Our Saturday Solution to Saturday’s Snafu

Hi, I’m Blake. As Nina Klemm’s marketing director, I’m taking this opportunity to post and explain a bit of what happened yesterday, and why we didn’t post our #FF on Twitter.

My day started out as it does every day: checking in on our marketing strategies, making appropriate adjustments and following up with potential opportunities. At about 12:45 pm I received a phone call from Nina indicating that she had literally run over her computer – while driving her SUV. To spare you the mind-boggling details, I spent the rest of my day searching for a new computer to replace the one she had crushed. #FF on Twitter, as important as it is, had to take a back seat.

Handing it off to Nina now…

Thanks, Blake. Thanks also for coming to the rescue yesterday. Since yesterday did not unfold according to plan, I would now like to take a few moments to recognize some of my  favorite followers:

@sdiraexpert – Kevin Kaczmarek – Met with him this week at a great Triple S networking event.

@AlexCapBlue – Alex Garrett – Kevin K’s marketing director. Great personality, tweets about important financial happenings.

@GaryMcCarty – Gary McCarty – A good friend of mine, fellow member of my church congregation and finance whiz!

@IndyBill23 – Bill Yanney – Tweets about interesting happenings around Indy, great guy & academic advisor.

@ChoosingChange – Brooke Randolph – Great inspiration & Indy area adoption advocate.

@CarmelBruce – Bruce Kimball – One of my favorite Carmel “tweeps”! If you live in Carmel, he’s a must follow.

@TonySaccosIndy – Tony Sacco’s in Clay Terrace – One of the Nina Klemm Team’s favorite places to eat. Their original coal oven pizza is absolutely the best!

@Interlandi – Lindsey Interlandi – A social media marketing genius, the marketing director at Tony Sacco’s Pizza.

@ErinCouch – Erin Couch – The winner of this week’s RT 2 WIN Tony Sacco’s Giveaway.  Erin’s also a winner on the social media marketing front.

@TylerLee83 – Tyler McCord – This guy is one of my favorite “tweeps”. He’s always upbeat and one of the sweetest guys on Twitter.

@PaulPoteet – Paul Poteet – Weather genius, wonderful character and tv/radio personality. A must follow.

@Plattonian – (Katherine Platt) – Always quick to make interesting comments and has vast political knowledge.

@rtMcClure – Always has nice things to say about me and I can tell he has a good heart.

Some others, not any less important: @NaptownBuzz – Local Indy area news, @HoosierWX, @indyinspector, @WordswithSteph, @RandyClarkTKO, @MrDrewLarrison, @bfack1, @Dj_bg, @IndyBMWGuy, @EricaDobson

If we did not mention you, it doesn’t mean you are not one of my favorite followers, it just means that you might not have caught my attention this week!

Again, thanks for following and for your loyal readership. Hope you understand about Friday’s mega-snafu.

Have a safe, wonderful weekend!

Nina & Blake

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We Have a WINNER!

We have a WINNER!

All week I’ve been tweeting about my Tony Sacco’s Pizza Giveaway and we finally have a winner!

We had 11 participants in this week’s giveaway.  All of my followers were invited to retweet to win. Each of the responding followers’ usernames was printed onto a slip of paper, then tossed into what we on the Nina Klemm team refer to as “the silly hat.”

 Late Friday afternoon one name was drawn…  Erica Dobson or @EricaDobson ! (Erica had retweeted us Wednesday August 10th at 2:41p.m.)  Congrats, Erica!

 Erica will be enjoying $50 worth of delicioso Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza. All fresh, primo ingredients – always freshly and expertly prepared.  Tony Sacco’s is located in Carmel Indiana’s lovely Clay Terrace. Also, look out for the Greenwood location opening soon!  

We would like to extend a special thank you to our friends at Tony Sacco’s for making this contest giveaway possible.  Thanks also to Lindsey Interlandi (@Interlandi), Marketing Director Extraordinaire, for all her help and continued support.

Thanks again to all who retweeted and entered to win. Monday, we’ll begin hosting another week-long contest giveaway. We’d love to see even more participation from our followers!

 In the next couple of weeks I’d love to host a “tweetup” with my tweeps. Ideas, any and all feedback/tweetback, are graciously welcomed.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Ciao,

Nina

Of Blogs and Websites

Blogs have become ubiquitous these days.  With  wordpress.com’s  6 million additional blogs added last year (the service we use) – it’s safe to say, blogging is becoming more and more popular. Many of my Twitter followers have been wondering:  What exactly can a blog provide vs. a conventional company website?

My team and I built my real estate website (www.ninaklemm.com) a number of years ago and found it to be a great tool for prospective clients to see what I’m about before they decide to work with me. Recently, thanks to the input of my marketing director, I discovered the concept of “blogging” and how it can provide expertise for any industry and build a certain quality/level of hype.

 There really isn’t much of a difference between a blog and a website considering the improvements WordPress has made to their system. The thing about a blog that a website lacks  is the ability to be a search engine optimized (SEO).  Prior to my marketing director’s technical support tutorial on this subject, I was clueless as to the meaning of SEO.  This is when text is picked up by a search engine (i.e Google) and indexed so people can find your information more easily.

 We’re finding increasingly that each company is including the blog on their website instead of differentiating with two separate domain names (the way we’re doing it). I find that websites provide a more polished and professional approach, whereas blogs are more informational, informal and should lack the perfected polish a business website presents. I still like to separate my blog from my website for the time being. I like that my blog features “IndyRealtyQueen” and I’m not yet inclined to combine the two.

Let me know your thoughts about blogs vs. websites! Leave a comment or tweet me: @IndyRealtyQueen  I look forward to some feedback, or tweetback, as the case may be.

SOLD on Social Media

As a real estate agent, one of my favorite words is SOLD, as it relates to a successful transaction. However, in today’s post I wish to share my new affection for and appreciation of what has become the social media revolution. Social media is changing the business world very quickly. When I was first introduced to social media’s founding trailblazer, Facebook, it was primarily used to keep up with friends and personal life. Now with the concept of social media marketing, professionals are able to reach larger audiences and brand themselves along with their companies. From my perspective, this revolutionary concept  is a great way to stay in touch with my past clients and share my knowledge with the world. It is a powerful and productive tool which greatly assists me in realizing my goal in life – to offer advice and help people.

A few weeks ago I took the plunge into social media because my marketing director, Blake Kennedy, thought it was a smart direction. He advised that I could connect with all sorts of people I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to reach with conventional print media marketing. I followed his advice, implemented the new strategy, and started a Twitter account: @IndyRealtyQueen.  I must admit, it was a rocky start and I wasn’t sure what I was doing, but with Blake’s insight and my real estate knowledge we were able to inform and stay in touch with the community and really emphasize the SOCIAL aspect of social media. 

I’m a huge fan of #FF (Follow Friday) and I can’t wait until tomorrow!  So I just want to offer a few quick shouts-outs to some of my biggest social media (mostly Twitter) inspirations:

@Interlandi (Tony Sacco’s Pizza marketing expert extraordinaire & my new BFF
@ErinCouch (fascinating tweets and last name, let me tell ya)
@CarrieRitchie (one of my favorite IndyStar reporters)
@IndyBill23
@CarmelBruce
@TylerLee83
@Plattonian 
@Bfack1
@GaryMcCarty
@Calebdann
@a_beautiful_lye 
@TonySaccosIndy

If I forgot to mention you that does not mean you haven’t influenced me, it just means you might not have reached out to me as much as these social birds. Thanks for all you’ve done to help me realize the importance of social media.

Nina

P.S. Remember our Tony Sacco’s Gift Card Giveaway “RT 2 Win” contest drawing is tomorrow Retweet away!