Developing Your Personal Brand With Social Media With Neil Fitzgerald

Developing Your Personal Brand with Social Media with Neil Fitzgerald

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

A personal brand is important to any business whether you’re building your brand to get the best job possible or your looking to be an entrepreneur and take the world by storm. During today’s podcast, we chat with our fabulous friend, Neil Fitzgerald about developing your personal brand for long term success and goal achievement.

Neil has waylaid his personal brand through recognition of his brand identity and channeled that into professional success that we’d all love to copy!

Neil Fitzgerald | National VP of JCI USA

Neil Fitzgerald | National VP of JCI USA

Neil’s Tips to Winning the Social Professional Game:

  • Don’t post about boozing with
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Nonprots and Social Marketing with Neil Fitzgerald

Nonprofits and Social Marketing with Neil Fitzgerald

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Deanna and Nathan chatter a lot about getting involved in the community you work, and live in, and that’s why in this episode of The Social Life, the team invited Neil Fitzgerald to join them for a chat about getting started and how you can incorporate nonprofits in your social media. Neil has worked with nonprofit organizations across the world, held political office in the UK and most recently worked his way up to National VP of the Junior Chamber, while tirelessly maintaining and excelling in his professional life too. Being involved in your community is key to engaging with Read More
Instagram Apps Worth Downloading

Instagram Apps Worth Downloading

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Are you using Instagram to reach your prospective clients? Are you having trouble making wicked good posts? Deanna runs us down on her favorite Instagram apps right now and most of them are FREE to download and try!

Its Naht A Toomah

It’s Naht A Toomah

Our Favorite Instagram Apps:

  • Instafit – does exactly what it sounds like! Make your images fit better. Download For iPhone | Download For Android
  • Cleaner – did you know that there is an algorithm that scores your Followers to Follow ratios? Clean up your follow list and make sure you’re following relevant content that supports your biz goals.
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How To Get Your First 100 Followers

How To Get Your First 100 Followers

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Have you downloaded the Stark Social Media app, yet? We’re on Droid and Apple so go now and get it!

While you’re all hard at work, we’re putting together great show topics and today, we’re chatting about how to jump start your social media presence and get those first pesky 100 followers!

Twitter can certainly be an easy build, along with Instagram while we know Facebook is a tough one to tackle since their algorithm is such a pain in the tush. Deanna encourages all of us to use the tools that each social media channel offers in order to Read More

What the Hell is a Landing Page? (And why you need one!)

What the Hell is a Landing Page? (And why you need one!)

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media, Web Design

Landing pages are something that everyone needs to embrace. You really cannot run a business without dedicated landing pages that provide your customer with a place to share your goodies. Whether it’s a promotion or special deal or a download, a landing page is the place to engage with clients!

What should be on my landing page…

  • It should be simple! Don’t overdo it with reviews, awards and extra stuff that could be distracting to your potential client.
  • Place for gathering at very least, name & email – don’t ask them for the world, they don’t want to give you
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Top 3 Types of Video to Improve Your Social Traffic

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Video is a HUGE part of social media in today’s brand market, and every business should be utilizing video in some form or fashion. Whether you’re owning Facebook LIVE or telling your stories on Instagram, there are ways to create content without spending a ton of cash.

Deanna and Nathan chatter today about the Top 3 Types of Video to Improve Your Social Traffic during today’s podcast. Things that they cover with diligence are the following…

1. Tell Your Story – everyone wants to know where you came from, what inspired you and why you bother doing what you do. Read More

Top 10 Tips for Bringing Harmony to Your Email & Social Marketing

Top 10 Tips for Bringing Harmony to Your Email & Social Marketing

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Nate and Deanna have a fun conversation about bringing harmony to your email and social marketing – what does that mean? Deanna covers the basics of creating an email marketing strategy, and adding it to your social marketing strategy.

In this podcast, we cover the following:

  • Ask your current social sphere to build your sales funnel
  • Make sure you’ve got at very least your Facebook and Twitter set up
  • Pick an email provider to send your emails (separate from your CRM) we like MailChimp
  • Have you claimed your Google MyBusiness Yet? Go now. Do it now.

Here’s the tips…but, don’t Read More

Battle of the Ads: Facebook vs. Google

Battle of the Ads: Facebook vs. Google

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Facebook is constantly changing its algorithm to improve the user experience. Surveys showed Facebook that users were unhappy with being inundated with content from brands that didn’t matter to them. Moreover, that is what sparked a change in algorithm again and again, and now they have adapted their formula to ensure that users are getting more of the family, friends, and brands that matter than anything else. The bottom line is that if you are a brand trying to reach someone on Facebook then you are going to need to play the game. Google’s algorithm has changed to improve its Read More
Mind Your Manners on The Social Media Webs

Mind Your Manners on The Social Media Webs

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

In today’s podcast, Deanna and Nate chat openly and candidly about the recent media attention caused by a social troll revolving around the hilarious and smart, Leslie Jones of the recent Ghostbuster movie and other recent incidents of people behaving badly on social media. Using social media to harass or bully someone seems childish and against the initial purpose of those tools. And, yet some use it for that exact purpose and nothing more.

Check out this info graph from Adweek about Social Harassment: Click Here

Social media especially the founding fathers, Facebook and Twitter started out as a place Read More

Instagram Stories vs Snapchat?

Instagram Stories vs Snapchat?

Stark Social Podcast, Social Media

Snapchat has become a BRAND mega champion, but it is got a tough competition now with Instagram stories!

Instagram stories is not just another application that you need to download to your phone and forget about; it is one of the only things that Facebook has done that does not require multiple apps! Stories can be found right on your current Instagram app at the top of your current feed.

Snapchat is a tool that big brands have been able to tap into to launch products, giveaways and promote events. Smaller brands are having a tough time breaking through the Read More