Nothing Is Going To Save Your Social Media If Your Content Is Lacking Passion

By Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) Content creation is at the heart of any successful social media strategy. But there is one thing that will make all the difference between you and all the others out there. And that is the passion you put into your content creation. Passion is what made blogging and bloggers become more successful than established newspapers. Passion…

Why Some Freelancers Fail at Social Media in 4 Lessons

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) I was asked this question yesterday – and decided it deserved a longer answer. Because no short answer does do this very important questions justice. There are several points to social media activities, where you can be lead astray, and most of the mistakes are made not only by freelancers but also by others – for…

On Twitter: Direct Message or No Direct Message

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) Update: Shortly after writing this article, the first tool mentioned here (Sendible) started failing us. After a month of back and forth with their support we cancelled all our accounts there! A while later Sendible’s CEO got in touch with us, appologized and offered us a couple of months free account to try it again. We…

Can You Learn Social Media and Online Marketing at University?

by Susanna Gebauer (@dreckbaerfrau) Truth be told: I do not even know, what they teach in „Marketing“ at university… Honestly, I am a mathematician turned strategic consultant turned founder/entrepreneur turned marketer. Everything I know about online marketing and social media I learned by doing: By reading blog posts, trying things out, evaluating results, stepping back, thinking again … and learning…