Which Social Media Platforms Should Your Small Business Be Using?


No matter what the state of your social-media usage, there’s room to improve your strategy and expand your business. But where to focus your efforts? I offer a quick rundown on which social platforms might help you and how in an interview for the Verizon Wireless Small Business Guide.   Thumbnail photo credit: Verizon Wireless

Think Like TV: Tips to Making a One-Way Medium Interactive


The request lines don’t ring very often anymore. So, how can we make radio interactive without callers? Luckily, social media and texting became popular about the time calling in to a radio show became unpopular. We have the opportunity to make our one-way medium a two-way interaction between us and the listeners. We also know Read

Social Media Tips for Small Business [Audio]


I had the pleasure of being a guest on It’s Just Business, Wink 107.1/Ohio. I gave the Business Crash Test Dummy, Kim Turner, feedback on a recent issue he had with Yelp. I answered several caller questions about small business and social media, including whether you should self-promote on LinkedIn, the Facebook cover photo no-no’s, Read

8 Quick Tips for Better Air Talent Blogs and Morning Show Websites


Blog smog. You aren’t a blogger. Why should you worry about improving your writing skills? As radio companies put more emphasis on digital growth, you are now responsible for website traffic and social media engagement in addition to on-air ratings. Becoming a better blogger will give you organic content for your social networks, increasing web Read

Trending on Twitter: Your On-Air Topic


Your cigarette lighter is out of fluid and you have an electric stove. Pam Anderson is doing a book signing at the mall and you’re bummed you have to work. You think “loaded dishwasher” means your wife is drunk. These are white trash people problems, and apparently they resonate with people all over the world. Read

Who Owns Your Morning Show’s Social Media Presence?


In early March I read an article about the social media battle many musicians are fighting with their record labels over who owns their social media accounts. I thought, “I hope radio never gets to this point”. Weeks after I pondered that article, three high-profile morning show hosts contacted me– they are fighting the artist/record Read