Facebook Still Rules Social Media- Despite protests and whining from conservatives, radicals, special interest groups and bots, Facebook is still the king of social media. Some of your ad spend and content generation for small biz clients needs to go there. But how much? That depends on your target market. FB is not a one size fits all shoe.

“Three-quarters of women in the U.S. use the platform, compared with 63% of men. There are differences by education level, too: Around three-quarters (74%) of adults with a college degree or more use Facebook, compared with 61% of those who have a high school diploma or less.

Around eight-in-ten (79%) of those ages 18 to 29 use Facebook – much higher than the share among those 65 and older (46%). However, the share of older Americans who use the platform has more than doubled since August 2012, when just 20% of those 65 and older said they used it.” – Pew Research study

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Calculating Marketing ROI- Everybody wants to know bottom line. What is the Return on Investment? Small Biz Owners want to know if their ad spend is working. Social Media Managers want to know how is ad spend working. There is a formula for that. But you need to know the key elements.

“ROI is just one way to measure marketing’s performance, but it’s one of the least well-understood ways of doing so. By walking through this calculation, you’ll realize just how difficult it is to calculate with great precision and how meticulous you must be in your tracking methods in order to capture even moderately good quality data.” – Christopher S. Penn

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Video Tool for Social Media Managers and Small Biz Owners-
Kim Garst deserves a big THANK YOU this morning. Not only does she tell us about a great, inexpensive video-making tool (3 paid versions along with a free one) but she has gotten the company to provide a discount. How great is that?

“What I love about this video tool is that it levels the playing field for small business owners. You don’t have to hire a professional video producer to create professional-looking videos…and you also don’t have to purchase expensive video-editing software that can take months to learn!” – Kim Garst

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