social fans

Do your social media followers actually buy?

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Do your social media followers actually buy?

So, you just kick-started your social media efforts. Your feeds are now a reflection of the voice, design, and overall vibe of your brand. But while that’s all fine and dandy, you’re beginning to wonder how you can start seeing some dollar signs out of your efforts. So,…more

Vertical Content vs. Horizontal

Why Vertical Content Matters

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Why Vertical Content Matters

It wasn’t all that long ago that the very idea of vertical video or content would send a shudder down most of the Internet’s spine. “For [expletive]’s sake, record in landscape” was an all-too-common comment under any viral cellphone video shot vertically. For decades, audiences consumed movies and…more

Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories: What They Are and How to Use Them

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Instagram Stories: What They Are and How to Use Them

It’s story time. Stories are the one tradition that seems to transcend cultures and engage all walks of life. They are important IRL (in real life), and online. In 2013, Snapchat introduced their story feature which paved the way for Instagram’s story feature which came out 3 years…more

Chatbots

Why Chatbots and Text Are Replacing Phone Calls

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Why Chatbots and Text Are Replacing Phone Calls

Our phones are capable of doing almost everything we could imagine, but younger generations like Millennials and Generation Z are using the actual call function less frequently than ever before. We simply don’t like to communicate through phone calls as much as older generations do. Instead, we like…more

Snapchat best practices

Snapchat 101

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Snapchat 101

Whether you love it or hate it, Snapchat seems to be here to stay. Not quite Instagram and not quite Facebook, Snapchat lives in an in-between world that mixes the ephemeral nature of the internet with the new right-this-minute communication style we’ve come to expect from texting. But…more

Twitter is losing social credibility

The Case Against Twitter

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The Case Against Twitter

Let’s cut to it: Twitter is a major social platform but, for a lot of businesses, it doesn’t work. The thing is, Twitter is not the advertising juggernaut it was once perceived to be and with the trolling, influencers, and political back and forth–it’s not always the most…more

Instagram basics

Instagram: The Ins and Outs

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Instagram: The Ins and Outs

In 2010, Instagram began like any other social platform but in the past few years has since skyrocketed to popularity with Millennials and Gen Z and, as a result, has sparked both cultural movements and cultural malaise alike. Today we’re diving into the digital marketing treasure trove that…more

Referral traffic and SEO

Why Referral Traffic Matters

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Why Referral Traffic Matters

Referral traffic is not the sexiest of digital marketing topics but it *is* important and while dessert is a wonderful thing–eating your vegetables is a crucial part of growing up big and strong. Think of referral traffic as your vegetables.   Generating traffic to your website should be…more