Author: Jane Vance

Having trouble getting back into the flow with your online marketing after the holidays? Dive right in to 2019 with a lead generation campaign. These campaigns are easy to set up quickly, and they work well for engaging your audience. Plus, they generate valuable leads for future remarketing purposes. Mission Foods’ “Snack Showdown” Vote-to-Enter Contest The Super Bowl...

This post has been updated to reflect changes in Facebook/Instagram's policies, 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 & Instagram’s...

Instagram is deprecating features necessary for running hashtag contests via its API on December 11, 2018. Online marketers — commence panic! Now take a deep breath. At ShortStack, our team of engineers updated our hashtag contest capabilities to ensure you still have access to the Instagram features you love. In this blog post, I explain Instagram’s...

Need inspiration for your online holiday marketing campaigns? Look no further. We have nine interactive marketing campaigns created by ShortStack users that will get you and your customers in the holiday spirit. Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand’s “12 Days of Christmas” Multi-Day Giveaway Calendar Multi-day giveaway calendars, also known as advent calendars, are popular during the holiday season...

The holidays are a busy time of year. It’s hard to find a minute to relax between work, holiday gatherings, the kids’ school programs, shopping for gifts, etc. The good news? There is something out there that could make your online marketing efforts a bit easier: marketing automation. The following marketing automation tools allow you to...

The holidays are approaching at lightning speed. Need ideas for reaching your target market during November? Below are six online marketing campaigns created by ShortStack users that are sure to inspire you for your next Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Giving Tuesday campaign. Pacific Eye’s “Pacific Eye Gives Back” Challenge Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds us to share...

In the first part of The Essential Interactive Marketing Guide for the Holidays, we explained the importance of choosing goals for your holiday marketing, provided information on creating an execution calendar, and gave you some tips on where to promote your campaigns. If you haven’t already read Part One, I suggest you do so before moving...

For many businesses, strong sales during the holidays are imperative to a successful year. You know what else the holidays are? Insanely busy for both you and your customers. Waiting until the last-minute to execute your interactive marketing campaigns can prevent your business from reaching the largest returns from your holiday-marketing efforts. Our two-part holiday interactive marketing...