Is Facebook Following or Failing?

There's been a lot of innovation and imitation in social media. Facebook has been the leader for a very long time (all things being relative in the world of social media). When new innovations have been brought forward by one network similar features have been...

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Start using Emoji…No Really.

Have you sent an emoji to your friends via text? How about a Facebook Message? Did you ever give any thought to using them in your business social media efforts? It's not likely that you have used them much in your business messaging. I'm going to tell you that it's...

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Small Business Employee Advocacy Programs Can Work

Employee advocacy programs are being rolled out in corporations across America. Big businesses are engaging human resources for brand growth, influence, and reach. Advocacy is effectively word of mouth advertising from the people who stand to gain the most from the...

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Social Media Survey – Discovering Trends for 2017

The new year is coming quickly and social media professionals the world around are trying to identify the social media trends of 2017 before it even begins. I'm not going to prognosticate or try and give you my take on this topic...instead I'm going to ask you what...

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It’s The End of GPlus As We Know It…And I Feel Fine

It's the end of Google Plus as we know it ...and I feel fine. (Thank you Michael Stipe for such a catchy tune) The tech media and business pundits across the journalism landscape are prognosticating again. They have been yelling "the end is near" so much that you...

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A Change Of Heart On Social Media Management

I've maintained that social media management should be done "in-house"...preferably by someone in charge of the company. I still hold that as an ideal for small businesses. If it can be done by the owner, or manager, or even just someone in charge of...

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Authenticity is the Key to Virality

Authenticity is something so many businesses struggle with. They have fallen prey to the idea that commerciality and branding polish is the key to presenting your business in the most professional manner. While polish is never a bad thing there are times that too much...

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Load WordPress Faster [Infographic]

I help my clients build their online presence with WordPress websites. Frequently these businesses purchase the economic hosting plan. These shared hosting options are great for sites that are just starting out and don't have a lot of traffic. Unfortunately it means...

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Lessons I learned at my first Krav Maga class

Go all out until you can't breath and then breath for a minute and go all out some more. This year I've started the year with a major health focus in mind. I'm going to get fit, and trim. My goal is to be roughly what I weighed when I married my wife 15 years ago....

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Google+ Hangouts Gets Important New Tool: Showcase App

Google+ is not dead...don't let anyone tell you otherwise. In fact Google+ and all of it's many facets is a constant source of innovation and integration. A very recent example of this innovation is the addition of the Showcase App for Google+ Hangouts. The Showcase...

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Big Changes with New Year 2014

CnctNow is a fun business and I have a lot of opportunity to work with fantastic businesses and organizations. In the new year cnctNOW is getting a face lift online and new service offerings. This year has been a banner year with new clients and tons of growth for the...

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Google Helpouts turns Hangouts into Money Maker

Google Helpouts is a new product that monetizes Google+ for businesses, individuals, and of course Google. Leveraging the most unique element of Google+, the Hangout, Google Helpouts are a way to find help with everything from cooking to computers. This platform is...

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