Category Archives: Social Media

Selfie Love for Valentine’s Likes

 

I don’t just make cool graphics for paying clients. Sometimes, I test things to see how they’ll play.  On Valentines Day, I tested these two images.  The one on the left was used on my very active, personal accounts and the one on the right was used in my IntimiDATER alter-ego/character accounts.  Both got a lot of attention.

First, original pictures are a great magnet for social attention.  Second, a bit of humor always works.  For the IntimiDATER, it is appropriate for the brand to be little edgy, but not over the top.  For my personal page, the better fit is a bit of self deprecation through the faux arrogant shtick.  That’s kind of my sense of humor.  I also talk a bit about self development, so this image worked perfectly for those venues.  You may remember the post “I Know I’m Not Perfect“, as another example.

The takeaways?  Well, I’d suggest using original graphics when you can and use them in a way that showcases your personality or the vibe of your brand.  Humor gets you engagement and some shares, too.

I took these images with my Lumia 950 Windows Mobile phone.  For the “Love Yourself More” photo on the left, I used a tripod with a phone mount.  You can find lots of those, either universal or specific for your phone on Amazon.com.  For the one on the right, it’s just my left arm outstretched to get the shot!

Both of these images were edited using the PicsArt app.  You can get PicsArt on:

Windows Mobile
Android
iPhone

If your company needs some ideas on how to communicate your brand personality through social images, I’m hear to help!  Contact me for more information:

 

 

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Top 10 Random JD Thoughts

f8b5b7b5-b05c-4321-8eac-9cd60a1a85ecI’m so over social media being the soapbox for everyone’s superior political rantings that no one cares about unless they are already inclined to believe what is being said. Seriously. I don’t much care what most of you think about politics, but I’m sure interested in what you think about less controversial topics! 🙂

1. I have been accused of bigotry against Ohio State fans. Sure, I refused to date a Buckeye, just because she showed he…r “scarlet letter”. That doesn’t mean anything. I have a Buckeye friend. Seriously, I do.
2. That we have been conned into buying hand lotion and body lotion and face lotion is the biggest retail scam of all time. Yes, I do still buy all three. So??
3. If the weather is cold outside people tend to turn the heat up above what is considered “room temperature”. If the weather is hot outside, people tend to turn the AC temp down below “room temperature”. Why can’t a thermostat be set to the one optimal comfort temperature and everyone be absolutely ecstatic with it?
4. In movies, people do the strangest things: they have obvious breath moments (like waking up from being unconscious or rescued from a long time being lost) and they still get the deep kiss, without hesitation or a grimace. Morning breath is enough to turn me off…or her over. 😉 Intimidater!
5. Also, people in the movies never plug their phones in. They wake up in the morning and just grab it and go. Sure…TV people…sure.
6. Although, admittedly, my phone gets the best battery life. It can last for days. The secret tweak is to never use it or even touch it.
7. I am a firm believer that money can definitely NOT buy happiness…with a caveat. Money DOES create an environment conducive to the nurturing of happiness, so I’d rather make that journey loaded up with cash.
8. Honesty is the best policy…unless you’re dealing with dishonorable arse holes, in the real world.
9. Why is emotional cheating a thing? Isn’t that called having friends???
10. We say that things are worth dying for, but if you do, you’ll never know.

You’re Not Doing Social Media Right

So you’ve got a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and maybe even Pinterest and InstaGram.  You post and you “Like”.  You “Follow” and ReTweet and you probably even add some #hashtags, from time to time.  I’m the one who has to tell you that you’re not doing any of this, the right way.

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Picture Yourself

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Many times we make our first impression, not in person, but online.  It’s a static image that doesn’t have the charisma of your animated self.  We need to maximize the impression that this image makes.  Does it put you in your best light while still looking like you?  Does it give clues to your personality?  When they look into your photographed eyes, do they see a sample of your soul?

If we work together, the answer to those questions will will be YES.  Are you read to Picture Yourself?

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Social Media client, eCMS, gets Klout!

eCMS Klout Screen Capture

If you’ve been keeping track of me these past few months, you know that I’ve been going to Portland, Oregon from time to time.  Sure it’s been a lot of fun, but I’ve been going there to work with eComMerchantSolutions.  It appears that the social media work that we have been doing is starting to work.

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