Social Media

Can I reward participants for sharing my contest or giveaway on social media? It's a question we get on the daily. And I'm sorry to report, but for the most part, social media Share buttons are useless. Data shows that less than one percent of website visitors will click a Share button from a mobile device and even...

It’s time you started thinking about social media a little differently… As it stands, digital marketers are far too reliant on social media as a platform for lead generation. They’re obsessed with follower growth, page inquiries, and Facebook Messenger opt-ins. Didn’t we learn anything from Facebook’s algorithm overhaul that destroyed the organic reach of business pages? I guess not… [vc_row...

If you’re like most business owners, you’re probably using an integrated approach to your digital marketing efforts. Maybe Google and Facebook ad campaigns combined with social media posts across numerous platforms? Sprinkle a little bit of SEO and email marketing on top and you’ve got a fully baked digital marketing cake. But do your efforts always feel...

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...

System76 is a Linux computer manufacturer that designed POP!_OS (Pop!, for short), an operating system for software developers, makers and computer science professionals. Pop! has a devoted user base who appreciate the operating system’s flexibility. System76 also sells custom-built Linux computers. System76 was looking for innovative ways to get as many people as possible to download its...

  If you run (or work for) an advertising or marketing agency, we think you're going to love our new free ebook: The Next Agency. The ebook is 30-easy-to-read pages. Here’s the story in a nutshell… The first chapter explains how the old agency worked—Mad-Men era stuff. (Bartender, make mine a double.) The second chapter discusses the radical...

Meet Instagram expert Jenn Herman. Jenn has a three-year streak winning “Top 10 Blog” recognition by Social Media Examiner. More than 100 of her posts are dedicated to delivering marketing insights specifically about Instagram. I devoured her Kindle booklets on Instagram and social media strategy and learned she’s co-authored Instagram for Dummies, due out in early 2018. Naturally,...

What’s it take to conduct successful social media contests? It starts with a good idea, but it also takes planning, design, promotion, fulfillment, and more. What does “more successful” even mean? Success, as I hope you'll agree, means achieving the marketing goals you had in mind from the get-go. What might those marketing goals be? I’m going out on a...

You think Instagram is hot? Kardashian gossip is hot. Those fidget spinner things are were hot.  Instagram is on fire. It’s enjoying gonzo growth, unmatched by any social media network ever. Smart Insights reports Instagram doubled its user base, to 800 million, during the past two years. Sprout Social reports 70% of US businesses use Instagram. ...