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#FunForAll: Make Your Social Media More Accessible

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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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Apr 30 2020

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 […]

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Feb 27 2020

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 […]

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Dec 05 2019

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 […]

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Nov 07 2019

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, […]

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Feb 20 2019

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 […]

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Dec 22 2017

The Balancing Act of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is unlike any other type of marketing. Facebook, LinkedIn, and all the various platforms provide unique opportunities to build an audience organically, made up of people that are just as psyched about your product/brand/business as you are. These platforms are highly personal. It’s prudent to keep in mind that your posts will […]

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Jun 08 2017

Social Media Management 102

A few weeks ago, we talked about some basics of social media marketing. In that post, I went over how to set goals, decide which platforms to use, and urged you to stick to the plan. Now I’d like to get into another aspect of social media marketing that’s just as important… what the heck […]

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Mar 30 2017

Social Media Management 101

Online marketing is so widespread, it’s hard to imagine a business today without some kind of presence on social media. But how do you even get started? It can be a lot to tackle. What is a good social media strategy? How do you manage posts across platforms? What does success even look like? This […]

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