Research

U Got the Look: How Small Businesses Can Use Native Advertising for Instagram Success

U Got the Look: How Small Businesses Can Use Native Advertising for Instagram Success

Promotional Instagram posts that mimic posts made by individual Instagram users are seen as more trustworthy than straightforward product advertising. New research by Benjamin K Johnson, Bridget Potocki and Jolanda Veldhuis tests this “native advertising” in Instagram against User-Generated Content (UGC)…

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Blogging is Not Dead. It’s a Vital Marketing Tool.

Blogging has been around since the 1990’s, and the practice has been fairly universally panned ever since. In the early days, detractors sneered that no one wants to read what bloggers ate for lunch (before the rise of foodie blogs proved…

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Five Tips for Small Business Marketing Research

Research is the best way to start a small business marketing strategy. Specifically, conducting research with your customers will help you learn what they care about, why they buy from you, what problems most affect them and other important issues…

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The Diversification of Search (and Your Marketing Budget)

In the near future, Google might not be such a hot-shot in the web marketing world. “That’s crazy!” you might think. Indeed, Google has been the major research resource for the vast majority of web users. And today, Google still accounts for…

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