"How can we figure out how to market and use social media effectively for our ICF Charlotte Chapter? We needed help! Meeting with Social Grit (Wade and Renee) brought new insight into marketing and social media for us. Our problem at ICF Charlotte was a need for a consistent and clear marketing strategy across our social media platforms. An audit presented to us gave feedback across all of our platforms. The audit provided clarity for improving the use and frequency of content, hashtags, tagging and posts designed specifically for different platforms.
Social Grit took two of our ICF Charlotte goals and created categories designed to support our goals through the use of clear social media and marketing strategies. It was amazing to see how it became a road map through those categories. The strategies focused on such things as increased engagement, the use of video and written content, telling our stories and the stories of others, and having the courage to focus on current topics that really matter.
A concept was generated through our discussion that has taken root for us as a Chapter and is currently being developed that could really make the shift, we need to reach our goals through the effective use of social media. The feedback, ideas, strategies and new concepts we took away from our session with Social Grit exceeded our expectations. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with them and highly recommend their services."
"Professional. Progressive. Passionate. The former, mid, and latter words describe Wade Foley. Social Grit balanced dedicated support of an endless flow of Internet Marketing opportunities for my former nonprofit employer, New Directions.
I couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable and kind individual to express my vision. I felt confident leaving efforts in Wade's hands to execute a much needed mission awareness agenda throughout our community. Wade is loyal to contractual terms, only swaying should he have innovative ideas that serve client need, which are expressed during scheduled conversations. From website development, to email campaigns, or providing engaging social content, integrating visually pleasing and compassionate video and images, Wade’s work is endless. And personal. His response time to public outreach was outstanding and appropriate. Do you want a priceless addition to your team? Consider Wade Foley and Social Grit. Your social goals will be surpassed."
"As CYM started to grow, and I began to do more workshops, travel, and take on new projects, I realized that my social media wasn't sustaining followership, largely due to my decrease in capacity to create and manage content. Understanding how important it is to have an active social media presence, I reached out to Social Grit and met with Wade. As soon as the team at Social Grit began to post and manage my content, I noticed a sizable increase in followers within a week. I'm thrilled about the new and targeted ways Social Grit is engaging with my followers and outfitting CYM content."
"As a not-for-profit professional organization that relies on volunteers and a very modest budget, we did not have the expertise in house to create a social media strategy. Wade & Renee leveraged our mission, brand and goals to create an overarching guiding strategy, supported by a manageable set of content categories, and many bite-size specific suggestions. With this, we can take what works and have the flexibility to analyze and adjust as necessary.
We learned many tangible concepts about how to leverage social media. For example, we learned how the recommended content categories might present themselves on different platforms and what is more appropriate on those platforms in relation to the goal of increasing engagement. Social Grit provided the clear guidance and professional recommendations in a very fun interaction that gave us the lift and clarity that we needed to move our social media efforts and results forward in a much more effective way."
"Wade and the Social Grit team have helped our company launch onto Facebook and other sites. They have helped update our website. We are very happy with what they have done to help us grow our company."
As a creator, I love collaborating with other creative people, especially the kind at Social Grit who know their craft, and I appreciate what they’ve done with the look and reach of Charlotte Readers Podcast's Facebook and Instagram pages.
Wade and Renee have been easy and fun to work with and their efforts show that they genuinely want the podcast to succeed. They even have a nice bedside manner for those off-the-wall ideas I’ve thrown out from time to time, offering either a clever tweak or a better idea, instead.
As a podcast whose mission is to help authors tell their stories, I didn’t realize, until Wade and Renee explained it to me, that social media is all about story-telling, too, and they work hard to do just that. Oh, and did I say they have a sense of humor? Definitely a plus in the world of social media.
"The Social Grit team was fantastic to work with on with my Social Media graphics. The process was collaborative and it resulted in branded content that has really transformed my LinkedIn presence.
Graphics were such a stumbling block for me. I could never design anything that looked remotely professional. Or good, for that matter.
What I love is that I asked for graphics that were unique and stood out among all the other visual content on LinkedIn. And Social Grit delivered. I have been gaining visibility and landing new business opportunities all thanks to my consistent, vibrant presence."