Trends with benefits

First Live Super Bowl Spot

First Live Super Bowl Spot is Oh-So-Sweet

January 27, 2017 - Advertising, Branding, Marketing, Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media, TV

Few words elicit more excitement and build anticipation for an event better than “Live!” It’s been the “it” word among social media marketers for the past year: “Facebook live,” “Instagram live,” “livestream,” and “360 video” have taken center stage. So, here comes the Super Bowl,…

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2017 social media and digital marketing trends and forecast.

2017 Digital & Social Media Forecast

December 15, 2016 - Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media, Video

Blink! It’s almost 2017, and in our annual attempt to see into the future, here’s a running start on what’s to come on the social media front. More changes, updates, new features, copycat functions and algorithm alterations than we can count are coming our way….

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Social Media Brings Home the Gold

August 25, 2016 - Mobile, Social Media, TV

The biggest and brightest gold medal of the Games belongs to social media. NBC gets… the silver. Bloomberg News reports that primetime viewers dropped 18% from the 2012 Olympic broadcast and the media consumption habits of Millennials are to blame (aren’t we always?). But while…

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Social Media: The New 1-800 Number

May 25, 2016 - Advertising, Customer Service, Marketing, Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media

Many brands have customer service teams that assist guests in person or by phone. If you haven’t adjusted your customer service strategy to include social media, you’re not operating at the expected level. Social media is now integral to the everyday customer service standards. Two-thirds…

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2016: The Snapchat Election?

April 21, 2016 - Mobile, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media, Uncategorized

Tuesday was Primary Day in New York and the Bernie Sanders campaign deployed a special tactic to mobilize young voters: “New York Vote Bernie Today!” Snapchat geofilters featuring a cartoon-character Sanders standing next to Lady Liberty. This is not the first move out of their…

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RIP Organic Engagement?

March 28, 2016 - Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media

Did anyone else wake up this morning to an Instagram timeline filled with celebrities, brands and bloggers begging for you to turn on notifications to their posts? A couple weeks ago Instagram announced an impending departure from a chronological timeline to the now common algorithmic…

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Social Media Channels Star in Starting Lineup for Super Bowl 50

February 2, 2016 - Advertising, Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media, TV

No Super Bowl 50 ticket? Don’t sweat it. This year, all you’ll need is your smartphone or tablet to feel like in the middle of the action at Levi’s Stadium. The Super Bowl is famous for its record-breaking ratings, but Super Bowl 50 will be…

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Social Media Forecast for 2016

January 6, 2016 - Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media, Video

Buckle your social seat-belt and enjoy the wild ride into Social Media 2016. The trends we’ve been watching closely are gaining traction and we expect that they’ll play a starring role in our collective 2016 strategy. 1. Live Streaming The emergence of Periscope, Meerkat, Blab…

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A Beautiful Balance: Spontaneity and Planned Content

September 29, 2015 - Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media

There are dozens of great tools available today to help social media pros schedule their content in advance, like HootSuite, Facebook Scheduler, Buffer and more. They make it easy to schedule all your posts for the week if you want to handle your social media…

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Posting with the Most-ing

August 26, 2015 - Marketing, Social Media

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all, no matter what the label says on that ‘universal’ yoga top. The same holds true for your social media strategy. Each post needs to be crafted for each platform to maximize its impact.  Social channels are very different, so while…

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