Accomplished professional with strong portfolio of successes that contribute to achieving business objectives in building brand and high visibility for start-ups, small businesses and emerging corporations such as Apple, WebTV Networks and Google

Social Media

Wrestling for Social Media

Social media – communicating via push or pull over the Internet – has found its place in today’s world and is part of most of our everyday lives. Sharing stories and photos with friends and family on Facebook, showcasing resumes to the professional community on LinkedIn, emailing correspondence via Gmail or Yahoo, spouting opinions on Twitter and keeping up on instant news on CNN.com or sports scores on espn.com are becoming second nature and can be a lot of fun, whether searching from our iPhones or computers or a tablet. Never have we been so in touch, so intertwined, so expected to respond quickly to one another. When you think about it, it’s kind of scary that we know so much about the frequent goings on of so many people and that we are developing a compulsion for instant knowledge.

But I digress…in public relations, one of our functions is to harness the information that is written from and about our company, executives and employees, online, social networking and in traditional media. This can be laborious and inaccurate if one doesn’t subscribe to an expensive monitoring service or if there isn’t some kind of a simplified system in place to keep an eye on what’s out there. I have found HubSpot a great resource for webinars on all things social media and they have a webinar coming up on keeping track of your social media presence in 10 minutes a day. For more information, you can go to http://www.hubspot.com/marketing-webinars/ to sign up for this webinar which is being held on March 10.

I know I need all the help I can find in figuring out how to keep track of all the different infusions of information today and know that my credibility lies in providing strategic counsel to companies on what is being said about them and how they can influence, interact and promote their wares.

Thanks, everyone, and have a great day!