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2018's Battle of the Social Media Platforms

Danielle Elliott Jul 10, 2018 2:00:43 PM

2018's Battle of the Social Media Platforms

Social media is pretty interesting. Especially when it comes to predicting which platform will dominate over the others. We know that there are people who either hate it, love it, or depend on it. Social media become such an integral part of people's day-to-day lives, that it can be a little hard to disconnect from. And this really is why social media marketing really is one of the most effective (and least expensive) ways to build a brand.

How B2B Brands Use Social Media To Market & Sell

Danielle Elliott Jun 28, 2018 2:00:12 PM

Social selling just might be the best way to engage with future buyers. Especially when it comes to B2B companies. Consumers use social media in a way that greatly affects their buying decision. Now that social media has evolved from a marketing channel into a powerful lead generation it has becomes the perfect sales pipeline tool. And it makes sense because social selling strategies can create better engagement and build relationships with potential customers.

Social Media 101: Increasing Sales

Danielle Elliott Jun 26, 2018 4:26:37 AM

Social Media 101: Increasing Sales

Brands can truly benefit from being on social media. We've talked about it a lot here before and today we're going to dive into how to increase sales with it. Brands who use social selling in their marketing strategy will be ahead of the curve when it comes to brands that don't. The ones that do have a unique opportunity to build brand awareness with potential customers before they even enter the online sales funnel.

How Social Media Can Grow Your Email List

Danielle Elliott Apr 19, 2018 2:00:25 PM

How Social Media Can Grow Your Email ListSocial media platforms are a great way to get engagement, but if you have an email list, your end goal should be building it up with prospects. This is where social media can help. You can always use your social media marketing campaigns as a way to engage with people. But the end goal is to get your audience to take the next step - ie. buy something. However, this isn't always doable with social media alone. Whenever you hit a wall between social media engagement and your audience taking the next step, you need to try another tactic. You need to start giving them more information and this starts with email. Thankfully you can actually use social media can grow your email list!

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing with Instagram

Danielle Elliott Apr 5, 2018 2:00:27 PM

The Ultimate Guide To Marketing with Instagram

We all know how important it is to reach potential customers with a branding message they recognize. Especially if you want your brand to stay relevant and continue to grow. Otherwise, your brand might become outdated while your competitors gain more and more traction. Here's the thing: smart marketers don't let this happen. In fact, this is where social media platforms come into play. And since Instagram is a platform that's right up there with Facebook, it makes sense. Marketing with Instagram takes a little know how, so let's dive in!

Building Your Instagram Feed

Danielle Elliott Apr 3, 2018 2:00:13 PM

building your Instagram feed

A lot goes into creating an incredible Instagram profile. You have to develop the right formula; especially when it comes to your photos, how you edit them, your hashtags, and yes, even your captions. But the main thing that you need to remember is that your feed should be your own. The trick to editing your photos is to make sure that you use the same filter for each one. This will create a cohesive and visually consistent Instagram feed. And if you do it right, you'll create a feed that has the perfect feel that people will flock to again and again. Let's take a look at what it takes when it comes to building your Instagram feed.

10 Tips To Expand Your Reach On Facebook

Danielle Elliott Mar 20, 2018 2:00:34 PM

10 Tips To Expand Your Reach On Facebook

Social media is one of the most important marketing tools today. In fact, it's so integral that you need a solid campaign in order to grow your followers, your audience and to expand your reach on Facebook. But the trick in all this is knowing where to start because it isn't always easy. Especially if you are like the majority of people and are self-taught in the art of social media.

How To Use Instagram's Stories Highlights To Increase Conversions

Danielle Elliott Mar 13, 2018 2:00:56 PM

Instagram Stories give social media marketers a killer opportunity to reach a higher number of people. And the best part is all you have to do is take advantage of it. Instagram really is one of the fastest-growing social networks out there, so it only makes sense. Brands of all types can find success on this platform, especially with their new updates. Back in December 2017, Instagram rolled out an update to their Stories Highlights and Archives. Here's what you get with the new updates:

Vero 2018's Newest App - But Should Brands Join In?

Danielle Elliott Mar 6, 2018 2:00:34 PM

Sure, Facebook and Instagram are thriving. So whenever there's talk about new platforms, one can't help but be a little skeptical. Mainly because the social media landscape is riddled with once-thriving social networks. Does anyone remember Myspace, Friendster, Ello and Google Plus? But this year there's a new game in town. Welcome to the scene, Vero app, or as they've deemed themselves, "True Social". In Vero's manifesto, they claim to offer a more "authentic" experience. Here's how: the main difference between Vero and other social media sites is that their posts actually appear in chronological order - um, can you bring that back Instagram? In fact, the chronological order feature is something that Instagram AND Facebook have been determined to avoid. Despite the pleas of the majority of its users.