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Social Media Marketing: It’s Harder Than You Think

When you see a job description for a social media marketer, do you scoff at the fact someone could get paid to play around on social media for a job? I’m here to tell you it’s not what you think it is. By definition, social media marketing…

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Supporting Your Community Through Social Media

There have been intense discussions recently related to the responsibility and benefit of social media and its role in the greater media world. With all of its pros and cons, there is an element of connection and personalization that social media allows when we are experiencing a…

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Five Key Points to Look at During Your Social Media Audits

Social media audits are a necessary part of every business. While sometimes tedious, they provide an opportunity to review your content, your clientele, and your business to ensure that all of your content remains relevant and applicable, especially in an ever-evolving market. Not everyone has the time…

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Why You Should Be Using Pinterest For Marketing

Pinterest: we’ve all heard of it. You may browse the site in your free time to find ideas for decorating, food dishes, or anything else. If you would’ve said a few years back that this site and app would grow to become the third largest social media…

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How Much To Post On Social Media

When you’re writing up a plan for your social media accounts, you’ll need to have a schedule or an idea of what to follow. We’re going to go over a few guidelines to follow when creating your social media calendar for your business, specifically focusing on Facebook.…

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How To Use Instagram as a Sales Tool

Selling on Instagram can be tricky. While a fantastic platform for retailers because of the fact that it is centered around pictures, using it to sell has plenty of drawbacks that, for the uninformed, can make the app seem like it isn’t worth the effort. Instagram Does…

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Social Media Scheduling Tools: Which Should You Choose?

When it comes to social media marketing, you have two options: manually put your posts in each and every day, or schedule your posts a week or more in advance. Which one seems much less stressful? Scheduling your posts out, of course. But how can you do…

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Three Online Photo Editing Websites To Check Out

You may be wondering, “Why do I need a photo editing website if I’ve got a graphic designer?”Well, I’m about to tell you. There are certain situations in which you may need a quick image created or you just need to add a logo to an existing…

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Facebook Messenger Bot: The New Marketing Tool

Ask any marketer about staying on top of the newest trends and tools, and they’ll tell you it’s essential to surviving in this business. Enter the Messenger Bot. Bots refer to an automated system of replies to your common questions. If you’ve heard of Artificial Intelligence, this is…

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Facebook Ads: Five Obvious Reasons Why You Should Use For Your Business!

Facebook Ads

Facebook Advertising: Why? Let’s chat about why your business should be utilizing Facebook Ads to reach your target market. 5 Reasons to use Facebook Ads First, according to data gathered by Statista, Facebook has 2.2 billion monthly users! Just sit and let that marinate for a second. Every…

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Twitter Marketing 101: Hosting Twitter Chats

In our last Twitter marketing post, I spoke about tips and tricks to step up your Twitter game. I had mentioned we were going to go over Twitter Chats and how you, a small business, should use them to get your brand into the Twitterverse. Below you’ll read about…

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Twitter Marketing 101: Tips And Tricks

Twitter tips and tricks for businesses

In my last post, I talked about setting up your Twitter account and learning the basics of this specific social media platform. Now, we’re going to move onto some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time on Twitter. Twitter Tips And Tricks…

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Twitter Marketing 101: The Basics

Twitter marketing may be more important than ever since Facebook seems it may have taken a not-so-great turn for marketers. What is Twitter? Twitter is a social networking service and online news outlet in which users can post and interact with messages, known as tweets. It is…

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How To Ask Customers For Google + Business Reviews?

Google reviews are more important than ever but, how do you ask your customers for Google+ Business Reviews? Online Face Of Your Business Google is often the first point of contact between a customer and a business. We plug keywords and questions into Google to help us…

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Facebook Changes: Again. Don’t Panic!

It’s hard to believe that Facebook wasn’t around 15 years ago and how much it has become such an integral part of our lives now. The one thing we know is anything good, will change. And Facebook is no exception. Facebook is always changing its algorithm, mobile…

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The Importance of Profile and Cover Photos

An example of a profile and cover photo.

Almost every social media platform has cover photos, and all of them have profile photos. Why does this possibly matter, you may be asking? Not only does this matter, it can also help your business get more engagement when changing and updating these photos. We’ll talk about…

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Posting On Social Media For The Holidays

Celebrate the holiday season.

With all the promotions and sales going on during this holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holidays. When it comes to posting during this time of year, you may be asking yourself how much to post or what you should…

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How To Repurpose Social Media Content

Have you ever posted one of those amazing Facebook updates that had that indescribable quality that results in a surge of likes, comments, clicks, and shares, actually goes viral and then immediately wondered how to replicate that level success with more of your content? Trying to come…

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9 Ways Increase Engagement On Facebook Posts

Facebook engagement is important!

Engagement is important on Facebook, and we’re not just talking about a few likes on a post. Likes and comments are what keeps your post relevant. To Facebook, the more engagement you’ve got on your post, the more important it is. This is magic to the Facebook algorithm.…

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Instagram Marketing 101: Instagram Stories

We’ve arrived at our last Instagram marketing post! If you’ve stuck around through the series, thank you. If you’re just tuning in, take a look at our other Instagram marketing blogs. In this post, I’ll be covering Instagram Stories. We’ll look at the basics, how to use this…

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The Art of The Hashtag

If you spend any time online, you’ve seen them (virtually everywhere). Sometimes, you think you understand their purpose, other times… not so much. They are called hashtags and, over the past decade, they’ve become so deeply entrenched in our online culture and language that we now even…

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Instagram Marketing 101: The Do’s and Don’t’s

Instagram app on an iPhone

If you’re reading this, thanks for staying tuned for the next part in my Instagram marketing series! In this segment, I’ll be addressing the do’s and don’t’s of Instagram marketing. These aren’t rules you MUST follow, but think of them more as guidelines. Try to follow as…

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Instagram Marketing 101: Instagram Live

Have you heard of Instagram Live? If you’re not using this for your small business yet, you’re really missing out. Read on to find out what this relatively new feature is, and how it can benefit your business. What Is Instagram Live? If you’ve used Facebook Live,…

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Instagram Marketing 101: Getting Started

Instagram has become a common household name. There is no age limit and there is no posting limit. Instagram has over 700 million users, and of those 700 million, over 400 million are daily active users! Doesn’t that sound like an ideal place to promote your business?…

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What Are Social Media Reviews & How To Get More

What’s the first thing you do when deciding to try a new local restaurant or service? For nearly 90 percent of consumers, the answer is the same: look up their online reviews! When prospective patients look your practice up on Google, Facebook or Yelp, the first impression…

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Video Marketing Trends And Why It Matters To Small Businesses

Companies are finding that video content is the most effective way to share news, entertainment, advertisements — even recipes. Using just your smartphone, you too can create videos that will build your business’s online presence more than any other type of content. Social Media Marketing Is Going…

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Must Haves When Marketing To Millennials

Millennials may not be perfect, but they are the future. No business, large or small, can afford to ignore the purchasing power they hold. Marketing to millennials isn’t impossible. It just takes quite a bit more attention to detail and humanization. No more generic advertising methods. We…

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How We Manage Social Media Daily For Our Small Business Clients

Social media management can be very time-consuming. In addition, the social media landscape is changing almost daily. New algorithms, new features, and even new tools are being launched at a screaming rate. It’s hard to just keep up, let alone keep ahead of the curve. But you…

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Facebook Marketing: The Essential Small Business Tool

Facebook Marketing for Small Businesses

What’s the one social network that goes above and beyond any other? Facebook. This one social media platform has the power to make or break a business. The reach is impeccable. There are 1.23 billion daily active users, and of that, there are 1.15 billion mobile daily active users.…

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Social Media Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

Many businesses have a full-time person on staff to handle social media but in many ways, we have found it really can take three or more people to make social media work. One for writing, content curation, and scheduling. One for daily sharing, engagement, and replies. And…

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What Is Digital Marketing For Small Businesses?

What is Digital Marketing? Digital marketing is an umbrella term for the marketing of products or services using digital technologies, mainly on the Internet, but also including mobile phones, display advertising, and any other digital medium. They include but are not limited to the following six digital marketing tactics and tools that small businesses…

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Meet Meghan, Writer & Social Media Maven

Meghan is our Writer & Social Media Maven. She loves to craft words about a variety of topics. She eagerly took up freelance writing and blogging after graduating from college, and her passion for the written word only grew from there. Meghan now uses her love of…

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Using Facebook Scheduling To Your Advantage

As you launch your business into the social media stratosphere, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed, wondering how to stay relevant in 2017, without spending all of your time posting content. The answer is fairly simple, and it’s at the core of every successful business: scheduling. Facebook Publishing…

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Winter Marketing Ideas for Businesses

Winter is here and with it comes a great time to reflect on fresh starts and new ideas to ramp up your marketing efforts. Website Refresh Haven’t given your website any love lately? Not getting the traffic you used to get when you first launched that bright and…

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Why Should Businesses Use Branded Images?

First impressions matter – we’ve all heard that before but, when it comes to marketing, truer words were never written. Your brand is your reputation, and every aspect of your business should align to support that. A good way to appeal to the masses is through visual…

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How To Humanize Your Brand In 5 Steps

People want to do business with people. Not Brands! The first step I take with a client is to look at their brand from a human perspective. Help them craft their unique story! Parts of the story: What is the brands mission? What are the core values?…

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Using Social Video Marketing to Tell Your Story

Every small business has a story.  Your inspiration, your passion, your product.  The value to small businesses of video-sharing sites, such as YouTube, lies in the simplicity of getting your story out. All you need is a smartphone and a basic eye for framing a shot and you…

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How Businesses Thrive On Social Media

Marketing messages are everywhere. On the television, radio, newspapers, our devices like cell phones, tablets and more! There are companies who are focusing on social media and killing it than ever before. These aren’t just the big companies like Oreo, Coca Cola etc., they are mom and…

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How To Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

First impressions are powerful.  Before meeting a prospective client or business contact, you put in the work. You do your research and do your all to present your best self so you feel prepared and pulled together.  You follow those tried and tried “rules” of making a…

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How To Use Storytelling To Help Marketing

People want to do business with other people, not just a name and not just a stock photo of a smiling face. People crave connections and emotional attachments. Your business and/or brand shouldn’t just be a logo…ever. And your feed shouldn’t be filled with pitches and sales.…

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A Meme By Any Other Name

Memes.  They fly fast and furious now, immediately after any awkward onstage pose or missed fly ball resulting in a crazy fall or a beloved film still (I’m looking at you, Willy Wonka) or a smiling marathon runner.  We all have laughed or at least groaned at…

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Marketing Tools For During and After Events To Maximize Your Exposure!

You’ve crafted your message – you know who you are, what you can offer and you can prove it. You’ve put all the passion and power behind that message to show you are a leader, you’re go-to, you’re THE choice.  Well, great!  But now what? If an…

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Why Do I Need A Marketing Content Calendar?

Marketers talk about how content is king, and by effectively creating and curating content related to your business, you will put yourself way ahead of your competitors. By spending your time putting a process like this in place, you will: 1. Save Time Your time on social media will be limited…

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5 Tips For Writing Your First Blog Post

Why is it so hard to write your first blog post? So many of our clients find they have writer’s block when writing their first blog post. They are overwhelmed with all the information they have stored in their brains. Where do you begin? Choose A Topic:…

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Three Ways To Make My Business Facebook Page More Interesting

Facebook is great for posting information but don’t forget to humanize your brand, company, retail store, restaurant etc. Many companies that I work with start doing social media on their own and then realize how much time and work it is. They often don’t understand the perfect…

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What is Marketing?

There are many different definitions of marketing but I really like this one. Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. — The Process of Know, Like, Trust Marketing…

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Facebook Posting Checklist

Social media offers a great channel to communicate to your customer. With over 1.5 billion profiles the opportunities are endless but there are some best practices that are essential for Facebook success. The following 12 Facebook tips are not the end all be all but a place…

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How To Respond to Both Positive & Negative Reviews

We have tons of experience working with clients across a variety of markets. This experience has given us an insight into best practices when dealing with customer feedback, in particular, the sometimes difficult and sensitive issue of handling negative feedback. Getting your responses just right can really change unhappy…

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