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Is IGTV the New YouTube?

On the precipice of reaching 1 billion active monthly users in June, Instagram released a new feature called IGTV. This new video format allows all users to share pre-recorded, vertical videos up to ten minutes long, while creators with large audiences can post hour-long videos. The question on everyone’s mind is whether IGTV will become…

The Power of Localized Marketing

The Power of Localized Marketing

In today’s marketing world, most businesses understand the importance of digital marketing, but for small businesses, that can be challenging. Small business owners have a lot on their plate, from managing employees, crunching numbers, developing products, and networking with vendors. For small businesses looking to grow their online engagement and foot traffic, harnessing the power…

How Micro-Influencers are Building Businesses

You may have heard of influencer marketing, made popular by celebrities like the Kardashians. With massive followings on Instagram, these influencers are paid tens of thousands of dollars for sponsored posts that promote a company’s products. But recent studies have shown that Instagram accounts with over 100,000 followers are decreasing in authentic engagement, while accounts…

Building Brand Loyalty

Building Brand Loyalty

Consumers today are constantly bombarded with marketing messages on almost all of their devices. With this ad overload, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands to stand out in the sea of competitors. If you do manage to rise above the noise, you want to make sure that you are earning a long-term customer. Let’s start…

Going Viral

Going Viral

What makes content go viral? Many business owners wonder about the answer to that question. There are a lot of things that contribute to what makes a piece of content catch like wildfire. But, there is one thing for sure, no piece of content is going to go viral if it doesn’t make the reader…

Ways to Use Video Marketing to Grow Your Business

You’ve probably heard a lot about video marketing lately. “Video” is a buzz-word in marketing right now for good reason. Statistics have proven over and over the attention-grabbing quality of videos. They offer a great way to communicate with your audience, incite engagement, and yield a higher click-through rate. Why is video so captivating? One…

The Hashtag Key to Instagram Business

Instagram rules always seem to be changing, and we know it’s tough to keep up as a business owner. From following hashtags to adding them to your stories, there are a lot of new tools when it comes to using hashtags for your business. Here are some of the things you need to know about…

The Laws of Social Media Marketing

Many small business owners have a social media page or at least realize that they should. But, there is a difference between having your business on social media and knowing the laws that make it an effective marketing tool. It’s vital to understand the fundamentals. Here are five laws of social media marketing: The Law…

How to Increase Your Local Foot Traffic

When it comes to having a brick and mortar store – foot traffic is one of your most important sales measures. Increasing your foot traffic can have a dramatic impact on your business. Here are some strategies you can use to get more people in your door: Increase Curb Appeal First impressions are everything. If…