CONTACT: Jan Zimmerman
PHONE: 505-344-4230

Creative Social Media for Creative Businesses

Albuquerque, NM – Local author and web marketing consultant Jan Zimmerman will present two workshops about making social media work for companies and not-for-profits in the visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, writing, music, or arts management. Sponsored by the Keshet Ideas & Innovation Center (KIIC), the workshops will be held on Tuesday May 17th, and Wednesday May 18th from 1:30-3 pm at Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

Day 1 will focus how to mix-and-match social media outlets based on the audience, skills, and type of business, while Day 2 will review niche social media channels by business type and cover the integration of social media with other forms of online marketing.

Attendees who register for both workshops and already have a website may also sign up for free mentoring sessions with Ms. Zimmerman to be held Wednesday May 18 from 3:30-5 pm.

The event is free to KIIC members or $25/day for non-members. Businesses should register for Day 1 at: and/or for
Day 2 at: They may sign up for free mentoring at

Jan Zimmerman, the author of seven Dummies books about web marketing and social media, owns Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing ( in Albuquerque. Her company has provided strategic online and social media marketing to organizations of all types and sizes since 1998.

For more information, contact Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing at 505-344-4230 / or Keshet KIIC at 505-221-5168/




CONTACT: Jan Zimmerman
PHONE: 505-344-4230

Promote Your Business on Google Places & More

Albuquerque, NM
– Author and web marketing consultant Jan Zimmerman will present an interactive workshop about Google Places for small businesses. The presentation will include Google apps, analytics and other local online marketing tools to promote businesses to a geographically-targeted audience. Sponsored by Albuquerque SCORE, the workshop will be held on Thursday March 24th from 9-11 am, at The Epicenter, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, 191 Broadway Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The workshop is FREE. Attendees can register at

While 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services, more than half of all small businesses don’t even have a website. At this workshop, attendees will learn how to:

  • register for Google My Business
  • get a business found on Google Search and Maps
  • become a member of the Google+ community
  • access free website-building tools

Whether businesses sell products or services, they can take advantage of other techniques for local online promotion. They’ll also learn about:

  • local site optimization techniques
  • tips for getting sites getting found in desktop and mobile search
  • using local social media

Jan Zimmerman is the author of Web Marketing for Dummies, Social Media Marketing All-in-One for Dummies, and Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies, among other books. Her company, Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing ( has provided social media and online marketing services to all types of businesses for more than 15 years.

For more information, contact ABQscore 505-248-8232 email, or
Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing 505-344-4230 email