Put an Image On it: How to Find Free Images for your Posts

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It all seems so simple, but when it comes time to add an image to whatever you’re posting, many are faced with similar confusion: where can you go to quickly grab a quality, free, legal image to insert into your latest Facebook post, website or blog?

At Campaign Consultation, and on blogs like this one, we’ve cultivated a few resources over the years that help us find images that meet all of the above standards, while also telling our story.

Below are a few resources that will help you put an image …read more

How to Engage Your Facebook Audience with Contests

I learned this week about the challenging world of Facebook contest/promotion guidelines. As an administer on your Facebook page, I recommend you checking out their guidelines in full. Many people see being an administrator of a page as no different then managing their personal page, but there are many rules that you should be aware of to keep your organization’s page on the up and up. I’m sure we’ve all seen “like this post to win a prize” from your local radio station or pizza place. Little do they know that they are in direct violation of Facebook’s guidelines. You …read more

Why Social Media Makes Me Feel All Warm and Fuzzy Inside

Did you open your Facebook page this morning to find this?

 

Did you find a big ol’ out pouring of support for the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional? Did you see a bunch of profiles returning to red in support of equal marriage? My guess is many of you did and my hope is that many of you are proud of that.

It’s been a crazy 24 hours for social media and social change. Last night perhaps you caught a wave of posts about this woman:

Wendy Davis, a state senator …read more

What Makes Your Pin Perfect?

What makes a GREAT Pinterest image?

I asked a group this question as part of a social media training I gave this week.

Before they could answer, I showed them what data says: Wired Magazine and others recently published the results of year-long “Perfect Pin” data gathering from Philadelphia start-up, Curalate, who correlated information about how often pins are shared, liked, or commented upon with characteristics of a pin and came up with a half dozen answers about what is GREAT.

Here they are:

No Human Faces Little Background (main subject takes up more of the background) Lots of Reds …read more

Tinu Abayomi-Paul Shares her Social Media Tips of the Trade

Tinu Abayomi-Paul, website promotion specialist and author, is also the principal consultant of Leveraged Promotion, a website promotion company. Their specialty is bringing companies with an existing offline presence the local, national or international exposure they need to increase profitability by leveraging the cost-effective tools available on the web.

Tinu was recently featured in the second installment of the Age of Conversation 2 and has written over 30 ebooks and multimedia guides to using the web to increase

business profits, currently being updated and moved to the Kindle platform

In September 2012, Tinu was quoted in the CNN …read more

Digital Was the Theme at What’s Next DC

What’s Next DC isn’t your average conference. In fact, it’s not even your average unconference. Now in its third year, What’s Next DC brings together speakers who are boots-on-the ground pros from areas across the country working in the field of communications. With panel topics like “Competing in the Instant Era”, “Facebook and the Power of Mobile”, and “Stop Drowning in Data”, it was clear that the topic of “digital” was the common theme among the presenters.

What’s Next Organizer and Host, Tod Plotkin, talks about this year’s What’s Next Conference and the changes from years past:

Zac Moffatt, …read more

Tips of the Trade: Using Social Media to Get Your Next Job

Career strategist, Nicolette Pizzitola (a former Tips of the Trade featured guest) speed-coached three women on the Today Show this morning, giving them advice to get their career back on track:

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Nicolette also hosted a live chat on the Today Show website after the show to answer viewer questions. She gave some advice on how to apply for a job:

When applying for a job, don’t forget about …read more

From All Things E to the Today Show!

She was our most recent guest for our “Tips of The Trade” feature, sharing her insights and advise on effective ways to use social media. Now Nicollett Pizzitola will be featured on the Today Show! Please set your TV, DVR or Tivo TOMORROW, May 1st, for her live appearance on the Today Show during the 8:00 AM ET hour. She’ll be hosting a segment designed to help women who are stuck in their careers find their way out of a professional rut.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Point Associates, Nicolette leads a coaching and consulting firm which helps …read more

A New Kind of Red Revolution

Is Facebook looking a little red today? No, the world’s largest social media site isn’t experiencing a communist revolution, it’s coming alive in support of equal marriage.

It all started with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) who gave their normal blue and yellow logo a red makeover on Monday in support of equal marriage as the Supreme Court begins hearings today on California’s Proposition 8. They asked their supporters to do the same:

“Who’s wearing red tomorrow? Show your support for marriage equality — make your profile image red for tomorrow and check out www.hrc.org/StandForMarriage for more ways to get …read more

Twitter Turns 7 Years Old Today

Happy Birthday @Twitter! Here’s a look back…

 

 

Danielle Ricks

Social Media Specialist

Campaign Consultation, Inc.

Related articles Silicon Alley Insider: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter Happy Birthday Twitter – already 6 years old, wow! On Its 7th Birthday, Is Twitter Still The ‘Free Speech Party’? …read more