Happy Friday, everyone!
Are you in the Valentine’s Day spirit? Whether you are or not, brands have certainly been on their A-game trying to woo customers for the holiday. We love these videos from Hallmark – what have been your favorite Valentine’s Day-themed campaigns?
Team Belle is pumped for the weekend, but before we head to happy hour we’re delivering #THRIVEable Friday, our roundup of what to read up on before Monday hits. Enjoy!
Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.
Put Down the Phone.
Go to dinner with friends or on a coffee date and you’ll see people are constantly checking their phones for emails, messages, missed calls…you name it. Are you one of these people? (Guilty.) If you realize just how much you check your phone and want to cut down on the habit, Forbes offers tips to stop so you can enjoy your down time, be more productive and just not so attached. Go, be free.
Generate New Ideas.
Have you ever had to brainstorm ideas for a new project, but when it comes time to sit down and think of new plans, strategies or tactics your mind just goes blank? Been there. Whether you’re CEO of a company, an intern or somewhere in-between, it’s important to be able to generate new ideas. This post from Inc describes simple ways to inspire ideas and be more creative.
Find Out What Your Customers Really Think About You.
Sure, your brand or company has a significant number of social media followers, but people are quick to complain or post negatively behind a computer screen. It’s important for brands to have multiple ways to monitor customer satisfaction in order to get an accurate read on how you’re perceived. Entrepreneur lists 10 ways to figure out how your customers feel about you. Time to revamp your plan!
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life
You have an app for your to-do list and one for your schedule. How cool would it be if there was an app that combined both of them? Now there is. With Timeful, you can input all of your events, meetings, tasks, and even good habits you want to work into your day like fitness or reading. The iPhone app then adapts to your schedule and suggests the best times for you to complete each task based on your available time, location and what hours are your most productive.
Links We Love
- 8 Ways to Lower Your Bounce Rate
- Three food trends turning the industry upside down
- Restaurant Marketing Watch: Social media dominates Valentine’s Day marketing
- 10 WordPress SEO Questions That Took Me 10 Years To Answer!
- New Facebook policy allows social media immortality
- Why Community Management Is Different From Social Media Marketing
- 5 offline lessons for digital marketers building online communities
Have a great Valentine’s Day weekend!
–Megan & Team Belle