5 Ways Social Media Can Kill Your Brand

social media mistakesEveryone always talks about social media these days and how it has changed the way we live and the way we do business.  I tend to agree 100% on this.  It has made it easier to communicate with your customers and it has also made it easier for your customers to talk about you.  If done right, social media can turn your business around and help you grow your customer base to levels you have yet to reach.  However, if not done properly, it can kill your brand.  Here are 5 ways that social media can kill your brand. Continue reading

Affiliate Marketing Monday – Networking

networkingAffiliate Marketing Monday had a few weeks off as Chris Stocker Inc took some time away.  I was traveling and visiting family and as you know, family comes first.  This week topic is all about networking.  Networking is great for any forms of business, so let’s discuss how it benefits affiliate marketing. Continue reading

How Not to React to Bad Reviews

negative reviewsSocial media can be your best friend, but if not managed properly, it can be a nightmare.  Twitter, and other social media outlets, levels the playing field and gives customers an easier platform to share great stories and also the bad.  Remember the old mantra that for every one good review a person gives they will tell 10 bad reviews, well in the world of 2010, it’s more like ten-fold that!  So the question comes up, how can you use social media for customer reviews? Continue reading

How Do You Explain Your Work to Family Members

seo workWith part of my consulting business being social media management, it is tough to explain to family what it is exactly that I do because they just don’t get it.  CSI Marketing Solutions primarily does social media management, web design, affiliate program management and SEO consulting.  Having this type of job can become stressful on your family and relationships that you have, so it is important to manage them properly. Continue reading

Social Media Management Requires Time Management

time managementHave you ever opened up TweetDeck and planned on getting multiple things done and then 4 hours later you realize you have not even started those initial projects?  Have you found yourself just clicking links on Twitter and reading blogs and checking Facebook for updates or just get lost in the social media world?  Well, that is not going to get anything accomplished for you.  So in order to properly manage your social media, you need to be a time management expert as well.  Here are a few tips and tricks to manage it better. Continue reading

Attending Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth 2.0 Conference.

entrepreneur magazineThis upcoming Tuesday, January 26, 2010 there is a free conference down in Miami Beach that I will be attending.  It is the Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth 2.0 Conference. You may still be able to sign up to attend, I am not sure.  I know there was a limit for the conference, so check it out now.  I’m excited to attend because this should be a great networking conference.  I will give a full review next week after I attend but here are a few of the people that will be speaking at the show. Continue reading