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Social Relations

Search, Optimize, and Converse for Social Media Success!

Social Media is all about building relationships, making your brand human and more personal.

As Jay Baer puts it,
“Social media allows big companies to act small again.”

This very concept is how SocialMedia305 came about.
It’s a triumphant story of a company created 100% by accident.

The Glorious Accident that is SocialMedia305

Originally started as a Financial Content Company, SocialMedia305 began “testing” Twitter in Miami. CEO John Mahoney discovered that, with some ninja Wall Street sales techniques and a Public Relations approach, he could grow a massive Twitter following in record time.

John got to work introducing as many people to each other through social media as possible. SocialMedia305 continues that vision, promoting local events, producing local events, and consulting with brands.

Social Media is about conversations,
“Look at social media as a telephone with a built in phone book!” ~John Mahoney

Social Media Marketing is powerful, because you have access to converse with so many people!

And not just converse, but engage, learn, and expand! Remember conversations are a two-way street of give and take.

Does having a “conversation” truly produce results?
Check this out:

Social Relations

Talk about massive exposure!
People are so over inauthentic advertising. Building online communities is the way to turn your marketing and brand around.

Reaching out to your social media networks starts with the look of your page.

  • Optimize those profiles and make it easy for people to see who you are and what you’re about.

Next, it’s time to GROW!

  • Who is your target audience? Search for your keywords, follow others in your field, connect and engage.

Prioritize and Organize

  • Once you have your fans, followers, and contacts, you will need a way to organize and avoid the chaos.

Sites like Simplist can help you create awesome lists from your keywords and organize your contacts into categories that make sense. This will keep you organized and on top of your social media game.

Need help getting started and growing your networks?

SocialMeida305 knows the ropes and is here to help!

Be smart and leave a comment letting the SocialMedia305 community know how YOU master social media!

Tweet @getSimplist and @SocialMedia305

By Lori Hil on behalf of SocialMedia305


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Why Go Social?

Business is Business, right? Why take the time to socialize?   Here’s Why… 500 million tweets are sent each day. 75% of engagement on a Facebook post happens in the first 5 hours. Over 20 billion photos have already been shared on Instagram. And, 23% of Pinterest users are on at least once a day.

Social Media is where the people are!

Social media has taken over the online marketing world and the benefits reach far beyond sharing your products and services. Social Media Marketing:

  •  Improves brand awareness
  • Increases your website traffic
  • Builds trust & loyalty

And, yes,

  • Translates to more business

Making social media marketing a priority for your business, allows you to reach a larger, yet more targeted audience. It is all about the bigger picture, long-term brand commitment. Social Media connects people and takes “word of mouth” advertising to a whole new level. It’s about building your “tribe.”

“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea… A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.” ~Seth Godin

Share interests with your audience, connect, and communicate. Do this, and you will develop a loyal customer base that will promote your message and services without even being asked.

What’s your favorite social media network for business marketing and why?

Let us know in the comments! Let’s blow up those networks!

Lori Hil on Behalf of SocialMedia305


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The Key for me, Thank you!.

So this is simply what I did, If you’d like to know:

On a daily basis, I search Twitter for people speaking about local things and follow them. Every day at regular intervals throughout the day I tweeted my thoughts and plans.

I found the best way to search for people is by using just one word; So I started using “publix” then I used “dadeland” This way I could be sure that 80% of my search results were located “someplace” in Florida.

So, on a daily basis I searched twitter using those keywords and many more that are similar, once I found people that ‘looked’ interesting I followed them. I tried to stay smart & funny, OK… maybe at-least “witty” and then they might follow me back. That is how I grew a relevant and valuable following; located in Miami; And they are very cool &b highly educated. Once you have a follower, then two, then three, etc, etc.

You’ll need to NOT annoy them, Just like anyone else in Real-Time; it’s very important to remember that they are REAL people; with goals and a schedule; They are not some techie that hasn’t left the house in a year, even he deserves some marketing respect. You have the opportunity to text message (tweet) with some of the coolest and smartest people in the world ~ So you need to stay cool too!

Otherwise they will unfollow (forget) you & tell a few people why, so whether you are just chatting about the local sports team or you’re looking for customers and clients; be REAL and stay relevant with-out saying the same thing all day, Here’s a few ideas to guide you:

Tweet something funny or informational that you think of yourself ~ Obviously!
Tweet a link to something funny or informational that you found
Tweet a link to something funny or informational that someone else created and give them the credit
If your using twitter for a blog or business; give people NEW reasons to work with you or read your content.
People are smart; You don’t need to remind them 117 times that you have a blog;
If you do ~ They will tell 117 people that you’re a twitter idiot!

Every day, first thing in the morning you might like to share a few of your favorite new websites Or directly ask some people how they are doing today. Be Real. My following has been growing with quality people who are now becoming quality friends and I am creating these new friendships with folks who are into many different aspects of life, which is great for learning about a city, the people, clients and a whole host of new industries.

All the benefits that I’ve seen over this past year have not come by using twitter for a few minutes a day, but you don’t need to tweet for 5 hours either, Here’s some Twitter tips:

In the morning, Find out whats going on & respond to the conversations.
Tweet some new info; even if it’s just general banter; make sure it’s something worthy to share.
Search twitter for new conversations by ‘searching’ what you would like to talk about.
Answer people that send you Tweets, as promptly as you can, check you messages regularly.

At first glance the value of Twitter might not be so apparent. It can seem like a confusing waste of time and unproductive, but if you “communicate” with it. It’s the most powerful telephone ever.
The investment I made during the past year has returned huge benefits – helping me meet awesome people LOCALLY & GLOBALLY to grow business – So put some time in and have some fun…Be Real!

This was an older original post re-posted …

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Optimized Social Media

Lot’s of people speak about social media, Is it working for you today? 

It does for me. Quite often.

Not mass-marketing. ~ Creating qualified leads ~ a BIG difference. 

I’m speaking about optimizing your social media, increasing special project based services, group class packages for employees.The strategic lead generation strategies for professional social media use applied to your direct marketing & networking work.

These are real strategies, NOT some ‘how-to ‘ or ‘click my product link ‘  The platforms you already know about, the search and approach, you don’t. They are second to none. They’re worth their weight in Gold. It’s actually very simple. When you take certain social media platforms & use them as ‘communication tools’, we create the lead generating factory.

You could email me.  for detailed information.    

 A bit of my history  …. Elements of my professional life | a perfect match …

My 15+ years of sales experience, thank you to wall street, plus my natural connection and enthusiasm for social media networking,
WHICH = the ability to generate “Super Qualified Leads“. | IRT.

My ‘real’ sales career began in 96′, I introduced stock brokers to qualified buyers, became the broker in 97′ and been working smart ever since.

Now, we have access to so much more, creating the strongest client relations in history, giving us real-time strategies and unbelievably Faster results.  

Today’s opportunity to network on a global scale, to target a conversation, a keyword, takes some dedication, I can offer some true guidance and results that keep this all simple and allow you to work smartly.

You can always email me for details.

A super qualified lead in today’s world means that we are “being welcomed into conversations” and when we approach a ‘Client‘, we’re not coming from left-field off the street, we are joining into a current conversation that they/him/her are already having … you see? 

You already know that we, consumers, clients, customers are mobile.

Through the professional use of Social Media we can continually communicate with clients and prospects for real service referrals and high quality professional relationships.

I will show you a number of ways to maintain and generate “Super Qualified Leads

– with-out worrying about your social media presence .  

Call me at 305-710–2273. 

If I can’t optimize your social media strategy …
then we won’t. No Cost to you.
“You will not find any banner ads or websites offering this … This is me teaching YOU to FIND YOUR perfect customer & future clients …

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RelativelyFX to OptimizedSocial

My orignale’ presence was under “RelativelyFX”.

Focused on facebook since 2008 but with presence everywhere, twitter, ning ++++ etc. Now 2011: SocialMedia305 w/ the power of OptimizedSocial!

My presence was always a general profile page, I’ve always been my own product until I create some “Johnny Doll” to sell. Also my clients have quite often become really good friends and we have continually work with each othert, so it was always better to stay focused on production of particular topic, product, performance, etc. In our case the markets, for most of the time, equity sales. I was trading FX & networked via Facebook 20hrs a day … It was golden! This is when the sales engine really turned on, just reviewing the markets, posting, results would generate 184 comments, working off a Facebook & Tumblr page

Within 90 days I was sharing market info with traders from around the world. Social Media proved an extremely valuable tool for staying abreast of the traders creating the BIG market activity. Our discussions on market activity and live trading were second-to-none. Of course, the novice traders wanted and needed access to our information, our predictions, our thoughts on movements and even BIGGER news. This is when I choose to focus my attentions on social media for professional networking and lead creation … Circa 2009. Soon after, for non-finance, local networking, I created SocialMedia305, what a ride it has been, so happy to have met everyone along the way! AND… SocialMedia305 is a great company with a bright future and a solid plan … Thank you to my clients and my readers. This is our apprx base line : 10,955 Tweets … client projects taking place on the

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enjoyment | earnings | power | value

About me:

I am a sales professional. A communicator.

I also love creating projects and being involved in hands on work ..

I started in financial sales and worked on Wall street for +10 years.

Today, I associate within the art and social media community in Miami & NYC.

Twitter is my telephone,

My art is verbal, most days witty and attractive.

My social life and my interactions prove it.

I would like to work with you.

Are you optimizing social media for your business …

Are you really optimizing it ??

The ones that do are increasing their lead base which in turn increases their customer base.

Leading to more interactions with buyers and future clients

I am offering a solid strategy that will enable you the ability control your own social media presence, report and respond on your own time, and in your own words & at your own leisure … without hours of work.

 Contact me to learn more about me: 305.710.2273



Build, expand and create your network . 

Conversation revolves around your work … Not your social media skills!

Our strength is on Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube,  we of course work on the best place for you brand.

We are expanding our network …  EVERYDAY!

My focus:

We have an online ecosystems that get’s “leads” everyday.

This is why we are in social media to begin with … we see the power of communication.

We have also learned by trial and error that to hire a person to speak for you is impossible.

You must keep it real and organic,

We are sharing your content w/ our ever expanding pages and sending the online traffic to you …

My solution:

Provides an amazingly powerful social media presence. 

Half the cost.

Less time.

 I believe this is the sweet spot that provides ROI:

 enjoyment | earnings | power | value

I would love the opportunity to invite you for a coffee and explain our pricing and strategy in detail.

Call John Mahoney: 305-710-2273 ::OR email::

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