Social Media

Advertising with Instagram: Getting Started

Instagram has quickly proven itself as a valuable asset to startups and small businesses alike. As users of the platform would know, it doesn’t matter how small your audience is; if you use the right hashtags, you’re likely to receive at least a few likes and comments on each post. Furthermore, with a whopping 500 […]

How Social Media Can Help Brands Improve Customer Service

Somehow, somewhere along the line, consumer behavior shifted away from calling a business on the phone to simply pulling up their website or social media on their mobile device. Now, businesses can have a strong presence in a customer’s mind without that person even setting foot outside of their home. This omnipresence can be beneficial, […]

A Guide to Facebook’s Four Different Ad Types

If anything about advertising on Facebook is clear, it is that good creative holds the key to improving your return on investment. Even if you’re working with a killer targeting strategy designed perfectly for the kind of audience you want to reach, if your creative can’t persuade your audience to take action, then generating sales […]

How to Run an Instagram Contest

Whether you’re a well-established brand or just getting started, an Instagram contest is an increasingly popular social media strategy – and for good reason. Everyone loves freebies, and Instagram contests prove their mettle time and time again in being able to engage existing followers while drawing in new customers at the same time. When mapping […]

Getting the Most Out of Instagram Hashtags

Hashtags have carved an interesting path in the world of social media: starting off on Twitter, they never quite took off on Facebook, and have instead become the backbone of Instagram marketing. Just the mere adding of # symbol to your post can turn any word or phrase into a clickable, followable topic, with the […]

Facebook’s Fall and what it means for your business

The Federal Trade Commission is negotiating a multi-billion-dollar penalty for Facebook’s violations of its consent agreement. In the UK, Parliament physically compelled the turnover of secret Facebook documents that show an astonishing disregard for user privacy- and a knowing, intentional effort to violate laws on the use of personal information. The UK has requested that […]

Tips for Getting Instagram Followers and More Likes

There is a lot of noise about how to get free Instagram followers, more likes, more shares, more engagement. A new report from Mention and HubSpot looked at more than 48 million Instagram posts, and it garnered a wealth of tips for your business growth needs. After analysing more than 48 million Instagram posts and […]

Five Low-Budget Marketing Tactics

Five Low-Budget Marketing tactics

A tight marketing budget doesn’t have to stall your marketing ambitions. All you need is a bit of imagination and creativity in your approach. Many business owners without a well-built marketing team aren’t natural marketers – they jump from one marketing tactic to another without assessing their efforts will result in higher sales. If this […]

Google and Amazon feud means no YouTube for subscribers

The metaphorical shootout between Google and Amazon is getting heated up, and it appears consumers may become collateral damage. Recently, Google announced it would be removing YouTube from Amazon FireTV and Echo Show. When Fire and Echo owners went up in arms about the announcement, Google countered by saying the move was a way to […]

PR / Marketing Strategies For Big YouTube Stars

Having millions of followers seems to be a worthwhile goal, especially if you specialize enough to be considered an “influencer” in your market. But what are the secrets to that kind of success on YouTube specifically? Perfect Imperfections John Legend’s popular tune says something like “love all your curves and your edges, all your perfect […]