Getting Started with Email Marketing – A Webinar

I offered a webinar on Monday, 1.27.14 – Getting Started with Email Marketing (and Facebook/LinkedIn tips & tricks). If you’re curious – here’s the link – have a watch!

If you’d like to take advantage of the website/email template offer that I mention in the webinar, start here. Let me know you’ve purchased Constant Contact and I’ll make sure you get your website match.  It’s that easy ($99 offer).

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Social Media Support

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I’ve been taking an idea I had to be supporting people on various social media platforms – and RUNNING with it. Let me know what you think :) Like those pages you’re drawn to :)  And, if you’d like to provide social media support, please get in touch. I’d love help admining these pages! (6.13.14 – Instagram, particularly needs some help!)

Pinterest
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinterest-Support/526181607416843

Google+
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Google-Support/278288848959856?ref=hl

email marketing
https://www.facebook.com/emailmarketingguru?ref=hl

Social Media Support – General
https://www.facebook.com/socialmediasupport4U?ref=hl

Twitter Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twitter-Support/435206796504634?ref=hl

LinkedIn Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linkedin-Support/570391482976677?ref=hl

Instagram Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Instagram-Support/264689853659746?ref=hl

Facebook Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FB-Guru-Portland-Oregon/352502254816927?ref=hl

Mac Support
https://www.facebook.com/pages/TheMonsterMac/124965157649973?ref=hl

Albertideation – My main fan page!
https://www.facebook.com/albertideation?ref=hl

Happy Hour Class 11/26 in Portlandia – Come learn how to tune up your FB Biz Page

facebook-fan-pageHello, if you’ve been waiting for an evening Facebook Business Page class – this one’s for you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/193941420730924/

Bring your laptop or watch on the big screen!

I’ve been presenting classes on Facebook strategies lately. Come to this class if you’d like a refresher on some of the basics given new Facebook changes. We’ll talk about how to tune up your page, advertising, sponsored stories, promoting posts, and what can be done with your fan/business page to help build your business.

We’ll gather in my living room, I’ll present, and you can watch it unfold on the big screen. You can use a notepad or feel free to bring your laptop. There is free Wi-Fi.

Snacks and drinks for others are always a welcome contribution. I’ll provide tea and perhaps we’ll create a cocktail to go with the class!

Cost: $30
Cash, Check or Paypal

6pm-8:30pm (possibly longer if needed)
Happy Clam: 1823 NE 13th Ave.
Easy access via the 8, 77, Max and the I-5 Rose Quarter exit

If you have any questions post them here or email albertkaufman@gmail.com

Referrals are always greatly appreciated! Feel free to invite people who you think would benefit from this class!

Albert Kaufman

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My recent slideshow presentation

http://albertideation.com/slideshow/

Here’s an outline of what I’ve done in the past. We’ll definitely cover some of these areas and there will be plenty of time for Q&A

http://albertideation.com/facebook-classes/

Here’s an article I’m finding fascinating and gives you the basics of distinguishing your personal and business profiles…

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/integrating-your-facebook-page-with-your-facebook-profile/

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Late Summer in The Birthday Garden

Late Summer in The Birthday Garden

Hi there,

Well, it’s been a fine Summer, hasn’t it?  I’ve been doing some research these past couple months and have come up with a few things I think you may find useful.

First, friends lists on Facebook. Sounds simple enough, but the more I talk with people, the more I’m hearing a consistent frustration in FB usage. This short video describes why I think it’s useful to make lists of friends – and how to set one (or more) up.

http://screencast.com/t/H36r7Wh79

I’ve begun working closely with two clients –

Robin Denburg, Realty Robin – https://www.facebook.com/RealtyRobinPortland

And Jane’s Healthy Kitchen: https://www.facebook.com/JanesHealthyKitchen

If real estate (buying or selling a home in Portland) or eating healthier interest you, please do check out Jane and Robin’s pages, like them and say hello.  Robin’s one of the nicest people involved in real estate I’ve ever met and Jane’s cookbook (due out in November) is sure to be a winner.

Second, Jane and Robin have hired me to “do” their social networking for a month.  We’re trying this out – interestingly, they both picked the same month – so, I’m learning a lot about supporting businesses closely in the social media/website/email marketing space right now.

If such an arrangement sounds interesting to you, let’s talk. I think it’s a valuable way to go – especially to jump start your marketing efforts if you’re just getting started, but also for those who’ve been at it for a while.  I have been focusing my efforts in this area closely for years now and I understand a lot about how to make best use of these tools.

I also continue to work with some clients on a one-on-one hourly basis – and that’s proving useful, as well.

In October I’ll begin offering my group classes ($30/2-hours) and I’ll let you know when the next classes are when I schedule them.

I continue to pepper my fan page: http://facebook.com/albertideation with useful tools that I find along the way – if you haven’t visited for a while, a quick scroll down the page will give you some ideas you may not have thought of.  Also, I have also been using my newsletter and website as ways to provide this information to the world.

I hope you’re having a great end of Summer and look forward to supporting you in the coming months and years.

With Gratitude,

Albert Kaufman
http://albertideation.com

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Slideshow on Facebook 7.12.12

I gave a talk as part of a Constant Contact presentation at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland, on Thursday, July 12th, 2012. Here’s the Facebook slideshow I prepared. Enjoy!

Facebook classes: beginner-intermediate in the AM, intermediate-advanced in the PM

4/7/12 – Facebook – changes to the personal profile and beginner/intermediate class

10am – 12pm – The Happy Clam – 1823 NE 13th Ave., Portland, OR – bring your laptop and your login for your Facebook account – cost: $20 (other options available) – bring your business cards, too.  More info and RSVP @ albertkaufman@gmail.com  – tea/hot water provided and lite snacks

  1. Timeline – where is everything, where did things go now that we’re all on Timeline?
  2. Timeline Tour for personal profiles
    1. Things that haven’t changed: how to make a link
  3. Facebook: it’s a program and other things:  a hobby and a business tool
    1. How to introduce friends to each other
    2. How to introduce other entities to each other – being helpful
    3. How to use events creatively
  4. How to use Facebook search to find things – always go to “more results page” Why?
  5. Facebook Netiquette
    1. What makes a great post?
    2. Being creative
    3. Photos, links, questions – best practices
    4. Coming out of your shell
    5. Being helpful – key to social networking success
    6. Using the friend finder do’s and don’ts – avoid Facebook detention
    7. Gifting – adding to the conversation, spreading good ideas
    8. Taking care when posting to another person’s/business’s wall
    9. Unsubscribing vs. defriending someone
    10. Unliking fan pages
    11. How to post on a fan page
  6. Settings
    1. Privacy – always use HTTPS
    2. Notifications – they appear on your profile, you don’t need to receive them by email unless you want to
  7. Creating lists of friends – super useful
    1. Purposes of other lists – creating them, posting to them
  8. Difference between personal and business profiles
    1. Differences in platforms
    2. Differences in behavior
  9. Tips: using Facebook successfully – reducing the frustration factor
    1. Notifications – opening relevant ones in new tabs to save time
  10. Useful 3rdParty tools that are useful
    1. Social Fixer (http://socialfixer.com)
    2. URL shorteners – pdx.be or tinyurl.com
    3. Aggregators – ping.fm or hootesuite
  11. If you’re going to take the time to “like” something, comment instead.   Why?

12-1pm Lunch break

1-3pm – Intermediate-Advanced Facebook Class.  (folks from early class are welcome to stay)

  1. Facebook is different for different people/uses
    1. There is no one “right” way – anyone who tells you there is is wrong.
    2. Facebook settings/experience changes often – how to surf the changes rather than get caught offguard
    3. This platform is new and we’re all figuring it out together
    4. Fan page vs. website (there are 750 million Facebook users and it’s growing, you/your business benefits by having a presence here
  2. Personal profile vs. business fan page – review Q/A for anyone who has questions
    1. Traveling as yourself on Facebook                                              i.     Strategies: want more friends? Why is that useful Marketing strategy – More friends = more connections
      ii.     If Facebook personal profile = really personal, send new friend requests to Fan Page.  It’s OK to say no to friend requests.  Redirecting makes sense.Traveling as a fan/business page on Facebook
      i.     Posting on another fan/business page – what to expect
      ii.     Ladders and tagging sessions
  1. Using Facebook search correctly. It’s not Google. Always review “more results” Why?
  2. Using friend finder and other methods – do’s and don’ts – don’t get stuck in Facebook detention
    1. Uploading email lists to let people know about your fan page
    2. If you’re going for numbers – Facebook email addresses are available in bulk
    3. Linkedin email addresses are easily downloadable
    4. What to do with email addresses of friends/connections                                              i.     Auto-responder for Facebook friend requests
      ii.     Auto-responder for Linkedin requests
  1. Listing your fan page in places
    1. Usernames – get the right one.
    2. on your website
    3. email newsletter
  2. Overlap of various social networks – Twitter, LinkedIn
  3. Useful 3rdParty tools and social networking
    1. Aggregators – when to use them: ping.fm, Hootesuite, best practices
    2. Social Fixer (http://socialfixer.com)
  4. What is Pinterest?
  5. What is Google+

Facebook Fan/Business Page Class in Portlandia – March 30th

Facebook fan/business pages are a great marketing tool for your business. On March 30th fan pages are all being transitioned to Timeline.

Let’s come together and learn

  • how to update our fan pages
  • fan page best practices
  • fan pages – backend (adjust settings)
  • creating events
  • the difference between fan pages and personal profiles
  • Social Fixer. What it is and why I recommend it!

and have your other Facebook/social media questions answered.

The class is part presentation and part lab and also a great place to network with other small business people.

Class fee $20 – trade also considered. Snacks and tea provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below.

Please create a fan page before the class so you’ll have something to work with in class.

Here is information I sent to my clients recently about Facebook changes.

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Hello,

There are about to be some big changes to Fan Pages/Business Pages (same thing) on Facebook. If you haven’t already noticed, fan pages are being switched (like personal pages) to Timeline. Here is a little video about the change.

http://youtu.be/TMBTD0vNYqs

Also, there are a few articles floating around that go into deeper detail about what these changes mean for you and your business.

http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/how-to-custom-design-your-nonprofits-facebook-timeline/

Here are some examples of how one might design a decent Fan Page given the new Timeline platform.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150724366310977.454038.24860070976&type=3

If you would like support on any of your email marketing or social networking needs, please get in touch. Referrals are also welcome!

I hope your life is thriving!

Sincerely,

Albert Kaufman
albertkaufman@gmail.com
http://albertideation.com/