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 …

Tuesday Tip: Snapchat Geofilters

Why Snapchat Geofilters? If you are on Snapchat you’ve most likely seen custom Geofilters. These are especially prevalent at events where a large number of people are attending. If you are hosting or attending an event you should consider creating a Snapchat Geofilter to promote. When someone applies your Geofilter it is shown to their audience, which potentially reaches an entirely new audience & gains exposure for your business or event. There are two types of Geofilters; community which are at no charge or on-demand which can be purchased for a small fee (based on the demand, area covered, & duration) You can learn more about getting started with Geofilters here: Get Started Creating Geofilters! I’m still amazed more people aren’t taking advantage of this less expensive, more authentic method of marketing to their audience. I have been to over …

3 Ways to Make Your YouTube Work for You

If you’re using YouTube in a “set it and forget it” manner, you’re doing it wrong. Let’s say you just uploaded a video. You probably got an email confirming the video is ready, and maybe you even clicked on the link to check that the video plays. You watched the first five seconds just to make sure. All good? Nope. You missed a few things. Three, in fact (and at least). Here are three things you can do today to make your YouTube videos even better: Add your branding to videos automatically. Add your other social profiles to your YouTube Channel. Add Call-to-Action cards (up to five) to each of your YouTube videos. Want to learn how to implement all three? Click here to read more at Really.Social.

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 …

Take a Break From Social Media

It is easy to become consumed with social media, isn’t it? Yet there are times, both on a daily basis, and when off visiting family and friends or vacationing, when it is important to step away from social media.   Tips for Taking Breaks from Social Media It’s OK to miss the news that constantly flows through social media sites. If something is really important, you will hear about it. Avoid constantly checking your smart phone. I recently heard that people in the millennial generation check their smart phones over 150 times a day! How often do you check? (If you have no idea, consider keeping track for two or three days and taking an average. It’s probably a lot more than you think.) Use other types of communication to stay in touch with family members and friends. Your elders …