Day 15 of My 30 Day Pinterest Challenge

MilliGFunk's 30 Day Pinterest Challenge - Day 15

I kicked off a personal 30 Day Pinterest Challenge 15 days ago. “Does deleting pins help increase Pinterest engagement?” I wondered. It’s beginning to look like it does. Keep reading to learn more. Here’s what my Pinterest Analytics looked like on May 12th (Day 1): And here’s what they look like today, May … Continue reading

My 30 Day Pinterest Challenge

Pinterest Analytics MilliGFunk

Does deleting pins really help to increase Pinterest engagement? I’m about to find out. Here’s a snapshot of my current (May 12th, 2015) Pinterest analytics:   I’m getting an average of 895 daily impressions and 622 average daily viewers. Each month, I have an average of 8,367 viewers (awesome, right?), … Continue reading

Why Every Other Tweet Should Be Conversational

Twitter has its merits, but making your voice heard in such a crowded space can feel daunting. This week I had an ah-ha Twitter moment: Distinguishing yourself on Twitter doesn’t require a complex strategy; it just requires you to converse more often. Specifically, every other tweet you post should be … Continue reading

Teaching Nonprofit Marketing in Japan

Temple University Japan Campus

It’s on the website, so I feel like I can share the exciting news now: I’ve been invited to be a guest lecturer for Temple University Japan this February. The class, which is part of an international nonprofit management program on Temple’s Japan campus, will focus on strategic marketing planning for nonprofits. I’ll … Continue reading

Passion Projects

I really like my work as a freelancer: I get to make my own hours and choose my own clients and projects. I can keep my family first without making career sacrifices. In essence, I have the best of both worlds; personal and professional. Because my freelance work is profitable, … Continue reading

Marketing Strategy for Home Based Businesses

If your home-based business is serious about hitting sales targets and achieving other successes, then your marketing strategy is probably one of the most valuable—and least utilized—tools in your marketing toolkit. What do I mean by “marketing strategy”? One of Webster’s definitions of ‘strategy’ is “a plan, method, or series of … Continue reading

Authenticity in Branding: John Green

You might know John Green’s name because of his novel-turned-movie, The Fault in Our Stars, but I know his name because my husband and I sometimes watch his nerdtastic YouTube channel CrashCourse. Fast Company ran a story on Green in its June 2014 issue, and one thing stood out to … Continue reading

Too Much Excitement Makes You Crazy

Friends, let me tell you: PCSing to Germany is exciting. I work for a strategic marketing and branding firm, and I wear a few different hats. I manage client relationship and projects, and I also create content and manage messaging strategy. My last day at the firm is Friday, and … Continue reading

The Funk Takes on Colorado Radio

Later this morning, I’ll make my way up 1-25 to the north side of Colorado Springs, where I’ll meet Tonya Hall to be a guest on her radio program, The Tonya Hall Show. Tonya was in the audience when I spoke at Jeff Pulver’s 140 Character Conference Small Town in … Continue reading

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network St. Louis Needs Volunteers

It’s time to hang up my YNPN hat, and I’d like to help YNPN fill my role on its marketing committee. I wonder if you know someone in the St. Louis area who is interested in spending a few hours each month volunteering their time and marketing skills to help this great St. Louis-area nonprofit young professionals group. Continue reading

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