Best Practices

Have you seen images on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook that made your mouth water? Yeah, me too. Still, you can’t smell or taste social media. At least not yet. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some tasty ways to whet the appetite of followers, fans, prospects and customers in the digital realm. See, food lovers have proven to have...

We’re on a mission to save our users time and money. You’re already using ShortStack to build lead-capturing campaigns, including contests and quizzes. And we know you’re using our marketing automation features -- like autoresponders and scheduled emails -- to stay in touch with your customers. Now you can do even more, all within ShortStack. We’ve added a...

Over the past few years, apps like Snapchat have tried to take the image- and video-sharing crown from Instagram, but "The ‘Gram" has found ways to remain comfortably seated on the throne. Not only has Instagram stayed in the lead, they have seen remarkable growth. Since Stories was released, Instagram has seen daily-active-user growth of more than...

When you’re hosting an Instagram contest, there are so many decisions to make. How do you want people to participate? Will you have entry restrictions? What will the prize be? Will you collect UGC? Who will be the winner? That last consideration complicates contests for lots of brands. Deciding who will win—and how to actually pick the...

Love is in the air! Are you looking for the perfect way to show your customers how much you appreciate them (a way that perhaps doesn’t include sending a dozen roses!)? [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-quote-left' type='normal' position='' border='no' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='0 0 10px' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] Why not show them some love by giving them a...

After Instagram’s algorithm revision in March 2016, Instagram feeds went from showing posts in chronological order to to delivering content in the order Instagram calculated would be most engaging to the individual user. Instagram took into account the number of likes, comments, likes on comments, post saves, direct message replies, and posts to someone else by...

You’ve seen a plethora of interactive content tools vie for your business. It’s no secret why marketers embrace them. Use interactive content wisely and you: Solicit participation and inspire action Overcome form fatigue to collect meaningful user data Educate more effectively Appeal to mobile users Enable customers to help themselves Make your brand fun to...

Visibility through Facebook’s organic reach just dropped even more, making other points of contact with followers even more important. Stepping up your Instagram game is a strong antidote to this declining Facebook reach. While Instagram’s algorithm still shows content out of order, it does prioritize strong, engaging content, so building up your followers there can help...

After all the planning, posting, and prize selection, picking a winner for your Facebook contest doesn’t sound so daunting … until you sit down to actually do it. There are, for starters, many different ways to pick a winner for a Facebook contest and you don’t want to make this important decision toward the end of the...

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