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Effective Social Media Marketing

6 Must-Do’s for Effective Social Media Marketing

A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that entails isn’t always spelled out correctly. Social media marketing should be effective and affordable, and when done correctly, it can help scale businesses of all sizes. Just like with traditional channels such as television commercials, radio spots and print ads, your results are going to be minimal at best if you broadcast your message to the wrong [...]

How Visual Content Impacts Your Social Media Presence

How Visual Content Impacts Your Social Media Presence

Establishing a good social media presence is nowadays essential in all lines of work. The simple underlying reason is the fact that in combination, these networks count billions of users, that is, potential customers. Creating appropriate content involves a lot of creativity and it is necessary to rely on visual content to attract more visitors. Continually working on visual content is a very demanding task. It is important to change your mindset about spending money on visual designs and see [...]

Personal Branding Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

5 Personal Branding Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know to Make It Big

In today’s digital world, succeeding as an entrepreneur means building a visible, impactful social brand. A personal branding is defined as attaching monetary value to a person as opposed to a business, service or product. When an entrepreneur’s personal brand is adequately developed, it spells true thought leadership. Compound that with social media marketing, and that personal brand becomes influential. So, what can you do to brand yourself like an influential leader? Here are five personal branding tips that [...]

Ramadan Rush : Ramadan Marketing Strategies Without forgetting the spirit of the season

In approximately a month from now, the Muslim calendar will enter the month of Ramadan. Ramadan 2017, will take place starting May 26th and end June 25th, 2017. The Eid Al-Fitr will take place after this period. Ramadan marks a month of austerity for observant Muslims. Abstaining from food or water from sunrise to sunset, families gather at night to break their fast — and many people stay awake until the early morning, relaxing and shopping both at brick-and-mortar [...]

invest in Content Marketing

4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Invest in Content Marketing

Not sure if content marketing is right for your business? As one of the few marketing strategies with very little up front cost and the potential for high ROI, I highly encourage you to rethink your stance. Seth Godin famously said, “Content marketing is the only marketing left,” and for good reason. Creating your own content provides your business with a variety of untapped opportunities to increase sales. Whether you publish a few blog posts a week, record a podcast, or [...]

Snapchat, Instagram, and the Rise of Video and UGC Marketing

We’ve entered a new era in digital marketing. The Snapchat and Instagram era is officially upon us, and old-jack internet marketers have begun focusing their intent and aspiration toward learning how to fully leverage these increasingly popular platforms. Unfortunately, most marketing departments aren’t up to par yet. The put out by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the American Marketing Association found as many as 59.9 percent of respondents don’t believe that their firms’ social media marketing [...]

Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through affiliate sales. Now, Amazon is looking to get in on this action as well. The company has quietly launched the “,” which is currently in beta testing as of a couple of days ago. Similar to the Amazon Affiliate program, the new program will offer influencers commission on products [...]

How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Search for Stories submitted to its public Our Stories. It makes Snapchat as deep as whatever the world is sharing, creating near-infinite rabbit holes to go down, and a stronger competitor for YouTube and Twitter. That aligns exactly with Snap IPO strategy following the slow-down of user growth after the [...]

Senate intel hearing details Russian social media disinformation tactics

The first half of Thursday’s Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s hearing on  wasn’t quite as fun as watching James Comey squirm his way around classified intel [they], but it did provide some valuable context on Russian cyber methods and social media campaigns. The morning hearing  lacked the big names that are a little further down the pike, including former Trump campaign members Paul Manfort and Roger Stone and Trump son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, focusing instead on academics and [...]