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The Social Media Reload: June 10, 2016

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Laura Burgess Marketing Social Media Reload

If it’s entertaining, interesting or controversial, you can bet you’ll find it every Friday in our social media wrap-up, the Social Media Reload. Continue below to see what you may have missed.
If you’ve ever been in the business of selling or providing goods and services to consumers, you’ve surely heard and SMH’d at the notion that “the customer is always right.” The truth is, it’s just not true and sometimes you wish you could give the customer a taste of their own medicine. But for all the times you thought about doing it, Nate of Omega Holsters made up for it after receiving an email from an interested, but penny-pinching customer. Instead of sending him a skillfully hand-crafted holster, Nate sent the customer everything he would need to do it himself and recorded it all. Since uploading the videos to the company Facebook page, the video has racked up more than 400,000 views.
Perhaps more difficult than actually popping the question is deciding how to do it. From the ballpark to custom-built Mario Maker levels, the options are endless. But for competitive shooter Ryan Davis, he decided to keep it to what he knows best and designed a match stage with flip-up cardboard targets that strategically spelled out the big question. The reaction by his onlooking now-fiancee, Savanna, captured on video is priceless—and of course, she said yes! The newly engaged couple even got a shout out from the USPSA on Facebook; “you never know what will happen at a USPSA match!”

Unlike the internet “Grammar Nazi” that comes out of the woodwork to ridicule you for misspelling a word or poor punctuation, the Grammar Commando—aka Hickok45—is here to help. A retired English teacher, Hickok knows his way around a sentence like he does a gun. And while he is seen holstering a gun, you won’t see any 2-liters or gongs in this video lesson as Hickok teaches us about the importance of irregular verbs and how to use them correctly. While this not a typical video, it’s the same old lovable Hickok trying to learn us something new. Watch his most recent gun video shooting lead with the Tactical Edge Warfighter 10.

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