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Liza Brown

Social Media Trends For 2018 [Infographic]

Social Media Trends 2018

Editor’s note: It’s that time again. Many (or most?) blogs will publish both retrospective articles on the year that is coming to a close, and some that predict the year ahead. It’s probably worth noting the predictions of previous years. How accurate have they turned out to be? Should we take every prediction post as


Timothy (Tim) Hughes

Social Media Marketing Is About Relationships, Not Broadcasting

Social Media Marketing

This article by Timothy (Tim) Hughes, looks at the roots of Social Media Marketing, and how the practices of many have changed less than we might like to believe. It is another installment in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. Social Media Marketing Is Not For Broadcasting The foundations to marketing started in


Susan Gilbert

Analysis Paralysis is Not a Friend to Your Business

Do you find that your business has stalled and is not making any progress? You might be in the midst of over analyzing your efforts. When it comes to creating content, managing clients, advertising and social media, it’s easy to get caught up in a perfectionist mindset. While preparing and planning are both essential, these


Susan Gilbert

How To Create a Buzz For Your Product Announcement

Your loyal audience loves to be in on the latest product or service your business has to offer. What better way to do that than with a pre-release announcement and/or a digital sample? Capture the readers’ attention with eye-catching visuals that compel them to want to know more. Then share these on your website and


Susan Gilbert

Take Your Facebook Ads To a New Level

Facebook ads are not only a great way to grow your business Page — they also can help improve your website traffic and conversion rates. According to a Socialbakers report, 92 percent of marketers are now advertising on this powerhouse social network. The retargeting feature, launched at the beginning of last year, can give your


Susan Gilbert

Build More Exposure For Your Business With Facebook Live

Are you ready to go beyond text-based posts and pre-recorded video? Want to take advantage of a growing live stream trend? Since the launch of Meerkat and Periscope in 2015, live streaming has quickly caught on with audiences.  The ability to share events as they occur, attracts interested prospects quickly. Facebook took note and officially


Susan Gilbert

What Augmented Reality Means for Brands

Lately, a very addictive augmented reality mobile game has taken over our social media world — Pokémon Go. While this platform has surged to the top of the charts, we as business owners should pay attention to this new and growing trend. There are several different forms of this latest technology — and of course


Susan Gilbert

How to Build Your Brand With Snapchat

If you’ve been tracking the growth of top social networks, then you’ll about Snapchat’s meteoric rise over the last year. Back in September 2011, this image messaging app was started by three Stanford University college students — Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. According to Wikipedia, Snapchat today has 10 billion daily video views.


Susan Gilbert

Build a Better Business With These 5 Tools

5 Great Business Tools Do you have a new business idea or would you like to ramp up your existing brand? Building a strong company or solo venture can be an uphill climb, especially online. The right resources can help you improve this process and attract interested leads and influencers. Since 2015, the market has


Susan Gilbert

Are You Using LinkedIn Yet for Lead Generation?

In light of the recent news announcement of the Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn you might be wondering — is it a good time to ramp up your social sales strategy there? The brand and mission will remain the same: “LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. We’ve been changing the way the world’s


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