Social Media Templates – A must have for 2015

Looking for cover photo dimensions for Facebook?  How about wanting to update your Twitter cover photo for the new year?  I don’t know abut you, but I’m always struggling to remember which platform requires what size.  To avoid spending hours trying to figure it out, the kind folks over at HubSpot have updated their post […]

2014 Wearable Tech Gift Guide from BlogHer

Have a techie (not a Trekkie) on your holiday shopping list this year and clueless as to what you should get them?  The great people over at BlogHer have come up with a pretty spectacular list of the coolest wearable tech for this year. Have fun shopping!

Helpful guide to using Twitter Cards

Want to get more out of your Twitter marketing?  Use Twitter cards!  Here’s a great explanation and info graphic from HubSpot Marketing on how to use this cool new feature from Twitter:

Why I won’t be installing Facebook Messenger

There has been an increase in chatter over the last few weeks regarding the forced implementation of Facebook Messenger.  No longer were you going to be able to use the “email” or “personal message” function in Facebook on your mobile device without installing Messenger – a separate application that would be handling all of the […]

How to Network with Brands: Post Conference

You’re home from BlogHer14 with a stack of business card that are sitting on your desk / kitchen counter / still in your suitcase.  What should you do with them?  Odds are, there were brands that you meshed with more than others.  Should you continue to network with all of them? YES! All networking is […]

Pathfinder Day: The Path to Business Owner #BlogHer14

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to lead a Pathfinder Day at the 10th Anniversary of BlogHer’s annual conference. Along with Erica Diamond from Women On The Fence, we covered an entire day on “The Path to Business Owner”.  The primary purpose of the presentation was to create a conversation about the many options […]

Paid Links without a No-Follow Attribute: Don’t Do It!

Recently I was contacted by a representative from OutsourcedContentToday.com inquiring about placing a compensated, no-follow link in an old blog post.  I usually ignore these emails completely, or respond politely with an, “I’m not in the practice of selling links on my site” email and move on.  I chose the latter in this case and […]

Tips for using Social Media for Customer Service

Recently I was interviewed for a CBS Chicago News segment regarding the use of social media to resolve customer service issues.   Here’s is my inclusion in the segment from Dorothy Tucker:     As a reminder, if you are interested in tweeting a brand about an issue you are having about a product or service […]

Snapchat and Your Kids: What Parents Need to Know

This article originally appeared on the MommyNearest mobile app where I am an “Expert Mom” and weekly contributor.  To read great daily content and find the best places to hang out with your kids in the Chicago and New York metropolitan areas, download the app HERE for free. I’ve already given you the ins and […]

Instagram for Kids? What Parents Should Know

This article originally appeared on the MommyNearest mobile app where I am an “Expert Mom” and weekly contributor.  To read great daily content and find the best places to hang out with your kids in the Chicago and New York metropolitan areas, download the app HERE for free. In the first and second parts of […]