Trends with benefits

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Message Me

January 21, 2020 - Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Social Media

Every Thursday at 8:30 pm my iPhone beeps, and I think, “Oh, it must be Tony.” On Facebook Messenger, he coaches me on investing, handling anxiety, decision making, and relationships. Fifty million people from 100 countries have been empowered by Tony Robbins’ life training programs…

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Instagram to Roll Out New Design Geared Toward Your Mental Health

August 12, 2019 - Digital Marketing, Mental Health, Mobile, Online marketing, Social Media

Isn’t it always the way? When something so much fun comes along with so many social benefits, here comes the downside.  The rise of social media use has also caused an escalation of negative psychological symptoms, especially among the youngest users. While likes and all…

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Will Snapchat Rise Again?

August 1, 2019 - Advertising, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media, Web Advertising

For most brands, the ROI on Snapchat has been nowhere near the effort required to build a worthwhile audience. In fact, just a few years ago some marketing analysts went as far as to say “Snapchat is over” after much of its active user base…

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The King of Content Gets More Powerful

June 18, 2019 - Digital Marketing, Social Media, Uncategorized, Video

Video success on social platforms used to depend on being short and sweet… or funny, or poignant, or shocking, but always short. The brevity catered to our shorter attention spans and the way users typically graze their way through a lot of content. But one…

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Going Through the Facebook Change: Don’t Sweat It – Embrace It.

October 25, 2017 - Advertising, Social Media

For about two years now, Facebook has been quietly interfering with the visibility of your company’s organic content. They made steady changes to their algorithm to increasingly favor paid posts, and unpaid content was much less visible – had less reach. But this week Facebook…

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Super Bowled Over by This Year’s Ad Rates

January 31, 2017 - Advertising, Marketing, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media, TV

How much is too much? The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl spot has doubled since 2010, from $2.5 million to $5.5 million for the upcoming game. So clearly, the value of advertising on television’s biggest night is still very much in play. But the…

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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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