Social Media Marketing World

Looking to network, improve your social media strategy and travel to a warm climate? Well, look no further than Social Media Marketing World’s San Diego convention April 7th – 9th!  With the biggest names and brands in social media coming…

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What Does SEO Do For My Business?

If you are a business owner, you are probably asking yourself, “What does SEO do for my business?” Well for starters, let’s answer the question of what SEO is. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. According to Wikipedia, SEO “is…

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Social Media for Professional Services

As more and more consumers use the Internet to find services and products, companies, especially professional service companies, need to have an online presence in order to attract and build relationships with potential consumers.  Sometimes business owners can be intimidated…

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Social Media for Solar Companies

How can solar companies effectively market their products to consumers? This can sometimes create a challenge for some solar retailers. Although solar is a emerging market, traditional methods for marketing, such as television or radio, may not reach or attract…

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What Does Viral Mean?

What does viral mean? No, no I’m not referring to your viral infection I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone about or that virus you caught because you have a PC. I’m talking about a viral phenomenon, such as viral videos for…

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Pinterest in 2013

Who knew that in a few short years Pinterest would become the third largest social network in the United States behind Facebook and Twitter?1 Well, here we are in 2013 and Pinterest keeps growing! Consumers and businesses have realized that…

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San Diego Social Media

What is social media and how can it propel business? MySMN is going to take you through some of our San Diego social media endeavors to give you a glimpse of how we increase our client’s traffic and revenue by…

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How To: Creating Engaging Content

Content, content, content. It seems that everyone is talking about creating compelling and engaging content, but what does that really entail? For years now, we have been trying to find the perfect formula to spark real engagement. That is the…

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Free Marketing Tools to Jump Start Your Marketing in 2013!

This is the time of year, when small businesses and marketers alike review their 2012 marketing efforts and redefine where their focus needs to be in 2013. We wanted to share with you a couple of free marketing tools that…

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Marketing Forecast: Marketing Trends 2013

2012 has come and gone and, boy what a marketing whirlwind it was. 2013 is going to see a different surge of marketing trends. As people become desensitized and smarter than ever before, marketers need to step it up a…

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Creative Holiday Marketing Campaigns That Work

The day after Thanksgiving the Christmas commercials roll out and the holidays are officially among us. Now that Thanksgiving is over, every retailer in the country is focusing on the next big thing, Christmas and Chanukah. Competition is stiff, so…

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Social CRM: Using Social to Gain New Business and Maintain the Old

Small business everywhere can now look to the internet, and more specifically, social media, to find new customers and see who is saying what about your company or industry. Some companies make use of a CRM, while others do it…

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Social Media and Holiday Marketing: A Few Tips for Spreading Your Holiday Cheer

The Holidays are the perfect time to turbocharge your social media. Shoppers everywhere are scouring the Internet for great deals, holiday promotions, and cool gifts to give this season. Incorporating a holiday theme into your holiday marketing is not only…

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MySMN Gives Away Free Social Media Consultations in Honor of Small Business Saturday!

(PRLEAP.COM) San Diego – November 08, 2012 – MySMN, San Diego’s premier Social Media marketing firm is honoring their support for small businesses by giving away free social media consultations, evaluating current social networks and providing recommendations for the month of November….

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How-to: The Basics of Instagram

You’ve heard it before, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Sometimes, there are things that cannot be expressed in words and other times you’re limited to 140 characters to share your thoughts. Instagram has provided users the ability to…

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Social Media Statistics for 2012

We are constantly talking about the importance of social media as a part of any great business marketing plan, and we firmly believe it. To further explain why social media is here to stay, and why you must engage, we…

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YouTube Marketing: Tips and Tricks

YouTube is a social network that I have yet to really address in any of my previous posts. Even though I have not made mention of it, doesn’t mean its not an integral part of online marketing. If you are…

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Thank You Michelin Man: You’ve Got Me Hooked

Social media has changed the way we live, work and play. There is a social aspect to almost everything. “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on “Twitter”, hangout in our circle on Google+, pin my pins. Social media overload. There…

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Facebook: Survival of the Fittest?

So EdgeRank released a new study today, and what did it say? The average Facebook post is only “live” for about three hours. “Live” means that it is visible in the Facebook News Feed, and detectable to your fans and…

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Winning By Pinning!

Pinning! Huh? Yes, you read it correctly. There is a new social site on the block, and it’s making a killing. A website completely driven by images, Pinterest is gaining interest from people all over the web. Still in beta…

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Our Social Media Predictions for 2012

As discussed in our previous blog post, Social Media in 2011, last year was a big year for social media. Facebook grew to over 850 million users, making it the largest and most successful social networking site to date. Google+…

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How To: Create Your Google+ Business Page

Now that Google+ has rolled out it’s Google+ business profile pages, we wanted to fill you in on how to go about getting one of these. As discussed in an earlier post, The Powers That Be: Google+ and Why You…

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The Global Village

Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and all the other social networking sites have introduced to our physical world, a whole other world, a sort of virtual State. This virtual state or world that man has created is bringing people…

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Social Media and the Holidays!

T’is the season for Holiday marketing.  Halloween has passed, Christmas music is already playing, and you are thinking, “should I change up my marketing strategy to reflect the holidays, or keep it neutral, and business as usual?” Social media is…

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The Powers That Be: Google+ and Why You Need It

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and the list just keeps on growing. Social networks are almost impossible to keep up with these days, unless, as I discussed in my previous post, your business has hired a social media expert to stay…

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The Importance of a Custom Facebook Landing Page

When you are walking on a pebble pathway, you notice a shiny penny, and you pick that penny up. Why did you notice it? Because it was shiny, and different, and didn’t blend in with the other pebbles. The same…

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A New Breed of Professional: The Social Media Expert

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. etc. etc. are transforming in so many ways, and it is hard to keep up with it all. Every week it seems like there is a new and fun feature that changes everything. How is…

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Facebook For Events: Part Deux

Facebook has really changed the game for event planners. Facebook has become that new shiny tool that can be very useful if you know how to use it properly. Below I am going to outline some different tips and tricks…

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To Blog or Not to Blog

To blog or not to blog? What would the modern Shakespeare have to say if he lived in this digital age?  At My SMN, we think it’s absolutely critical to blog and we often discuss how important it is to…

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Mom’s Online and Why You Need Them

By Alessandra We know that moms are the best and always there for support. We also know that moms are also always looking for the next great thing to help them take care of family. A study done by Forrester…

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Moms Online and Why You Need Them

We know that moms are the best and always there for support. We also know that moms are also always looking for the next great thing to help them take care of family. A study done by Forrester Research reveals…

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Big Biz, Little Biz: A Return to the Mom and Pop Shop

Think back to yester-year when computers were in black and white and your cell phone could only make phone calls. Those were simple times. Today we live in an age where the world is literally at our fingertips. We can…

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B2B Social Media: The Business POV

So we know that social media is valuable for B2C marketing, but what about for B2B? Past statistics have shown that B2B social media marketing is increasing, and becoming important in this arena. According to a study done by eMarketer,…

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