Social Media and CRM

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Happy New Year! As promised I’m going to take you through more of CRM, Customer Relationship Management software. We’re going to dive into one of my favorite small business tools, social media and how you can utilize it with CRM. Historically, sales and marketing departments were the primary lead on CRM as they procured leads, updated the system, gathered data, …

Instagram added 100 million users in the last month. Were you one of them?

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Social media. Social media. Social media. If you tap your heels together and say it three times will you magically have accounts on all the big networks? Unfortunately, no. BUT on a positive note every new social media boom gives you and your business a new opportunity to grab someone’s attention. Let’s talk Instagram. I am a new member of …

Making Videos on Social Media

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Online video is becoming the medium of choice in the digital world. Did you know there are a BILLION YouTubers? Facebook and Snapchat are racking up as many as 8 BILLION video views per day between them. We’re talking in the billions, 3 commas for you “Silicon Valley” tv show fans. The danger here is jumping in without taking a …

P.O.E.M. Paid, Owned, Earned, Media

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When I talk about POEM, I’m not trying to start a conversation about iambic pentameter, I’m actually addressing three of the main channels you should utilize for a strong content marketing plan. Paid, Owned, Earned Media. Let’s take a closer look. Paid media is really just advertising. That said, there are so many paid avenues in this giant digital world …

Google Duo: The new video calling app you’re about to fall in love with!

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Google is at it again. This time they are working to challenge Apple’s video calling domination through FaceTime with Google Duo. Why does this matter? Because, unlike FaceTime, it can be used on Android or iOS allowing 1 to 1 calling between more phones and operating systems. (Personally this is a big deal for me as the black sheep of my family. …

Bing Tests Linking Search Engine Ads to Social Media

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We are always discussing social media integration in advertising your small business. Bing has taken it to a new level. If you look at the graphic above, note the “Find more” that’s circled. When your ad comes up on Bing, a potential customer will be able to see your Facebook page, Twitter handle, Instagram, or whatever social media you prefer to …

What’s Coming in 2016 – Rising Advertising Costs

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Advertising will always be the name of the game. And competition is the name of the advertising game. Combine those two and you know what we have? Demand, increased cost, and willingness to pay it. In the grand advertising scheme, online ads are at the lower end of the cost spectrum but these continued increases in price will likely force …

What’s Coming in 2016 – Siri & Cortana

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If you watch television or have an Iphone, you know Siri. You may talk to her a lot, ask her questions, or use her to maximize your hands-free smartphone use. But do you know Cortana? Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to Siri. It allows non-Iphone users to experience the same digital “personal assistant” as Siri. Let’s take this a step further, …

What’s Coming in 2016 – Mobile Domination

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The smart phone/mobile revolution leaves me feeling like a broken record sometimes but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s happening! According to Google mobile traffic overtook desktop traffic in TEN countries. We’ve been pushing for our clients to ensure their websites are mobile friendly for a long time and now it’s crunch time. Desktop traffic is dropping and mobile-focused …

What’s Coming in 2016 – Video Ads

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Commercials have always been the top of the advertising pyramid. Half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is commercial breaks. It’s the one time in our TV watching lives we don’t want to fast forward to get back to our show. Of course those commercials cost the advertiser millions and millions of dollars so that’s not really an option …