Did you know? Your Instagram user name isn’t just a user name – it’s your online identity, your brand’s persona, and your chance to shine on the platform. If technology feels a little intimidating, fear not! We’re here to help you create an instagram user name that’s memorable, effective, and represents your brand in the […]
5 Must-Have Tools for Social Media Management
Content creation is time-consuming enough without adding all of the logistics of social media management into the mix. Taking photos, shooting videos, posting, and planning can be an endless task. Then you have to figure out what to post and when. And then you still have to pay attention to how everything is working (or […]
What Does a Social Media Manager Do?
“I say who, I say when, I say how much.” —Vivian Ward, Pretty Woman Whether we like it or not, social media is an important part of modern marketing strategy. To be as visible as possible you need a strong, consistent, focused social media presence with engaging content and strategic messaging. You’ll have to regularly […]
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 […]
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 […]
Revising Priorities: Social Media Strategy for Uncertain Times
Remember January 2020? How excited we all were for a new year, a new decade even! Perhaps you spent significant time at the close of 2019 planning and creating fresh new content for your social media feeds to reflect your new 2020 vision. Or perhaps you started the new year with an outline and an […]
Social Media Science: Understanding the Algorithm
Ever wonder who the mad scientist hiding behind the curtain of your social media feeds is, determining what to show you next? He’s got a name, friends: Al. Al Gorithm. OKAY terrible jokes aside: what exactly is the algorithm, and why does it matter? I appreciate the simplicity of this definition from Pedro Domingos’s The […]
The “Future” of Instagram: Who Likes It?
If you’re keeping up with the wild world of social media, you may have heard about Instagram testing hidden “likes” in select countries earlier this year. It seems our friends at the photo sharing platform liked what they saw (pun very much intended) enough to extend testing into the United States market. If you haven’t […]
Is It Time to Give Up on Facebook?
I’d wager a guess that many of us spend more time on social media sites than we’re willing to admit publicly. Don’t worry; I’m not here to judge! If anything, I’m here to gently remind you, my small business owner friend, to use social media more to your advantage. According to the Pew Research Center, […]
How to Simplify Your Social Media
Social media has done wonders for connection and exposure. It is easier than ever to reach out to folks you don’t know and stay in touch with those you do, and its ubiquity makes it an accessible tool to promote yourself and your business. Unlike you or your business, however, the threads of the world […]