Author: Dana Kilroy

High-quality content makes businesses more discoverable online. Yet not every business has the budget or the bandwidth to create the quality or quantity of top-notch content that satisfies Google’s algorithm. Enter user-generated content marketing. User-generated content (UGC) has become an important tool in every marketer's belt. And while some marketers might think it's a fleeting trend,...

Have you been looking for simple ways to stand out during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season so you can attract new customers? Are you worried that you've missed the boat for holiday contests and giveaways? Fear not! We've got some last-minute Christmas giveaway ideas for you here, and they're featuring ShortStack's newest templates, which means you can design...

Camp Chef makes camping grills, portable stoves and smokers, and other equipment for outdoor cooking. They’ve built a devoted following on social media, especially on Facebook and Instagram, because they feature yummy recipes and cooking-demo videos. (In fact, I’m afraid to link you to Camp Chef’s Instagram for fear you’ll get lost in their beautiful feed!...

As November gets underway, you may be wracking your brain to come up with last-minute Thanksgiving marketing ideas for your business. Well, look no further, because we've put together a list of 20 Thanksgiving promotion ideas you can have up and running by the end of the day! We even have an example of each campaign so...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, as announced on December 11, 2018 Instagram changed the way hashtag contests are run in December 2018. Now, Instagram hashtag contest entries must include both the contest hashtag(s) and an @mention of the Instagram Business Account running the contest. Learn more by reading Hashtag Contests &...

It's time to get creative with Halloween social media campaigns. Halloween is crazy big business in the U.S. In 2016, total Halloween spending was 8.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. And since 171 million people will celebrate Halloween this year, there’s plenty of opportunity for businesses to get in on the action—even if you don’t...

Are you looking for ideas for Halloween Instagram contests? Want to build some momentum for your brand going into the even bigger November and December holidays? An Instagram hashtag contest is the way to go. Instagram and hashtags go together like Stephen King and It; adding a contest to the mix can make your marketing efforts scary effective....

Does the idea of running a Halloween contest spook you because you're a B2B? Perhaps you find it hard to come up with Halloween contest ideas that work with your marketing.  If so, we have a bag of tricks and treats to help you understand how easy and effective it can be to conduct contests in the spirit...