what is the real impact of social media activism

  With the creation of top-named social media networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, a new wave of social media activist campaign strategies have emerged. With over one million links on Facebook being shared every 20 minutes, and 190 million Tweets posted each day, it is easy to see why activists have turned to social […]

getting used to twitter’s new design and platform changes

If you’re still trying to get used to Twitter’s new platform, you’re not the only one. Many users are lost in the mix of things, but that will change as you get used to the new design. Ironically, it seems that Twitter’s new platform bares a slight resemblance to its rival’s platform – Facebook. It’s […]

is social media a disease waiting to die

This year, a popular topic has been the decline of social media networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Much due to the study of Princeton researchers “Epidemiological Modeling of Online Social Network Dynamics” study, in which they state, “Ideas, like diseases, have been shown to spread infectiously between people before eventually dying out”. From […]

to share or not to share

  If you’re a small-to-medium business owner who is teetering on the brink jumping into the social media pool but aren’t quite convinced it’s worth a dip, you should know that your competition has probably already taken the plunge. Social media marketing is one of most effective tools available to business owners and managers. However, […]

first impressions are everything: a marketers new roi

ROI is a powerful term known to many as the Return on Investment. However, a powerful marketing strategy will focus on other non-monetary returns, such as the ROI – Return on Impressions and the ROE – Return on Engagement. These two have important soft metrics that you can’t ignore because they can help enhance the […]

facebook tweaks!

When a social media giant such as Facebook announces they are making a few changes to advertising structures, many people became outraged and opposed. In this outrage, they seem to have forgotten that Facebook is a for profit organization. As a business, Facebook needs to make a profit. Facebook has realized that they are in […]

expand your brand’s influence with customer engagement

Many social media experts push how content marketing and social media networks influence an organization’s brand. A business will place great content, such as a blog post, with a call to action. But, what happens when a potential customer does land on your website? If they like what they see, they may have a few […]

the role of the marketing agency has changed

Brian Solis coined the term, “Adapt or die.” It’s the notion that brands must adapt to the Consumer Revolution, listen to the consumer, and start having more intelligent conversations (and relationships) with their customers. I buy in to the Consumer Revolution. As a consumer, and as an agency representing brands. But to buy in to […]

the dark side of social media

What is it that Justin Strom, Calvin Winbush, Alan Townsend, and Adrian Nicholas all have in common? They are all Social Media Pimps, and not the kind that can “pimp-out” your company online to the public. No, these are real pimps that have mastered the use of technology and exploiting teens on the streets and […]

keeping the tradition alive

Social media marketing has a lot of commotion that it is the best form of marketing. So much, that it’s making small and medium businesses concerned with their advertising budgets. They have long been pro traditional marketing efforts, especially mom and pop shops. But, social media is affordable and many methods, perceived free. No business […]

6 steps to a solid online brand reputation in 2014 and beyond

Before taking steps to build a solid online brand reputation, let’s start with the five key elements that make up a successful and strong brand reputation. As you already know, your brand is more than your logo and your name. Your brand is the message that you convey to your customers and to your audience. […]