Email marketing trends for 2018

July 05, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

There have been many changes in digital marketing trends through the years, and email marketing is no different. Email marketing is still one of the preferred ways for marketers to get their messages to consumers—it remains the best way to ensure your message gets exactly where you want it to go at the exact time... Read More

Three ways to increase Facebook engagement

June 30, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

It’s difficult to run a Facebook business page these days—or at least an active one. Organic reach has been dropping steadily for several years, and Facebook is continually altering its algorithm to place more emphasis—and show more users—content from their friends, family and outer circle. That’s understandable, given that it was created to be a... Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas?

June 07, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

We know what you’re thinking. Please! I’ve barely warmed up! I can’t be thinking about Christmas! True, the year is barely six months old and, while we don’t want to hasten its departure any more than the next full-service marketing firm, it’s time to start thinking about your holiday marketing campaign—or, at the very least,... Read More

Facebook pushes for ‘safe, civil’ advertising

May 03, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

We live in an increasingly divisive world. You can’t turn on the television, open a newspaper or listen to the radio without hearing one group of people yelling at or complaining about another. The Internet, particularly most social media channels, can be a combination of all of the above, bringing news, entertainment, culture and politics into... Read More

Five content marketing myths

April 07, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

Content marketing can be effective if you do it properly. Just like many other forms of advertising, publishing any content to a targeted online audience can be a hit-or-miss proposition. There are plenty of theories on what works and what doesn’t—and plenty of companies out there willing to charge you an arm and a leg... Read More

How KFC used humor to respond to a PR crisis–and won the day

March 31, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

For business owners, there’s nothing worse that running out of the one thing your customers are seeking from you. An oil change shop running out of oil, a tire shop running out of tires (all of them) or a chicken restaurant running out of chicken. That’s exactly what happened recently, when a change in suppliers... Read More

Top blog sharing tools

March 03, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

A blog is still a great way to spread the word about your business, share your knowledge with a potential customer base and provide evergreen content for your social media channels. There are several apps out there that will help you share your blogs in different ways, allowing you to reach new people and expand... Read More

SEO hits and myths

March 02, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

If you’re relying on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to draw customers to your business web site, chances are you’re using outdated information. The SEO world is constantly changing, for one thing, and it’s difficult for even experts in the field to keep up with it. Also, if you’re continuing to avoid putting money into your... Read More

Stop searching: Google Adwords is your best bet

February 09, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

The advertising world has changed dramatically in the recent years and Google AdWords is one of the digital marketing options that is fueling this change. Google commands 77 percent of search engine traffic, followed by Bing—which gets only 7 percent of search engine traffic. That’s why spending your advertising dollars on Google AdWords is a... Read More

Not a director? No problem! Videos made easy

February 04, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

In the days of decreasing organic reach, video might be your ace in the hole. Videos tend to get more engagement and will therefore make it into more of your customers’ newsfeeds than other, more static content. That’s increasingly important after the so-called ‘Facebook Zero’ announcement, in which the social media giant explained that content... Read More

Social media predictions for 2018

January 03, 2018

Posted By: Scotty Spielman

The New Year will bring challenges to business owners, and the continued digital marketing revolution will be there to help—or hurt. Just like last year, we expect plenty of changes to impact your business’ social media channels. Here are some of the top trends we’re predicting: Shrinkage. You probably noticed last year that the number... Read More