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Social Media Spotlight: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

2 Nov

social media marketing, social media management, progressive media conceptsFor this week’s Social Media Spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. New York native Anthony Bruno moved to South Florida more than 25 years ago with his father to start Anthony’s Runway 84, now a Fort Lauderdale icon. Unable to find the great pizza he remembered, Anthony decided to introduce South Floridians to the old-world art of coal-fired cooking and opened the first Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in 2002. The concept caught on like wildfire.

Known for its high energy atmosphere and simple menu, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza uses 800-degree coal burning ovens to create a “well done” taste. Signature menu items include specialty pizza made with the freshest, top-quality ingredients, coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with grilled onions and Italian-style salad. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s food and service have continually been ranked “very good to excellent” by Zagat Survey, the distinguished dining and entertainment guide.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has 20 locations throughout Florida, as well as 9 locations throughout the Northeast (DE, PA, NJ, NY), including White Plains. Expansion plans include additional locations in the Northeast and South Tampa, FL. We had the pleasure of speaking with Toby Srebnik, the Director of Social Media for O’Connell & Goldberg, the PR firm that represents Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, and here’s what he had to say about their social media marketing strategy.

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How to Manage Your Social Media Comments

31 Oct

progressive media concepts, social media marketing, social media managementIf your social media strategy is anything like ours, then your brand is probably on numerous social media sites. That means you have a bunch of fans visiting and interacting with each post that you publish. There is a certain response etiquette that is important to follow when answering your fans. Let’s take a look at each social platform and see how to enhance our response strategy.

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Klout: What Is It and How Does It Work?

28 Oct

How would I describe Klout? In my opinion, Klout is comparable to a credit score. Credit scores increase if you’re on time with paying a credit card bill and decrease if you missed a mortgage payment. Klout is the social media version of this system, per se. Klout monitors your engagement, posts and other metrics to determine a score. The higher the score, the more influence you have in the social world. The more you interact, post and engage others on different social media platforms, the higher your Klout score will be. Business professionals have begun looking at this ranking system for hiring social media managers. Is it the perfect way to gauge your social media expertise? Probably not, but it can give good insight into how much you interact with others, and if your content gets shared around the web. That may be a good indicator of how well you will manage their social media campaign.

But digging deeper into Klout, we will look at the different metrics, what they mean and possible ways to increase your overall Klout score.
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How to Design Your Social Monitoring Plan

24 Oct

progressive media concepts, social media marketing, social media managementMeasuring and recording the analytics of your social media sites is important in providing insights to your overall campaign. Social monitoring goes beyond those numbers inputted for your data records. Measuring is when you use analytical platforms to measure your social progress. Social media monitoring is using a tool to crawl the web and find online users who are mentioning your brand, your products, or your competitors, and then engaging with them.

If you have all of your analytics set up, wonderful! But it’s time to take your social media game up a notch with a monitoring tool. But before we get to speaking about which tools are best for your business, (yes, there are free ones), let’s try to help set up your social monitoring plan.

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The Profile of the Social Consumer and How to Interact With Them

17 Oct

social media marketing, social media management, progressive media conceptsLet’s face it; social media has changed the way businesses have to interact with their customers. What used to be a one-way, company-centric selling process has become a customer-driven procedure. Social media has revolutionized the way consumers go about buying their products and services. If your business doesn’t understand the new-age purchasing behavior of your consumers, you are sure to be left in the dust.

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Social Media Marketing

3 Oct

social media marketing, social media management, progressive media conceptsThere is no doubt that social media has become an integral part of many business marketing strategies. It seems that if your company is not on Facebook or blogging by now, you may have been somewhat left behind. But there are many reasons that small and medium sized businesses have not established a social media presence yet.

Social media marketing is very easy to be overlooked in small business environments because of the amount of employees the company has. When there are not enough employees to manage the daily tasks of social media marketing, it is likely to get cut from a business model. Additionally, there may be enough employees, but not enough time in the workday to complete the social media initiatives.  So what do you do when there’s a need for social media management, but you don’t have enough resources? Outsource.

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How Social Shopping is Evolving on Facebook

30 Sep
Social Shopping

Via Mashable

Ecommerce is and will always be around. How we can evolve ecommerce to make it more enjoyable for the shopper is what will revolutionize the way we shop. It was of no surprise that one of Facebook’s uncountable number of updates involved allowing brands to make their business page an ecommerce site through the use of applications. Facebook is a revolution within itself, with every update trying to one-up the bar for themselves. So now that Facebook has combined your ability to max out credit cards with your ability to gossip to several different people at once, what is next for the ecommerce realm? Continue reading…

Social Media Spotlight: TMCnet.com

21 Sep

progressive media concepts, social media marketing, social media management, social media outsourcing PMC’s Social Media Spotlight is proud to introduce TMCnet.com! Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and InfoTECH Spotlight magazines.  TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Additionally, TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s largest and best-attended IP Communications event. ITEXPO West 2010 was ranked #3 on Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award List. PMC was fortunate enough to have TMC’s marketing team give us some insight to their social media marketing strategy. Here’s what they had to say…

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How to Make Your Social Media Sites Stand Out From the Competition

19 Sep

progressive media concepts, social media marketing, social media managementDo you sit down and look at your company’s Facebook page everyday thinking, what can I do differently? Do you find that you are posting the same kind of material daily or that when you try to engage your audience with a thought-provoking question, there’s no response? It’s time to step your social media game up. Let’s see how we create a buzz around your Facebook, Twitter and blog sites…

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Social Media Spotlight: Behind the Burner

14 Sep

Progressive Media Concepts, social media marketing, social media managementFor this week’s Social Media Spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Behind the Burner. Behind the Burner is a food based e-brand that focuses on bringing the tips, tricks and techniques of culinary masters, entrepreneurs and more to the masses with videos, recipes, blog posts and product reviews. The vision for this business was to educate and share experiences on numerous culinary topics, and that’s just what they did! We were lucky enough to speak with Kaitlin, the Social Media Manager, and gain insight to their marketing strategy. Let’s see how social media has helped Behind the Burner to reach their audience.

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