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August 26 at #KBtribechat – Social Media and Digital Strategies

Hosted by Leslie Carothers

Leslie’s KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What has been the most effective DIGITAL strategy for you so far this year in securing new clients? Your enewsletter, your blog, Instagram, Pinterest, Linked In, You Tube, Tik Tok or something else?

Q2: Let’s talk about Instagram. Here are 3 of my top tips, what have you done that’s been effective? 

Q3: Let’s talk about your blog. If you write a blog, how are you using your blog to gain new clients? 

Q4: What’s been your experience with video so far? Have videos helped you secure new clients?

Q5:  If you are offering virtual design services, too, what digital strategy has helped you secure new clients?

Q6:  What is your pain point with digital marketing? Time, know how, not knowing what to focus on….or something else?

Q7: What advice do you have for designers who will read this transcript later on? What would you advise them to do?

Join this Twitter Conversation

on Wednesday, August 26

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s where you’ll find the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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K+B Blogs

It’s been a while since we have touched base about each others blogs.  Our community continues to grow so it’s time to reconnect, making sure we are all following each other. We will make a master list with links from this KBtribechat. Kitchen and bath industry pros provide a wealth of information and inspiration worth following….so let’s talk about it! Blogging Our discussion questions:

1. Do you blog? Please share links to your k+b industry blog!

2. What blogs do you read on a regular basis? Why?

3. What are the benefits of blogging?

4. Is it important to post often?

5. Do you often comment on posts? Why or why not?

6. What prompts you to comment on a post?

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on Wednesday, October 8th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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A Value Discussion

Lisa Smith, the author of the popular Design Blog Decor Girl – the blog for interior design ideas and lifestyle nourishment, will be leading us in a discussion on Blogs and their Value


at the November 13, 2013 Kbtribechat.  We asked Lisa to host after reading her post Writing a Design Blog is Not Prostitution!

To be apart of this important conversation,  join us at #Kbtribechat on Twitter from 2 to 3pm on Wednesday.  See you there!

More from Lisa:

In this techno age, there is hardly anything we buy or idea we contemplate which doesn’t land us online searching for more information or pictures.  More often than not you will land on a blog.  If you click around and like what this person has to say you may read more and subscribe.  If they have an opinion on what you are looking for, your ultimate decision very likely will be swayed.  If the blog is written well you will feel comfortable reaching out in the comment section if you have further questions or would like to add to the conversation, or you just want to say thank you.  (We love comments BTW!)

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Blogs are one of the neatest ways to share detailed product information or ideas or concepts which require more explanation than a one sentence blurb.  For those with a product it this is a great way to continually connect with your customers and be more than just another brand.  For those of us who are more service oriented a blog is venue to expand on ides, showcase a little of what we do with some personality attached, as well as connect with potential customers.
A blog is a condensed advertisement for you or your product, it can be one of the most valuable tools of engaging with potential customers.
Writing a blog takes a lot of work.  Each post requires research and photos.  This equates to content.  Have something valuable to say or share – or say nothing.  Post good content which provides something of value to your reader.  Even if is only your favorite recipe for fudge, write well and have great pictures.
Relationships matter


What makes social media work is being social.  Commenting opens up conversation and invites engagement.  Sharing is what gives blog content legs or reach.  Engagement is your goal.  If nobody reads it what is the point?    The more people who share it the more opportunities you get for engagement.

Sharing requires being a good social media community member = sharing more about others than yourself.
Nobody likes people who just drone on about themselves, same works for social media.  Share posts, tweets, pictures from others with your social media community.  Share, share and share more.  The more content you share from others, the more others will share your content.
A few examples of how to share:
  • Tweets
  • Blogroll
  • Facebook
  • Stumble
  • Reddit
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
All tied up in a nice bow, just like the present it is.  Sharing is what social media is all about!   The more you give the more you get.


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Strategies for Social Media Management

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, we will be sharing tips on how we manage the time consuming fun of  social media! Please join our Twitter discussion from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding our hashtag #kbtribechat to your tweets.

 Here are our discussion questions:

1.)  Time can really get away from us when we’re active on social media.  What tips do you have to  counteract this?

2.) What advice do you have to help manage social media accounts? What do you post where? Tips?

3.) Are there any programs or strategies that you have found helpful to make the most of the time you spend managing social media?

4.) What networks do you focus on?

5.) What networks are you on?  Which ones do you ignore? Please  include links so we can all follow.

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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Marketing Tips for k+b pros

On October 17, 2012 we will be sharing our best MARKETING TIPS at #kbtribechat on Twitter.  Join our discussion from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

We chat every Wednesday!









SOCIAL MEDIA – Have you found that being active on social media has helped sales?

What are the pros and cons of Twitter,  Facebook , Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Houzz, Cultivate, Instagram, LoveIt??

Did I miss any social media outlet above that you really like to showcase your business?

Share your social media tips!

Have you thought of having a social media intern?

BLOGGING – Does blogging help your sales? How? Please share your tips!

What items are in your marketing plan?

Print Media, direct sales, phone solicitation, e-mails, cross promotion, press releases….

What marketing ideas have worked well for you?

networking, direct mail, volunteering, google ads, newsletters, offering free classes

Here’s the transcript for this chat.


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Host Todd Vendituoli









Todd Vendituoli

Todd is a prolific blogger, social media expert and owner of Todd Vendituoli Construction LLC in Vermont and KV Construction Ltd in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

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And can also be found around the web on:





On March 21, 2012 Todd Vendituoli hosted kbtribechat on Blogging for Business.

On May 23, 2012 Todd hosted kbtribechat on Houzz.

On August 29, 2012 Todd hosted kbtribechat on Marketing To The Four Generations In The Marketplace Now!

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