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Experiential Retail: How to Stay Strong in the Digital Age

By Alana Domingo, April 18, 2018

There are a lot of dangerous buzzwords plaguing the retail industry. “Retail apocalypse!” scream headlines every time a big brand declares bankruptcy. Stories of dead malls flood the news as more and more shopping complexes struggle to find tenants. This year alone, around 25 major retailers may file for bankruptcy, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

The Top 3 Reasons Good Grammar is Essential For Every Business

By Katherine Nails, March 21, 2018

Almost every high school English teacher has the same sign on their wall. It says some version of “Let’s eat Grandma vs. Let’s eat, Grandma: Punctuation Saves Lives!” As cheesy as that sign is, its sentiment, that grammar and punctuation really do matter, rings true in the business world.

Why You Should Never Pay for Social Followers

By Alexis Short, February 28, 2018

It seems appealing to gain hundreds to thousands of followers for just a small price and a short waiting period. We all want more followers, right? But buying followers is not the smartest (or most beneficial) way to build your brand. Websites that sell these so-called “followers” are sketchy and aren't worth the trouble.

Why You Should Care About Facebook’s Latest Algorithm

By Katherine Nails, February 14, 2018

Facebook is an abyss of cute animal videos, political tirades, memes, and nosy relatives. It’s always been easy to scroll mindlessly through posts for way longer than intended... until now.

Our Top 4 Super Bowl Marketing Tips You Need to Know

By Katherine Nails, January 31, 2018

Last year 114 million people, or nearly one-third of Americans, watched the Super Bowl. These numbers make the game prime-time for advertisers and marketers. Because of this, commercial slots during the event are reportedly setting advertisers back $5 million, excluding production costs.

How to Enhance Your Brand Using Social Media

By Alexis Short, December 12, 2017

Social media is on the rise, with usage consistently increasing since 2008. Now 81% of Americans have at least one social media account. Worldwide, social media is estimated to have expanded well into 2.46 billion users and is expected to grow even more (up to 2.77 billion) in the coming years.

3 Ways to Keep Your Sponsored Content FTC Compliant

By Alana Domingo, September 07, 2017

Earlier this year, a bunch of Instagram stars got in trouble over using sketchy advertising practices in their posts. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent “educational” letters to 90 social media influencers, reminding them that they need to clearly state when a post is sponsored or promoted by a brand.

User Engagement: What Is the Participation Pyramid?

By Alana Domingo, August 22, 2017

When we usually talk about user engagement in a digital marketing sense, we talk about how users respond to and interact with content. A lot of times, we focus too much on the quantifiable side of engagement, like pageviews and clicks.

What in the World Is Sponsored Content?

By Alana Domingo, August 08, 2017

The online advertising landscape is changing. People are done dealing with annoying pop-up ads and pages riddled with banners and autoplay videos.

5 Money-Saving Graphic Design Tools for Small Business Marketers

By Alana Domingo, July 11, 2017

It’s a fact: people like pictures. Before we invented the written word, we humans were recording our stories as drawings on cave walls.  

How to Never Run Out of Social Media Content

By Adrienne Erin, May 30, 2017

Keeping your social feeds populated with fresh content isn’t easy. Finding and producing content to share is time consuming. And sometimes, you may even encounter the social marketer’s equivalent of “writer’s block.”