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Firebelly Wins Platinum In The 2019 dotCOMM Awards Competition

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We’re excited to announce that Firebelly was named a platinum winner in the Social Branding Campaign category during the 2019 dotCOMM Awards competition. What are the dotCOMM Awards?

Three Tips for Outreaching to Influencers

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Does your brand wants to work with influencers, but you don’t know what to say to them? Or maybe you already are reaching out to influencers, but you aren’t having a very good response rate? Use these three tips for outreaching to influencers to help elevate your influencer program.

Achieve A LinkedIn Campaign Touchdown With These Three Tips

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Just like football, LinkedIn requires teamwork and creative, strategic plays that focus on getting you to the end goal (or end zone). If you’re just starting to incorporate LinkedIn into your social media marketing efforts, use these three tips to achieve a LinkedIn campaign touchdown.

Social Media Tools Every Marketer Needs To Create The Perfect Toolbox

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Social media tools play a major part in implementing a successful marketing strategy. That’s why having the right tools in your toolbox are so important on a day-to-day basis for a social media marketer. Social media tools keep us organized, efficient and thinking outside of the box.

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Social Media Automation 101

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

Sun-sational Blogging Tips For Boosting SEO And Growing Your Blog

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Grab your sunglasses because these sun-sational blogging tips are about to bring the heat. Blogs play a major role in boosting your website’s search engine optimization. The more value you bring to people via your blog, the more you can position your brand as a thought leader in your industry.

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The Complete List Of Beauty Holidays For Beauty Brands

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With this complete list of beauty holidays beauty brands never need to run out of content ideas. Whether your brand involves makeup, skincare, hair or anything associated with these products, here is the only list of beauty holidays you need to consult when creating content for your social media.

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The Complete List of Real Estate Holidays

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You don’t have to look all over when you are creating content for real estate properties any longer with our complete list of real estate holidays! Real Estate Holidays January January 1: New Year’s Day — Emphasize a new year being time for a change, like a new house!

Social Media Metrics That Matter Based On Your Goals

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School is officially in session. We’re going back to the basics when it comes to understanding social media metrics. Knowing which metrics to focus on depends on your goals. This is why it’s so important to have clearly defined goals going into your social media marketing strategy.

Firebelly Wins Gold In 2019 Muse Creative Awards Competition

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Out of more than 2,000 submissions from 42 countries, Firebelly has won Gold recognition in the 2019 Muse Creative Awards competition in the Social Media Campaign category. What are the Muse Creative Awards?

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.

Steps To Close The Deal With Facebook Conversion Ads

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Increasing website traffic is great, but what do you want those visitors to do once they get to your site? Facebook conversion ads allow you to reach people more likely to take desired actions on your website, which means more signups, add to carts or increased sales.

Penn & Beech Brings A Wick-ed Fun Experience To Indianapolis

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Store and restaurant owners on Mass Ave have been building community in Indianapolis for years by providing places to shop, eat and socialize. Bri Doles, co-founder of Penn & Beech, felt there was something missing – customized, unique experience based shops. Penn & Beech Candle Co. is much more than a candle shop. It provides […]. The post Penn & Beech Brings A Wick-ed Fun Experience To Indianapolis appeared first on Social Media Marketing Agency | Firebelly Marketing.

Jamie Gilpin On The Value Of Connections, Social Listening & A Culture Of Inclusion

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Firebelly is a huge advocate of Sprout Social. We believe in their service and company culture. It’s why we joined their Agency Partner Program a while back and why I wanted to ask their Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Gilpin for some easy-to-digest insights into important matters facing agencies and brands today. With no further delay, […].

Light A Firecracker Under Your Facebook Ad Campaigns

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Social advertising is a powerful tool for brands when used properly. Are you ready to see your ads drive the results you want? Implement these tips to light a firecracker under your Facebook ad campaigns! Identify clear goals I harp on goals a lot, but they are so important.

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.

Alex & Sonja Overhiser’s Impact On The Indianapolis Food Community

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Alex and Sonja Overhiser share how they’re making a difference in the Indianapolis food community in the latest episode of #GotTheFire. What started as a way to bring friends together around a dinner table and a passion for farmers markets turned into a blog, “A Couple Cooks,” and cookbook, “Pretty Simple Cooking,” that have made […]. The post Alex & Sonja Overhiser’s Impact On The Indianapolis Food Community appeared first on Social Media Marketing Agency | Firebelly Marketing.

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.

Explaining Social Media Marketing To My Mom

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If it wasn’t hard enough explaining social media in general to my mom, having to explain my job in social media marketing was an even bigger banana to peel. Deep breath…serenity now…patience is a profound gesture of kindness. We started small.

Facebook vs Instagram: What Brands Need To Know About These Social Superheroes

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Though Facebook and Instagram have both reached hero status, they have very different superpowers. It’s important that brands appreciate these differences, play to their advantages, and rather than settling on a favorite defender, use both to contour a successful marketing strategy. ??

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

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.

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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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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?

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

How Brands Land On The Social Media Naughty List

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Not feeling the love from your customers or followers on social media? These three common mistakes may have placed you on the naughty list. #1 1 Not Responding. You ignore your audience’s questions and don’t address their complaints. You never thank them for their compliments.

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Firebelly begins work with Team USA

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We’re excited to announce that we have recently started working with Team USA—specifically U.S. Synchronized Swimming. Synchronized Swimming, also known as USA Synchro, was established as a nonprofit organization in 1979 and is the United States national governing body for the sport.

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Influencers, Monitoring, and Negronis: The Duncan Alney Interview

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Duncan Alney, Firebelly CEO & Strategist. As the newest member of the Firebelly team and a rookie blogger, I was a bit nervous to interview my boss for my first blog post. So, here goes nothing! For an inside look into the social media savvy mind of Duncan Alney, read on.

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.”.

8 Favorite Memories From My 8 Years At Firebelly

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LinkedIn recently reminded me that it’s my eight year work anniversary with Firebelly. To celebrate, I thought I’d do something a little different with my blog post this week—a retrospective on eight of my favorite memories from the past eight years.

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Dig IN Names Firebelly Social Media Agency Of Record

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We’re thrilled to announce Dig IN has named Firebelly social media agency of record for 2015. This year’s responsibilities have been expanded to include social media strategy and execution, in addition to design and media support services.

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.

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.

Social Media Management Must-Have: Sprout Social

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I’m often asked about my favorite social media management tools. Starting with this post, I’ll be sharing them in a must-have series on our blog. Must-Have: Sprout Social. I’ve used many social media management systems over the years.

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.

Facebook Like-Gating Is Gone: Should You Still Run Contests?

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Since Facebook no longer allows brands to require people to like a Facebook page in order to enter a contest, I’ve heard many question whether they should ever run another one on their Facebook page. They should. Below are four reasons why. Show your fans some love.

Facebook Like-Gating Is Gone: Now How Do You Get New Fans?

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Facebook said goodbye to like-gating (or fan-gating) on November 5th—meaning brands can no longer require people to like their Facebook pages to enter a contest or access exclusive content. This has many people upset. What are they going to do now to get more fans?

3 Reasons To Hire A Social Media Marketing Agency

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Should your brand enlist the help of a social media marketing agency to help it achieve its social media marketing goals? I may be slightly biased, but here are three good reasons why you should. 1) Focus. Social media marketing is all we do.

How To Create Fireworks With Customers On Instagram

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No brand wants to be a dud on Instagram. Here are three ways to help make your customers see sparks after they follow you. CONSISTENTLY PUBLISH INTERESTING CONTENT. Consistency is key on any social media platform.