Social Media Webcast Available to Local Businesses

Another great webinar is coming up for our local businesses that teaches the value of using social media as a tool for growing business opportunities. You can read the details from our friends over at Frontier Communications below. Also, please excuse our complete lack of blogging lately – we’re very, very swamped with projects at this point in time, along with our annual banquet coming this weekend. I think a few gray hairs will be found after this week! ~ Caleb

Columbus, NE –– What do Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” and one of the films nominated for Best Picture this year have in common?  They both involve Social Media, ways of connecting with friends, colleagues, and target audiences that a company ignores at its peril.

Since it’s vital to know how to use Social Media effectively, Frontier Communications will present a free live webcast on Social Media channels and their ramification on businesses.  Two well-known experts will discuss the pros, cons and “how to’s” for engaging in Social Media. The one-hour webinar will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. CDT. More information and registration details are available at A replay of the webcast will also be available following the web event at

“Whether your business is active in Social Media or you’re just an interested observer, it now touches every facet of business life,” said Dan Staack, General Manager, Frontier. “This webinar will offer ways businesses can participate, how to engage in social media communications, reputation management and how to enhance media activity. The webinar will be helpful for business owners as well as marketing and PR professionals and customer service, sales and business development managers.”

The webcast will feature experts Shama Kamini, President, Marketing Zen Group, and Albert Maruggi, Founder and President, Provident Partners.

Kamini was recognized by Business Week as one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” in 2009 and has been named one of the “10 Most Influential and Powerful Women in Social Media.” She hosts a popular web-based TV show on business and technology and is a frequent commentator about business and technology trends. She is the author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing — the #1 bestseller in web marketing. Kamini holds a Masters degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.

Maruggi is host and producer of the Marketing Edge podcast and a senior fellow at the Society of New Communications Research. With a 25-year career in broadcast journalism, national politics, corporate marketing and venture capital, Maruggi is a well-rounded and knowledgeable resource on new media and consumer engagement.  His company, Provident Partners, serves a wide array of clients, from business consultants to software developers, publishers to governors, using Social Media to help them achieve business goals.

Topics to be covered during the webinar include:

– How to build your business to get positive comments

– Ways to monitor and determine the cost of negative comments to your business

– How group buying programs like GroupOn may drive new revenue to your business

– Best practices on Facebook and Twitter

This webinar is part of an ongoing series of web events hosted by Frontier and follows a highly successful disaster planning broadcast held in January.

For more information, contact Dan Staack at 402-563-9321 or

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