Need Last Minute Gifts for the Social Media Lover in Your Life?

We have the perfect answer for your last minute holiday shopping needs! Our fellow CWSM member, Erin Cell, created the Top 10 Social Media Gifts for under $20. Finish your shopping online (or in most stores) and have the items wrapped & ready to go for the holidays in no time. Click here to see the full list of gifts! We’ve even picked our Top 3!!! Popsocket – Described as an expanding piece of magic for your phone! You can choose from a variety of designs or upload your own. PRO TIP: Upload your custom Snapchat code & make it easy for others to connect with you. Use the link for $2 off your popsocket. Prices vary, but under $20. Arkon Mounts Tripod -The MG2TRIXL Flexible 11” Phone Tripod Mount is the ideal accessory for streaming live video from your phone and fits …

CWSM Is So Much More…

There is more than meets the eye to the Colorado Women in Social Media This blog is a little different than our normal focus on social media strategy, training & changes in the industry. Instead, let’s focus on our community & how we support each other. This group, Colorado Women in Social Media, is not simply a group of women who get together monthly to talk social media, we are a family. We support each other through the good times & the bad. We stand by each other & offer hugs of support when needed. Trust, there are times you think you can get through it on your own,  but what you really need is a hug from someone who understands what you are going through & knows you just need a hug! In addition, our group does what we …

Use Social Media to Enhance Business Networking

Communicating with someone via social networking will never replace the power of a handshake, a smile, and a face-to-face conversation. That said, strategic use of social media can enhance the effectiveness of your in-person business networking. Let’s use the example of a one-to-one appointment in which you and someone you meet through networking and are getting to know each other better. Social media can be effectively used before, during and after these appointments.   Use Social Media Before, During, and After a One-to-One Visit Before the visit. After setting the date and time to meet with someone for the first time, do some research on them. Review their LinkedIn profile and request a connection. Look for common interests and shared connections. Check out their website and their Facebook business page, plus any other relevant cyber presences. During the visit. As you …

Tuesday Tip: Increasing Engagement on Snapchat

Is your business on Snapchat? Snapchat is the 2nd most powerful platform in the US with over 200 million daily users. Want to increase engagement & start conversations with your followers? Here are some ideas to get started: Share content with them you aren’t sharing on other platforms. This could be behind the scenes at the office, new product launches, or access to live events Ask questions & have fans snap you back with images or videos using your product! Surprise or reward followers with Snapchat only promotions & discount codes Consider partnering with an influencer in a similar industry who has a following you would like to reach Hope this gives you some ideas to get started engaging with your audience! About Erin: Erin Cell, is the Founder & CEO of Socially Powered, LLC. I have been helping business …

Is Pokèmon Go Good for Your Business?

If you haven’t heard of Pokèmon Go you may be living under a rock. Ok, just kidding (kind of), but I’m sure you’ve seen the masses out wandering the streets & parks nearby with their eyes glued to their phones. What are all these people doing you may ask yourself? Answer, playing Pokèmon Go. If you have a local business you may want to consider taking advantage of the latest gaming craze to promote your business. In fact, Yelp is even jumping on the Pokèmon bandwagon. Check it out you can filter your search if there is a Pokèstop nearby! If you remember back to the 90’s, Pokèmon became popular with kids on Nintendo Game Boy, card game, TV series, & trading cards. Fast forward to 2016 & it is now a free-to-play application based game which uses your phone’s GPS to detect …