Small Business Social Media

clock May 19, 2013 16:52 by author Ogoing Team

Social Media for Small Business

Majority of small business owners and marketers are investing a minimum of four to six hours a week on social media marketing. Social Media Marketing involves a lot of work that includes: chalking out a strategy, creating and posting engaging content, connecting with new customers and influencers, collaborating and having conversations with customers, providing customer service, sharing new offers and specials, following up with new leads, converting warm leads to sales, and checking and monitoring the impact of social media campaigns.

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Gin Rummy Association : Live Gin Rummy Tournaments

clock December 11, 2012 06:51 by author Ogoing Team

Gin Rummy Association

How do you bring back a classic and make it better?

Gin Rummy, or simply gin, is a multi player card game created in 1909 by Elwood T. Baker and his son C. Graham Baker. Gin was a wildly popular game in the U.S., and is now coming back! Key reason for the revival has to do with the vision and hard work of John Hainline, and his wife and partner Lily Ann. John is considered as one of the best Gin Rummy players of all time! Gin Rummy Association is an Ogoing Pro member small business! I had the opportunity to interview John and Lily Ann about their amazing journey together:

1. What led you to start Gin Rummy Association? How is the progress?
Prior to starting the Gin Rummy Association, John played in most all of the Gin Rummy Tournaments across the country. In 1999 he gave an interview that was published in the Cigar Aficionado: The Gin Mill | Good Life Guide | Cigar Aficionado  Winner of more than 20 tournaments, and consistently in the top 10 of most events. John, with his wife and partner Lily Ann, decided to dedicate themselves to creating a new level of tournament excellence. Now with gin rummy being played on the Internet, and more and more players getting introduced to the game, John and Lily Ann felt the time was right to bring to the game and gin rummy tournaments a new era of excellence. The World Series of Gin Rummy™ has been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to Lily Ann and John Hainline.

2. What are your key products and services? What are the benefits?
We launched the live Gin Rummy Tournaments. The format for the tournaments allows participants to compete in partnership and singles events. A player can choose either or both venues depending on their preference. There also are clear directions for making the finals. In the partnership tournament, a team must win 4 or 5 games to be in the finals. For the Singles Tournament, a person must win 10 out of the 16 games to make the finals.
3. Why do customers love Gin Rummy? Can you share a customer story?
Most gin rummy players have been playing for years and starting when they were quite young. The game was a favorite being played around the kitchen table with parents and grandparents. Gin Rummy is very popular in that it requires some skill and knowledge. According to Steve Cloud, a gin rummy player, unlike poker, a hand of gin can start out with 10 unrelated cards and in the course of drawing and discarding, one can manage to make a gin hand. The beauty lies in the strategy.

4. What are the values that drive your business forward?
John, with his wife and partner Lily Ann, decided to dedicate themselves to creating a new level of tournament excellence.

5. How do you define success within your company?
Success is measured by the number of Gin Rummy tournaments continuing to be held in Las Vegas.
What three tips would you like to offer entrepreneurs and owners?
1. Be consistent with Procedures in running tournaments.
2. Listen to comments from members of the Association.
3. Always consider what the majority of participants request.
Connect with Gin Rummy Association on Ogoing now!

The Annual Holiday Classic Gin Rummy tournament is coming up on November 11 at Bally's Las Vegas. Interested in going? Go here to learn more

Lily Ann and John Hainline
The Gin Rummy Association
78204 Brookhaven Lane
Palm Desert , CA 92211
Tel: 760-200-9932
Toll Free: 1-888-786-6910
Web Site:

Using Social Networking for Marketing Your Small Business

clock May 13, 2012 13:12 by author Ogoing Team

By now, you must be familiar with the many benefits of online social networking for small business marketing. But if this is your first time to venture into the world of social media marketing, here are some suggestions to effectively harness social networking sites to build your brand and promote your business.

  1. Use social networking sites to familiarize people with your area of expertise and create interest in your business. For example, if you are starting a software company, you can post videos on your Facebook wall offering tips and troubleshooting advice on commonly-encountered PC problems.
  2. Build relationships with your customers by maintaining conversations with them. One of the most essential social networking for business marketing techniques is engaging with your customers, and one of the ways you can do that is by using your Facebook wall or Twitter account to solicit feedback from them about your products or customer service, and then responding promptly and directly to any concerns that may be raised.
  3. Use social media to target a specific customer base. Sites such as Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn allow you to create ads that are targeted to particular user groups, i.e. college students or business professionals, based on their profiles. You can use this social networking for small business strategy to boost sales by promoting your services to people who are genuinely interested in availing of them.
  4. Use social networking sites to run promotions that will not only get new customers to sample your products but also reward loyal customers by giving them discounts. For example, you can use your Facebook Fan page to offer printable coupons that can be redeemed for discounts or Tweet your followers about an upcoming sale.
  5. Use your Facebook and Google+ pages to make customers more connected to the company by posting greetings and company updates directly from you. Customers will appreciate hearing from you about what the company is doing to improve its products as well as the latest updates on its activities.

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Social Media Bootcamp on Feb 16 in Orange County

clock January 30, 2012 10:27 by author Ogoing Team

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Social Media Marketing Services for Business

clock April 8, 2011 05:12 by author

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