Content Marketing

2016 Social Media Series: Why Instagram? Because Facebook.

And now, the thrilling conclusion to our mini-series: The Visual Social Platforms: Which One Should Busy Small Biz Folk Be On Now. All You Need to Know Is in the Title — Because Facebook Imagine seeing that title on the worn spine of a paperback in a used bookstore before the turn of the century, if…

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Which Visual Social Media Should Small Business Use, and Why?

Last week, we took a brief foray into the history of the digital social media so that we could make better informed, supportable decisions on how to allocate our social media and content marketing dollars and efforts. This week, we’ll dive a bit deeper into the “visual platforms” of Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. I will…

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2016 Social Media Series: Everybody Just Calm Down

Whereas Facebook and LinkedIn each merited their own series of posts, we will now turn our attention to Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram. For our purposes as small business owners, local and online merchants, one-man-bands, and other bootstrappers, let’s lump these three together as the “visual platforms,” i.e. the newer, sexier social media. But, let’s put air…

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Learning about LinkedIn Ads: 2016 Social Media Series

Hello and welcome back to the 2016 social media series for relative beginners to business social media. Today we turn our attention to LinkedIn Ads. Small biz, local biz, franchisees, every flavor of private consultant from estate planners to wedding planners, massage therapists to art therapists. “Social media is not for everybody” in the same…

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Your LinkedIn Company Page: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, we continue our exploration of LinkedIn as a social media and content marketing platform for small businesses, contractors, nonprofits, private practices, Main Street and online storefronts, and all the little people who don’t staff an entire floor of HQ with marketing analysts. But we turn our attention to the LinkedIn Company Page now. We’re the…

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LinkedIn Pulse: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, as promised, we’re going to delve into LinkedIn for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, Private Practitioners, and all the Main Street Mom and Pops. Let’s start with Pulse. Pulse is new in the world and newer on LinkedIn. Aside from being “the world’s first personalized business news digest,” or whatever, it’s a lead gen engine…

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Tips for LinkedIn: 2016 Social Media Series

TL; DR Recap & links to what we’ve covered so far, namely, Facebook. Why we won’t be covering Twitter. For most “heartland” small businesses, non-profits, and private consultants, LinkedIn can be a valuable social media channel. You’ll need a personal profile before you can set up a business page, post to Pulse, or run ads. Quick…

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7 Big Reasons Digital Marketing Rocks

It should not come as a surprise that I am a huge proponent of digital marketing across the board. Not only do we offer digital marketing outsourcing and agency services, but we have also built our own business using the same marketing channels. Why is this such a huge focus for us? Because we strongly…

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