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Put Your Marketing Gloves on and Bring on Member Engagement


by Vivian Swertinski, Senior Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz. One of my goals this year was to start and stick with a consistent exercise program. I’ve never been much of a runner, but have been intrigued by the emotional calm or “runners high” that runners seem to speak of.

A Basset Kind of Holiday

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week I talked to you about doing something a little more practical than simply coming up with your “three words” et al. Several of you wrote in, telling me what a chord it touched in you. Thank you so much for that. I truly appreciate the time you took to reply.

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Raising Social Awareness: 2016’s Top Instagram Hashtag Campaigns


Remember the "Just Say No" or “Stop, drop, and roll” campaigns from the 1980s? In… Read More.

5 Super Cool Facebook Messenger for Business Examples

agora pulse

Communication is evolving into quick, short interactions. Research uncovered that 63% of consumers say their messaging with companies has increased over the past two years. This trend offers an opportunity to use Facebook Messenger for business.

Social Media Automation 101

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

Hot Association Marketing Jobs This Week – December 22


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

The 2017 Mystery Trip: Where Should Ignite Go Next?

Ignite Social Media

It’s that time of year again. The time when there’s a chill in the air and the entire office seems to have a case of the winter blues. Hopefully, you have survived the hectic holidays, embraced your winter body and paid up your Netflix account.

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How Can I Get More Instagram Video Views?

agora pulse

Most brands have always wanted more views on their Instagram videos, but ever since the number of views are now publicly displayed underneath each video, the pressure is officially on. In the past year, Instagram has skyrocketed in ranks of social media platforms businesses need to be marketing on.

Connecting Organizational Culture and Learning


I was recently invited to chat with Celisa Steele over at the Leading Learning Podcast.

The digital marketing trends & ideas to take into 2017, and beyond


In an age when industries can seemingly pivot on a dime, keeping one eye on digital marketing trends to avoid getting caught out is a no brainer.

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Why Your Social Media Needs an Editorial Calendar


For many social media managers, a typical day starts by scanning their social listening platform… Read More.

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.

3 Social Media Strategy Lessons Learned in 2016

Ignite Social Media

2016 was a year of change in social media marketing.

How to Use LinkedIn Messaging to Connect With Active Prospects


LinkedIn has recently made changes to its messaging platform – making it better streamlined to help businesses continue their conversations with their peers, customers and clients in a quick and easy way.

Happy Holidays | Happy New Year ????


Wishing all my clients and my fab social media followers. a wonderful happy holiday season. De-stress. Relax. Enjoy time with family and friends. May 2017 be an incredible year of growth – personal and professional – for all of us. Be safe! The post Happy Holidays | Happy New Year

17 Marketing Trends to Watch out for in 2017


December is the time of year when every strategist should be taking a step away… Read More.

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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.

5 Under-the-Radar Social Media Studies to Make You A Smarter Marketer

Buffer Social

We are very grateful for all the research that has been done on social media. Social media studies have given us great ideas to improve our social media marketing , helped us understand the psychology behind social media behaviors , and made us better marketers.

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The Best Brands Utilizing Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

Oh, snap—our favorite disappearing video app is getting some serious competition!

Google wants a warm meal every day instead of a fancy Christmas dinner but once-a-year

W hy do search professionals scatter like roaches when the kitchen light comes on? Why is everyone acting so sneaky all the time? Why do SEO professionals skulk around dark alleyways, offering their search engine services in furtive, hurried whispers? What’s up with that?

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Social Sidekick 1/8-1/14: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events


In the throes of the post-holiday blues, we find ourselves wishing that humans hibernated from… Read More.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

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

3 Incredible Social Media Campaigns from 2016 and What We Learned as Marketers – Bonus Episode [SSM022]

Buffer Social

We are excited to share our fourth, very special bonus podcast episode with you on our 3 favorite (and incredible) social media campaigns from and what we learned as marketers from them!

Instagram Goes Live and Facebook Misses Metrics | Social You Should Know

Ignite Social Media

We’re talking FTC guidelines on influencer marketing that aren’t really as complicated as they may appear and why now’s the time for your brand to jump on the “Going LIVE” bandwagon, all in this week’s edition of Social You Should Know. Have You Gone Live Yet? If you haven’t, it’s time.

Avoid Scams: Buy Safe YouTube Views From a Trusted Provider


With so many people getting into YouTube marketing, the platform has become very crowded with competent video creators. All of this competition has led to another group of people seeing a market: Scammers.

Enduring 2016 Team Building Activities


Creating an inspiring, and productive work culture requires more incentives than a generous salary. This… Read More.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

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

Top 10 Socially Sorted Blog Posts in 2016

Socially Sorted

It’s that time of year when we share the Top 10 Socially Sorted Blog Posts of the year! . This year there have been some stand out favourites. . In this post, I round them all up for you and share our top visual social media and content strategy posts of the year! . Image by Shutterstock.

6 Tech Giants Get Bitmoji’ed!

Ignite Social Media

These industry giants can be mythic, intimidating figures to us average joes, but, through the magical whimsy of bitmoji , these tech greats become a lot more relatable! Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO.

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits ~ Dotted Line Divas

Diva Marketing Blog

During this tinsel time of year we often look to nonprofits to help families bridge the gap in providing items that will help make the holidays a little brighter. However, what often gets lost in the crowded NPO space are the smaller nonprofits whose work is critically important.

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5 Tools for Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns


Recent statistics show that the average person spends more time online than they spend listening to the radio and watching TV combined. If you are looking to target new customers, you should be focusing your efforts on digital marketing.

8 Tips to Build Customer Relationships With Social Media

Sprout Social

When you think of brands like Starbucks or Chipotle, you’ll notice a common theme. Each has a loyal following of customers that trust and love them so much, they’re willing to stick with the brand through all highs and lows.

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3 Reasons Why Huggies Excels on Social Media


You would think that being an infant care brand on social media is cakewalk. After all, who can resist those adorable baby pictures and videos? But making the most out of your social media presence is not just about getting a load of ‘awww’s.

45 Marketing Tools to Consider for 2017

Razor Social

What are the hottest marketing tools you should be using in 2017? As we test out a lot of tools, we are going to share the tools we use on a regular basis.

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Top 10 Image Trends for Powerful Visuals that Stand Out

Socially Sorted

From Drones to 3D images to smartphone photography, so many image trends are grabbing our attention. Shutterstock recently compiled 10 popular image trends shaping the future of visual content.

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The Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Small Business in 2017

Sprout Social

Does Twitter still work for small businesses? How can you get your Tweets seen? Should you invest time into it? These are some of the most common questions we’ve seen about Twitter for small business in 2016.

Why “Regram"? How Reposting on Instagram Can Build Your Brand


Your brand uses Instagram for a range of purposes. From sharing new products to getting the word out about pop-up sales, it’s an important platform to connect and engage with your customers through pictures and videos.