Best Practices

Which part of this article’s headline convinced you to click on it? Was it the “Instagram followers” part? The “more sales” part? Or, both parts equally? For most business owners, increasing sales is their ultimate goal, but by including the term “Instagram Followers” to this article’s headline, we’ll have increased its SEO and open rate by a good...

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...

If you want to build a successful digital marketing campaign, you’ll need to step out of your comfort zone and think out of the box. I’m not talking about reinventing the wheel, but rather about finding the right inspiration, strategies, and twists to effectively communicate your messages to your unique audience. Big brands like Dollar Shave Club,...

We all know how effective contests can be at generating leads, increasing brand awareness and boosting revenue. You've probably heard success stories like how Pet Valu generated 12,000 leads with their annual Christmas contest, or how KCLD a small midwestern radio station used a contest to get 24 million views. Whatever industry you're in, contests can deliver incredible...

Instagram contests bring in followers – one industry study showed a +70% increase in followers for accounts using contests. We wanted to share some ideas that any business could try. In this post, we’ll look at a handful of Instagram contests, examine why they were successful, and identify key elements that drove their appeal. Examples of Inspiring Instagram...

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...

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"...