I am very honored to have the opportunity to interview Andrea Vahl (aka Grandma Mary). Andrea is a tremendous person and has done some amazing things around social media.
If you happen to be one of the 200,000+ email subscribers on SocialMediaExaminer, you’ll be happy to know that Andrea Vahl is the Community Manager for the site, so you’re in great hands.
I hope you enjoy this interview with Andrea Vahl, Community Manager for SocialMediaExaminer.
Podcast interview with Andrea Vahl
My podcast interview with Andrea clocks in at a whopping 20+ minutes – during the interview, we cover a lot of ground on social media. Here is a rundown on what we talk about during:
- Facebook Graph Search and who benefits most
- The new Facebook news feed
- How “free” content can lead to higher online sales
- How “Dummies” books helped her to become a better writer
- 5 of her favorite must-have social media tools for community managers
- Which social network she prefers most and why
- And more…
If you have twenty minutes to spare, it’s a great interview with Andrea. If you don’t, be sure to download the interview at the bottom of this post and take it with you.
Here’s a sample question that we asked Andrea Vahl along with her response.
Christian Karasiewicz: In between creating Grandma Mary and joining Social Media Examiner, you co-wrote a book, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. Can you tell us about that process?
Andrea Vahl: It was an interesting process. My co-authors kept me sane. Co-authors, Amy Porterfield and Phyllis Khare and I’m so thankful for those fabulous ladies. We leaned heavily on each other because it is a very intense process. So we’ve written blog posts and e-books, but the process for writing “Dummies” books is much more rigorous and there are a lot of standards to adhere to. This way all of the books have the same process and flow, but they’re written by different authors who are experts in their field. The process of writing a book has really helped me to become a better writer because…
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