10 Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Community Manager

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On my last two posts I have created a list of inspiring Pinterest accounts and other one with great Instagram tools but recently I have dedicated a lot of time to read a lot of what these guys have to say about Social Media: Jeff Bullas, Gary Vaynerchuk  and Kim Garst.

Why? Well, these guys know a lot of Social Media and Online Marketing are part of this world you need to be constantly learning new things.

There’s a close link between my introductory line and the content of this post and I explain why. These authors are real authorities on Social Media, they talk about it, they write about it, they study about it, and they are the first ones to implement new tricks and techniques. What I mean is that there are people that dedicate tons of time to this brave new world. And in the other hand I see many companies neglecting the fact that they need to hire a professional to manage their Social Networks.

I have put together a list of 10 reasons why you should be considering to hire a Community Manger for your company today! Continue reading

21 Of The Most Inspiring Pinterest Accounts

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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

11 #Instagram Tools You Need to Know About

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After my previous post on 25 Instagram accounts to follow on 2015 I have confirmed that Instagram is really popular right now. I have got a lot of good feedback and interest on the Instagram accounts. However I also realized that there is a bit of misconception on how to use this platform and how to use it.

There are a lot of tools and apps out there that can improve your performance on Instagram. Even if your goal is not to become a professional Instagramer, some tools can just simplify your posting activity and achieve better quality and results on your pictures and management.

As more as I dig through this network as more interesting I find it, and I think there will be a lot more to come, or did you forget that Instagram is owned by  Facebook? One of Facebook´s motto is to be constantly improving, so expect more on Instagram and some of the improvements may come from these tools.

On these post there are two types of apps, the ones for your computer and the ones for your phone. Continue reading

25 #Instagram accounts you should follow in 2015

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The year on 2014 ended very well for Instagram with terrific news. Socialbakers announced that Instagram has way more brand engagement than Twitter, also celebrated 300 million users, becoming one of the most used Social Media platforms on the planet and again, overcoming Twitter.

Another great news was that the minds behind Instagram were able to eliminate fake users, however this managed to annoy quite a lot of celebrities that saw their followers count to drop drastically. Here´s a list where you can find the biggest losers on Instagram, the ones that were more affected with this clean up.

This month of December is always a month of predictions, all media is predicting what should be coming up on 2015, my prediction is that Instagram is going to be big, even bigger than what it is now. There´s still plenty of room for this platform to grow and improve, but at the moment is a great place to find the most talented and creative people on the world using a camera.

I have decided to compile a list of people that are achieving something amazing on Instagram. If you are tired of your friend´s selfies, follow some of these Instagramers, you won’t regret it.

It´s a  random list from people I consider that are blessed to greatly express their art through the lens of camera, people that have amazing lives, adrenaline freaks, travelers, foodies, animal lovers and creative minds. There are no brands or celebrities on this list. Continue reading

The 5 best mobile apps to find a job + 2 Bonus

The 5 Best mobile apps to find a job

One of the most complicated tasks nowadays seems to be to get a job. Millions of people look for jobs online hoping to change they life and get a new job. Not long ago I wrote an article about the importance of your CV and how to make more appealing with some creative tips. In this article will show you some mobile apps for Android and IOS in order that you can search for jobs on the go. I find these apps very useful to browse for jobs when I’m traveling around on public transports or to have a quick look when you are having your morning coffee.

These apps are particularly important to be on top of the job offers since they are easy to scan it through and you can save the offers to apply later when you get the hold of your computer. I personally think it is still better to fill all the job requirements (text for the email, upload cv, and cover letter) with a laptop than with a phone or tablet, but these apps save you some time when it comes to browse for new job opportunities. Continue reading

Laughing on the Internet in other languages [Infographic]

Laughing onlineOver 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

10 Tips for a Social Media Job Interview

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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?

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11 Social Media Steps for Small Business

Social Media for Small BusinessNot 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

13 Tips to Manage Your Time on Social Media [Infographic]

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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

The 14 Best Social Media and Marketing Agencies in Madrid

The 14 Best Social Media and Marketing Agencies in Madrid

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