For a good article on social marketing and networking, head over to Tim Tracey’s website and read : Social Media – Getting Local & Getting Real.

While social media is widely used on the national level, few local, small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) have added it to their marketing mix. Can social media become an effective tool for local SMBs? Absolutely! In fact social media can be more profitable for small business than it is for national advertisers – if it can….(read on)

Tim is part of YouGottaCall.com. What is YouGottaCall? (from their website) “is the word-of-mouth connection engine (Connect-gineâ„¢) that connects local businesses with their customers, neighbors and friends to generate referrals and earn rewards. YouGottaCall.com supports the local community by allowing Members to either keep their rewards or to donate them directly to their favorite not-for-profit (501C3) organizations.”

Thanks Tim for the heads on on the article.