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Marketing Mix Tape: Do These 6 Things to Bring More Traffic to Your Website Now

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Mix tapes were and are labors of love – carefully curated, tested and re-recorded – all with the intent of a certain desired listening experience. Whether it was for a friend, a parent or a significant other – these were designed with an intended result.

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Increase Instagram Engagement With These 6 Tips

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In order to get the most out of your Instagram account, you must create content that leads to higher engagement. Increase Instagram engagement with these six techniques. 6 Tips to Increase Instagram Engagement: 1. Hashtags.

When Is It Appropriate To Hide, Block Or Delete On Social Media?

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As a social media manager, you are bound to come across unsavory comments on your social channels. They come in various forms; complaints, cursing, inappropriate photos or comments and so on. So how do you handle them? When is it appropriate to hide, block or delete on social media?

3 Simple Ways To Show Thanks To Social Media Followers

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are three simple ways you can show your followers you appreciate them. #1 1 Respond. Answer their questions and address their complaints. Thank them for their compliments. Nobody likes to feel ignored. No response is a response—it says you don’t care. #2

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

Apartment Marketing Predictions 2014: The New Breed Speaks

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2014 is upon us. Here’s some of the top players in apartment marketing sounding off on what’s important. Mark Juleen, VP Marketing, J.C. Hart . The website Apartment Ratings will continue to gain ground on the traditional ILS.

3 Easy DIY Social Media Content Creation Tools

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You don’t have to be a graphic designer or a Photoshop pro to create stunning graphics for your social media channels. These three tools make it easy! Canva. Of the three tools I’m sharing, Canva is the most robust. It provides a ton of pre-existing images and templates you can use.

Pinterest And Instagram Make Shopping Easier

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I’m really excited (my husband is slightly terrified) that Instagram and Pinterest announced they will soon make it easy for people to buy products directly from their sites. PINTEREST’S “BUYABLE PINS” Blue means you can buy!

The Dark Side Of Social Media

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A rant posted to an Indianapolis bar’s Facebook page on New Year’s Eve went viral and became international news. The woman who posted the complaint, as well as women who share her name, have received threats since then.

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The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Leadership: The Firebelly Retreat

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Our team went to Lake Michigan on vacation together. People matter more than infrastructure, processes and protocol. We had a great time. As an entrepreneur, I’m guilty of not taking taking enough time for myself. This year, I’ve reset. I’m putting the oxygen mask on first.

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We’re Hiring A Social Media Coordinator

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We are currently seeking seeking to fill a full-time entry level social media coordinator position within our company. Could it be you or someone you know? PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES. Create monthly content calendars of status updates and images for clients’ social media channels.

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SHORTHAND: Jay Baer On “Hug Your Haters”

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In my new Shorthand series, I’ll be asking fellow social media marketing industry leaders for three quick and easy-to-digest insights into their areas of expertise or interest. In this first installment, I spoke with Jay Baer—leader of Convince & Convert.

Lauren Johnson Joins Firebelly As A Social Media Manager

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We’re excited to announce that Lauren Johnson has joined the Firebelly team as a social media manager. Get to know a little bit about her below! Describe yourself in 140 characters or less: “I always knew in another life I could fly which is why in this life I dance.”.

3 Ways You’re Scaring Customers On Social Media

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Halloween is almost here. Is your brand tricking customers more than treating them on social media? WHY YOU’RE SCARING PEOPLE. You’re inaccessible and hard to find. Your customers can’t find you. Your social profiles aren’t optimized for search.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

10 Instagram Best Practices For 2015

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Last month, I talked about 10 Twitter Best Practices For 2015. This month I decided to take on my favorite app, Instagram. Here are my ten tips fellow Instagrammers! 1) Tell your story . They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Stop Making This Common Social Media Marketing Mistake

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I’m surprised at the number of brands who keep making this common social media mistake. Despite years of warnings, and even some embarrassing revelations (think “Great Instagram Purge of 2014″), brands continue to be seduced by a shortcut that gets them nowhere in the long run.

Best Days And Times To Post To Your LinkedIn Company Page

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It’s a question we get a lot—what are the best days and times to update a LinkedIn Company Page? To answer that, let’s first take a look at what several different studies on the subject have to say. Best Days And Times To Post To Your LinkedIn Company Page.

Why Facebook Is Still the Hottest Social Network for Brands

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Mobile users spend 30 minutes a day on Facebook. Read on to find out why this matters for your brand. This just in from Business Insider ‘s Matt Rosoff: “ When it comes to mobile social network usage, there’s Facebook, then there’s everybody else.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

How To Know Which Social Networks Are Best For Your Brand

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10 FACE / Shutterstock.com. Which social networks should your brand be on? There are a lot of them, but the answer to that question largely depends on where your customers are located.

Is It Time To Remove Social Media Links From Your Website?

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Bloomua / Shutterstock.com. Those little social media icons—they may stand alone or be adorned with a message like “Let’s get social”—are found on almost every website these days. But is it time to remove them? For some brands—yes. Are you one of those brands? Read on to find out!

Firebelly Begins Work With Gnarly Grove Hard Cider

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We’re excited to announce that we have recently started working with Gnarly Grove Hard Cider. Gnarly Grove Hard Cider, crafted in Indiana, is naturally gluten-free, made from 100% fresh pressed apple cider and available in two flavors—Original Blend and Legendberry.

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Best Practices For Managing A Social Media Crisis

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A social media crisis is bound to happen at some point to your brand. This could be as small as a negative review/comment or as big as when Adidas tweeted , “Congrats you survived the Boston Marathon.”

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Twitter Best Practices For 2016

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Brands ask their customers for a lot on Twitter—follows, likes, retweets—all the time, but they’re awful about returning the love. How can this be remedied? Check out my three Twitter best practices for 2016 and beyond! Twitter Best Practices For 2016. Respond.

9 Social Media Marketing Twitter Chats You Shouldn’t Miss

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Twitter chats can be a great way to solicit (and share) social media marketing advice. Here is a list of my nine favorites that I think you’ll enjoy too! BLOGCHAT. What: Different blogging topics are discussed each week. Learn more ].

How Brands Should Prepare For Facebook’s Dislike Button

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For years, people have been asking for a dislike button on Facebook. It seems that Mark Zuckerburg is finally ready to give the people what they want. In a Q&A last Tuesday, Facebook’s founder said “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years.

Are You Doing Influencer Marketing Right?

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In a marketing and public relations world that is constantly evolving, it is imperative to keep up with the latest terms, lingo and vocabulary associated with the current trends.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Using Social Media To Promote Your Products & Services

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Firebelly CEO Duncan Alney recently appeared on an episode of Living By Design to discuss how businesses can use social media to promote products and services with host Cathy Holloway Hill. You can watch his interview in its entirety below. Video URL: https://youtu.be/vpff-9xJwEk vpff-9xJwEk ].

Running, Kinesiology & Marketing: The Rachel Smith Interview

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When you hear about a student majoring in Kinesiology working at a marketing agency, you might think that’s illogical. But for Rachel Smith, it’s proving to be a significant career catalyst.

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9 LinkedIn Best Practices For 2015

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LinkedIn is still the go-to social network for business professionals and job seekers. It’s a great tool to showcase your business and your employees. To make sure you’re using it effectively, follow these nine best practices. #1 1 Optimize Your Profile.

Agile, Data-Driven, Burgers And MixWest: An interview With Duncan Alney

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Your Current Approach to Marketing Could Make You Irrelevant. If you and your marketing team are still operating in a paradigm of business as usual, you are in a very difficult position. In fact, you might be facing extinction.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

The #1 Quality Of Amazing Social Media Managers

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Social media managers are multitasking maestros that know and do a lot of things, but the best ones have one quality in common. So what is the #1 quality of amazing social media managers? They’re fluent in using both sides of their brains! That really sums it up.

Facebook and Ferraris: An Interview With Emeric Ernoult, Agora Pulse

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Emeric Ernoult was recently named one of the Top 40 digital strategists in the world by Online Marketing Institute. He’s the founder of Agora Pulse, a platform that manages Facebook pages by measuring apps, statistics, moderation, and qualifications.

3 Sure-Fire Ways Non-Profits Can Increase Awareness With Social Media

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Last week, I spoke at Kiwanis International’s annual convention on the topic “3 Sure-Fire Ways To Increase Awareness With Social Media.” ” Below are my slides from that presentation. Slideshare URL: [link] ].

Doing Social Vs. Being Social – A quick chat with Jeremy Epstein, VP Marketing, Sprinklr

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Social business is possibly the most disruptive force in business today and definitely here to stay. I caught up with my friend Jeremy Epstein, VP of Marketing for Sprinklr, a revolutionary company that manages the social customer experience across various functional areas of the enterprise, to help bring some clarity to some lingering questions. Duncan: Ragy. Blog dachis social behavior; social customer experience; sprinklr