Posts Tagged:social media

Adding User Generated Content to Your Social Media Plan

One of the most creative and useful strategies in social media these days is to utilize user generated social content (UGC). From DMOs like Hawaii (client) to companies like Coca-Cola, many brands have leveraged UGC to more smartly engage with their customers and audiences, and also to cultivate beautiful content in order to enhance their…

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6 Compelling Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Instagram for Marketing

As a marketer, you may feel like you’re riding a two-headed dragon by managing social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Why add another fire-breathing head like Instagram into the mix? Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all present their own unique challenges, but here’s why you should implement Instagram as a marketing tool, even if you’re already…

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What PR Pros Can Learn from Drake

If anyone were to spend a day in our Austin office, there’s a 99.9 percent chance that you will hear a Drake song or two, and that’s simply because we love Drake (except for Matt). But, it’s also because there are some relevant PR tidbits in Drake’s glorious raps. Here are three lessons we’ve learned…

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3 Reasons Why Social Media is One of the Most Important Marketing Tools

“Follow me on Instagram!” read the text. “Amber __ added you on Facebook!” said the notification. Years ago, those sentences would have been meaningless, but today, in our personal lives, social media has become a vital part of how we connect with others. The same is true for brands trying to market themselves on social…

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Branding in the Social Stream

When was the last time you hopped online thinking, “Time to engage with some of my favorite brands”? If you’re human, the answer is likely “never.” You never log-on to your favorite social media sites to interact specifically with brands.  The brands “just happen to be there,” as you read the news, peruse celebrity gossip, check…

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Keeping It Professionally Real on Social Media

As a working professional, social media can present an internal challenge: we want to get out there and have fun and talk about our personal interests, but we also want to play it cool for that ‘professional’ side of us. The good news is, you can do both. Keeping it professional on social media doesn’t…

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Pull Your Retargeting Campaign Out of the Drain

Retargeting capabilities have quickly become some of the most effective (and highly utilized) advertising options on the web, especially now that most social networks have implemented retargeting in their basic ad platforms. If you’re unfamiliar with retargeting, it allows brands to track who’s visiting their website through various tools and snippets of code and then…

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What does that buy us?

“People buy tactics in times of uncertainty. They buy strategy when times are good.” My friend Chris Brogan said that and it struck me as profound. We’ve seen this in our own business: when the budget axe chops into Marketing, the conversation can quickly move from “What’s the right thing for us to do to move…

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How to Use LinkedIn Analytics

In December, I walked through Twitter’s analytics platform, and today I wanted to take a similar dive into LinkedIn’s free Analytics offering. If you run a company page for your business or brand, you may have noticed the little Analytics button on your page. Let’s look at what LinkedIn Analytics offers and how you can…

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Is this the end for Google+?

In a vague post late Sunday night, it was confirmed that Google was heading in the direction of dismantling Google+ into separate products – Streams and Photos. Not much else has been said about the changes, and from a user perspective, you won’t see a huge difference right now. It is projected that over the…

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