Trends with benefits

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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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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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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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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Trash the Hashtag?

June 17, 2015 - Social Media

Just as you finally figured out how to optimize use of hashtags, they’re now fading fast because they could actually be harmful to the vitality and virality your posts. Deputy producer of engagement for Al-Jazeera’s AJ+ Shadi Rahimi claims that people, especially media, are now being more much…

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Facebook knows who you really love

June 1, 2015 - Marketing

They’re at it again. This week Facebook made a significant change to their news feed algorithm in order to give priority to your real friends’ posts over the posts of Business Pages you’ve liked. Business page posts will still appear in newsfeeds, but likely pushed down some….

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Who knew work could be so much fun?

August 1, 2014 - Public relations

My name is McKenzie Redish and I am a Junior at Glades Day School. I was selected to be a summer intern at the O’Donnell Agency for the month of July and when I first found out that I was accepted, I became filled with…

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The Shift from Tell to Show

May 27, 2014 - Marketing, Online marketing, Social Media

You’ve heard it a million times before; a picture is worth a thousand… likes. I remember fondly, back in my youth, when the end of that saying used to be ‘words.’ In an age when sites like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest keep breaking all laws…

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