Social Media

YouTube Influencer Marketing

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Do you use YouTube in your media mix for marketing?  If you don’t, you’re missing out on the most popular website for videos with over 400 hours of video being uploaded every minute. Trying to make your content stand out in the giant pool of content is a huge challenge faced by brands. Many brands…

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Giving Back – It’s Good Business

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“I’m always happy to donate and feel it’s incumbent upon any successful business to do so,” says Peggy Washburn, world exhibited photographer and artist. “Helping others and giving back to the community gives me the opportunity to meet new people and develop additional long-lasting relationships. In the end, it benefits all.” With over 70 organizations…

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4 Brands Who Struck Luck This St. Patrick’s Day

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Many companies and brands find their most creative ideas for marketing campaigns during holidays both big and small. From Valentine’s Day to Halloween and even on Thanksgiving, you’ll find sweepstakes, giveaways, & holiday-themed treats. This St. Patrick’s Day you’re in luck! The four brands featured below have taken advantage of the green themed holiday in…

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Marketing Trends Preparing to Launch in 2019

2019 Marketing Trends: Media, Idea, technology, advertising, SEO, analysis, promotion, SEM, mobile, web, online

As an industry, marketing is projected to grow by 6.4% new hires in 2019, stemming from many global changes in the previous year. 2018 saw many landmark changes in the field of marketing which will have a ripple effect leading into the new year. Facebook’s change in ad placement, the rise of influencer marketing and…

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Advertising with Amazon

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Chances are, you are among the 300 million people who buy products from Amazon. But even if you’re one of the rare few who don’t, a large segment of your customer base most likely does—and that makes Amazon Ads a good tool to use to reach your target audience. Continue reading to learn about the…

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MacLeod: How the ad industry can help kill fake news

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Last month Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress and apologized for his company’s mishandling of such issues as data privacy, for the proliferation of fake news and for allowing private companies like Cambridge Analytica unauthorized access to data. Zuckerberg promised Facebook would do a better job in the future. His statements clearly signal the…

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Three Ways to Evaluate Your Marketing Plan

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Having a marketing plan is clearly better for your organization’s bottom line than having no plan at all. However, if the plan is not continually evaluated to determine whether or not it’s effective, the time and money spent on marketing may be wasted. In order to help ensure you’re getting the bang for your marketing…

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Five Principles of Tribe Marketing

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Historically, tribes consisted of people who banded together for the good of their community, and shared duties so they could survive and raise the next generation of the tribe together. While tribes today are bonded more around social interests than survival, the people who are part of them still take them quite seriously—which creates opportunities…

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Five Ways to Keep Instagram Followers Engaged

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With over 500 million users, Instagram is a must for many social media marketing plans. But, like with any social media platform, in order to get the most out of your efforts, you have to adopt strategies to keep your followers as engaged as possible. The following are some ways you can keep your page’s…

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