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As always we started the show with a news item – in fact, this week we had two news items to share. The first came from listener and previous guest Kathy Kelly who submitted this very interesting news item: A guy who stole a woman’s purse later added her as a friend on Facebook causing him to be caught. David suggested that you should never rob someone. But if you must, by all means, friend them on Facebook as soon as possible! The other news item came from a homophobic restaurant in Texas whose tactics backfired when people went online and announced that the restaurant (which does not accept gay customers) was in fact a very gay-friendly place, so far as calling it “Big Gay Al’s” (which is a reference to South Park).
Then we dove right into talking with our guest Kimberly Penney who (among many other services) manages various social media accounts for her clients. We were surprised to learn that most of her clients were actually remote and not local to Texas. She primarily uses two social media management tools: Vocus and Hootsuite. We discussed each platform, some of their capabilities and differences. Kimberly said you have to be careful using each because you really have to respect the culture of each platform as well as the social media sites they are posting to. Sometimes it’s important to share on the native site, especially when it comes to LinkedIn groups, which does not allow posting from either of these 3rd party tools.
Our tip of the week: What do you do when someone adds you on LinkedIn and you don’t know them? Well, our approach is to simply reach out to them and ask them who they are and how you can help them (before you accept their connection request!). David explained how to do this, and this actually generated a potential lead for David a couple of hours before this episode.
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Kimberly Penney is the owner of Visage Inc. She is a Certified Software Project Manager and has 20 years of experience with eCommerce Development, Project Management, Public Relations Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Management. She currently commands a team of 20 developers and Social Media / SEO professionals. She also owns a bathroom remodeling company called SafeShowers.com and is an owner / investor in a Bertram, Texas winery and tasting room called PilotKnobVineyard.com.
In her spare time, she enjoys appearing on TMZ Live as a guest commentator, going to music festivals, wine tasting, cooking, and mocking her pets named Dangerpants, Bruiser and Bevo.
Thanks again, Kimberly!!!
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