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Jennifer Cario

Jennifer Cario is the Editor in Chief of Search Engine Guide and the President of SugarSpun Marketing, a boutique social media agency specializing in social media strategy for small to mid size businesses. She is also a well respected trainer and serves as the Social Media Faculty chair for MarketMotive and as an Adjunct Professor for Rutgers University's Mini MBA program. She's based near Pittsburgh, PA but serves clients across the United States and Canada.

Social Media Works Precicely Because Consumers Think it Doesn't

A few days ago, my husband looked up at me from over his laptop and said "Yahoo has a poll asking people if social media influences their buying decisions." After I smiled and chuckled a bit, I asked him what the poll "concluded."...

Pinterest Releases Native Analytics

After more than a year of waiting for delivery, Pinterest has finally delivered on its promise to deliver native analytics to Pinterest users with verified URLs. (And Pinterest marketers rejoiced.) In an announcement posted to the company's blog on March 12th, the Pinterest team shares the details....

Facebook Unveils News Feed Overhaul

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Two years ago, everyone's love-hate relationship with Facebook got a little more passionate when Mark Zuckerburg changed things up and introduced us to Facebook Timeline.  Love it or hate it, it's all about to change again. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}...

Are Your Supposed Social Media Goals Distracting You?

It's 2013. We've been working on this thing called social media for about five or six years now. As marketers and as business owners, we're not only wrapping our heads around the infinite engagement possibilities, we're also finally beginning to possess the tools that allow us to gather real data about the value of our efforts....

Kotex Gets Creative with Pinterest Campaign

Whenever a new social media channel comes out, there's always this period of waiting with baited breath while we see how marketers are going to utilize it. It's almost like the first really big campaign both gives the site legitimacy and helps remind us of the full potential. While we've all been talking about Pinterest for months, a recent campaign from Kotex is winning quite a bit of endorsement as the first totally awesome Pinterest campaign. ...

The Super Simple Guide to Using and Marketing Through Pinterest - Part Two

Now that you've gotten yourself up and running with a Pinterest account, it's time to put it to use to start collecting ideas, links and pictures. Remember, Pinterest is a powerful online filing system that gives you visual access to the things you might wish to use down the road. Back in part one we talked about setting up some topical boards to sort the "pins" you find. Today we're going to talk about how to find those pins....

The Super Simple Guide to Using and Marketing Through Pinterest - Part One

A few months ago, I would have forgiven you if you hadn't heard of Pinterest. It was like a sneaky, lovable cat. The kind that curls up in your lap and gives you the warm fuzzies while you pet it, but that remains quietly invisible to anyone not already in the know. The past month or so though, it's all begun to change. Pinterest has finally reached it's tipping point and the masses are starting to pour into the site to explore what it has to offer. If you are a marketer, a blogger, or a business owner, it's time...

6 Reasons 2012 is the Perfect Time for Social Media

As we roll into 2012 companies are looking at ways to either boost their social media campaigns, or in some cases, launch them for the first time. One of the big questions they have is whether or not they're too late to the game. While I'm not going to lie and say it's the easiest it's ever been to get in the game, I can say more companies will find it easier to get involved today than they ever have before...



About the Author

Jennifer Cario is the Editor in Chief of Search Engine Guide and the President of SugarSpun Marketing, a boutique social media agency specializing in social media strategy for small to mid size businesses. She is also a well respected trainer and serves as the Social Media Faculty chair for MarketMotive and as an Adjunct Professor for Rutgers University's Mini MBA program. She's based near Pittsburgh, PA but serves clients across the United States and Canada.

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