At Ignite Social Media, we're all about starting conversations and hashtags are a great way to do that. One of the more popular hashtags is Throwback Thursday or #TBT. The trend began as a way for people to share older pictures of themselves or reminisce about...

As much attention as brands get for clever tweets, I'm always interested in how the social networks themselves use Twitter. Ever wondered which social network has the best Twitter account? No? Well, I put together a list anyway. The "Science" Behind the Rankings I put the word...

On Tuesday, Twitter announced the launch of custom timelines, a new feature available to all of its users. Haven’t heard about Twitter custom timelines yet? No need to worry. We’ve broken down everything you need to know, including how to incorporate it into your social...

Twitter recently went public and the news has created quite the buzz in the marketing, advertising, and social media industries. This blog post will explore a few areas we think may change as a result of the initial public offering and how that will affect brands in...

If you haven't seen the new Twitter feed changes, you should definitely go take a look. Along with the other major changes Twitter is making prior to its IPO, the feed has become much more visual, allowing images and videos to appear in the feed...

On Monday, Twitter announced a new feature for ad-buying users: native tweet scheduling, and community managers everywhere rejoiced. Other social media channels, like Facebook, have allowed native scheduling for a while now. It seems that Twitter is eager to catch up as it approaches its...

October is here, which means it's playoff time for America's favorite pastime: Major League Baseball. The division champions have been crowned and the Wild Card teams are hoping for the chance to pull the big upset and prove that they deserve to play in the...

If you were hoping to read about some controversial surgery that could enhance your tweeting abilities, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. However, what you will find is something much, much better. Mercy Health, a regional medical system located in Western Michigan, live tweeted a kidney transplant...

At Ignite Social Media, we love a healthy debate and JELL-O's most recent Twitter campaign, Fun My Life #FML, has us talking. In this blog post, two of our community managers, Thea Neal (Pro JELL-O #FML) and John Patterson (Con JELL-O #FML), enter the ring...

There are so many benefits and opportunities for brands to market themselves via social media. But, as we all know, sometimes you have to take the bad with the good. So what do you do when a customer takes to Twitter to complain? The Triangle Business...

In the conversational, sometimes casual world of Twitter, good grammar and clean style remain essential for keeping your followers tuned into your message. Whether you're a major brand or an individual tweeting from a professional account—even if you just use Twitter in your personal life—the...

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