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The internet is crowded, loud, and competitive. There are countless blogs, websites, banner ads, social networks and video clips distracting your customers from what it is you have to offer. Rising above the noise to get quality leads that will convert into sales is more challenging than ever. Marketers are turning to an old favorite to better engage...

If you’re planning on running an online contest, I have a little disconcerting news for you: people cheat. It happens in contests of all sizes, no matter the prize or premise. You may think, “My contest is immune to cheaters - I’m just giving away a few bottles of nail polish.” But I’ve seen cheating happen in...

It’s exhilarating… That feeling you get during the holiday season when sales spike and new customers keep rolling through the door. You may even get to the point when you have to turn off the payment notifications on your cell phone because the incessant vibrating is becoming too much. Then… crickets. January hits and it’s a ghost town. That new...

Using Facebook's Page Tab Apps for campaigns has long been on the decline. Most brands don’t even bother with them anymore. Instead, folks are publishing campaigns in locations that are easier to access. Outside of Page Tab Apps, ShortStack allows you to publish campaigns: As standalone landing pages; By embedding on your website; and Using your...

It’s been nearly six years since Facebook overhauled its promotion guidelines to allow comments and/or likes as contest entries. This type of “Comment or Like to Enter” contest is also known as a Timeline contest. Some third party app providers gasped a little when Facebook made its announcement, fearing this would replace the need for custom-built online...

Marketers spent more than $1 billion on influencer marketing in 2018. Influencer marketing… A term that barely existed a decade ago. As with any digitally driven marketing tactic, things change at a rapid pace. Something that works one day doesn’t work the next. And new trends can take off overnight. But despite the growth and maturity of influencer marketing,...

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=''...