Earlier this month, following rumors of a “dislike” button, Facebook announced a pilot called Reactions. Currently only available in Spain and Ireland, Reactions is a way to qualify likes on a post with more specific emotions. At this early stage, you might not know how...

Social Media has evolved significantly over the past few years. Not only for you and I posting our updates to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or [insert your favorite platform here], but for businesses and social connections as well. Despite years of ongoing upgrades to social analytics, proving...

Have you noticed a recent drop in your Facebook fan count? Maybe your engagement rates have spiked? Wondering what in the world happened? The answer is surprisingly straightforward, and looks like it could be quite beneficial. Over the last couple weeks, Facebook has deleted millions of...

The term “dark social” was first created by Alexis C. Madrigal in a 2012 article written for The Atlantic. Which in digital life means 14 years ago and therefore ahead of his time.  His instincts were that, to a large extent, we share links with...

Congratulations, you did it! You’ve managed to build your social media following into an active and engaged community. You’ve taken to heart that your social media community is about quality more so than quantity, and you now want to reward your community with a fun...

Analytics are a beautiful thing. They can tell you so much about a demographic, brand, program performance, and more. However, if you don't know how to read the data correctly, analytics can trick you. Have you ever looked at the social media metrics after a campaign...

The third and final Presidential Debate in Boca Raton, FL proved to be the least exciting of the series, despite the 8.2 million mentions around the debate. Though the Twittersphere found Romney a more interesting topic of discussion, early polls from both CBS and CNN...

Last night's town hall forum and second presidential debate turned out to be quite the fight. Trying to make up for his performance in the first debate, President Obama came out swinging while Governor Romney kept up his dukes in strong defense. Sparring with statistics,...

At Ignite Social Media, we don't work with politicians. But we do regularly work with large brands, filtering through thousands of mentions to figure out the important parts of the online conversation. That's why ten members of our team (five in North Carolina and five in...

If last week’s first Presidential Debate was the NCAA Basketball Championship, then last night's debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan was, at best, the post-season NIT. The candidates started out polite but quickly became more aggressive, only to be sobered in the end by...

When you work in social media marketing for some of the world's largest brands, you spend a lot of time analyzing various programs. Over the years, we've seen an awful lot of success with social media marketing across a wide array of applications. That's why...

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