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August 31st at #KBtribechat – Social Media and it’s Benefits for the Design Community

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Impromptu KBtribechat community photo at KBIS 2016

Our KBtribechat questions:

The big question! ( 1.) How has social media participation benefited your business?

2.) What advice do you have for the design pro who is skeptic about social media?

3.) What social platforms are musts? For what reasons?

Twitter is not just for news.  Twitter chat participation creates real connections and friendships. Most of us know each other through KBtribechat.

4.) Is Twitter useful to you beyond KBtribechat? How?

We’ve noticed a proliferation of “likes” on Twitter versus retweets. We prefer retweets!

5.) Do you have a strategy for when to like a tweet and when to retweet? Explain!

SnapChat is getting a lot of attention lately!

6.) Are you on SnapChat? Why? What tips do you have for sharing there?

Instagramable is now part of our vernacular when describing a beautiful spot worthy of a photograph. Most of us share there. 

7.) How are you using the new Instagram stories?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, August 31st

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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April 13 at #KBtribechat – Social Media Tips for K+B Industry Pros

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1) What sites do you recommend for K+B industry pros who want to be active in social media? Why?

Q2) What is your strategy for managing social media accounts? This can be time consuming! Tips?

Q3a.) Instagram –  a popular site for sharing. Are you active there? Please share a links to your account(s) so we can make sure to follow.

Q3b.) Please share Instagram tips and pet peeves. How often do you share? What are best practices to gain followers?

Q4a.) Houzz – Do you have an account here? Share a link to your profile so we can make sure to follow!

Q4b.) Please share about your Houzz experience including tips and pet peeves.

Q5.) Facebook – Please share your FB page and share tips that you have found helpful for managing sharing here.

Q6.) LinkedIn – Do you share here?  Please share a link to your profile.  How often do you post? What is your objective for this site? Please share tips!

Q7.) Pinterest – Are you (still) active here?  Share a link so we can make sure to follow! Please share tips for best practices on this site.

Q8.) Google Plus – Do you share here? Please tweet links to your account(s). What do you find this site is best for? Is it still vibrant? Tips?

 

Join this Kitchen and Bath Industry Twitter Chat

on Wednesday, April 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

 Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Social Media Management for K+B Pros

With so many sites to choose from, social media can be time consuming and a maze to figure out!  We must have a strategy to manage our business accounts.  It is fortunate that the KBtribechat community has a wealth of information to share on the topic to help those who are just starting out.

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A  social media tip from us – if you are a kitchen and bath industry pro who is active on Twitter (or wants to be), we recommend our KBtribechat discussions as a must! Participating with us on Wednesdays insures your Twitter time is well spent.

Our discussion questions: 

What are the must places to be online? These are the places we focus our attention on!

What are the secondary places to be online? These are sites where you recommend setting up a profile but rarely update.

What strategies help manage your social media accounts successfully?

Share tips to save time managing social media.

What are your SoMe pet peeves? Understanding the things that irritate people online helps us know what not to do!

Join our Twitter discussion on April 23rd from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Pinterest for Business

Creating a Great Online Presence

As kitchen and bath professionals we all want an engaging online presence that encourages prospects to contact us.  We strive to portray a well rounded picture in which our personalities shine through.  Pinterest can help us achieve this goal!

By now most of us in the Kbtribechat community are Pinterest pros with many tips to share.  At our September 25, 2013 Twitter chat we will be discussing ways to get the most out of this social media site.

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  • Why share at Pinterest?
  • Have you found Pinterest to be a good place to showcase your business?
  • What types of boards have you had the most success with?
  • What are the benefits of group boards?
  • Do you pin often?
  • Is it important to pin often?
  • What tips do you have for Pinterest success?

Kbtribechat is every Wednesday from 2 to 3pm eastern time on Twitter. Join us!

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.

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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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Digging Deep Into Pinterest

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Courtney Price is hosting kbtribechat.  Courtney will be interviewing Beth Hayden, author of Pinfluence –  The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest.  Beth will enlighten us about some of the advanced features and tools that we can use to get the most out of Pinterest for business purposes.  Come prepared to learn a lot- she will be sharing valuable information!  Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

Beth’s book is available on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Pinfluence-Complete-Marketing-Business-Pinterest/dp/1118393775

And there are other links for downloading/buying on her website:

Courtney Price is an interior designer, blogger and avid Pinterest user. You can find her at :

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Introducing our January 25, 2012 Host and Topic

 

Join guest host, Mark Johnson FAIA  for a sneak preview of two exciting show homes opening this February at the International Builder Show, and in April at Epcot® Theme Park in Orlando. We’ll be taking a look at the sustainable products specified in each home.

The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® is a ground-breaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder Media® in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot® highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living, and will open this spring. Visitors will leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation. Sponsors for this exciting project include Trane and Schlage (Ingersoll Rand brands), Boral, Panasonic, Armstrong, Kohler, Siemens and GM.


The Cool Energy House  project is a deep-energy remodeling demonstration house produced by the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA), with the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) teams. Using innovative building optimization software created by Building America, ideal retrofits and updates were identified and implemented to reduce energy costs and make the home safer and more comfortable, all while keeping total costs low. The project will be featured at the 2012 International Builders’ Show. Sponsors for the house include Johns Manville, Simonton Windows, Panasonic, the Metal Roofing Alliance, and Dupont Tyvek, with additional contributions from Therma-Tru, Fypon, GE, Hayward, Lennox, Honeywell, BASF, Formica Group, BEHR Paint, and the Structural Insulated Panel Association.

 

Click the link here to see Mark’s Pinterest boards for The Vision House and The Cool Energy House.

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