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5 Ways to Boost Facebook Ad Returns

Boost ROAS With Facebook Ads With These 5 Proven Tips

Facebook marketing has, in recent years, become one of the most valuable tools for growth-oriented businesses to tap into. You can gain rapid growth for your business and boost ROAS with Facebook Ads and see a tremendous increase in engagment and conversions. Why Facebook? The Facebook platform holds 2 billion monthly users that is a huge market to tap into, making it an invaluable resource for gaining audience reach and stimulating conversion. However, optimizing advertising campaigns may appear complicated but it really isnt, if you know what to look for among the many options available for identifying and interacting with customers and stay on top of social media trends as we do at Social Motto Detroit. To help you see the trees through the forest, here are some of the best ways we have proven to return (ROAS) with your Facebook marketing budget.

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How to Create a Content Marketing Plan for Lead Generation

Create a Killer Content Marketing Plan for Lead Generation

Things evolve fast in the online marketing world, and it’s shifted from “content is king” to “content marketing especially when it comes to content in social media marketing,” which covers so much more than search engine traffic. With the continued growth of social media and the changing marketing landscape in terms of paid advertising, content marketing has certainly evolved. However, it’s important to understand that content marketing is not simply about creating tons of short low quality random content. In the past, marketers would create lots of low-quality content to drive organic search traffic to their web sites and since the past few updates within search algorithms digital agencies such as our taken a new strategy and pruined low quality content and seen organic traffic increase as a result.

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how to make social media videos that engage

How To Make Social Media Video Documentaries That Engage

Adding documentary style interviews into your social media strategy is a great way to increase engagement and impressions because video content is not only a great way to drive organic traffic, but statistically, social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined, according to Smallbiztrends. From on-the-fly live interviews at various Detroit events to scheduled and produced interviews, Social Motto regularly incorporates interviews into our arsenal of creative content. For one, people have the attention span of a goldfish. It’s highly unlikely that they will actually finish the video. According to 2060 Digital, Instagram videos that receive the most comments typically average about 26 seconds in length. Cut out the brown lettuce (the parts that aren’t vital and bring the video down) and just highlight the best bits. Consider uploading the full video to YouTube and offering a link to the full video in the copy if you really want to publish the full video. Secondly, platforms like Twitter and Instagram have a limit on how long a video post can be. Keeping social media interviews short and sweet automatically optimize them for all platforms, making scheduling a much easier task.

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Facebook Live How To Succeed at Every Event

Facebook Live How To Succeed at Every Event

It’s 2019 – and social media live event coverage is everything! It’s a chance to utilize social media to show off your business’ event, product or service in real-time with highly engaging visuals. Marketers know the importance of live event coverage. Everything from sporting events to cooking shows is streamed on TV for millions of users to watch. However, you don’t have to have a massive wallet and a production budget to cover an event online! All you need is a phone, a few social media accounts and fast fingers (have you ever tried live-tweeting a NASCAR race?!). Here is how we regularly utilize live event coverage to help clients connect and engage with their audience at a wide variety of events you can also check out Facebook live coverage in depth in one of my posts titled 8 reasons why brands should be using facebook live.

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Avoid These 4 Mistakes in Your Social Media Engagement

Avoid These 4 Mistakes in Your Social Media Engagement

Would you ignore a customer in your store asking for a different jean size? How about a customer calling to let you know they placed their order four weeks ago and still have not received a shipment confirmation? Surely not. Ignoring a customer or potential customer reaching out to your brand on social media is just as awful as ignoring one in person or on the phone. A clear engagement plan is an essential part of every social media strategy. Without it, your customers and audience members will feel unappreciated, ignored and uncomfortable supporting your brand. Here are the biggest mistakes a brand can make concerning social media engagement and how to avoid them.

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Build A Stronger Facebook Digital Strategy With These Statistics

Build A Stronger Facebook Digital Strategy With These Statistics

Whether you are selling vacation homes, hot dogs, maternity jeans or engagement photoshoots – Facebook can help you reach your audience. Through video posts describing a product, Facebook ads to connect to a new audience, Facebook Live to complete a Q/A or tour and much more, the platform offers countless ways to implement a well-rounded social media strategy. However, with so many mediums, it can be difficult to choose what to implement. Check out the following Facebook statistics to learn what type of content users are interacting with and which demographics are most active.

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Twitter Statistics Every Brand Should Consider

Twitter Statistics Every Brand Should Consider

Twitter consistently remains one of the best ways for brands and businesses to make an impression on potential customers and connect with existing customers. Considering the features and options Twitter offers such as polls, GIFs, videos and photos, it’s no surprise that over 500 million tweets are sent each day! But why does Twitter matter for your brand? Does it matter for your brand? Here are the most important Twitter statistics you should consider when developing a social media strategy for your business.

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8 Social Media Marketing Tools For Business Success

8 Social Media Marketing Tools For Business Success

Every day social media marketers are faced with a never-ending list of responsibilities. Did you schedule every post for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram? Did you respond to all 56 comments on Facebook? Did you respond to 15 Instagram direct messages? Did you make sure your brand and it’s various products were not mentioned negatively on Twitter? Did you reach out to micro-influencers about posting a review of our newest product? Did you boost that last Facebook post for $50? Whew – and that’s not even half of it. It can certainly be a challenge to stay on top of everything, but luckily for us, there are countless social media tools and programs that can help you succeed, streamline the process and save time. The following are some of our favorite tools for scheduling, content discovery, analytics, brand listening, reputation management, and content creation.

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Incredibly Creative Ways Brands Are Using Chatbots

Incredibly Creative Ways Brands Are Using Chatbots

As we’ve said before, chatbot virtual assistants natural language processing is the next big thing in social media messaging platforms. This simple and effective artificial intelligence uses natural organic language to machine learn conversations with customers. It is not only low-cost, but extremely customizable and effective. If your brand isn’t adding resources into generating your own chatbot for customer support, it’s most likely because you don’t think your business and customers have a use for it. It is time to rethink your approach because you can use chatbots in countless creative ways to boost sales, enhance customer service, and engage with customers and generate brand awareness. Check out how the following brands have thought outside of the box to seamlessly enter the world of chatbot assistants. It may inspire you to do the same!

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50 Social Media Demographics and Statistics You Need To Know

50 Social Media Demographics and Statistics You Need To Know

The best and worst part of social media? It is ever-changing. Marketers must be prepared to consistently adjust their strategy in order to successfully build relationships with online consumers, increase brand awareness and generate sales. While it can be difficult to immediately get drastic results with any strategy, knowledge is power! Having the right tools and information will point your business in the right direction. Here are the top 50 social media statistics you need to know!

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How To Organically Increase Facebook Video Views

How To Organically Increase Facebook Video Views

No doubt about it you can increase your Facebook video views in an incredible way to organically boost engagement on Facebook. Considering 100 million hours of video are watched on Facebook per day, Facebook video is a top player in social media marketing. However, it isn’t just enough to create videos and upload them to your brand’s page, and you may find that video views are disappointing and off-target each month. If so, it’s time to carefully consider what users respond to best in order to maximum your efforts. Here are a few tips to help elevate the views and engagement on your videos!

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5 Social Media Trends You Need To Know

Social media is ever-changing especially in 2019. New trends, ideas, rules, and platforms appear each year, requiring marketers to tweak their strategy constantly. Truth be told, the worst thing is to ignore the whisperings of change. It’s essential to be prepared and have a plan for when changes formally launch. Here are a few expected social media trends of 2019 – how will your brand utilize them?

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Simple Social Media Tips Your Small Businesses Can Utilize Today

When you think of brands that have an extraordinary social media presence, most companies that come to mind are probably B2C. Sure, B2B businesses have a more difficult time growing and reaching their audience, but it’s not impossible. The key to a successful business to business social media strategies and campaigns is to put your resources into the correct social media channels – and share the right content to them. By using these simple Social Media tips and implementing them, your brand can be noticed by company executives and considered for services. In fact, according to Forbes, 83% of executives actually use social media in their decision-making process to use a company. In addition, 92% of these executives said that social media has influenced a decision of theirs within the last year. Wow!

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Facebook Targeting Options You Didn't Know Existed

Facebook Targeting Options You Didn’t Know Existed

If you have dabbled in Facebook Ads (or even just boosted a few posts) you most likely are aware that you can target your ad’s audience by location, gender, age, and interests. However, there are countless, niche targeting options you probably are not aware of! These options are highly specific and may be able to offer you a much higher ROI as they increase the chances of reaching your ideal audience.

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How to Execute a Social Media Strategy for a Global Brand

How to Execute a Social Media Strategy for a Global Brand

Managing a global brand on social media sounds daunting, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Sure, having multiple audiences who are awake at different times, speak different languages and have an assortment of needs can complicate your strategy a bit. However, having such a wide audience is an achievement that many brands wish to have and it should be utilized significantly. Careful planning, team delegation, and research will have your social media marketing ready to launch globally easily! Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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Simple and Free Ways to Increase Facebook Engagement

Facebook engagement is vital to help boost your brand’s organic reach. Organic reach offers optimal News Feed placement and allows your audience’s network to see your posts through shares and likes. Engagement is more important than ever thanks to Facebook’s latest algorithm change. Even if your brand has the resources for a Facebook ad budget, organic reach can help co-pilot your paid efforts to reaching a greater audience.

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Why You Should Take Advantage of Facebook Chatbots

If you could go back in time and be the first business to utilize Facebook ads, the first brand to post an Instagram Story or the first company to post a video on Facebook, wouldn’t you be? Unfortunately, time machines don’t exist (yet!), but you can be among the first businesses to use Facebook’s newest treasure: Messenger chatbots. There are currently only around 300,000 Facebook Messenger chatbots active – making it a prime time to beat the competition and take advantage of a new marketing tool.

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Here's How To Create Your First Facebook Ad

Here’s How To Create Your First Facebook Ad

Creating your first Facebook ad to advertise on Facebook can be a daunting experience. With so many options to choose from, questions to answer and decisions to make – it can be quite confusing. It surely doesn’t help that the first step (selecting the right type of ad) is the most important and a wrong choice can impact the effectiveness of your ad. Have no worry! I’m going to show you the basic steps to create ads, set up a budget, target the right audience for maximum reach and create a strong Facebook marketing strategy.

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Facebook Messenger Bots Are Here To Change Customer Service

Facebook Messenger Bots Are Here To Change Customer Service

What if we told you there is a social media tool that 80% of businesses will be using by 2020, and you probably aren’t utilizing it yet? Introducing Facebook Messenger bots (also known as Facebook chatbots). According to Hootsuite, a chatbot is defined as a “piece of automated messaging software that uses AI to converse with people”. We know, it sounds a bit daunting (and sort of creepy), but it really is a useful tool. Think of a chatbot as your Facebook page’s very own personal Siri. It understands questions related to your business and is able to effectively and accurately answer them. It allows a customer to simply type a message in (just like they’re messaging a friend) and receive an answer. Goodbye making phone calls, searching in Google or waiting for web pages to load just to find the answer to a simple question. But how do Facebook chatbots benefit your business – not just customers – and is it worth investing time in? The answer is endless ways and YES!

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What is Reputation Management on Social Media?

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches. For any business, it’s nearly impossible to avoid negative feedback. Social media has only made it easier for people to complain, leave bad reviews and share unkind comments about your company. What once was word-of-mouth is now published on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram where it lives forever and can be seen across the world. Yikes. The good news is, for every piece of negative feedback there’s most likely a positive one, too. What matters most is correctly handling the unwanted comments with grace and embracing the positive ones. This is why having an established social media reputation management plan in place is absolutely vital.

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Best Times To Post On Social Media

Best Times To Post On Social Media Expectations vs Reality

It’s a simple question with a not-so-simple answer but in general, it all depends on which platform is best for your business model and how you can leverage your social activity against their algorithms, however there are some basic rules that are backed by statistical data that I will go over in depth in this post. But first understand there is no cookie cutter approach and there are many different factors to take into consideration such as…

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How Facebook Uses Your Data

In March 2018, it was revealed that data from up to 87 million Facebook users had gotten into the hands of Cambridge Analytica, a third-party data firm. This raised privacy concerns for Facebook users who now realized their private data was not completely secure. What seemed to be a harmless social media platform now holds all of your personal data that could potentially fall into the wrong hands.

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How facebook boosted posts work

How Facebook Boosted Posts Work

What Is A Facebook Boosted Post, is it worth it and how do they work? In today’s world of Facebook, boosting a post is a fantastic way to reach a targeted audience. The more you boost, the more you will learn about what users respond to best! Organic reach is declining across Facebook boosted posts are the next best option.

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Why We’re Doing the Finding Happiness Project

Why are we’re doing the Finding Happiness Project? With a remarkable resurgence, rich history, and cultural cachet, Detroit is special. Unfortunately, not everyone knows this about the Motor City. In a 2018 study, Detroit was identified as the unhappiest city in the United States. That study inspired us to prove the statistics wrong with a project called “Finding Happiness Detroit.”

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Who are Social Media Influencers?

Who are social media influencers? Think of the last time a friend of yours went on and on raving about a product. Even if you hadn’t heard of that product or weren’t previously interested, this influenced you to think about buying it as well. This thought process is exactly why influencer marketing works. Behind this phenomenon are the social media influencers themselves.

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What is a Social Media Marketing Agency?

Facebook launched in 2004 as an “online directory that connects people through social networks at college”. If we had told a Fortune 500 like Walmart that one day the social network would not only be worth more than it, but that they would be investing thousands and thousands of dollars in ads on the platform, they would have laughed. But here we are: social media has taken over the internet.

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What Social Media Channels Are Best For B2B

When you think of brands that have an extraordinary social media presence, most companies that come to mind are probably B2C. Sure, B2B businesses have a more difficult time growing and reaching their audience, but it’s not impossible. The key to a successful business to business social media campaign is to put your resources into the correct social media channels – and share the right content to them. By doing this, your brand can be noticed by company executives and considered for services. In fact, according to Forbes, 83% of executives actually use social media in their decision-making process to use a company. In addition, 92% of these executives said that social media has influenced a decision of theirs within the last year. Wow!

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Social Media Marketing 101

Social Media Marketing 101 Guide For Beginners

So you want to start a social media marketing campaign. Of course, you do! The average person spends nearly two hours (approximately 116 minutes) on social media every day. That is a total of 5 years and four months over a lifetime – longer than the typical person spends in high school or college. Woah! This makes social media a big piece of the puzzle of success for businesses and brands – and can be extremely profitable. However, many struggle to understand where to start, and it’s understandable. With countless platforms, posting methods and trends it can feel like you have endless options. We’ve created this handy social media marketing 101 guide to help you learn the basics.

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Why You Need to Outsource Your Social Media In 2018

When it comes to marketing in 2018, size matters…Therein lies the problem. You’re attempting to compete with the big budgets and colossal marketing teams of the chains to dominate the digital space (let’s be real: print marketing will only take you so far these days). The key ingredient to digital marketing success is social media success. Therein lies the problem. You’re attempting to compete with the big budgets and colossal marketing teams of the chains to dominate the digital space (let’s be real: print marketing will only take you so far these days). So, how do you even the playing field and pack a punch that rivals the heavy hitters like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Wyndham?

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What is Social Listening

What is Social Listening? Listen Up!

What is Social listening? Social listening can provide your company with major insights into what your audience wants from you on your social media sites. With the right tools knowledge and social media strategy development, you’ll be able to perfectly edit what it is you’re posting to have the biggest impacts. Social listening, in a sense, is a way to eavesdrop on your target audience, and use that information to create the products that they want.

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Why you Should use Video for Social Media Marketing

So, you’ve got the photos, the tweets, and the Facebook posts down, but what’s your next move for social media marketing? We suggest you dive on into the world of video. Videos shared on social media platforms have a tendency to increase your credibility and create an appreciation for the time and effort you put into creating these custom videos. Statistics show that 61% of customers rely more on companies with custom content, such as videos. Video content can be used on all social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkdIn, YouTube, and Snapchat. These videos don’t have to be awe-provoking to get your message across, lots of companies will even do slideshows of photos with text overlaying the photos to convey the message that they’re trying to send.

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Native Ads, We See You

Native ads, a type of advertisement that has become increasingly popular with companies are becoming more apparent to page visitors. Native ads are known to be more “hidden” within a page, to stand out less than traditional advertisements, these ads are typically still labeled as such but in discrete ways. Native Advertisements are ideal for mobile browsing because of the difficulty that comes with integrating banner ads with mobile sites.

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Snapchat: Beyond the App

With the new year comes new features for many applications. One of our beloved forms of social media, Snapchat, is making a big step with the new year by bringing Snap stories out of the app. Snapchat is currently only accessible through the application, but with this new project in the works called “Stories Everywhere” stories will be able to be viewed outside of the app.

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Why Should You Start a Blog?

Starting a blog for your company can have many benefits for business including bringing more traffic to your website as well as establishing credibility for your company. Adding a blog to your website’s repertoire means a higher possibility of your website showing up in organic search results. The titles and topics of your blog could be exactly what a potential customer is searching for, and by being lead to the blog on your website, you are now a possible contender for their business. A great tool to use to help to get you on your way to business blogging is WordPress, a very user friendly site and offers great templates for your web pages.

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Google Search Working on Adding Video to Search Results

Google Search Working on Adding Video to Search Results

“How tall is Will Ferrel?” You type into Google, expecting a simple number to pop up and conclude your searches, but what if, instead, Will Ferrel himself popped up in a video answering your exact question? This is the next project for Google, search videos of celebrities answering your commonly Googled questions! This feature is meant to make searches more interesting and interactive, for now only on mobile devices but the desktop frontier is also being investigated by the team who has come up with this idea. These videos are held to the same content policies of anything that you may search through Google, and celebrities do have the choice of whether or not they would like to answer the questions.

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The Impact of Facebook Events on Social Media Marketing

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has realized that his creation is straying away from what he initially created it for, people coming together. The website has been infiltrated by spam, and too many advertisements, Zuckerberg wants to bring back the community he intended to create. Part of this new push for the community is the relaunch of the Facebook events app, called Facebook Local.

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Your Guide on How To Make Money With Youtube

Your Guide On How to Make Money on YouTube

Have you ever thought about making money from your YouTube content or working with a sponsor? In this article, we will discuss five ways YouTubers can earn money with video sponsorships. Plug or Mention the Sponsor in Your Video. Video plugs and mentions are the most common type of sponsorship integration on YouTube. As the channel host, you introduce the brand to your audience. Depending on the sponsorship agreement, you may also include additional details about the brand, share promotions, and talk about or show the product/service.

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What is the Ideal Length of a Social Media Post?

When you post on social media you are competing with thousands of other brands for your audience’s attention – and the amount of attention your audience has available to give you is limited. It is important to do whatever you can to stand out as a brand and grab the attention of the audience. A simple yet effective strategy to do so is to make sure you are using the ideal character length in each status update. In this blog post, we will be covering the ideal length of both Twitter and Facebook postings.

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8 reasons why brands should be using Facebook Live

In early 2016 Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the live-streaming option called Facebook Live to his popular social media platform. This tool gives brands the ability to show their audience a ‘behind the scenes’ point of view of the company, which cannot be easily shown through advertisements. This easy-to-use feature gives companies the ability to humanize their brand, helping to build a connection with their audience.

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The basics behind creating a social media policy for your company

A social media policy is the outline of how a brand and it’s employees should present themselves online, with the main goal of providing employees with an easy to follow, a straightforward guideline. A successful social media policy can: protect your company’s reputation, defend against legal trouble and security risks, create consistency across all channels, and empower employees to share company messaging.

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How easy is creating your own Snapchat Geofilter?

Do you ever wonder how Snapchat Geofilters and backdrops are created? Snapchat recently launched four new features to the app. These options allow you to create your own Geofilters, backdrops, voice filters and the ability to attach a website link. This new update lets users create filters within the app which can be used for businesses, weddings and graduations parties, among many other events. With a fee of $5.99, you can create your own personal filter which can be customized with text, bitmojis, and stickers. You have the option to have your filter available for one hour or up to 90 days.

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5 Ways to improve customer retention with social media

5 Ways to improve customer retention with social media

If you’re reading this article there is a possibility that you remember the original roll out of most of the major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The whole original point of this new and dynamic way of communicating was to be more socially connected. The original intention of social media still holds true and effective in its ability to help increase customer retention.

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6 Tips on running micro-influencer campaigns

So, you’ve developed an app or the latest software-as-a-service startup company. And now, because you are a fresh new startup, you need to find some people to get your amazing innovation in front of…many people…and it all falls on you. How do you do it most effectively? You are not the only newbie faced with this challenge. Thankfully, in the past four years, with the boom of social media has come a rise in influencer marketing as a reliable acquisition channel for consumers. And there are so many influencers to choose from. So which one has the potential to be the best fit for you. Consider micro-influencers.

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Snapchat: Beyond the App

With the new year comes new features for many applications. One of our beloved forms of social media, Snapchat, is making a big step with the new year by bringing Snap stories out of the app. Snapchat is currently only accessible through the application, but with this new project in the works called “Stories Everywhere” stories will be able to be viewed outside of the app.

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Why Should You Start a Blog?

Starting a blog for your company can have many benefits for business including bringing more traffic to your website as well as establishing credibility for your company. Adding a blog to your website’s repertoire means a higher possibility of your website showing up in organic search results. The titles and topics of your blog could be exactly what a potential customer is searching for, and by being lead to the blog on your website, you are now a possible contender for their business. A great tool to use to help to get you on your way to business blogging is WordPress, a very user friendly site and offers great templates for your web pages.

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Google Search Working on Adding Video to Search Results

Google Search Working on Adding Video to Search Results

“How tall is Will Ferrel?” You type into Google, expecting a simple number to pop up and conclude your searches, but what if, instead, Will Ferrel himself popped up in a video answering your exact question? This is the next project for Google, search videos of celebrities answering your commonly Googled questions! This feature is meant to make searches more interesting and interactive, for now only on mobile devices but the desktop frontier is also being investigated by the team who has come up with this idea. These videos are held to the same content policies of anything that you may search through Google, and celebrities do have the choice of whether or not they would like to answer the questions.

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The Impact of Facebook Events on Social Media Marketing

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has realized that his creation is straying away from what he initially created it for, people coming together. The website has been infiltrated by spam, and too many advertisements, Zuckerberg wants to bring back the community he intended to create. Part of this new push for the community is the relaunch of the Facebook events app, called Facebook Local.

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Your Guide on How To Make Money With Youtube

Your Guide On How to Make Money on YouTube

Have you ever thought about making money from your YouTube content or working with a sponsor? In this article, we will discuss five ways YouTubers can earn money with video sponsorships.

Plug or Mention the Sponsor in Your Video. Video plugs and mentions are the most common type of sponsorship integration on YouTube. As the channel host, you introduce the brand to your audience. Depending on the sponsorship agreement, you may also include additional details about the brand, share promotions, and talk about or show the product/service.

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What is the Ideal Length of a Social Media Post?

When you post on social media you are competing with thousands of other brands for your audience’s attention – and the amount of attention your audience has available to give you is limited. It is important to do whatever you can to stand out as a brand and grab the attention of the audience. A simple yet effective strategy to do so is to make sure you are using the ideal character length in each status update. In this blog post, we will be covering the ideal length of both Twitter and Facebook postings.

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