Today, January 27, 2014, marks a holiday that we at Ignite Social Media take very seriously: Community Manager Appreciation Day. To commemorate this great day, we asked the people in the trenches to describe their job using .gifs. The result is nothing short of awesome: The...

Thanks to the polar vortex, a record number of people in North America were forced to wear long underwear and blow dry their freezing pipes this week. From Chicago to Atlanta, people have dealt with record lows and obscene amounts of snow. For those in...

Sometimes brands can get so caught up in acquiring new fans they can leave out the social piece of social media marketing. Acquiring fans and followers is a key part to successful social media marketing. But then what? You need to engage your community and...

Instagram announced the new Instagram Direct functionality today, unveiling a bigger opportunity for community managers to connect directly with Instagram followers. The update now allows users to send direct photo messages to followers -- up to 15 at a time -- in case you're maybe a little...

This guest post is brought to you by BoostSuite, the easiest way to build more website traffic and get more marketing conversions. If you’re managing your company’s social media marketing, sometimes it can feel like your posts are falling into a black abyss, never to be...

Social media provides consumers with a public stage to share their thoughts, opinions, grievances, etc. Whether it's on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or a social site that hasn't even been built yet, you can bet that there's just as much negatively flowing through the ether as...

*This wouldn’t be a proper blog post about legal “watchouts” if I didn’t include a disclaimer. The following post includes best practices, suggestions and my own interpretation of the laws.  I am not an attorney – just a cautious social media marketer.  Consult your brand’s...

Community managers across the world rejoiced today, as Instagram's 4.1 update finally allowed for importing videos. (Somewhere, Vine developers are nervous.) No longer does a community manager or content creator have to hold the in-app button to record an Instagram video, as they can now import...

You know those Instagram accounts that look ridiculously put together? Don’t worry – they aren’t too far out of your reach.Coming out of BlogHer ’13, there was one session that truly stood out in my mind – Morgan Shanahan of the818.com’s “Find Your Instagram Style.”...

The much-hyped announcement made by Facebook in June that unveiled Instagram video nearly overshadowed the largest update rolled out by Vine. The new features answer many criticisms made by users and promises a more fun and easy experience. The Vine updates are a solid counter...