Asheville Reviews on Twitter

Twitter is a great place to find up to the minute reviews on many things in Asheville North Carolina. Some folks review the area, others review restaurants, and so on. Check some of these local home grown true reviews. Also, if you are on Twitter, you can add the hashtag #avlreview to your tweets too and show up here.

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Asheville Video Marketing via YouTube

Here is a clip from a new post on G Social Media that mentions some great information about Ask Asheville on YouTube. Please read:

YouTube has been a great outlet for one of my portfolio projects AskAsheville. We currently have over 600 subscribers, over 100,00 channel views, and over 500,000 actual video views. The mission of Ask Asheville was to video and highlight life, business and events in the AVL community. This has been well accomplished.

You can ready the full article titled YouTube – Social Media Marketing with Video

Free Social Media Seminar in Black Mountain on March 23rd

Asheville’s G Social Media will be conducting a free seminar on social media at the White Horse music venue in Black Mountain. Here is the information from the Facebook event page:

The hows and the whys of using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Foursquare and Hootsuite to improve your business.

Black Mountain and Swannanoa Businesses are invited to a FREE seminar entitled Marketing Your Business Through Social Media. Gary Charles of G Social Media will give a presentation on the hows and the whys of using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Foursquare and Hootsuite to increase your bottom line. Participants will learn the major features of each service, apply the powerful concept of “friending,” learn how to manage personal profiles and groups and analyze the best practices of innovative business social networks.

RSVP by March 16th, 2010 to

This presentation is geared for all social media levels so don’t worry if you haven’t liked, tweeted, hooted, or yelped! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get your message to the right customers!

Who: G Social Media The Guru of Social Media from Asheville and founder of Ask Asheville.
Where: White Horse Black Mountain, 105C Montreat Road
When: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2010
Time: 6:00 8:00 P.M.
Bring your laptop and/or paper and pen.

For registered Blk Mtn and Swannanoa businesses… Food will be provided by your host Black Mountain and Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce Marketing Council. Cash Bar.

RSVP by March 16th, 2010 to

Free Raffle:

One (Black Mtn / Swannanoa) business will win a Social Media Package valued at $900.00. If you do not have any accounts, we will do it from scratch. If you have existing social media platforms, we will build on them. In addition, Gary will set up a Facebook and Twitter account at the seminar for another lucky winning business. Follow up training and one month maintenance will be included.

***Also, a special bonus presentation on Email Newsletter Marketing and WordPress Blogs

G Social Media – Read the Recommendations

Ryan Izon – Owner of Mother and Son Bistro: “Gary is a top notch Social Media expert and has several great systems in place for the education and training for me and my employees to not only get started in all aspects of social media for my business, but also has given us the tools to continue of and to find new and exciting ways to help promote awareness of our restaurant in a small city with hundred of other businesses like ours. Gary has shown us how to stand out from the rest.”

Julie Atallah – Owner of Bruisin Ales: “Gary’s done a great job organization Asheville with the hub @AskAsheville website and Twitter. His unending energy and support of the Asheville community is reflected in his work on a daily basis. At Bruisin’ Ales, we’re happy to call him a colleague.”

Cathy Rodgers – Owner of Seven Waves Marketing: “Gary is one of the most enthusiastic and pro small business people I have met! His social media expertise have been the success of many professorships in the Asheville area. We met on Twitter and ended up working on a project together. You should Hire @gsocialmedia.”

Felicia Carter – Editor-in-Chief of Go Graham Go: “Gary provides a wealth of knowledge on all things social media. Not only is he an encouraging person to be around, but he has plenty of energy to do the job!”

Deborah Potter – PR Manager at the Grove Park Inn: “Gary is an expert at social media and making it work for your company. If there’s an important event, you can count on Gary to be there. He does a great job.”

Jan Rogers – Owner of The Garage at Biltmore: “Gary is a doer — an energetic, creative, passionate force committed to making a difference that matters in the Asheville community. He engages people in their own contributions, shares their aspirations, helps them get better, and embraces the joint impact of the actions. Highly recommend working with Gary and always appreciate the opportunity.

Mary Dotson – Power Realty: “I have known Gary for 3 years. His knowledge of all Social Media platforms is amazing. He is the most knowledgeable person I have met in this area. In addition to knowing about Social Media, Gary has extensive experience in weaving all the different Social and Web technology together for each individual person or business. I love to work with Gary and look forward to working with him again. Gary has conducted several Social Media classes that I found extremely valuable. He demonstrated a high degree of expertise and his presentation was clear and immediately actionable. He was sensitive to others that did not have the on-line visual. In addition, his style was open and inviting to questions (and expressed appreciation for them) and willingly gave his time to responding to questions thoroughly. Gary is extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious. I certainly would recommend him for any of your Web or Social Media needs.”

Amanda Ballew – More Space Place: “Gary is the “go-to guy” for Social Media in the Asheville Area. He is eager to help businesses learn Social Media and has taught classes for the community for free, including a series of classes for my Professional Women in Building Council. Gary can break Social Media down into an easy to understand and manageable set of platforms that almost anyone can understand. His strategy plans for business Social Media marketing are quite impressive. I would recommend that if you want to learn Social Media for yourself or if you need a master plan for your company that you contact Gary.”

Austin Hume – Grove Park Inn: “Gary has been a valuable teacher of Social Media Marketing this past year. His knowledge on Social Media Marketing is impressive. He has been active in connecting people/business in Asheville on a local and national level. He has been holding free online marketing classes, teaching people how to be highly effective in online marketing and the value of staying connected. His teaching style is non-abrasive and patient, and the material he has written clearly and effectively guides the way for beginners to use online marketing to increase their exposure.”

Lindsay Fields – Owner of Hot Yoga: “Gary is extremely knowledgeable, truly an expert in his field with his finger on the Social Media pulse! I continue to refer to him with any questions I have. He is passionate, dedicated and a straight up guy. If you are committed to building meaningful relationships and growing your business or brand, definitely contact G Social Media.”

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