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Social Fresh 2016: What You Need To Know

By: Angie Dunnigan I am recently back from Social Fresh 2016, held in sunny Orlando, FL. This conference pulls together over 1000 social marketers from all over the US. As expected, this event was jammed full of incredible resources and information. I wanted to bring you the takeaways and highlights including data points, relevant platforms and what is coming next. Their wasn’t possibly any way that I could get all of this information into one blog post, but below are my key takeaways for small businesses. Read on to learn more. Where do social networks stand? (A poll conducted by… Continue Reading Social Fresh 2016: What You Need To Know

Podcasting: What You Need to Know

By Angie Dunnigan Small business owners have many tools in their arsenals to boost sales and awareness, but none is more underutilized than the podcast. At the same time, according to a report by Edison Research, podcast listenership is steadily increasing – by 75 percent since 2013. The monthly podcast audience now encompasses 57 million Americans – about the same as the number of active users on Twitter. It’s obvious that podcasting is here to stay, along with the many benefits it brings. Mashable writes, … Continue Reading Podcasting: What You Need to Know

How to Use Facebook Live

By Angie Dunnigan As we all know by now, Facebook is the largest social networking platform in the world. Its newest feature, Facebook Live, enables users to broadcast live videos to the largest audience in the world. Though Facebook Live has only been available to the general public for a few months, savvy users and businesses have already realized its tremendous value. Hubspot explains, “Why are marketers getting so excited about Facebook Live? Because it’s an awesome way for them to use the power… Continue Reading How to Use Facebook Live

Google+: Why It Still Matters

By Angie Dunnigan Since its inception in 2011, Google+ has traveled a difficult road. Some people have loved it, some have hated it; but it’s never managed to secure a steady base of active users. As of early 2015, studies found that just 9 percent of Google’s 2.2 billion users actually posted content on Google+. That may be why Google chose to completely redesign its struggling social media platform in late 2015, shifting focus to Communities and Collections. These are the two features people use most, according… Continue Reading Google+: Why It Still Matters

Facebook Ads & Boosted Posts: Why They’re So Important

By Angie Dunnigan Did you know the average Facebook user sees up to 1,500 potential stories in their news feed each time they log on? As a small business, Facebook’s “news feed” – the place where people view content from friends and businesses – is where you have the best shot to reach your target audience. However, you’re not guaranteed to show up there; each user sees only the content that is most relevant to them. According to Facebook, of the 1,500+ stories a user might… Continue Reading Facebook Ads & Boosted Posts: Why They’re So Important

Hootsuite vs. Sprout Social: Your Questions Answered

By Angie Dunnigan Whether you’re an individual or a small business, a social media management solution is an essential tool for success. It can help you keep your various social accounts organized, publish and schedule posts, and view valuable analytics on how content is performing. Of all the tools on the market, two stand out. Undoubtedly the most popular one is Hootsuite, which was the first product of its kind when it arrived in 2008. Today, Hootsuite has a self-proclaimed 10+ million users in 175+ countries. Sprout Social, founded… Continue Reading Hootsuite vs. Sprout Social: Your Questions Answered

How To Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing

You see them everywhere these days: hashtags. Denoted by the pound sign (#), hashtags have become ubiquitous in social media. First created by Twitter users as a way to categorize posts by topic, hashtags are popular today on many social media platforms, from Pinterest to Facebook. You can hashtag virtually anything – feelings, ideas, brands or groups, places and events, and the list goes on. But what users often don’t realize is that hashtags are more than just a few pithy words that show up in social media posts. Not only do they organize your content, they also increase… Continue Reading How To Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing

A Day In the Life: Social Media Manager

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Mastermind: Why You Should Be Involved In One

As an Entrepreneur, I recognize the benefits of Networking groups & getting your name “out there.” I have to tell you though, it wasn’t until I became part of a local Mastermind group that I really felt inspired to make positive changes in my business that ultimately allowed me to grow & expand my client base. Below are a few reasons why I feel so strongly about Mastermind groups. Why: Small Groups of Like-Minded Individuals Just Work Better Many networking groups are fairly large & create more of a happy hour environment. You may talk to… Continue Reading Mastermind: Why You Should Be Involved In One

Year in Review: What Happened on the Social Media Scene in 2015—And What It Means for 2016

By Missy Sheehan A lot has happened on the social media scene this year. Viral debates about whether a dress is white and gold or blue and black aside, we’ve heard rumors of Facebook adding a Dislike button, seen the rise of a whole slew of new trending hashtags supporting social movements as well as hashtag campaigns for popular brands, and experienced the wonder that is seeing animated GIFs and 360-degree videos on Facebook. As a small business owner myself, I’m curious to see how many of the changes that social media platforms have implemented this… Continue Reading Year in Review: What Happened on the Social Media Scene in 2015—And What It Means for 2016

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