February 6, 2016

What Does the Business Woman Say? Tweet!

Women in social media

Many of you know that AMF joined with Amy Tippins in January 2014 to form RTL Digital Media. Although we have men on our professional team, RTL is a woman-owned business, operated by women. We just launched our website and one of our first posts was an infographic featuring statistics about female users of social […]

Self Promotion – Does It Have to Feel Smarmy?

self promotion

A couple of days ago, I had an interesting conversation about self-promotion with Julia Hull, Director of Customer Support for Bundle Post (the greatest social media management and curation software on earth). As I made my morning rounds for clients on Facebook, I saw Julia had posted a question in her status asking friends what […]

Got a Twitter Business Plan? Or Are You Doing It All for the Nookie?

social media cliff jumping

I’m going to jump off of a social media cliff if I see one other businessperson tweeting like an unruly college freshman looking for some (ahem) “attention”. The college kid may be doing it all for the nookie, but as a businessperson you’re tweeting for more than kicks. This is your bread and butter. Do […]

Are You Failing at Social Media Management?

social media fail

Well, are you failing at managing your social content and that of other brands you manage? If you’re like many of us who manage several profiles, you probably spend hours curating, organizing, hashtagging, and scheduling content for each profile almost daily. And that doesn’t even include thanking and recognizing all your best engagers with Follow […]

No Fail (Almost) Guide to Hashtag Basics

Hashtags provide a great way to categorize content.

Nowadays, most content marketers and brand ambassadors use Twitter – and the majority of them use hashtags. In social media circles, the term hashtag refers to keywords or word phrases (no spaces) that follow the number or pound symbol in a Tweet. People use hashtags on a variety of other social media platforms, but, for […]

Social Media Engagement for Small Business

social media outsourcing

Some time ago, my good friend, Lisa Buben of Inspire to Thrive, asked me if I’d write a guest post for her site. I accepted, of course, honored that she asked me. It took me way too long – in the interim, Lisa wrote and submitted one of the most popular posts on FWD about […]

Social Media – What Is It Good For?

scars r sexy freelance writing

What is social media good for — besides acting as a platform for freelance writers and others to promote themselves and their wares? The short answer? A lot. What does “a lot” really mean? Much more than merely reuniting with your high school class or making that ex-BF realize, at long last, that he missed […]