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Facebook Page Design

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Just like your website, your Facebook page (if you have one!) should be engaging and have a clear call to action. Here are some great tips by Peg Fitzpatrick to make your page really pop. If you don’t have a social media strategy, think about creating one. Even if you choose not to “Facebook” or Tweet, your organization should have some clear engagement goals in place and choose a platform that is right for you. Just like everything in business, being consistent and ensuring that your organization’s voice is reflected accurately in the medium you choose (what we call being “native” to the platform”) is of paramount importance. Here are some beautiful photos and tips for your Sunday afternoon!

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Are we social? Are we human?

Today I am sharing with you a small excerpt from Brian Solis’ blog – a blog that talks about the intersection of technology, culture and business. The reason why I think these words are important for all of us to hear and internalize is because social, as Nilofer Merchant pointed out at a conference I attended last year, is not social media. Social is being human. It’s about interaction and about getting closer to our customers to understand them, listen to them and create amazing products from one human being to another. From one organization to another. Media and social media is the WAY to do this. Not the WHY. Read on for some great thoughts from Brian Solis.

Customers and employees are still underserved and underappreciated.

Some would say, in business, social media lost its way.

Others would argue social media failed to live up to the hype.

There are unfortunately still many examples of businesses not getting it, viewing or outsourcing it as a mere “marketing” function, and operating in siloes where social becomes anti-social by design.

Without purpose and collaboration, social will always be just another thing that businesses use to defer the inevitable…change.

Even though the “cool” kids moved on, there’s a real need for businesses to become social…to become human. Our work is just beginning. Perhaps observing the gap between the expertise we have and the insight we need to make a difference is where we need to begin.

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Savvy Saturday November 2, 2013

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I think one of the most misunderstood things about business in America is that people are either doing things for altruistic reasons or they are greedy and selfish, just after profit. That type of dichotomy portrays a false image of business.

— John Mackey

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