Branded content. To some, it's a dirty word. To many, it's the future of advertising. In an era of ad-blockers and hyper-competitive social media, marketing that takes the form of useful and entertaining content as a way of promoting a brand has become de rigueur....

July 4th is right around the corner, and I can almost smell the grilled foods, see the fireworks, and unroll paper towels to clean up after cutting a watermelon. For those of us in the content marketing scene, July 4th is a great time to...

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year. While we know there is much more to come in the next half of 2016, we want to take a moment to salute brands who are doing a killer job so far on social media. Airbnb If...

Father’s Day can be a tough one for community managers. Often outshined by Mother’s Day, dads tend get the short shrift, not only with gifts (hello, novelty ties) but creative marketing concepts as well, with brands pushing out elaborate sweepstakes, interactive videos, and increasingly flashy...

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. Could this work for my brand?...

Ever since Snapchat Lenses rolled out last September, the selfies seem to be endless. Snapchat has been skyrocketing towards success, but lenses now provide a different type of entertainment that appeals to the networks audience of over 100 million daily active users. This newer feature not...

Creating content for social media can sometimes be a tedious and challenging task for many social media marketers. Challenges can begin developing during the planning process and trend through execution. However, Kyle Stuef, Director of Content Production at Ignite Social Media, has laid out four...

Are you a content creator and frequently challenged by Facebook's 20% rule for promoted content (or ads as Facebook calls them)? Images in your ads can include text that meets our general Advertising Guidelines, but may not include more than 20% text in the image to...