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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by dlndesign, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. dlndesign

    dlndesign Active Member

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    Just curious as sign makers, what do you check up on in the social media world.

    I check in to Twitter/Facebook/You Tube

    What about you?
     
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    dlndesign Active Member

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  3. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    Follow many of the shops here and artists I admire on facebook, it's neat to see quality work in my daily feed:
    Jon Aston
    Imagination Corporation
    Adkins Signs
    Dan Antonelli & Graphic D-signs, Inc
    I-45 Signs
    Peachtree City Foamcraft
    Island Signs

    I'd list more, but can't seem to find my list o' Likes right now

    For twitter I follow ProWraps and Gary Busey
     
  4. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    What a combo :smile:
     
  5. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Just Facebook.

    I follow this one in particular ;)
     
  6. dlndesign

    dlndesign Active Member

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    Anyone find a cool social media site that focuses on the sign industry or just sites that you'll find sign info in, like facebook/twitter...?
     
  7. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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  8. Edserv

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    Haven't really tried to crack the social media side. We rely (80%) of our call-ins from our websites and use Google Analytics to track our organic search results. I'm still not really sold on why so many companies are directing people to Facebook.
    Maybe I'll figure it out someday!

    Good luck!
     
  9. saktrnch

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    I use Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter, and Posterous. But I don't check twitter too often.
     
  10. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    I have a Facebook page for my company, and I follow Facebook daily (along with S101 and my Franchise forums). I do have a twitter account that mirrors my company Facebook page. I really don't get LinkedIn... probably just me!

    Earlier this year I tried some paid advertising (for the fun of it) on Facebook. It was surprisingly successful, so I will be allocating some budget this year to do more. I like the way I can target specific demographics and really pinpoint my target audience(s). It truly is amazing how many people click through on those ads. :smile:
     
  11. Peachtree Monuments

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    Thanks Mikey-Oh. I am glad you enjoy following our posts, We try to use our facebook to post interesting stories, articles, tips, etc... It is definitely meant to foster communication with our clients and not replace our existing website which is really a powerhouse of tools and information.

    YouTube, we use for instructional videos - such as the hammer test and installation, but since we are 100% wholesale to the signage industry it isn't a major focus and YouTube reaches such a wide market- it is tough to obtain any ROI for even regional/local sign shops, unless you are embedding the videos on your own site :)

    We tweet on twitter, you can follow us here. Or we have a Monument Sign Blog we are ALWAYS looking to feature cool tips, tricks, etc... on our blog, so if you send them over - we will post them on our blog and link back to your social media and/or website.

    Local Sign Shops - I would recommend checking out advertising on Craigslist I have had a couple clients who have shared success stores with us. If you can design, which you all can :) and you know a little HTML this is a great, LOCAL source of FREE advertising plus you can plug your social media :)
     
  12. Peachtree Monuments

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    We agree! We LIKE'd it :)
     
  13. Romy

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    We have just started getting into the social networks. I found a really great website that creates a dashboard for all your social media sites and you can make all your updates directly from there so you don't have to log in to each site separately. Hootsuite.com. Best part is that it is free! Free is good...
     
  14. Steve C.

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    I have not really gotten the hang of the Facebook thing yet. Started using it
    to keep an eye on my 18 yr. old daughter. I recently created a page for
    Signfonts. I would greatly appreciate some more likes if anyone is so inclined.

    Thanks... Signfonts.com of Facebook
     
  15. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Just went to a good Facebook seminar sponsored by our local small business association. The best piece of information I got was the importance of establishing a Facebook domain so people can easily find you.

    Get your name before someone else does. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/username and stake your claim.

    JB
     
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