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Promoting Events in Social Media – Your Top 10 List

Welcome to 2015. Yes, it’s time for marketing planning and deciding what trade shows you’ll attend and conferences you’ll hold. Some of the most useful information (and gossip) I gather comes prior to my actual attendance at an event. Well thought out, interactive social media campaigns extend the life and excitement around an event. Read more

Cialdini Influence: Be Consistent and Unwavering

On lazy fall weekends, I love spending a couple hours wandering through funky shops, antique stores and vintage clothing boutiques, and then tucking into a quaint small coffee shop for a strong Americano. Yet, on a day-in-and day-out basis, when I take a break from work and need my caffeine fix I head to Starbucks. Why? Consistency. I know my coffee will be perfect and not burnt. I know exactly what I am going to receive and my dog, aBoo, knows exactly what she will receive (her puppaccino). Read more

Cialdini Influence: Tapping into the Power of Reciprocity

Women’s clothing retailer Anthropologie emails me a special coupon for my birthday. My friend’s local realtor brings her a pumpkin in the fall and offers a photo with Santa in December. A colleague receives a yearly birthday card from her husband’s college alma mater… Read more

ShoeFitts eBook Helps Financial Services Industry Harness the Power of Social Media

The “100 Tips for Social Media Success” by ShoeFitts Marketing president Sheri Fitts brings a comprehensive social media game plan to professionals in the financial services marketplace with easy-to-follow instructions in an engaging and colorful format.

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Renowned social media expert and ShoeFitts Marketing president Sheri Fitts has released a comprehensive eBook designed to help the financial services industry understand and harness the power of social media. In “100 Tips for Social Media Success” Fitts speaks to both beginners and novice social media users with insightful advise and recommendations.

“People have been asking me for a handy guide they can follow to become more engaged on key sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter,” explains Fitts. “Social media is not complicated but it can seem overwhelming. The eBook helps take the mystery and uncertainty out of the social media process with quick tips and implementation strategies.”

While professionals in the financial services marketplace increasingly understand the importance of social media, Fitts says many of them still see the activity as a unique, occasional communication tool.

With the new eBook Fitts reminds readers that social media needs to be an integral part of any marketing plan, and that it is no longer an option. “The financial services industry must respond to the growing role of social media and embrace the key platforms with considered, consistent activity.”

Fitts keeps the social aspect at the forefront with her eBook by utilizing conversational and easy-to-follow tips with catchy images and a colorful layout.

“100 Tips for Social Media Success” starts with the basics, such as creating a Facebook timeline, determining the best platforms to use, and developing the appropriate voice and content that aligns with a financial service professional’s brand or identity.

More advanced tips cover crafting and enforcing a social media policy, understanding compliance and regulatory concerns, and engaging with common sense and considerate behavior.

“100 Tips for Social Media Success” is available on the ShoeFitts Marketing website.

About Sheri Fitts and ShoeFitts Marketing
Sheri Fitts is a celebrated global speaker and presents keynote addresses, breakout sessions, webinars, and daylong boot camps. She engages audiences by sharing stories of her own experiences and experiments, successes and learning moments, as well as a sweeping range of marketing and social media strategy-based topics, weaving humor and sincerity into her delivery.

ShoeFitts Marketing is a Portland, Oregon-based company specializing in marketing strategy and social media development for the retirement plan industry. The company’s approach is simple: use the right tool for the right job. ShoeFitts knows how to work within the parameters of the regulated environment from decades of experience working in the financial services marketplace. The company has galvanized industry marketing and social media efforts by developing a cache of premium products and customized training sessions, and using progressive strategies to provide fresh opportunities for clients to establish standout roles in their industry.

 

The World Needs More Storytellers

As a public speaker, I have a dream of creating my own TED Talk. Spending eighteen minutes on stage expressing a passionate idea I believe can change the world. (Of course, my concept would center around rebooting the way we teach, talk, and share information about money and retirement.) Yep, it is on my bucket list. Last night, I added another dream on to the list: become a better storyteller. (And maybe, one day, be a speaker at The Moth.)

Last night, we had the opportunity to attend a showing of The Moth, an organization dedicated to the art of storytelling; it was an amazing night. The stories were compelling and interesting and the storytellers themselves were absolute pros. They had ten minutes to create a connection with the audience and they did. We laughed, cried, applauded like crazy and during the intermission we yapped up a storm about what we’d heard and, more importantly, what we’d felt.

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