This year of 2015 will be the visual year on social media, all predictions say the videos will be king and Social Networks like Instagram or Pinterest will be having a lot of attention a growth.
Due to the huge amount of information we receive everyday our attention spawn is decreasing therefore is becoming harder to focus on long sources of information. People are reading less and want to consume faster their information. When was the last you watched a video on Youtube with more than 3 minutes length? Can you remember easily?
So that´s why that networks like Instagram and Pinterest are becoming so popular, people want to absorb fast and easily visual information. My last two posts were about Instagram, one for tools and another with great accounts to follow on 2015, so this time I decided to research on who´s doing amazingly well on Pinterest. There are a lot of great accounts to follow.
I browsed… and I browsed a bit more through a lot of Pinterest accounts and selected these 21 accounts. I neglected fashion and very “womanish” accounts, since I wanted to show a little bit more of what else is being done besides the obvious. There´s no ranking on my list, all are great on their categories. Continue reading
Over the years the the communication on the internet took its own wings and evolved quite a lot. Most of the people, and especially the young ones, write on their own way.
Good or bad, we need to face the fact that the languages are evolving and in a few cases adopting different ways to put thoughts across. Over the web the languages change dramatically and people tend to be very creative when it comes to communicate online.
While communicating with friends from all over the world I have been realising that each country has their own specific way to laugh so I thought it could be interesting to put a few together in an Infographic. Continue reading
So you finished your education on Social Media or Community Manager and want to get a job managing Social Media for a good company. That´s great, but now comes the hardest part which is getting called for an interview. You probably have been told already that in order to work within Social Media your online presence must be top notch. By now you Tweet a few times everyday, you have a very updated profile on Linkedin, you post on Google +, you write on a blog and you have a creative cv, if not check this post.
These are fundamental steps in order that you can get noticed and since you are starting to send CVs, the first thing the recruiter is looking for, is to check your online presence. If you can’t manage yourself on Social Media, how can you manage the company´s?
And after all of this how do you prepare yourself for these sort of interviews? What do you check and what do you talk about?
Not long ago I wrote a post about 5 Social Networks that local business should be on. I must confess that I found the link between social media and small business very interesting and I explain why.
Almost everyone understands by now that bringing their business to Social Media is an important and fundamental step to get more visibility of their work, even though not everyone manages to understand how to do it. I have seen pretty much everything on the social networks, some are excellent examples how to use Social Media, and some others are a pure disaster and should probably re-think their strategy upside down.
It’s because Social Media is a rather recent marketing tool that most of the small businesses don’t know how to deal with it properly.
Yesterday, a very good friend asked me to bring his business to to Facebook, I must say I felt it was a huge challenge. Introducing a small business to social media is a difficult task that many owners fail to understand. After 15 minutes absorbing this idea, I got really excited about it, mainly because playing around with a social network for a small company can be extremely fun and rewarding.
This will be a useful guide with tips and tricks to bring your business to the web 2.0, because this is hard work but is also fun. Continue reading
On today’s world, things move fast and time is very little to everything we need to do. Working in, or with Social Media is no exception and time is very sparse for all the things we need to be doing during each day.
As soon I started to manage my online presence in a more professional way, I quickly realised that one of the hardest parts is to manage your time due to the wide amount of tasks that are needed to be done each day.
It’s not only that there are quite many social networks to manage, but is also the fact that each one has their own specifications. As soon as I had a handful of social networks to update, comments to reply, writing on my blog, manage accounts and read other’s blogs and content it became clear that I had to create a strategy in order that was possible to manage my time effectively during the day. Continue reading
After writing how to make a creative CV useful for community managers, I thought it could be important to have a list of the best Social Media and Marketing Agencies operating in Madrid. This list is though for any community manager looking for a job, but also for potential foreign companies looking to invest in Spain and therefore use these agencies to implement themselves in the country’s social media.
With 72% of it’s nearly 48 million inhabitants connected to the internet, this southern European country is highly active on the social media networks, with 93% claiming to be having a social media account.
Spain is a vibrant country full of highly qualified and talented people which their work on Social Media is placing them on Europe´s top rankings. As an example, the powerful tool SocialBro was born in Spain.
There are many reasons to bring your business to Spain, and even more reasons to use the Social Networks. Continue reading
The job market is immensely competitive and you’re just another highly qualified candidate looking for a job. You have your CV ready to support your application, but how can you stand out and not be another one on the pile?
By all means, the content of your CV will be a key factor on HR´s decision to hire you or not, and your experience and education will play an important role on their decision, but there are a few tricks that can make a difference if you want to stand out and get hired. Continue reading
Few could imagine that when in 2007 Steve Jobs presented the Iphone that the way we experience the world would change so dramatically. Now, no one leaves their home without their smartphone, and forgetting it at home is probably people’s biggest nightmare. Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame finally arrived and people want to share with the world their location or post their pictures when they’re drinking the beloved beer after work.
But people also want to make themselves heard and their opinion matter like never before because everyone has a presence online, and that presence is big, in fact quite big.
Keeping this in mind and if you own a local business like a shop, a bar or a restaurant you should start paying some attention to a good few social networks. You should know what your customers are talking about you and take some advantage from it. Good or bad you must know what they say about you online.
Videos and social networks like Youtube have been around for a while now and obviously they have been an important part of social media, however there are a few good reasons why people are uploading more videos.
If you have a business or a strong presence on the social media you should pay some attention to these trendy apps, platforms and gadgets. Continue reading
Browsing the web quickly you soon realize that you can find tons of tools that can help you grasping Twitter and maximise your presence and engagement.
The hard part is to select which ones to use and which ones suit best your purposes.
If you, like me, are a beginner in this world this list is for you. I am listing the five must have tools to your entry on the Twitter world.