Tag Archives: Facebook

Marketing your Volleyball Program

by @DavidAPortney (As will appear in June/July issue of Coaching Volleyball Magazine) “I’m very convinced the more fans that understand the game, the more they’ll fall in love with it.”                   – Becky Schmidt, Hope College Head Coach We hear this … Continue reading

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Facebook Ending Sponsored Stories…Whoopty Doo.

by @DavidAPortney I’m back!  Yes, after the last few months getting ready for our big annual convention in Seattle, actually executing the preparations then taking a much needed vacation, life is somewhat back to normal.  Anyway, not sure if you … Continue reading

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Social Media: There was, is and will never be a silver bullet

by @DavidAPortney Our Facebook page is blowing up.  How much you ask?  Well, it took about four years to get the first 10,000 likes then another three months to get the next 14,600.  Keep in mind, we’ve done all of … Continue reading

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Facebook finally eases their promotion restrictions

by @DavidAPortney It’s about time!  After years of suffering through third party applications, Facebook finally let us run promotions and giveaways the way they SHOULD be on social media. Perhaps it’s more Facebook crying “uncle” because very few organizations were … Continue reading

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How social media agencies are stealing your money

by @DavidAPortney Many digital/social media agencies (let’s just call them social for the purpose of this blog) are stealing money.  How?  Let me explain… First off, I’m not generalizing to mean ALL social media agencies, just many that I’ve come … Continue reading

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Five reasons why social media should be taught in middle school

by @DavidAPortney We’re all afraid of mixing social media with children, but do we have a choice?  Going by Facebook’s guidelines that you must be at least 13 years old to have an account, here are the top-5 reasons social … Continue reading

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Why check-ins are an invaluable social media tool

by @DavidAPortney Why don’t more brick and mortar businesses offer check-in discounts?  It’s a simple question with a simple answer: they just haven’t thought about how it can help.  Think about it.  What other marketing/advertising method is completely free and … Continue reading

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