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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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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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5 Basic Tech Tips for Creating Marketing Videos

[VIDEO] 5 Basic Tech Tips for Creating Marketing Videos

Instagram and YouTube stars pride themselves on the “raw realness” of their posts. But it’s not true—none of their content is as spontaneous as it seems. To publish great marketing videos, you need some solid, technical expertise. These five tips…

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Why Have a Website When Your Customers are on Social Media?

Why Have a Website When Your Customers are on Social Media?

Some small businesses hope to save marketing budget by relying on their Facebook, Yelp, Houzz or other social media presences to represent them on the Internet. Often, these are service-based, local businesses like restaurants, salons, groomers, etc. But there are…

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