Social Media Breakfast

Social Media: Not just for breakfast anymore

by Carl Natale on September 12, 2011

There is a lot everyone can learn by going to Maine social media events.

Four lessons about creating content

by Carl Natale on April 26, 2011

There are a few more points from Friday’s Social Media Breakfast that are worth recapping. Create content that solves problems This is something that has been said here before. When I say to write instruction manuals for your customers, I’m parroting C.C. Chapman’s advice to “Solve, share but not shill.” It’s about knowing what questions […]

How to use QR codes to tell a story

by Carl Natale on April 25, 2011

I must apologize to Amy Vintinner, marketing manager at Sea Bags. I neglected her story when I wrote about C.C. Chapman’s presentation at Friday’s Social Media Breakfast. Because she’s doing good things with content. Favorite thing is taking photos of people using Sea Bags in the field and posting the photos on Facebook. That’s a […]

8 social media tools for small business

by Carl Natale on March 28, 2011

At Friday’s Social Media Breakfast, there was quite a bit of discussion about tools that can help you monitor social media conversations and update your accounts. As much as I try to keep up with this, I have to admit so much was new to me. I have to thank Nathan O’Leary of Legacy Publishing […]

7 e-mail marketing takeaways from Social Media Breakfast

by Carl Natale on February 27, 2011

There were some pretty good lessons shared at Friday’s Social Media Breakfast on e-mail marketing. Let me dive right into some takeaways: Everyone has an e-mail inbox And we’re obsessive about it. Always checking it. That kind of attention is gold. That’s part of what makes e-mail marketing so valuable. But watch for changes. People […]

What I learned while sharing my blogging lessons

by Carl Natale on January 30, 2011

[slideshare id=6737510&doc=smbme-110128135700-phpapp01] I thoroughly enjoyed explaining blogging strategy at Friday’s Social Media Breakfast. Anytime I can speak about blogging for business, I have a great time. More importantly, the audience got a lot of great information to help them. I did learn a few things about blogging and presenting. Here are a few of my […]

I’m qualified to write this because I’m one of the blogging experts presenting at this morning’s Social Media Breakfast. It’s not like I’m being censored. But I only have 20 minutes to talk. Which seems like a long time until you start to make slides for everything you know. So I spent most of my […]

What do you want to know about blogging?

by Carl Natale on January 13, 2011

I ask because I’m going to be speaking about blogging at the next Social Media Breakfast. Also on the agenda is Rich Brooks and Chantal Young. Here’s what they have to offer: Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media, a Web design and Internet marketing firm in Portland, Maine. His monthly flyte […]

What experts can learn at Social Media Breakfast

by Carl Natale on December 21, 2010

Someone asked me why I go to the Social Media Breakfasts. Surely I must know everything about social media. Not really. There are a lot of people doing some good work in social media, and I learn from their experience. Honestly, that’s only a small part of why I go to these breakfasts. And I’m […]

Social media best practices you need to know

by Carl Natale on December 20, 2010

Can you guess where I was Friday? Let me describe the scene. I sat at a table with about six other people. We had a few conversations. Some were about business. Some were about holiday shopping. And some conversations were more like debates. There were probably about seven tables in the room hosting similar conversations. […]