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Contemporary Business Solutions
Volume #27
 
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Facebook to Transition to iFrames for Custom Tabs
 
In case you haven’t noticed, Facebook made a few changes to their personal pages and Fan Pages. Last year, they decided to phase out FBML in favor of iFrames – which means any of you who have made custom landing pages for your first-time fans in FBML will need to make some changes.
A buddy of mine, Ben Stone, figured out how to build these custom landing pages using iFrames. He’s hosting a Hack Night on Wednesday, March 2nd from 6-8pm at Upper Iowa University to show us how. The event page is on the Social Media Club of Des Moines’ page; if you’re not already a member of the SMCDSM, it’s free to join.

Read my full blog post here…
 

Using Foursquare? Here are 5 Ideas to Fuel your Brand
 
I found this great article put out by www.ragan.com. If you own a retail location, you need to be using the location-based marketing tool called Foursquare. It allows you to market to people who “check-in” at your store – you can also receive some pretty amazing statistics. Here are a few ways to use it:
 
1. Reward someone who checks in at the same time every day. For example, let’s say you have a local bagel shop; name a breakfast sandwich after consistent customers.
 
2. Reward someone who checks in at certain times of the month. If you notice that a customer checks in every third Friday of the month at your sushi place, give that person a free roll or a bowl of edamame.
 
3. Reward someone who checks in along with their friends. If you’re a local bar owner and more than five people show off their check-in on their phone, give them free shots.
 
4. Reward someone who’s a loyal customer of your chain. If you’re a retailer, and they check into multiple locations in multiple cities, give them 10 percent off their purchases for an entire month.
 
5. Reward someone who checks in at an awful time of day. If they’re checking in at 2 a.m. to a local Best Buy to get a hot, new game release, give them that actual game once for free.
 
Read the complete article here…
 

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Suzanne Hull
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Contemporary Business Solutions
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As the "Get It Done Girl", I help small businesses become more efficient by offering a variety of services on an as-needed basis:
 
  • Event Planning and Conference Management
  • Social Media Coaching and Community Management
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About Stein's Way Suzanne is a Des Moines transplant who has realized the Power of being a Free Agent. Well-versed in many and varied skills, she has a passion for helping organizations and people achieve their potential. Suzanne = wife, traveler, multi-linguist, triathlete and cook.

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I initially meet Suzanne through the Unemployed in Des Moines networking group she started. I was instantly inspired by her enthusiasm, initiative and resourcefulness in successfully creating her own consulting business – Contemporary Business Solutions. I recently attended her Social Media Workshop Series which I would highly recommend as a wonderful introductory source to gain instant knowledge in social media. She continues to be a key mentor as I now navigate developing my own consulting business. Her multi-faceted business expertise coupled with her “get it done” attitude proves to be a great resource for both start-up and well established companies.

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