How and why you should be increasing your followers on Instagram

If you have an Internet connection, you’ve probably noticed that Instagram has become pretty important in the daily lives of most folks. This is especially true if you’re involved with sales, marketing, or any other aspect of running a business. With over one billion active users on Instagram and more than 50% of revenue generated…

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Choosing the Right Influencer

Social media influencers can be powerful catalysts of growth for your brand — if leveraged correctly. So what is an influencer? There are probably more formal definitions but in my mind, it’s simply someone on social media that is paid to promote the use of certain brands or products as a marketing campaign on behalf…

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Social Media Insights You Need to Know

We are always scanning the industry blogs and publications for updates that will have implications for our clients and for social media in general. There are quite a few updates that will have an impact on the content you create, the ads that you are running, and how you should post on each channel. Here…

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Updated: Lifespan of a Social Media Post

In 2016 we posted a blog about the lifespan of a social media post and it has been shared hundreds of times. We thought it was time to update the data in case there were some major changes. After looking at our own client posts and some other more recent data from Visibility Planner, Queezly,…

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Why Videos Are the Best Marketing Tool Right Now

When developing your online presence, you want to make sure your company stands out. So how do you capture the attention of your audience, send a clear message, and define who you are? Video is your best marketing tool right now. Let’s take a look at a few statistics to see why. The average internet…

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3 Common Problems in Influencer Marketing & How to Fix Them

Influencer marketing is an opportunity for your brand to connect with your audience in a relevant way. But whether you’re about to launch your first influencer campaign or you have dozens under your belt, you’re likely to run into these common problems. Here are a few strategies to solve them.  Not Enough Time The problem:…

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Memes: How they form and how to use them

We’ve all been there. Getting trapped in the explore page of Instagram or the continuous scroll through Facebook, moving past hundreds of photos and videos. We often see some of the same posts but with different captions each time. Most of these are memes — humorous images, videos, pieces of text, etc., that is copied…

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Facebook Makes Changes to Political Ads

Facebook announced plans in April to increase accountability for political content, saying in a statement, “We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it’s coming from.” As part of this effort, Facebook launched a new ads transparency tool last week designed to prevent political…

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Facebook Tests an Influencer Marketing Search Tool

Facebook began its first big influencer marketing push in November 2017, when it launched the Facebook Creator app. The company positioned Facebook Creator as “a one stop shop to create and cross-post videos, go live with exclusive features, track your insights, and manage your messages — all in one place.” At the same time, it…

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Virtual Influencers Can’t Replace Actual Human Connection

Lil Miquela is a bona fide Instagram celebrity. A model, activist and recording artist, she has more than a million followers, and partners with brands like Prada and Chanel. Vogue called her “Instagram’s latest It Girl.” The only thing is: she’s not a real person. Miquela is a virtual influencer, a CGI avatar that occupies…

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