Don’t Go Hashtag Crazy … Seriously

Some of us social media nerds (I use that term with all due affection) watch everything in our industry, carefully. Among all that we carefully observe is hashtag usage. One of the main errors users frequently make, with hashtags, is obnoxious overuse. Another major error is usage that demonstrates little to no rhyme or reason, … Continue reading Don’t Go Hashtag Crazy … Seriously

Where is Your Audience Coming From? Check Referral Traffic

When I am studying analytics, to gain greater insight about my audience, one item stands out is referral traffic. First and foremost, make sure your brand is attached to your website and, if applicable, your printed brochures. Your website, even if just in the footer, should contain links and icons to your social media accounts. … Continue reading Where is Your Audience Coming From? Check Referral Traffic

In the Eye of Hurricane Irma, PR Still Matters

Following the coverage of Hurricane Irma, I've been monitoring the obvious. But, as is the case with my business, I'm also monitoring the public relations aspects of what is happening. Even in the eye of one of the most ferocious hurricanes we've seen, one that is currently wreaking havoc on the state of Florida, I've … Continue reading In the Eye of Hurricane Irma, PR Still Matters

How to Embrace the Entrepreneurship Challenge

Beginning as an entrepreneur, for many people, starts out as a dream or a vision of some kind. For many entrepreneurs, the idea of stepping out of a comfort zone -- to do what feels like the impossible -- seems far too unrealistic to be believed. But, consider this: What if it is not all … Continue reading How to Embrace the Entrepreneurship Challenge

Get in Front of the Crisis, Anticipate

This will be a quick blog about crisis communications. Too many times, in crisis situations, I see people who get that first indication of the crisis, and don't anticipate the obvious questions the media will ask. In many cases, this takes an experienced professional to walk you through all (or as many as possible) of … Continue reading Get in Front of the Crisis, Anticipate

Football Season is Here, Soon I’ll Be on Air, Social Media, Everywhere

College football is officially back. There's no shortage of big games on this first major Saturday of the season. I've been a college football fan for as long as I can remember. The last 15 years, I've worked in sports broadcasting: football, men's basketball and women's basketball at Ferris State University. A week from today, … Continue reading Football Season is Here, Soon I’ll Be on Air, Social Media, Everywhere

Mayweather and McGregor, Together, Make Money

Tonight's the night for the big fight as two worlds collide in a Las Vegas, Nevada boxing ring. Longtime, legendary boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who is in the twilight of his career, is putting his undefeated record (and his reputation, to some degree) on the line against mixed martial arts superstar, and UFC champion, Conor … Continue reading Mayweather and McGregor, Together, Make Money