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“Verify your Google Business Listing” phone calls – PROBABLY FAKE

Jun 27, 2016   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Google, Lethbridge  //  Comments Off on “Verify your Google Business Listing” phone calls – PROBABLY FAKE

press 1I just got a phone call from Texas, which began with a recorded message:

“Please press 1 to verify your Google Business Listing. Press 7 to be removed from the verification services.”


I thought to myself, “Well, that’s interesting, seeing that:

  • my Google Business Listing is already verified.
  • And it’s not connected to this number.
  • And Google doesn’t call you to verify – you have to call them…”

So I pressed 1 to see what this was about.


After a few rings, I think it was “Tim” who picked up, and said,

Hello, thank you for holding, this is Tim. Can I start your verification process with your first name, please?

ME:  “Hi Tim. I’m interested to find out why Google is calling me, because I work with Google Business listings, and Google has never called me or my clients before.”

Tim: *pause* Yes, well… We are not Google. We are a data verification service that helps businesses to be sure their listings on Google are properly verified.

ME: “Oh, I see. Well, Tim, I am a social media manager and I help businesses to set up their Google listings, so I’m pretty familiar with the process. We verify our own listings, as well as our clients’, so I think we’re OK here.” Read more >>

Fire up for Fall with some Sales Training!

Jul 23, 2015   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Business Training, Lethbridge  //  Comments Off on Fire up for Fall with some Sales Training!

Fire up for Fall with this Dynamic Duo!

TMH Business Solutions and Off the Wall Social Media have teamed up to help you gear up for business growth this fall!


TMH Business Solutions & Off the Wall Social Media

Improve Your Sales!

August 11, 9am to 5pm

Join us for a powerful training session on Improving Your Sales through social media and online advertising. Bring your business up to speed and get ready for an awesome autumn!


…but, it’s still SUMMER!

Why are we talking about the fall?

We know it’s still summer. And most business owners are taking a break now, right?

But NOW is when you need to be prepping for the fall. Marketing strategies take time to plan and implement. Get a jump on it NOW!

While others are vacationing, you’ll be ramping up!


How will this sales training help?

This full day training with Kelli-Rae, business coach from TMH Business Solutions, and Raylene, social media manager from Off the Wall Social Media, will equip you to spend your valuable time on the right sales activities.


HootSuite Training – April 15th (UPDATED)

Mar 18, 2014   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Business Training, HootSuite, Lethbridge  //  Comments Off on HootSuite Training – April 15th (UPDATED)

Earlier this week, Off the Wall Social Media announced our new partnership with HootSuite.


We are now HootSuite Solution Partners!

We’re launching this exciting new partnership with a HootSuite Training Workshop, scheduled for April 15th.

It will be a jam-packed 3 hours of training, complete with handbook, HootSuite account set-up (we’ll get it all started with you!), plus a free 30-day trial of HootSuite PRO to try out all the things you learn.

Register via Eventbrite today!

Reflections on “Social in the South 2012” #sitschat

Nov 11, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Business Training, Lethbridge, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Reflections on “Social in the South 2012” #sitschat

I was privileged to be a part of the inaugural social media conference for Southern Alberta – Social in the South 2012.

In a preliminary survey of people in Southern Alberta who might be interested in attending a conference on Social Media, a large percentage of respondents classified their social media knowledge/experience at the Novice level (“I’m not sure what to do”) or below (Beginner, or No Experience).

Based on that information, it was apparent to the conference planners that this group of people would need some basic information to be able to receive full value out of a social media conference. A workshop outlining the basics of Social Media, held in advance of the conference, could be extremely helpful in this regard. Read more >>


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