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3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Blog, Even in a Social Media Era

3 Reasons Why Your Business Should Have a Blog, Even in a Social Media Era

Some businesses seem to be giving up on creating and publishing new content to their websites. Website Magazine predicted in 2015 that websites will become obsolete by 2020. But I still view a small business’s website as a critical part of…

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Avoid Advertising Annoyance: Keep Customers Engaged with New Content

Avoid Advertising Annoyance: Keep Customers Engaged with New Content

Literally everywhere you look, there’s advertising. As a small business, you probably contribute to the amount of advertising in the world. But we all know how frustrating it is to encounter the same advertisement over and over. Here’s a great…

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5 Tips to Make Your Marketing Videos Sparkle

[VIDEO] 5 Tips to Make Your Marketing Videos Sparkle

Get longer video views and improve engagement when you add some sparkle to your videos. Try one or more of these video marketing tips in your next video. Watch the video: 5 Tips to Make Your Marketing Videos Sparkle Captions…

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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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How to Schedule Posts on Instagram from Your Computer (Not Your Phone)

How to Schedule Posts on Instagram from Your Computer (Not Your Phone)

Marketing your small business on Instagram is critical to reach certain audiences. Of the one billion people using Instagram each month, 71% are under age 35 and 88% are outside the U.S. Check out this chart from Hootsuite: Yoli, the…

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It’s Election Day. You Won’t Read this Post.

Except you might read my post now that I’ve included a shameless mention of Election Day. When your customers are universally interested in an event or holiday, don’t change the subject. Work with it. Although cycles of celebration may not…

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LinkedIn Publishing Platform Yields Lackluster Results

LinkedIn is a critical social media tool for networking, while adding significant value to B2B marketing and sales. I recommend that every individual stay active on the network, along with regularly updating your profile. Many businesses should have a LinkedIn strategy, too. When LinkedIn launched…

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