Pinterest’s New Complete the Look Tool

Pinterest has launched a new visual search tool known as “Complete the Look” that recommends relevant home decor and fashion categories based on the context of an image. For instance, if a user searches for a mountain scene Pin, the platform will recommend products found in similar images, such as camping gear, hats, and so … Continued

6 Ways to Engage Your Audience on Social Media

Social media can be a beast at times and leave you and your team frustrated. There are some methods that work for one group and others that work for another. Sometimes, you just have to experiment and take notes on what works and what doesn’t. But what if you’re stuck on where to start? Take … Continued

Are the Days of the Plandid Over?

In the early days of Instagram, one quick look through your feed revealed a ton of seemingly meticulous photos – of people who looked “natural.” This concept is known as the plandid – or the planned candid. Planning the shots ahead of time ensures influencers get the type of image they’re looking for – one … Continued

Instagram to Hide Like Counts on Photos

Instagram has made plans to stop showing how many people have liked users posts. Posters will still be able to see when someone likes their posts, and clicking through will show them everyone who has done so. Only the poster will be able to see the like count – other users will not. This is … Continued

How to Optimize Your Facebook Page

If you want to be sure you’ll reach your audience, then you’ll want to be on Facebook. After all, 2.23 billion people log in to the social network every month. 66% of U.S. adults report that they are Facebook users, and 74% of them say the use the platform every day. Both daily and monthly … Continued

Preparing for Instagram’s New Local Business Profile Pages

In March, word of Business Pages rolling out on Instagram started making its way around the internet. Though we’re nowhere near an official release, if you want to be among the first businesses on Instagram to take advantage of this feature once it’s fully available to the public, it’s time to do some prep work. … Continued

Social Media Marketing Tips for Live Events

Investing time, energy, and other resources into attending live events such as trade shows, conferences, and other industry events definitely made sense in the early days of marketing because you could easily knock out a year’s worth of sales with your pitch and a sponsor booth. Today, attending networking events still present big opportunities to … Continued

Lush UK Quits Social Media

Earlier this month, cosmetics brand Lush, announced on social media that they are quitting social media. (Ironic, right?) Lush is a global brand known for their bath bombs, body care products, and makeup. The social media boycott applies only to the UK division, as Lush North America has announced it will continue to be active … Continued

New Features Coming to Facebook Groups

Facebook Groups are a valuable tool for many businesses, because it allows them to build a connection with customers and prospects on a platform they’re already using regularly. Coming together with a group of like-minded people allows you to build trust and stronger, more meaningful, relationships. Why You May Want Both a Facebook Page and … Continued

Creative Ways to Use Instagram Stories

If you’re looking to grow your Instagram following and engagement, you should venture into using the Instagram Stories feature. Similar to Snapchat, these don’t appear in your feed, and are only available for 24 hours. There are 500 million daily active users,  and ⅓ of the most viewed Instagram Stories come from businesses, so if … Continued

Leveraging Google Maps New Public Events Feature

In a feature that could directly compete with Facebook Events, Google Maps is now allowing users to create public events with specific locations. Though it has yet to be publicly announced as of March 25, 2019, the feature has been confirmed through a dedicated help center article. Google began highlighting public events in Maps last … Continued

Ultimate Guide to Choosing Instagram Hashtags for High Engagement

Instagram has more than one billion monthly active users, with more than 500 million of them using the platform every day. In terms of social networks, only Facebook and YouTube have more logging in. What’s more important for businesses, however, is the fact that 60% of those users turn to Instagram to find new products. … Continued

Facebook Group Monetization 101

If you’re the admin of a popular Facebook group, it may be time to put that group to work earning money for you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to monetization, as a lot of what will work for you depends on your niche, level of engagement, and group size. To attract major brands, it’s safe to … Continued

Creating a Community: How to Better Manage a Facebook Group

Having a presence on social media is critical to brand awareness. While your marketing goals are ultimately always going to be conversions, your social media goals should include relationship building and engagement as well as the eventual benefit of converting followers into sales. The organic algorithm associated with fan and business pages doesn’t allow for … Continued

YouTube Working to Combat Predatory Behavior

YouTube has certainly had its fair share of press in the past couple of weeks. First, there was hysteria about the “Momo Challenge.” This turned out to be a hoax. Then, there was the announcement that the platform would be taking action to combat predatory behavior against children in comment threads. This all started with … Continued

10 Reasons You Need to Start Focusing on Facebook Stories

Tired of fighting to get your content seen in the regular Facebook newsfeed? Not sure how to organically bypass the regular algorithm? You might be missing out on a really compelling feature: Facebook Stories. This often-misunderstood feature originally allowed personal users to share snapshots of their lives for a limited length of time. It has … Continued

Social Listening: What You Need to Know

While it’s important to have a social media presence, simply posting daily or running sponsored ads isn’t enough. You definitely need to understand your target audience and find new ways to create brand awareness. But what happens once you’ve put your brand out in front of hundreds, thousands, or millions of people? Do you just … Continued

8 Things You Can Do to Better Utilize Your LinkedIn Profile

If you’re like a lot of other people, you might have a LinkedIn profile…but it never really sees the light of day. Maybe you log in once a year and tweak it slightly, or you log in regularly but don’t really “get” how to use it effectively. That might be a mistake! Professionals and business … Continued

5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Strengthen Your Brand

Many businesses think of platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn in relation to marketing products and services. The reality is that consumers today are incredibly visual, and these sites alone may no longer be enough to keep their interest. Enter Pinterest. While it started out as more of a personal indexing site where people swapped recipes … Continued

12 Easy Video Editing Tools for Stellar Social Content

Video marketing is where it’s at right now. You do, of course, need to continue creating all sorts of valuable content, but leaving video out of the equation is like leaving money on the table. Creating visual content is incredibly easy. There is really no reason to not be incorporating it in some way. 12 … Continued

Why The Best Influencers Aren’t Only on Instagram

How many sponsored ads did you see the last time you scrolled your Facebook or Instagram feed? Quite a few, I’m sure. Now, more than ever, I’m seeing brands partner with celebrity “influencers” as they work to create a new sense of brand awareness. But here’s the thing: influencers come in all shapes and sizes. … Continued

10 Ways to Use Twitter Lists to Strategize

I’m not really sure why Twitter lists seem to fall into the “secret squirrel” category. A lot of casual Twitter users don’t even realize they can create lists. And business owners? You’re definitely missing out if you’re not using them. Why? They are an incredible curation tool. You can use them to follow specific audience … Continued

IGTV or Instagram Live? Here’s How to Pick

Video is the lifeblood of the Internet. It fuels our entertainment, lets us advertise products, and even has the potential to teach, inspire, and change the world. Now, even Instagram is getting into the game and letting people record longer clips. Instagram actually has one of the most robust video platforms on the market (aside … Continued

Social Media Management & Personal Balance: How to Step AFK

The world of social media is always changing and can be incredibly fun and exciting. Social media managers often find it exhausting, though. Why? They become attached to their work and remain connected far more than they actually need to be. Does this sound like you? It’s time to learn how to step away from … Continued

9 Social Media Trends to Watch for in 2019

The New Year is right around the corner. With it will come brand new advice from every social guru you follow. While you want to keep up with upcoming trends, you don’t have to throw your entire social strategy up to this point out the window. Make sure you go into 2019 with the following … Continued