Social Media Consultation, Management, and Training

Those of you who already know me are probably also connected on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, FourSquare, Instagram, and many other niche social media tools. I’m an explorer of the medium, and got my start on Facebook in 2006, Twitter in 2007 and even remember when MySpace was cool. My wife and I immediately saw the business potential of social media and dove right in with our company, “Doggie Cakes” by making profiles and finding ways to engage our customers, announce our events, and sell our products. We were soon, everywhere in social media – and learned a lot in the process.

Long story short, in early 2011 I was approached by my first social media client for some consultation and management of their online presence. As more referrals started coming in, I discovered and developed my systems for managing, monitoring, communicating, and reporting. I also evaluated a lot of management, scheduling, and evaluation tools in the first year. I must say, I now have my favorites – which you will hear about in upcoming blogs.

While building up my social media business, I continued with my graphic and web design projects, and also started gathering a trusted and talented support team of partners and contractors to help me in that area. Social media is the backbone of my business; however, so I launched a new page on this site that talks about what I do, and the two basic service plans that I operate.

For more information on how I can assist small business or individuals with social media, please click here.

WordPress Themes

StudioPress Premium WordPress ThemesI’m a huge fan of the Genesis Framework – a theme by StudioPress™ / Copyblogger Media LLC. This website in fact runs on Genesis and uses the child theme, Generate. Child themes are amazing, as they don’t cause you to have to modify your parent theme. In fact, there are plug-ins available for free that let you adjust every aspect of your design without even damaging your child theme. These essentially create new style sheets and rules that are interpreted by the theme for display. The best option below is the Pro Plus Package, as it comes with Genesis, most of the child themes below, and lifetime updates and support. At first I bought just Genesis and a child theme, then another, then decided that I needed to go for it.

I have found that every theme I implement, functions quickly and cleanly to the user, and is intuitive to update. The video tutorials, forums, and support from StudioPress™ are top notch, and are extremely helpful to being successful with WordPress. It’s a great development community with ongoing innovation and practicality.

For more information about Genesis, including screenshots of each available theme click here.

Social Fresh East Had Me at Hello

Social Fresh East wasn’t just a two-day conference held in Tampa starting on February 7th and ending on the 8th at Doubletree by Hilton. For me the engagement, learning, and benefits started way before the conference, at online registration, and continue daily online. The event promised “2 days of advanced social media training from companies […]

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Twas the Night Before Social Fresh EAST

Social Fresh - Logo

Social Fresh is coming to Tampa tomorrow, February 6-7, 2012 and I’m going courtesy of my wining e-mail to Head of Lettuce Media, who are local marketing partners for this amazing event. Thanks Antony Francis and Amber Osborne (Miss Destructo) for the opportunity to attend. The event has been using the hashtag #SocialFresh on Twitter, […]

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I’m Back

I will be moving my old blogs from to and will be getting back into blogging. I took a break to work on my business and to get deeper into the microblogging at Twitter and Facebook, but I’ve always been a writer. I can’t wait to share my social media and design experiences […]

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LarsER Arts – Website

I met Lars-Erik Robinson – Artist, about six months before I was contracted by him to assist with a new logo and website. We quickly became great friends after our first meeting, and learned a lot about each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and businesses. Lars is an amazing artist, with his own portfolio on Behance – […]

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