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Social Media Marketing

Is your social media marketing producing results?

Originally published on June 12, 2018. Updated on July 9, 2020. So you have your social media editorial calendar and you’re consistently posting good content and putting ads out there on social media. Congrats! Good job! Way to be proactive! The next question, naturally, is how effective are your efforts? Is your hard work producing…

How to tell if your social media marketing is effective

Originally published on May 10, 2018. Updated on June 30, 2020. You’ve started your own business. You’ve got a steady stream of customers. You’ve got a website. You’ve got a great reputation and plenty of word-of-mouth recommendations. Things are going well – really well – and you’re looking to take your business to the next…

Facebook vs. LinkedIn: Which one is the B2B marketing winner?

Originally published on August 16, 2016. Updated on May 6, 2020. Facebook and LinkedIn are both social media juggernauts and they’re both competing for the B2B marketing dollar. Which one is the best? More specifically, which is the best for your business? If you’re like most busy business owners, you only have a limited amount…

Social media networking vs. word-of-mouth networking

Originally published on April 10, 2017. Updated on May 4, 2020. Does word-of-mouth networking even work anymore? Or has it been replaced with digital or social media networks? We hear this question a lot. We believe they are both integral to any business’s marketing plan and should be strategically planned and implemented. Networking is an…

Essential guide to Instagram for business in 2020

Originally published on June 27, 2013. Updated on January 23, 2020. Believe it or not, Instagram isn’t just for posting pictures of your most recent meal. Instagram offers a visual way for businesses to create a strong brand, promote their products and include their business in social media conversations. About 25 million businesses actively use…

(VIDEO) Thinking About Influencer Marketing? Here’s What You Need to Know

  Influencer marketing is on fire right now. According to the Digital Marketing Institute, 49% of consumers depend on influencer recommendations. “49% of consumers depend on influencer recommendations.” – Digital Marketing Institute That’s crazy! Influencer marketing is both extremely approachable to the influencer who gets paid for it and highly valuable for the business who…

The Connected CEO: Part 2

Originally published on August 3, 2013. Updated on May 31, 2019. So you want to be a connected CEO? You want to take the plunge? Great! But where do you actually start? Corporate social media 101 Make sure your company has a social media policy that both the PR and HR can agree and live…