Why Facebook’s Video Metric Inflation Issue Shouldn’t Deter Marketers

By on July 31st, 2019

There's no doubt about it: Facebook has a duty to accurately report its viewership metrics to advertisers. But an ongoing case between an ad partner and the social media giant shouldn’t deter marketers from investing in its ads. The case against Facebook started with plaintiff Crowd Siren alleging that Facebook knowingly misrepresented video metrics to ad partners, even after discovering the issue in 2015. Facebook admitted in September 2016 to…

Personal Branding – Why Now is the Time to Build Your Personal Brand

By on July 11th, 2019

We've been writing a lot about how employee engagement is the future of content marketing. And many of our current clients are tapping into our experience in building marketing programs that scale using personal brands with true authenticity. So we are re-posting one of our most popular articles ever on the power of building your team's personal brands. At one point, there was such a thing as separation between your…

How to Write for Corporate Social Media Channels (And Expand Social Reach)

By on April 2nd, 2019

In corporate media you must provide a steady stream of quality content that will interest, excite and, oh yes, engage your audience. In the past, social was seen as a “nice-to-have” component to the business. But now more than ever, these social networks play a major role. Think about this, close to half the world’s population -- 3 billion + -- are on some type of social media. That number…

5 Reasons B2B Companies Should Use Social Media Marketing

By on February 26th, 2019

A pervasive belief that social media marketing is only for B2C companies keeps B2B companies from getting the most from this effective channel for communication and collaboration. When we talk about B2C companies, we’re talking about those selling directly to consumers, while B2B companies sell to other businesses. Despite the advantages of social media marketing, B2B companies lag behind their B2C colleagues. Maybe that’s because companies see Facebook, Twitter, etc.…

7 Deadly Instagram Marketing Mistakes That Will Get You Unfollowed

By on January 30th, 2019

Instagram is the most visual of all the social media platforms and has become critical to the success of small businesses everywhere. Customers go there to like, comment and otherwise engage with brands just like yours. And because it takes a lot of effort to build up a following, it can be dispiriting to see follow count dwindle. The platform is rife with minefields, and even the simplest Instagram marketing mistakes…

Prepare For Instagram Marketing To Become Pay-To-Play

By on November 8th, 2018

“Prepare for Instagram marketing to become pay-to-play.” I’ve said this to clients and friends alike since Facebook bought the visual platform back in 2012 for one billion dollars. We only need to look to Facebook to understand the path that Instagram is sure to go down. And many marketers are starting to take notice. First up, here are the reasons you should formulate a plan to pay-to-play on Instagram. Instagram Marketing…

8 Instagram Tools for Social Media Marketers

By on September 5th, 2018

In today’s world, your business simply must exist and be active on social media if you want to succeed. Being on the most popular social media networks is essential, one of these networks being Instagram. ‘’The Instagram platform isn’t just for photographers and teens. Right now, it is the most promising network to build your business on, but only if you know how to utilize this opportunity.’’ – explains Anna…

5 Tips for Making Sure Your Influencer Marketing Is Worth the Money

By on August 21st, 2018

Undoubtedly, influencer marketing is a very useful tool for businesses, big and small. It’s great for increasing your brand’s reach, gaining more leads, and boosting your sales. But just like every other tool, if done incorrectly, influencer marketing can become a waste of money, or even hurt your business. If you plan on utilizing influencer marketing, here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of it.…

36 Rules for Social Media: Optimize your Digital Market Performance

By on August 16th, 2018

Are there really rules for social media? In a world that appears to be a “free for all”, do companies have to follow rules to optimize their market performance? In this post from @thekraushalsoni, 36 rules for social media are presented (see image below). And, while such images with lists designed to drive traffic are great for building that purpose, in this post I wish to distill the information from…

5 Steps for Marketing Your Business on Social Media

By on August 9th, 2018

At this point in time, there isn’t a single business that should not be marketing itself on social media. The opportunity to interact directly with your target audience should not, and cannot, be passed up. However, many businesses throw together a profile haphazardly, and then don’t put the time and strategy into prioritizing its importance and success. You must put careful thought and consideration behind your social presence and then…