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So, what does an April Fool’s Martini (see recipe below) have to do with your social media strategy?
Well, thatapril fools depends on how you use it.  But, if you read our Candy Cane Martini Post in December, we got you started.  Periodically, we’ll offer you additional martini recipes to help you stop, take a pause and measure your social media campaigns.  Measure? Yes, measure.  We mean estimate the ROI and effectiveness of your social media strategies.

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I am constantly asked how I use Linkedin to grow my business.  For a lot of businesses and professionals Linkedin is a mystery.  Often times when we speak on using Social Media to grow your business we will ask by show of hands “who has a Linkedin account?”.  Typically most of the room will raise their hand.  Of course when we follow up with “who has received businesses or referrals from Linkedin?” or “who knows how to use Linkedin for their business?” only one or two hands will remain!

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7 Steps to Creating A Great Linkedin Profile

by Alan Underkofler on March 5, 2010

Linkedin gives you the ability to control your online identity.  Have you Googled yourself lately?  What comes up for you?  It is all positive?  Maybe a few negatives?  Or worse does nothing come up at all?  Linkedin profiles quickly rise to linkedin logo 7 Steps to Creating A Great Linkedin Profilethe top of search results letting you control what people see about you and your company online.  Let me say this in another way…  You are in complete control of what people see about you on your Linkedin profile therefore you are in complete control on what people read about you online!  You must take advantage and leverage this!

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Have you ever wanted to add a follow me on twitter badge or box on your facebook profile?  For many facebook users follow me on twitter badge 7 Simple Steps to Add a Twitter Follow me Badge to Your Facebook Profilethe idea of having a twitter badge is enticing but the steps to do it can be a bit confusing.   To make it easy for you I have listed 7 simple steps to add a follow me on twitter badge or box on your facebook profile below.

  1. Log on to facebook

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The Four Stages to Twitter Relationships

by Alan Underkofler on January 8, 2010

It might be hard to believe but many business owners still have the impression twitter is just a waste of time.  They truly don’t understand how using twitter will have a positive impact on their business.  So the question you may be asking yourself is, how you start attracting new customers and prospects from twitter?  The answer is my building relationships!  It all starts with building relationships and on twitter there are a few different stages.

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The recent full page color ad in USA Today shows a brilliant example of using New Media i.e. Social Media, specificallytridentlayers 300x146 Trident Gum Combines Social Media with Traditional Media for Advertising Success Twitter and Traditional Media i.e. advertising in the USA Today.  Trident Gum is doing what many brands are implementing with TV advertising, pulling viewers or in this case readers into different media outlets by cross promoting them in advertising.

When working with our Social Media Marketing clients at Square Martini Media we often discuss all current advertising methods and create ways to pull them together.  By linking different audiences or fans across multiple media platforms you create a synergy in your marketing efforts and increase the overall impact.   This is a major part in our clients marketing and Social Media strategy and should be included in yours.

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Twitter For Business Case Study: The Coffee Groundz

by Alan Underkofler on October 27, 2009

Square Martini Media is committed to sharing Social Media success stories to provide insight on what Social Media can do for your business.  Today we will discuss the Social Media strategy for The Coffee Groundz a small business in Houston, TX.

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coffee groundz logo Twitter For Business Case Study: The Coffee GroundzCoffee Groundz is not your typical coffee shop!  It was started to fill a niche; serve great coffee and tea, cold beverages, and spirits!  Coffee Groundz also provides free wifi and is work friendly with outlets and at every seat as well as outside on the patio.  Sounds like a great place to visit!

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Make A Positive Impact On Our Changing Climate

by Alan Underkofler on October 15, 2009

What are you doing to make a positive difference to our climate?  Do you carpool, recycle, drive a hybrid, or simply remember to turn off the lights when you leave a room?  It all makes a difference!

Today is the third annual Blog Action Day where over 10,000 blogs and online media outlets are focusing on one issue that effects us all… climate change.  At Square Martini Media we decided to focus on one of our key missions: hiring remote workers.  Take a look at the below video and learn what Square Martini Media is doing to make a difference:

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Top 7 Reasons To Use TweetChat With Twitter!

by Alan Underkofler on September 14, 2009

One of the great things about Social Media is the many additional tools you can use.  There are so many Social Media tools available now and new ones coming online everyday no one could never try them all!  One of these great tools I TweetChat Gravity Summit Twitter Streamhave really enjoyed using lately is TweetChat.  I have used it  for Gravity Summit, The Cool Twitter Conferences, and the San Diego Twestival and TweetUp events.  So what are the Top 7 Reasons?

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Twitter For Business Case Study: Naked Pizza

by Alan Underkofler on September 9, 2009

twitter 300x110 Twitter For Business Case Study: Naked PizzaOne of the many questions we hear at Square Martini Media during our initial Social Media strategy discussions is “does Social Media really work to increase business?”.  With this question in mind we will now start posting Social Media case studies and success stories more often on Square Martini Media.  You can see a few of our past stories by reviewing the Twitter Talk Radio posts.

Our first case study involves using twitter to attract new customers, engage current customers, and increase sales.

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naked pizza logoNaked Pizza a New Orleans pizza takeout and delivery restaurant with a mission to make an unhealthy and popular fast food healthier, more nutritious, and better tasting!

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