Trends with benefits

Ad Blocking Software Makes Publishers Cry and PR Execs Celebrate

October 5, 2015 - Advertising, Marketing, Online marketing, Public relations, Social Media

Digital advertising is the backbone of the web’s economic model. It’s what makes the wheels turn and the electrons fly. So when Apple released their iOS 9 recently in the wake of the launch of Android’s AdBlock browser earlier this year, advertisers started to sweat….

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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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Setting Fire to Old School PR Stunts – Tinder Lights Up Twitter

August 13, 2015 - Journal, Marketing, Social Media

When marketing pundits drone on about how technology has changed the way PR works, we yawn, stretch and get ready for a catnap. But this week? This week there’s new meaning to the threadbare insights. Technology has indeed changed the way PR works, adding a…

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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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Why I’ve Fallen For Tumblr…

August 7, 2014 - Advertising, Branding, Social Media

It’s so much more than you think it is. Tumblr is a microblogging platform that has given millions of blogs a home, and it has more traffic than Grand Central at rush hour. A lot more. With 300+ million visitors each month, according to ReelSEO.com, it…

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Pinterest Generates Interest

June 5, 2014 - Marketing, Public relations, Social Media

If you manage a brand or business and you don’t yet have a Pinterest account, drop what you’re doing (after you finish reading my blog post, that is!) and click over to Pinterest.com and register. All set up? Good. According to Shareaholic, Pinterest is the…

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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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The Hashtag Heard Round the World

February 5, 2014 - Social Media

I was one of the first college students back in 2004 to join Facebook, which, if only in my own mind, made me an early adopter and social pioneer. This was a time when only college students had access to the rudimentary platform. There was…

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