By Account Management Intern, Emily Farrar Everyday we have less time to complete our to do list, so “life hacks” are becoming more important. A life hack is a “trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method used to increase efficiency and productivity.” Did you know there are life hacks for #Twitter? As a fan of both simplifying things and using Twitter, I wanted to share the knowledge. By following these shortcuts you can utilize your Twitter feed more efficiently.

By Dave Saunders, Chief Idea Officer Today’s topic is Influence. How do you gain influence personally, professional and as a company? And who is influenced? Influence as a strategy is important in developing the social space essential for cultivating expert status. This should be your primary strategy, especially in a B2B market (i.e. lawyers, accountants, consultants and other business people should use social media as an audience to engage content and gain feedback.) Do you have a question for Dave? Is there a topic you would like to see him discuss?…

By Digital Marketing Intern Emily Pickering With LinkedIn having over 200 million professionals, business owners shouldn’t underestimate its potential as a networking, reputation management and lead generation tool. Here’s a look at our top 3 recommendations for business owners using LinkedIn.   Fill Out Your Company Profile Completely – this is an incredibly important in setting up a professional and credible presence. – Utilize keywords in your description to maximize your reach – Get customer recommendations to show off your expertise – Make sure to include a complete list of…

By Emily Farrar, Account Services Intern   To start off – I love Twitter! It is a great way to keep in touch with friends, stay up to date with news and be connected in many ways. However, it is also important to use Twitter in good taste.   Here are eight things to avoid when using Twitter: 1. Posting inappropriate photos. A common mistake you hear about involves individuals who post inappropriate photos on their social media account. As a rule of thumb, if you don’t want everyone to…

Post 03.1.13 - SEO in Easy Terms

Madison+Main Chief Idea Officer, Dave Saunders sits down with Kieran Wagner to discuss SEO in easy terms. Dave talks about the variety of acronyms that marketers use and demystifies one of them, Search Engine Optimization. Dave explains what businesses want to know in common sense terms and everyday language.

Post 04.11.12 - Augmented Reality

By Sarah Dawes, Client Services Coordinator aka @SDawesie What is it? “At Madison+Main, we know the difference between what’s new and what’s next.” We’ve been living by this phrase at Madison+Main since the very beginning, which might be why we’re all completely jazzed about augmented reality: a new technology that uses computer generated images to blur the lines between what’s real and what isn’t. Considered to be an extension of virtual reality, augmented reality differs by actually enhancing one’s current perception of reality. While virtual reality replaces the real world with…

Beginning March 30th, Facebook is making its new Timeline mandatory for all users and pages. Yikes.

Judging from the reaction around the social media world, “change” is not something everyone likes. However, businesses should not be fear the changes but embrace them. These new FB formats will help them more easily market and manage your brand message. Here are some tips from the team at Madison+Main, so your company is well prepared.

The playbook of advertising is constantly evolving and in many ways is turning inside out. Facebook has augmented the social web experience in ways we never imagined a decade ago. The amount of content available for immediate sharing is overwhelming. In time, marketers learned that social sites would provide the widest audiences possible, so they started an outbound marketing strategy by flooding YouTube and Facebook with ads. Sounds like a good idea, right?  After all, that is where most people spend their time online. Not necessarily. These channels are a…

Building an online presence via Google+ is now possible for more than just individuals. The social-networking site launched “Google+ Pages” today as a means of providing profiles for businesses, brands, places, teams and other non-entities. Page holders enjoy most of the same features that are included in personal profiles but are allowed additional features like “direct connect,” where users can type a “+” symbol into Google before a business name and be instantly directed to that business’ Google+ page. Google+, which moved out of its beta testing phase in late…

As many of you know, Madison+Main is committed to working towards a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. And as a big supporter of the Central Virginia Chapter of the MS Society, we have volunteered our time and services to help promote their fundraising events. This past spring, several of the Madison+Mainiacs took part in the MS Walk, and our very own Art Director, Jeff Smack, participated in the MS Ride, a two-day, 150-mile bike ride from Richmond to Williamsburg and back. Jeff not only surpassed his fundraising goal of $1,000,…

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