Which Is More Effective: Stories or Your Newsfeed?

It’s not just you. Facebook’s newsfeed is becoming less effective for brands. It’s getting harder to reach your audience for free. At the same time, an alternative to the newsfeed is continuing to gain traction and see engagement: stories. On Instagram and Facebook, stories are short posts that last for [...]

2019-08-29T16:41:54+00:00

Why You Should Test Facebook’s Carousel Ads

Facebook’s carousel ads have been around since 2014, but many brands still aren’t familiar with them and don’t understand what makes them effective. These ads let you use multiple images and calls-to-action (CTAs) on a single ad. You can even link to multiple pages on your website. But digital advertising [...]

2019-09-12T15:48:22+00:00

What are Instagram Stories, and Should You Use Them?

Instagram Stories are short, temporary videos which appear at the top of people's Instagram feeds, and more subtly in your profile, beside every post you share, and in your direct messages. If a story gains traction and catches on, you can also save it as a permanent “highlight” which remains [...]

2019-08-15T17:46:50+00:00

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Hashtag

Social media offers valuable opportunities to connect with your target audience in the places they spend their time. Used well, your social media accounts give your audience the feeling that you “get” them and understand their world. They show that your brand is relevant and influential within your niche. And [...]

2019-06-06T13:56:44+00:00

4 Simple Ways to Create Videos

While reading content can feel like work, watching a video is effortless. Videos help you simplify complex information by visually representing concepts and letting your audience passively absorb your message. They’re one of the best ways for brands to engage their audience in ads and social media. But for many [...]

2019-05-09T03:19:10+00:00

Should Your Organization Be on YouTube?

Next to Google, YouTube is the most popular website in the world. Incidentally, that also makes it the second most popular search engine. And it’s also a social network. From a marketing standpoint, YouTube is an incredibly unique platform. It’s a place where brands can build a following by regularly [...]

2019-03-27T18:15:21+00:00

How Emotions Influence Purchases

It’s nice to imagine that if you present the right facts and statistics, the sheer weight of your logical arguments will convince people to buy your product or service. But that’s not really how most people make purchasing decisions. While facts, logic, and statistics are important, emotions play a critical [...]

2019-04-17T16:34:17+00:00

6 Tips for Using Instagram for Your Business

Instagram has quickly become one of the world’s largest social media platforms. With more than 1 billion users worldwide and more than 100 million in the US, it’s no wonder businesses are using Instagram to connect with their target audience. But just because everyone is on it doesn’t mean it’s [...]

2018-12-19T22:09:29+00:00

4 Reasons Your Organization Should Be on Instagram

When Instagram first came on the scene in 2010, it was hard for most companies to imagine how it would be useful. The photo-focused social platform offered few opportunities for sales-centric marketing, and hashtags could only get you so far. But a lot has changed since then. All sorts of [...]

2018-12-12T20:21:39+00:00