Why You Don’t Need To Be An Early Adopter To Every New Social Network
Jan23

Why You Don’t Need To Be An Early Adopter To Every New Social Network

Failed Social Media Networks

Every time you turn around, someone is talking about a new social network they think’ll catch on and change the world. While that hardly ever happens, it hasn’t stopped many marketers from investing in every new network that comes along, in hopes it takes off. They’re largely wasting their time (and resources). Here’s why you don’t need to be an early adopter of every new social network.

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Why Instagram Engagement Groups Are A Bad Bet
Jan15

Why Instagram Engagement Groups Are A Bad Bet

Instagram Like

Some have turned to joining Instagram engagement groups in order to increase their organic reach and following. It sounds like a decent idea, until you really explore how Instagram works, and the impact such groups have on your posts. Here’s why Instagram engagement groups are a bad bet.

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The Pros and Cons Of Publishing On Social Platforms
Jan08

The Pros and Cons Of Publishing On Social Platforms

The Pros and Cons Of Publishing On Social Platforms

Publishing has become a part of almost every social media network recently. LinkedIn launched its Publisher platform to everyone in 2014 and has now seen over 1 million people post to the platform. Facebook recently launched a revamped Notes, which allows sharing of media-rich long-form content. Medium may claim to be a social network, but their main functionality is publishing. Even Twitter has changed to allow 240-chartacters and enbraced long-form. The more time these companies can get you to spend on their sites, the more opportunities they have to make money from you (by selling ads and monitoring activity).

It’s clear that everyone is embracing publishing. But what are the advantages to investing in publishing on social over your own website? Should you consider putting some of your resources into creating content for these platforms? Here are the pros and cons of publishing on social platforms.

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What Facebook ‘Bringing People Closer Together’ Means To Marketers
Jan11

What Facebook ‘Bringing People Closer Together’ Means To Marketers

What Facebook 'Bringing People Closer Together' Means To Marketers

Facebook updated the News Feed again and once more, marketers think the end has come. Here’s a look at Facebook’s ‘Bringing People Closer Together’ update and what it means to marketers.

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Why We’re So Addicted To Social Media
Jan02

Why We’re So Addicted To Social Media

Why We're So Addicted To Social Media

Every few minutes, we’re checking out phones for updates. It may have only been 5 minutes, but we need to see if something new has been posted. Why can’t we pull ourselves away? Here’s why we’re so addicted to social media.

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Are Social Media Certifications Worth It?
Dec04

Are Social Media Certifications Worth It?

Are Social Media Certifications Worth It?

Social media marketers and those looking for a job in the field often ask, “Are social media certifications worth it?” Here’s my take.

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