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Improve Your Instagram Promoted Posts

Instagram promoted posts have grown in popularity since they were rolled out and will continue to be leveraged more by brands in 2016. As a marketer, this excites me. As a consumer, this annoys me. Unfortunately, many brands are using Instagram as an advertising tool rather than a content tool. Instagram is a platform to […]

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Brand Guide to Influencer Marketing

If you shop online, chances are you scroll down to the product review section. If the item you’re interested in has 3 stars you’re probably going to hesitate before you place it in your shopping cart. Now more than ever, the opinion and reviews of others influence purchase behaviors both online and offline. According to […]

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Authentic Brand Integrations: Lessons from LEGO

On Sunday night’s Oscar’s, there were many celebrity winner’s including John Legend & Common for their song “Glory” from the movie Selma. There was only one brand winner however; and that was Lego®. Lego statues were given out to random audience members including Oprah Winfrey and Emma Stone during a performance of the song “Everything […]

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User-Generated Content: Lessons from Bonnaroo

Yesterday night, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its 2015 line-up. Actually, Bonnaroo let its fans announce the 2015 lineup for them.  Fans called the special Bonnaroo hotline, were greeted by a warm, “Hi yall” and then received an artist’s name. Fans were then asked to share the names on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using […]

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Real Time Marketing: Add to the Conversation

Is your company engaging in real time marketing? It should be! Last night’s Golden Globes broadcast was not just a showcase of TV and movie stars, but A-list brands, marketing, and creative agencies. The Super Bowl was once the biggest advertisement opportunity for companies, but now award shows are becoming just as important. Social media […]

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Grassroot Campaign Lessons from the Ice Bucket Challenge

Grassroots marketing is described as using unconventional or nontraditional methods which is exactly what the ALS #icebucketchallenge is. In less than a month, the ALS Association has raised $22 million and garnered over 400,000 new donors. It is a phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down donations or videos being uploaded to various social […]

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