BY VICKI MCLEOD, THE TIMES FEBRUARY 8-2013
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times has taken the leap into Layar and a quick survey of my social media savvy peeps has generated big buzz about this new medium.
Layar is an Augmented Reality (AR) platform that enables smartphone users (iPhone and Android for now) to scan print copy and link to an almost infinite number of online sources and [...]
BY VICKI MCLEOD, THE TIMES JANUARY 18, 2013
Vicki leading a new year's vision board workshop.
January is the start of a new year and everybody’s favourite January pursuit is reflecting on the previous year and considering new goals and plans for the upcoming one.
As a life and business coach, I like to take a holistic approach to planning, and that includes planning social media [...]
BY VICKI MCLEOD, THE TIMES OCTOBER 18, 2012
So good to look at!
Several months ago, the social media site Pinterest, was hailed as ‘the next big thing’. Skeptics weren’t entirely sure this would hold true, but the online pin board site continues to outstrip Google +, YouTube and Twitter in driving traffic to websites and in translating that traffic into online sales.
So what’s [...]
Did you know that Facebook posts get far more engagement when you are sharing a photo than any other type of post? Ever wonder why Pinterest is so popular?
People love eye candy, or at least something to look at when they are online. Who wants to read a whole bunch of text? A picture says a thousand words, and it is so much more engaging. It requires less "work" than reading text, clicking on [...]
Wanting to learn how to share great content that will engage your audience on Facebook? How about learning to network effectively on LinkedIn to build your professional connections? The Social Chicks have invited Donna Willon of Focused Networking to join us on October 12 to offer a day-long workshop on getting your business connected! Register with the Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and [...]
BY LORI GRAHAM, THE TIMES SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
As a small business owner, I know what it’s like to wear many hats.
At times it can be super exciting, and at others, well, super exhausting. And these days, it’s not about if you’re going to add social media to your must-do list, it’s about how you’re going to do it engagingly and efficiently.
This is a common concern [...]
BY REBECCA VAUGHAN, THE TIMES AUGUST 16, 2012
Visit Rebecca and the other Social Chicks at www.facebook.com/thesocialchicks
If you have been to a presentation on kids and social media, you have probably heard a lot of scary stories. Inappropriate comments, photos, revealing personal information and cyber bullying all come to mind.
Social media certainly can be used [...]
BY VICKI MCLEOD: THE TIMES JULY 19-2012
If you’re paying attention to conversations in the world of social media, you’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule.
No doubt you’ve heard of it in reference to a number of other things as well, but in social media parlance, it refers to the formula used to determine the kind of content that makes for the best posts.
Generally, 80 per cent of [...]