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2018: A Year in Review

As we wrap up 2018, it’s nice to look back and see what highlights stood out in the past 12 months for our industry. What notable developments has the marketing and design field seen and how will that influence the year to come? The Shift of Google Google rebranded its ad lineup this summer, starting with Google AdWords. In case you missed it, the famed advertising service is now Google Ads....

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Top 7 Digital Marketing Trends in 2019

It’s that time of year again, when we’re all placing bets on the hottest trends for the next year. So you know I couldn’t miss out on that. But the thing is, most trends don’t just appear out of the blue… When we look at trends for 2019, a lot of them build on things we’ve seen and experienced over the last couple of years. In fact, if you look back at our predictions for 2017, we’re seeing...

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Craft a Winning B2B Social Strategy

Typically when you think of companies who have found success on social, the ones that first come to mind are business to consumer brands (B2C). But business to business (B2B) companies can find just as much success on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, if they’re willing to seize the opportunity. Many B2B companies are still relying on traditional marketing tactics like cold calling and hosting...

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Before You Open Another Social Account, Read This Checklist

We talk about social here a lot. It’s hard not to, because it makes up such a huge part of our marketing world. But that world changes so fast! It always seems like just as soon as you’ve gotten into a groove with your social strategy, a brand new social app shows up. Suddenly, everyone’s talking and blogging about how cool and exciting it is, and you’re wondering if your...

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8 Ways to Put Live Video Streaming to Work for Your Brand

We’ve learned that live video streaming is a big, valuable marketing tool, and it’s only getting bigger and more valuable. But how can you actually use it to your advantage? I’m glad you asked. Ways you can add live streaming to your content marketing toolbox #1 Share events Attending a conference or a industry event? Be the “eyes and ears on the ground” for customers...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day #IWD2016

When our team first suggested I write something for International Women’s Day, I thought, of course! How could I not?! As an active woman business owner this is a cause near and dear to me. March 8th is a day to celebrate women’s achievements economically, politically and socially. Of course I believe we should celebrate these every day, but having a holiday celebrated around the world and...

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How to Measure Your Social Media ROI

Social media is good, they say. These days every business needs to maintain a social media presence, they say. Social media will drive your traffic, boost your SEO, maximize your ROI, and make your teeth whiter, they say. Okay, they don’t say that last part. In all seriousness, we all hear a lot of talk about the key benefits of social media marketing, but the process of putting actual numbers...

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Going Viral: How to Create Content That Gets Shared

Virality: it’s not just for the common cold anymore. And you can’t escape, either. From the Chuck Norris memes of the mid-2000s to the “Harlem Shake” videos of last year to the Ice Bucket Challenges of this past summer, everyone has seen viral content in their feeds. But what most folks don’t understand is how viral content gets to be viral in the first place. That’s...

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These Social Marketing Trends Will Help You Get Ready for the Holidays

I don’t know about you, but I hate how the holidays seem to start earlier and earlier every year. Just recently I saw a picture a friend posted of a Christmas display inside of a popular department store — at the end of September. Retailers! Come on! Can’t you at least wait until after Halloween before setting out the red and green baubles? But as much as I can’t stand the...

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“What’s The Best Time to Post on (Insert Social Media Platform Here)?”

This is one of the most common questions we get from clients who want more out of their social media marketing efforts and it’s a fundamental piece of any good marketing strategy. We all wish there was a magical formula for finding the right hour and day to post that would guarantee our content receives the most likes, shares, and engagement from our audience every time. Unfortunately, it’s not...

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Cool Tool: The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

I get the feeling I repeat myself a lot on this blog when it comes to social media: what it is, why it’s vital to your business, how to get started, and how to keep going. And I do repeat myself, but that’s because I care! Social media isn’t the be-all and end-all of a business, but these days it’s an extremely important component — think of it as a leg supporting a...

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Grow Your Presence on Instagram: Expanding Your Reach

In Part 2 we talked about how to create good content — both in your captions and your images. Now let’s discuss how to expand your reach. Expanding your reach So you’re posting great stuff on Instagram. Now what? How do new followers find you? How do you keep them? And how do you keep them engaged? Using hashtags on Instagram is vital to reaching more users. // Source: Baschz Leeft...

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