Author: Will Blunt

User-generated content (UGC) is more than a mere internet buzzword; many experts believe that it's the future of marketing. In fact, UGC is 35% more memorable than other media such as ads or brand-created content, and 50% more trusted. Could your followers be your most effective marketing tool? Read on to learn more about user-generated content and its inevitable...

Social media contests, particularly those on Facebook and Instagram, are excellent marketing tools. They work on a variety of different levels: To grow your account visibility and reach. To promote your brand name and increase awareness. To engage your target audience. To create a stronger bond between your brand and its customers. [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-star' type='normal' position=''...

With over 2.2 billion active accounts, Facebook is the world's largest social network. However, tricky ever-changing algorithms can make it difficult to reach people on the sprawling network. [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-star' type='normal' position='' border='no' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='0 0 10px' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] Contests and competitions can change that, by sparking excitement about your brand and putting...

Facebook and Twitter are old news; these days, if you want to make your mark on social media, you need an active presence on Instagram. As of late 2017, Instagram claimed 25 million active businesses, with 80 percent of the platform's users following at least one company page. These followers can make a big difference. Of the over...

Does your agency use interactive marketing campaigns to drive leads for clients? If so, I’m sure you are looking for a feature-rich and highly reliable SaaS solution to manage and scale these campaigns. Is ShortStack the right SaaS platform for your needs? This article will help answer that question for you. Here are seven reasons ShortStack is the perfect...

As a brick-and-mortar business, it's easy to get swept up in the buzz that is online marketing. Everyone is telling you that you need to be on social media, getting found on Google, and engaging with your prospects on a website. And yes, to be competitive in today's cut-throat retail world that is true. However, there is still an...

Are you all prepped and ready for the holiday marketing season? Your customers will inevitably be searching far and wide for deals - at their local mall, in their inbox, and on social media. And as I’ve discussed previously, a “deal” is not always necessarily about discounting and devaluing your products but finding an exchange of value...

Thanksgiving is the last pit stop before a flurry of big-time consumer spending, spearheaded by Black Friday and consolidated throughout December as we near Christmas. It’s the calm before the storm. A time to be thankful, give back to the community and spend time with your family. At least that’s the prevailing sentiment. But Thanksgiving is far from...

In 2017, Black Friday sales smashed all previous records with upward of $5 billion in revenue for eCommerce businesses. Things are predicted to get even bigger this year, with Black Friday sales forecasted to grow by more than 15% in 2018! How do you plan on getting your slice of that near-on $6-billion-dollar pie? [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width"...