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The 12 (Internet Marketing) Days Of Christmas!

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 26th, 2012 at 6:00 am

The best way to spread holiday cheer is to share marketing tips for all to hear! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your crew at HMG Creative. To celebrate the joyous season and year's end, we now present the 12 Days of Christmas in its entirety, a campaign that is sure to make you laugh, smile and think about marketing in a whole new light going into 2013. Did you miss the the fun festivities, the first time around? No problem! But be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, so you aren't left out in the cold again. (You don’t want to be on that naughty list, do you?)

Enjoy our gift of discounts, actionable marketing ideas, Twitter tips, viral videos and more exciting content to take your business into the new year in style!

Now -- Without further delay -- may we present: The 12 Days of Christmas!

On the First Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Business Cards Half Off…That’s Almost FREE!

On the Second Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Two Tutorials

On the Third Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Three Experts Blogging

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Four Calling... Read more

On the Second Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me: Two Tutorials

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 17th, 2012 at 6:00 am

Our second day of Christmas will celebrate, or should I say educate, you on two dynamic tools in today's social world: HootSuite and WordPress. If you're not already familiar with the two, check out the links below to see just how easy it is to get started. If you're already a pro, take a look anyway and brush up on those skills or discover a hidden feature!
Hoot Suite is a social media management tool that allows you to control various platforms in one place. Here at HMG Creative, we use one HootSuite account to allow all of our social media managers to post and schedule content to our various platforms.
WordPress is web software almost anyone can use to create a beautiful website or blog. The program began in 2003 with a single bit of code and since then it has grown to be the largest, self-hosted blogging tool in the world. Check it out!

How can you be a part of the fun festivities of the 12 Days of Christmas, you ask? By Liking us on Facebook or Following us on Twitter, if you don't already. (You don’t want to be on that naughty list,... Read more

Tom Sawyer Goes Social – Hootsuite’s Crowdsourcing Insights

Posted by Adam Leiter on March 29th, 2012 at 6:46 am

A lot of companies talk about user-generated content and crowdsourcing from advocates, but it’s first critical to think about what motivates people to work on a brand’s behalf…
It’s now been a few weeks since SXSW 2012 and my mind has had time to digest the heapings of information just as my stomach has finally digested the most delicious brisket known to man. The tastiest morsel of learning that I keep coming back to is the talk that Dave Olson from Hootsuite gave called “Crowdsourcing Community Projects Like Tom Sawyer.”
The premise of Dave’s discussion stemmed from the story of Tom Sawyer convincing his friends to actually pay HIM for the privilege of painting a fence…a task that Tom was going to have to do one way or the other. He effectively got them interested, and actually yearning, to take on the work in his place through some questionable persuasion. Using this as an example of what we now call crowdsourcing, Dave launched into an interactive presentation that outlined a few examples of his own crowdsourcing experiences, and some good rules to live by when trying to draw others in to work with you.
Dave’s examples included:

True North Media House, a media collaboration campaign that encourages... Read more

Favorite Gadgets for Organizing

Posted by Lisa Wehr on September 1st, 2011 at 1:29 pm

It may not be back to school time for you, or even your children, but fall is definitely that time of year that kicks you back into high gear. Think about your summer days spent on the coast, cocktail parties and barbecues nearly every night—June through August you know you’re booked with festivities, getaways, family reunions, and the list continues.
Come September, you don’t have to worry about packing the beach bag or preparing a side dish for a summer soiree, you can focus on getting your life back together.
The word organizing can seem daunting, almost as though it’s a chore you were forced to do when you were twelve years old, but in all reality it’s a necessity. And with the help of some tech gadgets, that gruesome task of putting order to your life will seem much easier, faster and ultimately more enjoyable.
Grocery Gadget Goodness
Making a list of a few simple food items may not seem overwhelming, but when you have to shop for an abundant amount of produce, cleaning goods, weekly meals, school lunches (yes, it really is that time of year again), etc., your brain can start to spin—especially if your list isn’t categorized by departments—you... Read more