What a week – the Super Bowl is over, the Olympics are here, and Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of Kindness Week are both just around the corner. In the midst of it all, we’re bringing you another week’s worth of our favorite THRIVEable tips, tools and articles to help you power through the last day of your workweek. This week, though, we have a special development we’d like to bring to your attention:
This week we had the opportunity to contribute to the Social Restaurant Podcast with Nate Riggs! Check out the full podcast and listen in as we discuss how brands can use PR to be more transparent to build brand loyalty, how PR integrates into social media and mobile device use and learn why Chipotle’s non-traditional PR approach works.
Entrepreneurship … Like a BOSS.
Start With a Plan
Just as with starting a business or launching a new product, it’s important to have a plan and a strategy in place before diving into the world of social media. Yes, it is vital in this day and age that your brand have a presence on at least one or two social networks; but here are seven questions to consider before putting your brand on social media. Taking the time at the outset to learn about your audience and define your goals will ensure that your social media marketing is effective, not haphazard.
Create a Happy Workplace
We’ve all read the stories about the “fun companies,” the ones where employees play ping-pong during work while simultaneously coming up with the next great tech breakthrough. But how do you foster that environment of creativity and productivity? Inc.com shares six areas to focus on that will help you create a positive workplace with thriving employees.
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life …
How many of us would love to learn another language, but feel overwhelmed by the time and financial commitment required? Duolingo, the 2013 iPhone App of the Year, is a free app that makes learning a new language feel like playing a game. You earn points, have “lives” (like in a video game), and hear victorious trumpet sounds when you complete each level. Duolingo offers courses in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and English, boasting that it offers “college-quality” education, completely free (as of this writing, it doesn’t even have ads). Hmm, this seems like a good reason to plan a trip to Barcelona. Buenos dias, mis amigos!
Thriveable Things (Links We Love)
- Awesome Things That Brands Did on Social Media in 2013 [Infographic]
- Three Ways to Use Google+ to Increase Search Rankings
- Case Study: How One Young Woman Wrote Her Way to a Thriving Business
- Subway to Remove Harsh Chemical from its Bread
- Real-Life Community Management. It’s Time to Step Away from our Devices
- Despite Prevalent Social Media Use, Reporters Still Prefer Email Pitches
What was the best thing you read this week? Any new tools or resources you think we should write about? Let us know in the comments … and have a great weekend!
~Kate and the Think Belle Team