Author Archives: Chris Makara

About Chris Makara

I have over 12 years of experience in Interactive Marketing & Digital Strategy, with a focus on SEO, Social Media & Demand Generation. I am an avid Football Fan, Golf Enthusiast & Ambidextrous Bowler. I can also be found on Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

My #1 Top Secret Trick to Remembering Blog Topic Ideas

We’ve all been there. You have thought of the best blog idea EVER! Unfortunately, you are nowhere near a computer. No worries, there is no way you will forget this topic.

Nope, not this time.

Let’s fast forward to the moment when you finally sit down to write you epic blog post. What was it you were going to write about? Surely you remember? Right?

Don’t Fool Yourself

If you are like me, chances are you won’t remember the exact topic you were planning to write about. Sure, you might remember the general idea you originally came up with, but will you remember all the details?

This has happened to me more times than I can remember…so I looked for ways to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Continue reading

[HOW TO] Use Instagram to Turbo-charge Your Small Business With Ease

Most small business owners and marketers focus on the “big fish” of social media sites for their social efforts and lead generation. Commonly, they look to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for generating leads. However, many are neglect using Instagram for business marketing.

With over 200,000,000 (yes, that is 200 million) active monthly users, there is no reason your business should not be looking at ways to use Instagram for business to explore opportunities for cultivating meaningful relationships with current and potential customers. Continue reading

4 Genius WordPress Hacks That Will Save Your Bacon

WordPress is one of my “go-to” platforms when creating websites. It is flexible, highly customizable, and easy to use. However, over the years, I have encountered the occasional “oh $4!+” moments where I either broke something or got stuck trying to fix an issue.

Luckily for you, I will reveal my 4 WordPress hacks that helped to get me out of a jam. Please do not attempt these hacks/fixes yourself if you are not comfortable in doing them. If you need help, you can always contact me.

You’ll want to bookmark this post because chances are you will need one of these WordPress hacks later to bail you out. With that being said, let’s jump in. Continue reading

Take Advantage Of Repurposing Content – Read These 8 Tips

I’ve said it many times. I’m all about doing things efficiently. Whether it is finding ways to bulk manage Twitter followers or increasing digital marketing productivity, I am always looking for ways to get the most out of my efforts and my clients. One other area this approach holds true is through repurposing content.

What exactly is repurposed content you ask?

It’s just a fancy way of saying that you are going to take something you have already done and basically convert it to another media.

How do you repurpose content?

Let’s keep is easy and let’s take a look at 8 different ways you can repurpose your existing content. Continue reading