Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook Advertising

Facebook Advertising is leading the industry as far as social advertising goes, so will cover how to implement Facebook within your marketing strategy…especially how to align it with your Don Draper like a presentation you gave to your client complete with personas and heavy demo info! Marketers who have had the opportunity to delve into the world of paid search over the past decade have seen first hand the differences between traditional marketing methods and marketing methods used online. Things aren’t as intuitive as they used to be. In the old days, we profiled “target demographic”, created personas, crunched the…

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5 Steps to Success with Facebook and Instagram Ads

You can no longer afford to waste valuable time and money getting it wrong. I'm a proponent of making mistakes, because mistakes indicate that you're trying. However, if you're not getting better or making the needed adjustments after each mistake, then what's the use? The below steps are integral to success with not only Facebook and Instagram but other social media marketing initiatives via other platforms.1. Let the Data be Your GuideThe biggest mistake most marketers make is being married to a method or system when it comes to advertising on Facebook and Instagram. Sure, you need solid and consistent…

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Social Media Marketing Landscape in 2020

Digital marketing has changed forever how we do business. With the proliferation of the internet, throughout the late ’90s, marketers, and businesses received another medium in which to reach their customers. Two of the oldest channels paid search gave marketers the opportunity to access customers online. Paid Search, one of the most mature forms of digital marketing allowed marketers to capitalize on demand but was limited in connecting with people, sharing ideas and nurturing relationships. Too many paid search leads were being turned over to sales as SQL’s when in fact they were still MQL’s. To bridge the gap, businesses…

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12 Great Ways To Grow Your Instagram Followers

1. Get Creative with Your Hashtags Try to capitalize on hashtags that may seem like a stretch. If you sell shoes, maybe post something related to pedicures using pedicure hashtags. The point is to cast a wide net and experiment. Be creative, original, and funny, anything but dull. Mix it up. Make sure you are using hashtags that are both directly related to your business! Look for hashtags that tell a story. 2. Participate in Massively Popular Conversations The biggest mistake most marketers make is running a space-related account, I was able to grow our client's followers organically by participating…

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UTM Parameters Setup Guide

UTM parameters are identifiable information that you add to a URL to track digital marketing campaigns online. When a user clicks a URL with UTM parameters, data is sent back to a publisher or publishers about that particular website visit.The acronym "UTM" stands for “UTM” stands for “Urchin tracking module.” It's a name taken from the Urchin Software Corporation. That company was acquired by Google in 2005. Google simply kept the name of the technology they created.With using UTM's, a marketer can gauge metrics and performance of the source, medium, campaign, terms, and content of their marketing content or campaigns.For…

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Digital Marketer’s Guide to Instagram Marketing

Why Use Instagram for Business? We all know how fantastic Instagram is for keeping our loved ones up-to-date on our lives, but what kind of power does Instagram have for your business? Why is this app so popular, and why are so many companies clamoring to join in all the fun?For starters, Instagram has released quite a few new tools for businesses. For example, companies can leverage the following:The ability to review advanced analyticsThe ability to add shopping links to postsThe ability to drive traffic via Instagram storiesThe ability to post on a video platform known as IGTVBuilding a presence…

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Learn the 4 Basics of the Fast-Paced Digital Marketing World

One of my favorite quotes growing up was: “Wherever there is a will, there is a way.” That quote has helped me navigate some tricky situations in life. The same will be true when we recover from this coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world. I can’t predict the future. However, I have a hunch that small business owners, artists, performers, and others will return to a new economy that emphasizes a need to maintain a robust digital presence. According to Statista, Internet penetration has reached 59%+ worldwide, up from 35% in 2013. Now is the ideal time to fully…

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Are All Conspiracies Bad?

Notice the significant difference between saying: "I believe that 5G may cause physical harm to us." or "I believe vaccines may be harmful."   VS.  "~Insert powerful person~ is using vaccines to kill off half the population and track us using microchips." or  "The Earth is flat, and science is an atheist religion built by Jesuits to hide the true nature of our existence." You must know the difference. One is an exploratory query that prompts one to do research, seek information, and NOT confirmation. It asks questions, starts a discussion, begs for more knowledge and understanding. The others are definitive statements that…

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Things You Should Know Before 30

A few things people should learn before 30.The economy moves like a heartbeat, there will be up to times and downtimes. At some point, be self-aware enough to ask yourself, "What do I mean when I say the economy is bad?" Could it be that you're just saying that just because that's what people say? We are surely in a recession with the presence of COVID-19. But this wasn't the case last year or the year before. I don't think there has been a time in which people haven't said: "The economy is bad". I may help to understand what exactly…

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Build Better Websites: Know The 4 Types of Websites

If you are building a website or application, then it is quite likely that you are making a site with a specific purpose in mind. This purpose will ultimately determine the decisions you make as far as how you market, advertise and invest in your website, your purpose will determine the type of website you build. All types of websites fall into the categories of ecommerce, lead generation, or awareness. SaaS websites, (software as a service) fall under eCommerce websites but have very distinct characteristics. Although many consider online services as a part of the ecommerce world of sites, some unique differences set…

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