It’s Back!!!

#SoldOutChat returns to Twitter. Join Us. Above Promotions Company. Tampa, FL. 2013.
#SoldOutChat returns to Twitter. Join Us. Above Promotions Company. Tampa, FL. 2013.

 

Yep. After a year hiatus. (Can you really call a year a hiatus?) This is your formal notice that #SoldOutChat is beginning again and will have a new time!

Join our tweetchat every third Wednesday of every month, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST for an informative, fun, interactive conversation geared to getting you closer to Sold Out status.

What Is #SoldOutChat? #SoldOutChat is a monthly moderated tweetchat hosted by Above Promotions Company. Each month we will discuss how to move to a Sold Out status, what could prevent you from reaching it or brands that are doing great things. Case Studies and real life examples will be used to help each organization or brand to reach or come closer to Sold Out status.

Our staff will post the topic for the chat on http://www.abovepromotions.com and our various social media sites. A staff member will help lead our discussion on various topics, from ideas and tips that have worked as well as how to avoid pitfalls in publicity and marketing campaigns.

So, how do you participate in a Tweetchat?

  • Do you have a twitter account? If not, you can sign up for one at www.twitter.com.
  • On Wednesday at 1:00 pm EST, sign in to Twitter and type #SoldOutChat into the search box.
  • You can see all of the tweets for this chat in real time.

Additional ways to make it easier to follow the conversation:

On Hootsuite.com You can create a separate search column for #SoldOutChat. This will allow you to always see the latest discussion using the specific hashtag {#SoldOutChat}.

With Tweetgrid.com or Tweetchat.com, you simply enter in your twitter name and the hashtag you want to follow. It will show you the tweetchat and will automatically add your hashtag {#SoldOutChat} to the end of your tweets. This is an easy way to follow along and participate in the conversation.

If you need additional assistance, please let us know prior to the tweetchat so we can assist you.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee accessibility to the tweetchat due to various factors surrounding Twitter capacity.*

Will you join us?

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Above Promotions is a full service publicity, marketing and promotions company, founded with the purpose to serve an array of clients that are looking to expand their presence in the marketplace. From a local to international market, Above Promotions Company can provide the exposure that goes above your expectations. Visit http://www.abovepromotions.com today.

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Ebony T. Grimsley is the Creative Director and Owner of Above Promotions Company. She is also the recent author of “Because You’re Small: Effective Marketing Strategies for Immediate Implementation.” To find out more information on the book, please visit http://www.abovepromotions.com or purchase online at Amazon, Booktango and other online bookstores.

Our #1 Social Media Tip

Schedule. Schedule. Schedule. The best social media tip by Above Promotions Company. Photo Courtesy of Pawel Kryj.
Schedule. Schedule. Schedule.  The best social media tip by Above Promotions Company. Photo Courtesy of Pawel Kryj.
Schedule. Schedule. Schedule. The best social media tip by Above Promotions Company. Photo Courtesy of Pawel Kryj.

Above Promotions Company’s Creative Director, Ebony Grimsley was recently asked to join a panel at “The Ultimate Social Media Extravaganza” which is hosted by The Patch and LocalShops1 in St. Petersburg, FL on July 12th from 6 pm to 9 pm.  While taking a look at existing material we share at workshops and with clients, we decided to list some of our most commonly shared tips.  From content to tools, we are always providing time or money-saving tips, however, the most important tidbit we mainly share is “Schedule. Schedule. Schedule.”

Ok.  Now that you have our number one tip, feel free to stop reading here.  But if you’re curious as to what is implied by such a simple word like “schedule”, please read on.

SCHEDULE.  Nothing about your social media campaign should be whimsical or haphazard.  The content you share should correspond with topics relevant to your audience and coincide with existing initiatives the public should know about your business.  So before you share the post stating, “Stop by to check out our latest deals” consider if you need to share the one pertaining to your upcoming in-store event instead.

SCHEDULE.  Building your social media posts onto a calendar or database by date, will help you to not only keep from sounding redundant, but will allow you to draft your posts and proofread them before they go public.  Knowing what you will write before plopping down in front of the “send” or “post” button will help prevent most top embarrassing mistakes.

SCHEDULE.  Set it and forget it.  If you take the time to plan out above, utilize tools such as HootSuite, TweetDeck or even Facebook’s Scheduler (just released) to insert your posts into a queue.  If you exercise using such programs at least once per week, you’ll find yourself not consumed in social media tasks, which is way to easy to do.  Time management is crucial to every do-it-yourself business owner or manager.  You’ll find the overwhelming feeling dissipate when you plan ahead. (Please note, you will need to check on your posts daily to ensure they did post and to actively respond to your fans.)

Organizing your marketing tasks is the best way to save time, minimize common errors, appear professional and attractive to your potential customers.  Trust us.  When the quality of your posts and the correct timing is activated, engagement will go up.

We want to hear from you.  Do you SCHEDULE your social media tasks already?  If so, which tools do you use?

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Above Promotions is a full service publicity, marketing and promotions company, founded with the purpose to serve an array of clients that are looking to expand their presence in the marketplace.  From a local to international market, Above Promotions Company can provide the exposure that goes above your expectations.  Visit www.abovepromotions.com today.