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?...

Why is your brand on social media? Hopefully the answer to that question is “to be social.” With social media being considered by many brands as part of the traditional marketing mix, it may be tempting to constantly push a commerce message, but that approach...

As marketers, we are well versed in the traditional purchase funnel. However, over the years, the consumer decision making process has shifted to be more of a circular journey, as illustrated by the McKinsey Loop. As social media has become more mainstream and started being...

There’s no doubt that Facebook is doing well these days. The company ended the third quarter of 2016 with 1.65 billion monthly active users, $5.2 billion in advertising revenue, and an overall 53 percent revenue increase, according to The Motley Fool. One issue remains for Facebook,...

It's a lazy Saturday and I'm scrolling through my News Feed, past the people #FeelingTheBern and the latest Pinterest (fail) recipe, when I see a sponsored post that actually catches my eye. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is running their annual dog photo contest. The terms are...

Developing good social content relies on having a strong understanding of your audience. Unfortunately, running an extensive audience analysis to help guide your social strategy can cost big bucks. Luckily, there are some free tools that can help you learn more about your audience and...

It’s no secret that social media is moving away from highly produced content, particularly video. These days, people want raw and real – an unfiltered window into the lives of others. Up until now, Periscope and Snapchat, to name a few, have owned this space and...

Here’s a scenario that thousands face every day: you and your brand have a great message to share but you're unsure of with whom and where to share it. To determine that, it's time for a little internal Q&A: Who is my target audience? Where...

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...