3 Ways To Hide Foursquare Check-ins When Buying Gifts For People

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 27, 2012

You are probably thinking that this is an odd topic, right? I mean; why would you want to hide check-ins from friends and family if they are on your foursquare friend list? If you did not want them to see where you go and check-in at, you wouldn’t have taken the time to accept them as a […]


Friend Your Boss, Others on Facebook Without Fear

by Dwayne Kilbourne on October 28, 2012

Lately, people have been asking me what I think about friending your boss and/or co-workers on Facebook. Personally, I do not have a problem with friending [almost] anybody on any social media platform. Sure, I like some privacy where appropriate, but I still have control over what I post and do not post online, so […]


What If Facebook Disappeared Tomorrow…

by Dwayne Kilbourne on August 22, 2012

… Would you be ready? Would you be prepared? Or have you sunk every aspect of your online life into that one basket? While Facebook’s stock is struggling after investors found out that more than 83 million Facebook profiles are either fake profiles or are duplicates, it is unlikely that Facebook would fold up shop […]


3 Ways To Balance Your Tweets

by Dwayne Kilbourne on August 15, 2012

Often, I am asked about how to be successful using Twitter. For many, they want to conduct business and get leads through Twitter, and some of those people, clients, or organizations have yet to begin to build their presence on there. As with anything, magic does not happen overnight. For most, it takes an investment […]


Acknowledge and Connect: Expanding the Online Relationship

by Dwayne Kilbourne on August 5, 2012

So, you’ve written something awesome on your blog or made a cool post on your favorite social media site; you are beginning to get responses and feedback from a variety of people! Now what? Getting an increase in traffic to your content is awesome, but you should not just stop there. If you were to stop there […]


Don’t Get Caught Up In The Numbers

by Dwayne Kilbourne on June 12, 2012

Social media this and ROI that… In many cases, the self-driven stress to gain more followers, additional page likes, and a higher Klout score is unnecessary and a severe misappropriation of time, money, and effort. In this highly-competitive business world that we operate in, there is always going to be that drive to outperform the […]


5 Quick Twitter Tips

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 21, 2012

Over the years, Twitter has grown to become quite a popular social media network. Its short, text message-like communication mode has struck a great chord with people inside and outside of the technology world. In many ways, tweeting has become second nature to most of those with a smartphone. But, some want to use Twitter […]

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5 More Facebook Tips

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 17, 2012

As you probably have realized by now, Facebook is the top social media network out there today, and it does not appear that Facebook will be losing that designation anytime soon. So, whether you like Facebook or not, chances are that it will be around for quite some time. As such, it is important to […]

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Smoothie King Fails to Communicate

by Dwayne Kilbourne on February 25, 2012

Recently, I was out and about shooting a training video on behalf of one of my clients [Max Muscle of Cobb]. Afterwards, I opened up the foursquare app  on my Android smartphone, and, to my delight, I discovered that the Smoothie King that was two doors down from the gym that I was at had […]


Reserve Your Domains and Usernames ASAP

by Dwayne Kilbourne on January 7, 2012

Now that 2012 has officially arrived, some of you might be working to open up a new business venture. If you are, you are probably looking into your marketing strategies as well as realizing that you need a website and a presence on social media. Knowing and realizing that ahead of time is really a […]


Foursquare – Winning Within The Details

by Dwayne Kilbourne on December 28, 2011

So, you recently realized the great powers and opportunities that foursquare possesses; that’s great! You’ve taken the time to claim your venue(s) and start listening to, engaging with, and offering specials to your customers – awesome! Now what? Well, it is time to look at the small details a little further and a little bit […]


5 Great Reasons To Use HootSuite (by Olivia Millwood)

by guestblogger on October 19, 2011

Why would you be thinking about using HootSuite in the first place? Perhaps, you are just getting into social media management, or maybe you have a business account and a personal account to run on Twitter. Are you on Facebook or LinkedIn? Did you know you can also integrate other social media platforms into HootSuite? […]


Foursquare CRM Automation Using VenueMachine

by Dwayne Kilbourne on October 7, 2011

If you are a venue manager of a claimed venue on foursquare and are responsible for engaging with customers who check-in at your venue, I recommend that you give VenueMachine a look. VenueMachine is a third-party app that came about as a result of the recent worldwide foursquare hackathon! In essence, it helps alert the […]


How to Optimize Your Social Profiles (by Gloria Rand)

by guestblogger on October 3, 2011

Have you taken the time to optimize your social networking profiles for search? Keywords are not only an essential element of your website. Your profiles on sites like Facebook and Twitter should include keywords that describe your business and industry, so your prospects can find YOU online, instead of your competitors. Businesses can essentially “own […]


After first hearing about this from last week, I immediately looked at some of the new Facebook Pages I was working on for personal use and for clients, and I decided to see if I was able to create a vanity URL for any of them that had fewer than 25 likes. To my […]