Campaign Ideas

The War of 2018 is raging. The battleground is social media. If you want a fighting chance at surviving, you’re going to need weapons of mass engagement. In social media marketing, every brand seeks “engagement,” but only some achieve it. According to the definition of “engage,” snagged from an online dictionary, to engage is to occupy, attract, or involve...

What makes a Facebook campaign effective? Does effective mean the campaign increased organic reach? Is engagement a measure of effectiveness? What about conversion? Should uniqueness be considered? And for a campaign to be effective, does it have to get results quickly? Did you answer ‘yes!’ to all of our questions? Good, because we feel the same way....

Facebook and Instagram giveaways are effective marketing campaigns for almost any business. They’re often an easy way to bring in new followers, drive up engagement, provide a cache of user-generated content, and generate new leads. Even better, giveaways can provide these results for little cost. There’s one mistake a lot of businesses make with their Instagram and...

Marketing agencies, businesses and brands can always anticipate when their biggest marketing initiatives are going to happen every year. After all, major holiday dates are known well in advance and seasonal promotions are fairly predictable. It’s the times in between the big “events” that can be challenging. Like right now. [icons size='' custom_size='40' icon='fa-star' type='normal' position='' border='no'...

Ecommerce wars are raging. Obviously, we’ve long since passed the day when a company wanting to sell online had to worry about the technicalities of website creation and transaction security. Ecommerce platforms have that covered. The real battleground is generating awareness, capturing leads, inspiring purchases, and stealing the hearts of customers -- all to increase word of mouth...

Why is “spring cleaning” a thing? If you asked marketers or retailers that question, they may say, “Well, because spring is a slow season for sales so there’s not much else to do.” To that I say, “Oh, contraire!” Springtime is a great time to launch a marketing campaign for a few reasons: There’s less competition for...

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...

Do you work in the travel industry, catering to would-be vacationers?  Whether your target market is snowbirds going south to escape cold winters, students planning spring break trips, or families nailing down summer vacation plans, you can use ShortStack campaigns -- contests, in particular -- to promote your travel business. Contests allow you to collect email...