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MaryAnn Sircely
Marketing consulting, content marketing, print and website design studio serving small to mid-sized companies and nonprofits.
Marketing consulting, content marketing, print and website design studio serving small to mid-sized companies and nonprofits.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Wishing everyone peace, health and a blizzard of business in 2014!

(photo by Harry Sircely in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest)

Wise words:

"The sound of a small bell during a dark night louder than the din of traffic outside your window during rush hour.

Surprise and differentiation have far more impact than noise does."

- Seth Godin

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Do you really want to pay Facebook to deliver the valuable content you're just giving away? Derek Halpern tells you exactly what to do and how to do it. Short version: build your email list!

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It seems more and more, Google+ is the place to be.
Has Facebook Officially Jumped the Shark?

According to a report released by AdAge, Facebook has admitted to showing less and less of a business Page's posts to their fans and followers. Why? To encourage businesses to spend more money on promoted posts.

Facebook is forcing businesses to pay to play.

I've personally seen my post reach fall from a measly 8% down to a laughable 4%. Just 4% of the people who have actually liked my Page see my status updates. Oh, but Facebook is happy to take my money to supposedly allow more people to see those posts.

Anyone else have a problem with this?

When I can use Twitter and Google+ to reach more people and drive more conversation and engagement, why would I continue to use Facebook? Why would I pay Facebook for the "privilege?"

So Facebook won't see a dime from in 2014, and here's why:

What about you? Are you having success on Facebook? Are you willing to spend more next year to get your message heard?

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

#Facebook   #SocialMedia   #SocialMediaMarketing   #ContentMarketing  

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Good advice for when you are stuck.

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These days, every marketer needs to have a few HTML tricks up her sleeve. Here are some useful coding hacks from the folks at Hubspot.

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From +Sonia Simone - seven strategies you’ll want to swipe from the rich tradition of direct response copywriting. Hit it, Sonia:

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Lovely sunrise on the beach this morning in Cape May, NJ.

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