About The Social Media Hat

The Social Media Hat is first and foremost a resource for small businesses and organizations. We strive to provide business owners with news and information on Social Media, Blogging, Internet Marketing, SEO, Mobile Apps and Technology to help promote and grow their business. With this resource, we are able to:

  • Tell you what to do
  • Tell you what to do and how to do it
  • Tell you what to do and do it for you

Our news stories will keep you informed on changes and events affecting Social Media and Internet Marketing, while our articles will provide specific instructions and guides on what to do. Finally, if you'd prefer to have someone wear your social media hat for you, we're here to help. We regularly work with clients to help with social media, help with blogging, help with SEO and help with marketing in general.

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For business owners who know they need to be more active on social media, or are looking for more seach engine traffic, that's where we come in.

Start with a 1-hour FAST START SESSION where we'll dive into content marketing, blogging, social media and SEO... how each of these elements work together, what makes the most sense for your business, and specific strategy to use the platforms to grow your business. We'll help you identify your own strengths and assets, which tools and techniques will make the most sense, and which social networks should be your focus initiallly.

Then, business owners who have an interest in being hands-on can take advantage of regular training and coaching and strategy sessions where we'll review what you've been doing, discuss plans, provide instruction on specific networks and tools, and help analyze metrics and analytics so that you can better determine ROI.

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Business owners who need someone else to handle their day-to-day content marketing and social media activity can work out a Social Media Management plan and monthly budget that makes sense for the business.



The Social Media Hat is led by Mike Allton, a leading Blogging and Social Media Consultant. Mike has developed a reputation for being an excellent teacher and particularly enjoys showing businesses how Content Marketing, the combination of blog content, social media and SEO, can lead to increased website traffic, generation of more leads, and conversion of more sales. Allton is paticularly active on Google+ where he's known for his mad blogging skills and impressive HootSuite expertise.

As a St. Louis Internet Marketing Company, The Social Media Hat is pleased to work with business owners in St. Louis, MO as well as throughout the United States. Contact us and we'll sit down over coffee or schedule a conference call to discuss your needs. We typically provide social media and internet marketing consulting, and can also be counted on to provide blog coaching, seminars and training, search engine optimization and paid advertising assistance.

You can find The Social Media Hat on all major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. We also maintain our own Google+ Community and LinkedIn Group which are open and serve as additional resources and discussion forums for interested businesses. Check out our Authors page to find out more about the people writing all this content and information.

We understand that business owners have to wear a lot of hats, particularly small businesses and organizations. As the owner, you're often called on to also be Accountant, Therapist, Plumber, Computer Technician, Lawyer, Customer Service, Sales Representative and of course Marketing. When your Social Media Hat is one hat too many, come to The Social Media Hat for help!