Ignite Social Media received the Audience Honor at the Shorty Awards for both of the categories we applied for: Retail & E-commerce and Large Media Buying Strategy. There were some great submissions by top brands in each of the categories.Shorty Award Audience Honor: Retail &...

When it comes to marketing, non-profit organizations tend to zero in their efforts to their big donor campaign seasons. While this approach may yield decent results, it is a missed opportunity. Non-profits should be connecting with their constituents and providing updates on their progress outside of their major donation...

https://youtu.be/aG_cwCHoMD4Social Media and Ecommerce TrendsE-commerce sales have reached about a half-trillion dollars and the cost of acquiring new customers is growing with it. A key trend, from Mary Meeker's annual internet report showed that Americans are spending more time with digital media than...

In this week's edition of Ignite Your Week, we're talking about micro-channels and how micro-channels might very well be the brand new channel for generation Z.Micro-channels for Gen ZEssentially what's happening is generation Zer's are recreating Facebook groups on Instagram. We are seeing...

On this week's edition of Ignite Your Week, our focus is on Instagram's new in-app checkout feature. Although it's still in beta testing, what we have heard is that Instagram expects to make about 10 billion dollars on this feature. Great for them, but what...

When it comes to driving business value through social media, Facebook should have a spot reserved in your strategy. The social networking goliath has nearly 1.5 billion daily active users and averages over $98 in ad revenue per user – nearly twice as much as...

 Social Media Strategy Template for 2019With 2019 rapidly approaching, now is a good time to revisit your social media strategy. A lot has changed over the past year in terms of how people are using social, ad units, targeting capabilities and new media formats. Creating...

With over 68% of brand-side marketers having or planning to have internal resources dedicated to social media, the need for social media consultants is rising.Whether you are managing social media for a brand as a one-man-show or have a more robust internal team of resources -...

2019 Social Media Trends to WatchA few months ago, we shared relevant 2018 social media trends for the back half of the year. Now, as the year wraps up, it’s a good time for social media marketers to re-evaluate their social media strategy with fresh eyes....

The “live” feature can be a very helpful tool for brands to utilize. Social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram offer the option to go live. This can be used to promote events, give an inside look, run a live sweepstakes or show your community...