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Articles / 22.07.2016

By Sydney Parker Instagram recently announced it has grown to a community of 500 million users. Of those half billion photo- and video-sharing fanatics, 59 percent use Instagram every single day and 35 percent of users visit several times a day, according to a 2015 Pew Research study of U.S. residents. The 59 percent figure reflects a 10-point increase from September...

Articles / 22.07.2016

By Marissa Burdett Content curation can be a critical part of a larger social media strategy. Instead of only focusing on creating great original content, there are big advantages to sharing content from outside sources, especially when you can add value to it. What is content curation and why is it important? The word “curate” means “to select, organize, and present, typically using...

Articles / 18.07.2016

By Cici DeWaal Social media is no longer just about building communities and interacting but has emerged as a core business strategy and critical channel for customer acquisition. However, with organic reach declining, companies are quickly realizing new tactics and strategies require significant investments. In 2017, social media ad spend is projected to top $41 billion dollars. In Facebook’s Q1 2016 earnings...

Articles / 18.07.2016

By Cici DeWaal Getting the most from your marketing dollar isn’t as straightforward as it has been in the past. Social media has changed dramatically over the past few years, and marketers have had to quickly learn the art of using social advertising as part of an effective digital strategy. Why have social platforms evolved? Simple — they need to make money....

Articles / 18.07.2016

By Carl Sandquist It’s no secret that the vast majority of consumers are carrying mobile devices in some form. It’s also not a stretch to recognize that marketers have long clued-in to this fact, having adopted both aggressive and sometimes subtle mobile-marketing strategies to capitalize on this emerging cornucopia of opportunity. However, there’s still one fundamental property, inherent to these smart little...

Articles / 13.07.2016

 Written by Lindsay Kolowich What do you think to yourself when you see someone's Twitter avatar is the default image of an egg? Chances are, you probably assume they are either inactive, a fake account, or someone not worth following. While almost all businesses understand that the egghead approach isn't doing them any justice, they often fail to understand that a plain,...

Articles / 13.07.2016

Written by Karla Cook The landscape of content is evolving. In an age where most advertisements fall victim to the "skip" button, it takes something truly creative to make people pay attention. It's no longer enough to simply create a straightforward ad -- to shine, content must make us laugh, cry, think, and believe. There is no bigger stage for celebrating advertising that...

Articles / 13.07.2016

Written by Ashley Carlisle Do you have what it takes to succeed in today's modern marketing world? As the marketing landscape continues to shift, the requirements and expectations surrounding content marketing roles are evolving. Even if you've got the strongest writing chops in the game, you'll need to find other ways to expand your skills if you want to differentiate yourself. While more...