Did you know that LinkedIn has 690 MILLION active users? This was announced by parent company, Microsoft at the end of April in their quarterly earnings news.    How is LinkedIn gaining so many users? For this, we need to look at some of the newest features and how that drives users to this business-oriented platform.   Live Streaming – This…

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New Normal COmmunications

Navigating through this pandemic has had a boatload full of challenges not to mention the uncertainty. We know that there will be a ‘new’ normal slowly shaking out as businesses reopen. We just don’t know what that is going to look like or how rapidly that will evolve. How do you effectively communicate as a brand during the storm?  One…

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How to measure your social media

Reach and impression are two marketing terms that are tossed around frequently, but often leave DIY marketers confused. To measure the success of your marketing efforts, you’ll need to understand their meaning. We’ll explain differences between the two so you can thoughtfully analyze your data and tweak your marketing efforts based on your results. Before…

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Working with designers

A graphic designer loves a blank canvas.  It’s an exciting choose-your-own-adventure process. You may liken this to excitedly planning a long-awaited getaway; open plans, open experiences but a destination is well within sight.  Unlike this destination-oriented vacation, designing may not have such an obvious journey’s end. Being clear with your design intentions will be a collective…

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Using multiple social media platforms

Social media has started a whole new way of networking. What started out as a way to connect with your circle of friends has now expanded to include the entire world. With 60+ platforms available there is a little something for everyone. This has changed the world of marketing! A business is no longer restricted…

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5 Sources of Content Inspiration

Coming up with captivating online content can be a challenge. But it’s necessary for drawing in leads, establishing and sustaining your credibility, and improving your SEO. In short, creative online content is necessary to grow your business. To make it easy on you, here are our top 5 sources of content inspiration.   #1 Top…

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Have you heard whats new on Instagram?

Instagram has evolved a lot since 2010 and has set a tone for how individuals use social media in their everyday lives. From sharing snippets of their everyday on their photo grid to posting 15 second videos to their Instagram Stories, Instagram has made it possible to connect with people, brands, companies, and causes around…

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Facebooks new rules.

Facebook is cracking down on what’s called engagement bait, as part of a larger strategy to declutter users’ News Feeds. This will, in turn, force marketers to be more thoughtful in creating relevant messages. What is engagement bait? Engagement bait asks users to interact by liking, commenting and sharing inauthentic or irrelevant content. Examples include…

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What hashtags should you use on Instagram?

If you’re a business owner, the rule for using hashtags is straightforward. Use hashtags that will reach your target audience and that are relevant to your brand. Discovering the proper hashtags can be tricky, however. Avoid using ambiguous or over-used hashtags like #fun or #beautiful if you want to reach your specific, target customers and…

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Is Alignable worth it?

Alignable is a new B2B social media network that promises to reinvent the small business economy. It claims to have millions of business owners within its web, all of whom collaborate to increase their customer base. Networking with other businesses or industry professionals is key to small business success. It leads to quality referrals and…

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