We’re stepping up to meet demand. As social media becomes ever more present in small business and nonprofit marketing budgets, there is a need for Certified Social Planners with a Social Media Certification. We’ve always had success placing our best students in full time or part time positions. Now, we’re giving an opportunity of a [...]
Here’s the second coaching video with Katrina.
We’ll be facilitating our first Google+ coaching session today. We have a willing victim – errr CSP in training that will begin her online coaching experience with us. We will use this series for the next 13 weeks to walk through our certification steps and show how easy it is to get your Certified Social [...]
How well do you understand your customers? Traditionally, market research focused on demographics to have a clear idea of target market age, gender, income, location, and other traits. Then psychographics was added to the mix, taking into account customer’s interests, values, and attitudes. While demographics provides general information, psychographics attempts to gets inside customer heads. New Media offers [...]
It’s been over a year since we started writing the New Media Habits book and training people in our gripitROI workshops. Although a lot changes in a year in the New Media business, one thing hasn’t changed – our commitment to helping people better understand and execute their New Media efforts. In the book we [...]
I have just completed updating the Basecamp templates for New Media Habits. When you participate in coaching and/or become a Certified Social Planner you get access to all of the New Media Habits tools including Sprout Social, SEOMoz and Basecamp. As a practicing Certified Social Planner, our Basecamp templates allow for easy setup of new [...]
There are 4 fundamental components of any sales process: Trust, Discovery, Solution, and Service. Without addressing all of these 4, you will not have a Highly Satisfied Customer that will refer you or repeat doing business with you. Without addressing the 1st component, trust, you will not get a chance at all with a prospect. [...]
Frost Media Group was happy to help with the development of the Kid’s Entrepreneur Day website and 1st annual event Monday, February 18. It did not stink! We visited 4 companies with our kids that day. I noted some words of wisdom from our hosts. Spin Linen – Learn math and sales. And don’t let [...]
Frost Media is the proud founder of New Media Habits. We’ve been working on cool projects for our clients since 2008, previously as V180 Media and KreativElement. We’ve perfected Custom Website and Video Production processes over the last 4 1/2 years and you get to benefit from our experience. The New Media Habits will continue [...]
Want a Big Name? Check out our branding company here at Big Name Creative. I formulated the Us of Your Message while working on a recent project in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). The Us are (in no particular order): Universal Unifying Uncommon or Unusual Understood Uplifting Let’s take a look at each individually [...]
I love the idea of Storify – it’s a quick and easy way to gather the Social Media buzz about a certain topic and share it across all your networks. Storify connects with all of the popular social networks, with the exception of Pinterest and LinkedIn, though there is a work-around for these networks. I’ve had quite a bit [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: V180 Media is Now KreativElement OMAHA, NE – October 8, 2012 - V180 Media has changed its name to KreativElement and is under the new ownership of John Wanninger and James Duran. John and James are local and well respected entrepreneurs that are investing in and supporting the team and our mission [...]
In our last Social Planner Certification course, the topics of music rights came up. Attendees were curious about what music they could legally use and where to find it. Our wonderfully talented videographer, Greg Brown, explained the music selection process. Greg said that you have a couple options when searching for music. First, if you [...]
Love them or hate them, memes are everywhere these day. For those of you who aren’t familiar, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” I’m sure you’ve seen them: the baby making the hilarious face with a witty comment below. Meme’s [...]
Jodi Finch of JF Virtual Marketing speaks about the impact that the Social Planner Certification has had on her business. As a Certified Social Planner, Jodi helps a number of clients share their stories on the Internet using New Media. Connect with Jodi on the JF Virtual Marketing Facebook page & by following @jf_virtual.
Social Planner Certification Testimonial from Joseph Kenney of Angel Guardians. Joe took the Social Planner Certification course in July 2012 and shares his experience so far. http://youtu.be/Kp0FkkyNPWI
Information Graphics, or Infographics, are incredibally popular right now. I’m sure you’ve seen them all over Facebook and Pinterest, and you’re probably wondering how you can capitalize on the infographic trend. Infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. Infographics present complex information clearly and can help reach a different audience than data in [...]
We’ve had over a dozen people through our initial Certified Social Planner workshops and it’s amazing to see the short term results. It is also important to understand the second requirement of getting certified – The Project. Some of the short term results that are noteworthy to share are listed below: One company immediately updated [...]
I had a conversation on Twitter with a disbeliever. She proclaimed to her 1500 plus followers that anyone saying you could achieve Social Media ROI in 1/2 hour a day was lying. Me, the liar, said you could if you had a good plan. I gave her 1 example: a salesperson spending 1/2 hour daily [...]
The forecast for Marketing is changing dramatically with the influence of interactive platforms. Interactive Marketing Professionals predict that companies will spend equal amount of their budget on interactive marketing as they do television marketing by 2016. Interactive marketing includes search marketing, display advertising, email marketing, mobile marketing, and social media. As technology is becoming more [...]
Now that you are equipped with a New Media Guide, here are some topics that will help you get started on your blogging adventure. A Blog can be a scary concept. What do I write about? How do I make it interesting? These are all common concerns of first time bloggers. In reality, blogging is [...]
In the video below, watch Joe and Kate discuss Gripit ROI and the 13 Habits necessary for success in New Media.
One of the major issues facing organizations today is how to share their content in an engaging and effective manner. Many organizations already have tons of awesome content but don’t even realize it. So what to do, you ask? The answer is…wait for it…create an annual Content Plan! I went through this process earlier in [...]
Watch the Motion Graphic video below to learn more!
Nonprofit SEO Should a nonprofit be concerned with SEO? That is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. Inherently I understand the value of SEO for entrepreneurs looking to share their story on the web, generate leads, and build their brand. But, for nonprofits, is it worth the effort and expense necessary to [...]
There are three ways a business or organization can execute social media and new media efforts. At V180 Media, we want tobreak from tradition and share with you the old ways of executing social media and what we have found is the best way. Do It Yourself: This is the independent approach to social media. [...]
Imagine walking into Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE, on the first Husker home game of the season, a sea of red as far as you can see. You walk towards your seat, working your way through tons of other Husker fans oozing with excitement. As you sit down, you look around the stadium and see [...]
At V180 Media, our goal is to Share Your Story. Our strategy is simple and straight forward. Methods of getting your story to the world have changed dramatically over the years because of Social Media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. We have found that the best way to promote your non-profit or small business [...]