I was told I need to write this blog post by my fellow coworkers who insisted I “just need to get it out of [my] system”. Apparently, this is supposed to quell my need to make puns in meetings, and the hallway, and the kitchen,...

Every autumn, there’s a pumpkin spice arms race that even our pets are not immune from. One of the most-anticipated, or loathed depending on who you ask, is the pumpkin beer. I did a highly unscientific search on Untappd (the social media channel for beer)...

Six years ago, I published the post “Five Not-Too-Distant Technologies that Might Change Social Media.” In the summary I projected that “all of these [technologies] are probably 5-10 years out and, admittedly, I have a large imagination.” Seeing as we’ve surpassed the 5-year mark, I wanted to see how it shook out and how accurate each of my predictions were and, also, add something in that I missed.

More often than not Facebook plays a significant role in a brand’s social strategy. As such, brands rely on the community built around their pages. Back in 2014, everyone from brand marketers to local musicians started freaking out about the decreasing reach posts received following...

Listening to what your customers are saying about your brand and product(s) is an important part of any social media strategy. Tools that provide monitoring services are doorways into a world of product feedback, customer complaints & praise, competitor announcements, industry trends and much, much...

New social networks pop up every now and then, leading the marketing and tech blogging world to collectively proclaim it as the next big thing. Some transcend fad and end up in our hearts like Pinterest, while others caused a freak-out for a few weeks...