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Puppies are the new Social Media (Pt.2)

January 6th, 2012 by Chris Rudden

Puppies are the greatest


But, here’s the thing, … Puppies need to be taken care of.

And, as with your social media program, the time you invest at the start will make all the difference in years to come. So do it well; and if you need help, get it, you will be glad you did.

Learning to have pets

Puppies are a responsibility.

You need to feed them. You need to walk them. You need to love them. Pet them.

You need to give them a place to live. A space to play too, and let loose.

Dogs used to sleep in ‘doghouses’. Now they sleep at the end of your bed. ie. they are more a part of our lives than ever before. An extension of who we are. Our family.

People buy their dogs all sorts of toys, bones, booties, bells, and whistle; but your relationship really depends on the quality of the interaction with the dog.

Puppies/dogs are not free.

 

Learning to start a Social Media Program

Social Media is responsibility.

The tools are ‘free’, but the time commitment is not. What you do with it, and how well you do it, is up to you.

You don’t want to let your puppy down. If you are going to commit to doing social media, you might as well commit to doing it well.

Building your social media presence requires you to be a homemaker. Building your ‘castle’, whatever the size; but one that is inviting, full of love, acceptance, for you, and your loved ones.

Bells and whistles are neat and all, but your content creation is what you’re building.  ‘Content is king’. Concentrate on interactions.

It can be overwhelming. Sometimes it is best to start with one puppy, and see what you can handle. Perhaps start by simply Monitoring social media, see what it is all about, and figure out where you fit in.

To reap the benefits of Social Media, you have to get involved. Pups thrive on a firm schedule – try to be consistent with your social media. You need to build your presence, you need to feed your followers with content, you need to utilize your network.

 

Puppies are the new Social Media (Tweet Me)

Social Media and Puppy Similarities  

  • Easy to fall in love with
  • They are social, participate in your life
  • Can alert you to potential threats
  • Require a serious commitment
  • Can be a distraction, and even annoying at times
  • Require your attention, suffer without it
  • Can make a real mess if left alone, and potentially cause serious damage
  • Thrive on a firm schedule
  • Benefits increase the more time you spend with them

Woof woof, paw paw

Perhaps you find social media overwhelming. Perhaps you can’t commit to doing it right by yourself. If you need some help, let us know, we are here to help.

Or, if you just want to tell us of your own puppy to social media comparisons, that’s cool too. We would love to hear them.

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Woof you later!

 

(Related post : Puppies are the new Social Media Pt.1)

Puppies are the new Social Media (Pt.1)

January 4th, 2012 by Chris Rudden

 

Romeo and Juliet can teach us a lot about Social Media 

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But, before you test my Shakespeare knowledge, I am talking about Jon’s new puppies, Romeo and Juliet  =========>

 

Romeo, Juliet, and Social Media 

(intro by Jon Bey)

I have often heard that the answer to your question is usually right in front of your face. The secret of course is figuring out what that question is. Well as things happen sometimes, my question appeared at the end of business meeting in mid-December.  I was asked if I wanted the perfect Christmas gift for my children – a puppy.

The answer was yes, we had actually been looking for a puppy, and the timing was right. The real shock was when I realised we were going home with two puppies, not one. My daughter instantly named the black, girl puppy Juliet, and the golden boy soon after inherited the name Romeo, which seemed to fit perfectly.

Once the puppies were home, and we started preparing the home, and ourselves, for the upcoming adventure; I soon recognised the similarities between the lessons we were going to teach our children about puppies, and the lessons we teach our clients about Social Media.

 

Puppies are the new Social Media 

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Puppies are new, exciting, fun.

Puppies are somewhat unknown. What makes them tick? What will they do next?

They are soft, warm, and fuzzy. Always playful. Always up for cuddles. Puppies are quite simply one of the easiest things to fall in love with.

Puppies lick and/or paw you when they want something. Sometimes they just bark; possibly warning you of some impending danger, someone lurking outside; or maybe they are just wondering where you are.

Puppies are ‘Man’s Best Friend’. They are always there for you, always ready to say hello, always ready for a walk, ready for some pats, ready to give back love.

Puppies are considered by many to be ‘more social than other pets’. They participate in your life. A source of wonder. A conversation piece with friends. Say hello to neighbours as you walk around the block. Meet new friends at the dog park.

 

Getting a new puppy can change your life

And, this is the way many people feel as they enter into the world of social media, elation as to the potential Social Media holds for you, and your business. Excited to get involved, eager to buy into their ‘new puppy’ experience.

Social Media generally does all the things mentioned above, and more.

In fact, ‘social never sleeps’. It’s always there. Always on. There is a constant conversation going on around you. Interact/engage, and it can be your best friend.

Through Monitoring your Social Media, you can gain insight into the conversation surrounding your brand, or lack thereof, perhaps even finding some issues that need to be resolved.

It is an opportunity to expand your horizons, find new things, get more information on issues you are interested in, meet new people, while building existing relationships.

 

Puppies are the greatest

But, here’s the thing, … (stay tuned for Puppies are the new Social Media Pt.2)

 

Woof woof, paw paw 

Say hi on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or email us.

 

(Related post : Puppies are the new Social Media Pt.2)

 

Woof you later!

… and, yes, here is a video of Romeo and Juliet …

Romeo and Juliet (The Puppies)