Leveraging Social Media for your Business

Ads are dead. Think about it: Few pay much attention to Adwords ads, banner ads induce some type of instant blinder effect where the reader is physically incapable of looking at the ad, pop up ads are more annoying than gnats on a muggy hot summer night, and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to put some of my friends emails in my spam folder…so imagine how we feel about email marketing!

Okay, okay…so I’m over exaggerating it a bit. But there is plenty of truth to all of those points. The greater point I’m getting to is that you and your business needs to stop advertising and start getting involved in the conversation!

Social media is growing at a ridiculous pace, literally taking over the Internet. Get involved, show your chops and offer some advice, become a contributing part of the community and people will listen (and buy)!

Here is some helpful info on getting your business on board in the social media landscape:

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