No matter how buttoned-up a brand is, a social media crisis is likely to occur at some point in time. And if the past year has taught us anything, it's that things can change...

The Fallout from "The Facebook Files" Has Begun. What Does This Mean for Brands? The recent announcement that Instagram has stopped the development of Instagram Kids (as we recommended back in March) was not some isolated incident brought about by spontaneous internal soul searching. Rather it...

If you’re an OG in the social media marketing business, there’s little chance that you don't remember the Social Technographics Ladder created by Jeremiah Owyang, Josh Bernoff, and Charlene Li when they worked at Forrester Research.   The year was 2007 and Ignite Social Media was opening as the first social media agency...

Social media marketing is unlike any other. It's the only form of marketing where the target audience is able, and even encouraged, to talk back to the brand. When you hire a dedicated social media marketing agency, they'll be able to guide you toward the...

This post was originally published by Forbes on May 5, 2021 It’s hard to scroll through social feeds or the news today without being hit with more information on Clubhouse, the hot new app (now also available on Android devices as of this month) that features...

This post was originally published by Forbes on March 15, 2021 It's been a rough year for pretty much everyone. And social media has become a less friendly place along the way. That's why it's important to check in on your team that is working hard...

This article originally appeared on Starter Story. I’m Jim Tobin, the founder of social media agency Ignite Social Media (2007) and influencer marketing agency Carusele (2015). Ignite Social Media is known as “the original social media agency” because we were the first social media agency created...

This article was previously published on Forbes on February 19, 2021 Social media marketers constantly try to balance the proven practices on established social networks with strategic bets on the up and comers. When I started Ignite Social Media in 2007, the battle between MySpace and...

This article was originally published on Inc. Masters on February 8, 2021. Several years ago, my leadership team encouraged me to endorse the creation of “core values” for our organization, Ignite Social Media. At the time, we had been functioning well and growing regularly, and my...

Perhaps someday the challenges facing women in a COVID-impacted workplace will be no different than those facing men. But today that's just not the case. While 10% of people experienced joblessness of at least one week because of caretaking, that number jumps to 61% for...