The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year- with all the great food, gifting and being with friends and family. Leading up to the holidays (and even during), shopping is always top of mind and brands are always stepping things up to...

This Black Friday came in looking green for many retailers. CNBC reported that online sales for Black Friday were 23.6% higher than last year, which is BIG. With that much online activity, social media had to be a big piece of the strategy to drive...

There’s a lot that goes into community management. A community manager acts as the link between a brand and its customers- helping to build, grow, and manage their online communities. Community managers (CMs) are, in many cases, the voice of the brand. They are immersed...

Covering sports on social media is unique – content turnover accelerates while turnaround time for that content is expedited. Timeliness is critical as big moments develop LIVE, and the spotlight shines even brighter for brands as millions of fans hang onto every last character of...

Holiday season is right around the corner, and what better way to kick it off than with the spookiest of them all? While a lot of brands are already beginning to consider dos and don'ts for their holiday content, it’s important to make sure you...

Over the last few months, Instagram rolled out a slew of new features and updates for Stories, its rapidly growing, ephemeral content sharing section of the app. With over 400 million daily active users on Stories, it’s vital that social media marketers understand how to...

The Fourth of July brought us a multitude of fireworks, grilling out, and hangovers last week. Along with the influx of poorly-shot iPhone videos featuring local fireworks displays in newsfeeds, brands often got in on the conversation, finding ways to jump in on top-of-mind conversations....

The World Cup is in full swing as teams have just concluded group play. It has been an exciting event thus far as there have been a lot of upsets and disappointing exits (ehem Germany). As a former player and avid soccer fan I am...