social media

Zedric Myers

jQuery Social Stream Plugin

Adding Social Streaming to your site is a great way to get more traffic and provide engaging social feed updates directly to your users in one area. If you would like to add social stream to your site, jQuery Social Stream is a great and cost efficient plugin. This is designed with a developer in [...] read more »

Jordan Lowry

How to Craft a Social Media Content Strategy

  It is true that social media can be beneficial to a business, but it can also cause a migraine at the same time. If not implemented properly it can damage your business’ reputation or become a waste of time. Here are some important steps to keep in mind when developing a social media content [...] read more »

Ashley Agee

The Importance of Social Media. Your Questions, Get Answered!

Is your company using Social Media? If not, this post is for you! Here at Beacon, we encounter many new clients who aren’t on Social Media and really don’t understand the importance of it. Since we hear the same questions over and over, I decided to pair up with Liz aka Beacon’s Social Media Guru [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Embedding the New YouTube Subscribe Button on Your Website

This week YouTube released an embeddable subscribe button for your website. This neat little shortcut allows users to subscribe to your YouTube channel in just one click. Follow along for a quick How-To on adding this button to your website. Visit the YouTube Developers Page to begin creating your button. 1. Choose your button style. [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Forbes Home Page Redesign

I enjoyed the following article “Inside Forbes: ‘Aha Moments’ From Our New Home Page” this week and thought I’d share a few thoughts/observations: Social media (“The breadth and depth of our home page changed dramatically with the addition of the Most Popular stack“)– We at Beacon are seeing social media become of vital importance in [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Social Media Best Practices

Now that we have been practicing for some time, we are aware of good (and, bad) ways to employ social media. Opinions will vary about the “best of the best”. That is the beauty of the web, it always changes. From a book summary I read on social media, here are some of the best [...] read more »

Rick Boccard

Eduweb Bound!

As a followup on Patrick’s earlier post, Beacon is gearing up for the fast approaching Eduweb Conference in San Antonio.  It will be Beacon’s first time exhibiting at the conference and we look forward to connecting with many clients, prospects and industry peers.  With hot topics like: mobile, social media and HTML5 on the agenda [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

We Recommend Topsy

Founded in 2006, Topsy is a real-time search feature for the social web, and if you aren’t using it already to see what is going on with your business or areas of interest, we strongly recommend that you do.  The company’s format is clean and has a very ‘Google’ feel to it.  They use their [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

Beacon Technologies Through the Eyes of an Intern – Week 8

Eight weeks down, two more to go.  The past two months have really gone by quickly.  I spent some time today reflecting back and what all I have done and learned so far here at Beacon.  I’ve learned a lot, but I realize that there is still a lot I don’t know.  Since this week [...] read more »

Rick Boccard

An Inspiring Partnership

As a sales professional, I’ve long been told about the importance of listening.  There is a seemingly endless list of cliches that are overused to instill this mantra.  I get it and do my best every day to practice it.  With out listening to the prospect/client needs, you can not possibly provide them with the [...] read more »