Term archive for "social media marketing"

Do You Talk About Your Community on Social Media?

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More than half of all respondents to an eMarketer survey said that they prefer patronizing local businesses because it helps their community thrive. Being seen as a vital, engaged part of the neighborhood is important to many business owners. Social media is uniquely valuable as a tool to showcase your community commitment while strengthening the… Continue Reading »

Facebook Is Bad For You: Does This Matter To Your Business?

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the NIH study into the impact of Facebook on people’s mental health. Researchers from USCD and Yale examined the data from 5,000+ study participants and concluded that there is a causal relationship between Facebook use and depression. What does that mean? A causal relationship is one in which a… Continue Reading »

In A Sea of Content, Look for Islands

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Content marketing is one of the few truly effective tools small companies can use to compete effectively with larger brands. Creating articles, videos, graphics and other content that your customer base values and appreciates is easier than ever thanks to smartphone technology and a range of free online tools. There’s just one problem: there’s so… Continue Reading »

Those Kids Are Older Than You Think

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If I had a dollar for every time someone sniffed dismissively at a digital platform – newer ones like Snapchat and Kik, as well as familiar faces like YouTube – as being something ‘for kids’, well, I’d have an awful lot of dollars. There’s a widespread tendency to minimize the impact and potential of a… Continue Reading »