How to Get Rid of Bots and Fake Followers on Social Media

Just like fake news, fake followers are a massive problem on social media. Not only can having a lot of fake followers damage your social credibility, but it can also hurt the distribution of your posts. In other words, if you have fake or low-quality followers in your social networks, only a small number of your… Read More

LinkedIn’s Videos Just Got Way More Animated (Here’s what it means to marketers)

The year 2018 has been the year of video for LinkedIn. The business social network finally caught up to the video-first trend at all the other major social networks. While they still don’t have a live video feature, LinkedIn has rolled out an impressive suite of features for individuals and brands to market themselves throughout… Read More

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. He’s investing a ton of time and effort into creating posts, but they are not getting any engagement. In fact, hardly anyone is even reading them at all.… Read More

Why You Should Always Consider Your Target Persona For Social Media Success

Guest post courtesy of our friend, Rikki Lear, founder of Digital 22, a HubSpot Platinum Partner marketing agency based in Clitheroe, United Kingdom. The first step of the whole marketing process is identifying who your ideal persona is and what they are interested in. If you invest the time doing this before anything else, you… Read More

8 Ways to Work Your Personal Brand & Stand Out Online

Today’s guest blog is from the lovely Claire Cardwell… We’ve all seen the articles about how a good a Personal Brand is vitally important these days – whether you have your own business or work for someone else, ‘people buy people,’ and you need to develop your own great personal brand. So how do you go… Read More

Social Marketing Roundup – 4.18.17

Here are just a few of the stories that grabbed our attention in the social marketing space last week. Gatorade and Snap John White interviews senior executives from both companies to find out how they are leveraging mobile to inspire athletes. Read the full story back on Inc.com http://on.inc.com/2p22seu Six brand lessons from the Kardashian… Read More

The One Skill I Learned While Getting My MBA That Helps Me Make Money

I took what you could call the non-traditional path to getting an MBA. I waited until my late 30’s and until I had two young daughters, one of which was still a baby. We weren’t getting much sleep, and I was working around the clock. If that wasn’t enough, I went ahead and decided to open up… Read More

Do You Need Twitter to Get an MBA?

I remember the conversation well. It was early 2014, and I was taking a course in my MBA program called Sustainability in Business in the 21st Century. It was the first day of the course, and we were having an online discussion regarding the course requirements and assignments. One such requirement was to join LinkedIn… Read More

Tips for Crafting Share Worthy Content

Written By: Chase Baker There you are… almost ready to click “Post.” You’re a little giddy because you just know this post is going to roll in the “likes.” You’ve cleverly drummed up the perfect balance of allure and wit. Click. ………. *silence* Nope — nothing. Your post never gains any traction and quickly fizzles out. But you felt so… Read More

Is your blog failing? It could be because of this…

In blogging, there are many factors we cannot control. Try as we may to manipulate the “viral gods,” they keep us guessing and remind us often of their illusiveness. However, like anything else there are defined strategies and best practices that can greatly improve the effectiveness of a blog. Additionally, there are behaviors and activities… Read More