/Social Media

LinkedIn Background Image Often Overlooked Opportunity

As marketing experts and graphic designers, we’re always looking for good ways for organizations to build their brands and maximize their investment. While the social media channel LinkedIn has been available since May 2003, I’m still surprised at the number of businesses that don’t apply their branding to their LinkedIn company page. Our team is here to end the boring, light blue, starry default and give businesses’ brands more reach. Organizations of all sizes can use their logos and brand standards to create a LinkedIn background image that emphasizes their products/services as well as values. The ideal size for this [...]

2019-08-12T17:27:17-05:00By |Categories: Graphic Design, Social Media|Tags: |

Generation Z: High Expectations

A great variety of topics were covered at the WP Engine Summit that I recently attended in Austin, Texas. Of particular interest was a panel discussion between WP Engine’s Chief Marketing Officer Mary Ellen Dugan and leaders in the Gen Z community about their digital experience expectations. The Generation Z demographic is the group of about 74 million people born between 1995 and 2012 or 2015, depending on the source. That cohort is larger in number than the Baby Boomers. Gen Z is the first generation to have not known a world without social media. This generation prefers to [...]

2019-08-05T14:33:14-05:00By |Categories: Social Media, Web Design|

How to Engage on Social Media for Real Engagement

As event season slows for the summer, many professionals look to social media to engage with customers and prospects. Staying top of mind is critical. Stepping up the quality of your posts and the frequency of posting is smart, but how you’re engaging is more important. Let’s dig into a few keys to engaging more with social media because more isn’t always better. Don’t just post. Engage. While it can be overwhelming to reply to every comment on social media, professionals can plan a set time each day to reply to comments and shares. Dedicating even 15-30 minutes each day [...]

2019-08-05T14:30:44-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: |

How to Use Instagram Stories for Business

If your business sells a visual product such as a restaurant, art gallery or retail space, Instagram offers a host of promotional opportunities for you. While posting photos and videos to Instagram (as well as other social outlets) can be rewarding, this post will examine specific ways to use Instagram Stories to boost your visibility and draw traffic to your venue. First, the key difference between posting to Instagram and posting to Instagram (IG) Stories is that with Stories, you can post multiple photos and videos together in a slide format so that viewers can swipe through the photos [...]

2019-08-05T14:37:50-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: , |

Instagram + Business = Great Mix for Marketing ROI

How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Business Instagram is a photo- and video-sharing app that allows users to post and review images from people and brands from all over the world. Brands have flocked to Instagram to keep up with users who are drifting away from written content in favor of beautiful photos that are more engaging and easier to consume. So how can your business and brand get going with Instagram? What's Your Goal for Instagram? Start by defining your business goal for using Instagram. Are you using it because you keep hearing a lot about this [...]

2019-08-05T14:42:57-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: |

Managing Online Customer Reviews on Social Media Channels

A business’ online presence has a strong influence on its reputation. It’s no wonder that companies are quick to build their online presence beyond a website, extending into social media sites and online business listings. The real challenge and power both exist in managing online customer reviews on them all. Not only does proper attention and diligence mold a strong, positive reputation for your business, it also helps generate more traffic to your website, which in turn can lead to more sales. It's the power of online reputation management. Here are some key tips for managing your online reputation whether [...]

2019-08-05T14:38:33-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: , |

Social Media for Restaurants: How to Attract Hungry Customers

Strategic Social Media Drives Foot Traffic into Restaurants As of 2017, 81 percent of Americans have a social media profile, representing a five percent growth compared to the previous year, according to Statista. Additionally, the number of worldwide social media users is expected to grow to some 2.5 billion by 2018.1 With this whopping number of potential buyers online, many of whom interact with their phones 13 X per hour or 200 X per day,2 social media puts low-cost marketing tools at restauranteurs’ fingertips. Used strategically, social media really can drive hungry customers into restaurants. Here’s how you can make [...]

2019-08-05T14:39:20-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: |

Why Hiring an Agency for Social Media Delivers Positive Impacts

When Should Business Owners Use an Agency for Social Media? Social media should be more than posting pretty images and motivational quotations. Depending on the social media platform, you need to measure engagement with your customers, prospects and partners. Is your business team able to measure how they engaged others month over month and are you seeing more engagement over time? Is your team reporting on this each month? As a business owner or leader, if you're not seeing this data shared each month, your company may not be reaching important goals. Alternatively, your internal team over social media may [...]

2019-08-05T14:39:31-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: , |

With Social Media, Where Should a Business Owner Focus?

With so many social media channels and limited time, not to mention budget, how should a business owner effectively manage all of the options? As with other marketing efforts, we suggest focusing on where your customers are. How do you know which social media tools your customers are using most? Smaller organizations can simply ask customers, while larger businesses will likely need to make use of surveying tools such as Survey Monkey to reach large numbers of customers in an effective manner. You can also leverage the following statistics from our partner Hubspot, published in January 2017.  Facebook: 9 unique [...]

2019-08-05T14:39:42-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|Tags: |

5 Things Every Professional Should Do on LinkedIn

I’m often asked about the best social media outlets for professionals to use and I tell people, “It depends.” Professionals and organizations for that matter need to study their target audiences and determine which social platform is reaching that same audience. In 2017, young professionals and young buyers not yet in the workforce have a high usage of Snapchat. (If this is your target audience, read out post series on “How Snapchat Can Help Your Business”. Baby boomers have gravitated toward Facebook. Still, how different demographics use social media channels continues to evolve. One social media channel that I [...]

2019-08-05T14:39:55-05:00By |Categories: PR, Social Media|