With thousands of people attending live events, both in-person and online, it’s extremely important for your brand to develop good social listening techniques. The social conversation exists whether your brand chooses to participate or not, so it’s critical to be able to listen to the...

Running a sweepstakes for your brand can be a great way to reward your loyal fans and find new ones. Doing a live video sweepstakes on Facebook is a new playing field and we think one that shouldn't be ignored. We’ve already touched on Facebook...

Listening to what your customers are saying about your brand and product(s) is an important part of any social media strategy. Tools that provide monitoring services are doorways into a world of product feedback, customer complaints & praise, competitor announcements, industry trends and much, much...

What are our customers spending their time doing? What are they saying about us on their channels when we aren’t being tagged? Is there a need they have that we could be fulfilling? How can we interact with them to show them that we get...

In a recent New York Times article, Mike Isaac wrote, “On one hand, many digital ads are a nuisance…Yet the ads also serve as a business foundation for many digital publishers to provide content to readers.” So what is the deal with digital ads? How...

To produce a product that people want to buy can clearly be a difficult feat or we’d all be bajillionaires (unless you’re this guy). What’s trickier is understanding the actual consumer demand (or what will be next in demand). Here, I’ve compiled an initial list...

Last week, Facebook took additional steps to help brands tie ROI to social. They did this by revamping and making Facebook Offers relevant, again. Facebook first introduced Offers in 2012. A few brands tested them out, but there was limited success due to the poor...

Instagram Stories is only a few weeks old but brands have already leaped at this new opportunity to engage with their fans. In this blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the opportunities that brands have identified and which brands are successfully achieving results. Behind-the-Scenes Content Instagram Stories...

Imagine a world where computers make decisions about where and who to target on traditional and non-traditional media. They handle the entire media-buying process, from building and maintaining relationships with vendors, to setting up insertion orders, to placing and optimizing ad buys. This may seem...