Why Machine Learning Is a Game-Changer for Social Media Managers

Why Machine Learning Is a Game-Changer for Social Media Managers

Back in the day, Bebo, MySpace and then Facebook were fun tools to find events, share photos and chat with friends, but communicating with brands required picking up the phone, sending emails or visiting the company website to get the information you needed. Nowadays, it couldn’t be more different. 95 percent of millennials expect to be able to engage with …

7 Ways to Find Your Target Audience on Twitter

7 Ways to Find Your Target Audience on Twitter

Are you struggling to identify your target audience on Twitter? Do you have a vague, mostly qualitative idea, but fall short when it comes to reaching your engagement drivers, future customers, and lifelong brand advocates? So do most brands. Most of us aren’t reaching all the people who would be interested in our content and/or product. We have an overall idea …

Micro-Influencer Marketing: A Comprehensive Guide

Micro-Influencer Marketing: A Comprehensive Guide

Has a celebrity ever convinced you to buy something? It’s okay if the answer is yes — we’ve all been there. In fact, just recently, a famous dog helped convince me to purchase a GoPro camera. For a creature who can’t speak, he’s a pretty effective marketer. Loki the Wolfdog’s Instagram post is a successful example of influencer marketing, which involves …

How To Use Social Media On A Small Business Budget

How To Use Social Media On A Small Business Budget

If you’re the owner of a small business or a start-up, chances are you’re running low on a marketing budget. So what should you do to spend less and get more exposure and brand awareness? Let me share some simple and easy ways to make your brand stand out with a rock bottom, or almost free budget. Many of the …

Influencer Marketing in 3 Easy Steps

Influencer Marketing in 3 Easy Steps

As a thought leader, you want to spread your ideas and help others along the way. Sometimes your work goes unnoticed, and sometimes it goes unpaid. You know other influencers who seem to have a paid gig going with a new brand every week. How can you get the connections necessary to make that happen for yourself? To answer this …

Social Media Marketing Checklist: 16 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Social Media Marketing Checklist: 16 Common Mistakes to Avoid

It’s no secret that social media has become an important and necessary tactic within most digital marketing strategies. Social media helps build brand awareness, and also provides a space for brands to engage their audience outside of their company website or brick and mortar facilities. In fact,92% of companiesconsider social media an important part of their business. Of course, with …

How to Master Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

How to Master Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

For the most part, social media is a strong marketing tool that will help small businesses grow tremendously while having to spend less or even nothing at all. In terms of the amount of reach that social media could give, there’s no reason to second guess in using it for increasing a small businesses’ presence. There’s a wide range of …

5 Steps To An Influencer Marketing Strategy

5 Steps To An Influencer Marketing Strategy

Influencer marketing is vital for any consumer-facing brand in 2017. The concept is certainly not new. Many brands have used influencers as marketing assets in some form or another for decades. So, how has influencer marketing evolved ? The rise of new platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Snapchat have been the game changer for influencer marketing. “It’s the current …

Social Media Marketing vs Traditional Marketing for Small Businesses

Social Media Marketing vs Traditional Marketing for Small Businesses

There are few differences in methods between Traditional Marketing and Social Media Marketing. What I hope to do here is point some of the main differences with regards to operating a small business, and one of the biggest differences, as I see it, is market approach. First of all, traditional marketing is designed to have a shotgun effect, i.e. mass marketing …

How to Rise Above the Social Media Noise in 2017

How to Rise Above the Social Media Noise in 2017

The key to success in social mediais not to be everywhere at once or to be the loudest in the room but to be present where your buyers are. In my last article, I wrote about mistakes to avoid in your social media marketing strategy in which I called out that social media has evolved to be a cluttered and …