*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...

The NHL season came to a stunning conclusion this week when the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. As the Blackhawks raised that big, beautiful trophy, community manager nerds at Ignite Social Media couldn't help but wonder,...

Recently, clients have been asking me how they'll know if our community managers are succeeding in their craft. To me, that answer was simple. A healthy community. That means the community manager is doing well, right? Well sort of. Thanks to some smart thinking and...