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Social Media

Social Media Cheat Sheet: Size & Frequency

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The amount of work that actually goes into advertising and posting on social media is astounding. It can easily suck up three hours when you are trying to resize, design, write and decide when to send everything out. You need to think about what type of business you’re in as well. Driving internet traffic to sites will follow the standard rules for posting but for business that have physical locations as well like retail, you need to consider when people will be likely to visit you. Posting closer to the weekend when people are thinking more about hitting shops and restaurants is a pretty good rule of thumb. Read More

Which Social Media Channels are Best for Your Business? Free Shareable Infographic

By | Facebook for Business, Infographics, instagram, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, social media for business | No Comments

With so many social media channels now available, deciding which ones will benefit your business the most can be tricky. Can you really reach customers on Facebook? And what’s all this hashtag talk about? The good news is, your business doesn’t have to be on every social media platform. For most businesses, the best approach is to handpick social media channels that make the most sense for the brand. Your decision should be based on several different factors including your target audience, industry and social media marketing strategy.

We’re going to guide your through choosing the right social media channels for your business. Read More

Periscope marketing

How to Use Periscope to Increase Sales

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There’s a new kid on the block in the social media scene: Periscope. The live video streaming app is currently available on iOS and Android, since being released last year. In recent months, the Periscope scene has exploded with individual and commercial users alike. Businesses and marketers in particular have found ways to use the app to promote products and services in a whole new way.

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Harnessing the Power of Nostalgia for Your Brand

By | Content Marketing, Content Writing, Copywriting, Social Media | No Comments

Living in the past as an individual? Not so great.

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Living in the past as a brand? It seems to be working.

Every week, there’s a new reboot announced — the upcoming female-centric Ghostbusters, Netflix’s Fuller HouseJumanji 2.0, even reboots of reboots like the new Spiderman franchise — and over and over, consumers are abuzz, whether they’re excited or outraged at the thought of someone rehashing their favorite film or TV show.

Nothing seems to capture the attention of consumers like these appeals to nostalgia, resulting in increased social media engagement and word-of-mouth. So how can you, as a business owner, leverage nostalgia in your own marketing?

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Underused Social Media Platforms for Business

By | instagram, Periscope, Snapchat, Social Media, social media for business | No Comments

The social media world has evolved from online journals to “Who’s in my Top 8?” to platforms only college students could use to something everyone could use.  Businesses of every shape and size and diverse industries have scrambled to get on the latest social trends. It’s paid off for some of them, like in Wendy’s beef with Burger King, or IHOP calling McDonald’s out on its notion that all-day breakfast was a new concept.

It seems like every day new platforms come into the limelight, but only some of them have proven to be beneficial for businesses. Here’s a list of social networks we think could be useful to businesses.

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Should You Take Aim at Competitors in Your Marketing Strategy?

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What’s business without a little friendly competition? No matter the size of your business or what industry you’re in, you’re bound to have a few (or many!) business rivals competing for your customer base. An effective competitive marketing strategy should aim to develop your own unique brand and make your business stand out from the pack. Sometimes this can even involve throwing a little shade at the competition.

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What to Expect in SEO in 2016!

By | Google Changes, Google Maps, Google My Business, Local Business, local search, mobile phone, mobile search, Mobile Websites, Mobile-Friendly, Online Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Optimization Changes, SEO, Small business, smart phone, Social Media | No Comments

When it comes to SEO, we unfortunately don’t have a guidebook detailing what to expect, or a crystal ball for predicting the date of the next algorithm change.

We do, fortunately, have some hunches about what we think is pretty darn likely to go down in 2016.

Check out what we think might be in the cards for online marketing in the next year.

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