright width=200 Pin it for later! Click here to Pin: http://owl.li/RZqKo/caption I get a lot of questions about SEO. Usually Do you do SEO? No. I don't. I *DO*
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Head Twirp, Anita Kirkbride 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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Scheduled sending and email reminders | Boomerang for Gmail
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How to Pay an Invoice through PayPal WITHOUT Using a PayPal Account
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Facebook recently made it easier to unfollow annoying pages, people and groups that pollute their news feeds. Should marketers be mad about

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How to Stop Facebook Imposters
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What is Content?
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The simple answer is that content is everything you put out into the world. Your content represents you, your business and your brand to eve

Finding Leads on Twitter: Christmas Edition
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Happy holidays, readers! This article is part of an ongoing series, inspired by Gary Vaynerchuk, to show Halifax businesses the variety of l

12 Most Fox-Like Things an Entrepreneur Would Say
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Secret Sauce
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Beyond the Hurt Aftercare and Public Education extension in which Alice Housing will contribute to education on respectful and responsible r

Five Ways Bartering is Bleeding Your Business
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Bartering is bad for business. I will even go as far to say that bartering only works when your business has no money and then it becomes a