Leveraging social media is often presented as a way to increase brand awareness and engagement for free. Marketers seeking strong results understand the importance of paid media. Social media allows you to have an immense reach at a low cost. By utilizing paid social media...

Using Your Budget to Drive Sales on Facebook and Instagram With so many objectives available on Facebook and Instagram, it’s important to know which ones are best—and most efficient—at driving sales. Here are two key objectives you should be spending your media dollars on.   Website Conversions  Of all...

Pardon me while I use my best grandpa voice.  Back when Ignite started in 2007, social media was a simpler time. Myspace was the top social media site, Facebook was new, and we were fine with it. We didn't have all these newfangled networks to keep up...

For seasonal brands, one of the toughest times of the year is those off-season months when consumers aren't really looking for the products and services they offer. How does a brand stay top of mind  for their fans during these times of the year? Well,...

With so many Facebook and Instagram ad options available—plus all of the new ones constantly being rolled out—it’s important to do your homework before you jump into creating your ads. Without the proper research, you could be creating ads that that won’t help you meet...

Creating content sounds simple enough on paper, right? But it’s anything but simple when you’re looking at a content deadline on your calendar and don’t know where to go from there. To keep your sanity, and to keep your clients happy, there’s a process that...

Getting engagements from your social media fans is easier said than done. With 1.3 million pieces of content on Facebook shared every minute, it’s harder than ever to stand out from the crowd. The first step is to stop your fan from scrolling through their...

Taking a look at key features of the major social channels, you will see many of them overlap. Successful features on one platform tend to be adopted by others. This is especially true of Facebook. Since they got turned down to buy Snapchat, Facebook and/or...