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Category: Social Media

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Dec 22 2021

In With The New: Business Trends for 2022 and Beyond

As this year comes to a close, you’re likely to be inundated with a flurry of articles and think-pieces on business trends to consider. While we definitely see value in understanding social media updates and marketing trends in general, we want to draw your attention to more significant shifts in how we’ll do business, in […]

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Aug 11 2021

Understanding Instagram Analytics

It seems a day doesn’t go by without an announcement from Instagram about supposed changes to their algorithm. It’s my (educated) guess that our small business owner friends lose too many waking hours stressing out about this mysterious algorithm, when their energy could be much better spent elsewhere… like on your Instagram analytics. Good news: […]

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Apr 28 2021

Drive Traffic to Your Website Using Social Media

Whether you’re brand-spanking new to business or you’re a well-oiled entrepreneurial machine, you likely know that the best way to stake your claim on our wild world wide web is to secure a domain name and build yourself a quality website. This way you’ve carved out a guaranteed space to share who you are and […]

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Apr 01 2021

What The Heck Do I Post? Social Media Content Ideas For Your Business

When you run your own business, you naturally wear many hats. Founder, creator, customer service rep, shipper… the roles can seem endless, especially when you’re first starting out. One role that’s especially important: marketing. While you may not think of yourself as a marketer, you do know your business better than anyone, which is handy […]

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Feb 17 2021

Let’s Talk Instagram Algorithm (Again)

It’s been almost five years since Instagram nixed the reverse-chronological feed. And throughout those five years, content creators, small businesses, and marketers have been trying to understand the alchemy that is the algorithm behind what appears in our feeds. It seems everyone’s got some idea or theory about how this algorithm works, which often creates […]

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Jan 21 2021

Doing The Work as an Anti-Racist Small Business

Last summer might feel like it happened 100 years ago, but it was a period in history that we won’t soon forget. Systemic racism came to the forefront of so many issues we faced in 2020, and folks all over the U.S. felt moved to do something about it. A lot of people and businesses […]

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Nov 18 2020

Connection in the Time of COVID: How Our Online Experience Has Changed

Last week, Facebook released a comprehensive report detailing major consumer shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this very detailed report focuses on streaming and the entertainment industry (and, of course, it focuses on how this plays out on Facebook), there are still several important takeaways you can use for how your small business shows up […]

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Oct 05 2020

Diversify Your Feeds: Hack the Social Media Algorithm

Allow me to begin this blog post with an apology. Earlier this year, I shared some tips to understand the social media algorithm. I wanted to share ways to help you improve your presence on social media so you could be seen.  When I did this, I made the assumption that this magical algorithm played […]

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Aug 03 2020

#FunForAll: Make Your Social Media More Accessible

July 26, 2020, marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the public sphere. While we’ve worked to increase accessibility and encourage inclusion of folks with disabilities, our everyday life has changed drastically over these past three decades. Our increased dependence on […]

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Jun 25 2020

Owning This Moment: Smarter Social Media for Social Justice

Social media has become an incredibly powerful tool for communication, marketing… and activism. Just like any other tool, there are right ways and wrong ways to wield it. Examples of performative allyship and hashtags gone awry make it more evident than ever that those of us using social media for our businesses need to be […]

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