social media strategy

Social Media Calendar 2018 Planning – It’s Time to Start!

by Shannon Huppin on November 15, 2017

Sure, there is plenty of 2017 left. But there’s never been a more perfect time to get a kick start on next year’s social media calendar. By having a plan set in place well before the new year, there’s no mad scramble to get something less than spectacular in place, and you’ll be better prepared […]

Ten Social Media Post Ideas for Fall

by Shannon Huppin on October 18, 2017

Believe it or not, the first day of fall is already behind us! The year is flying by, but with the holiday shopping season coming up very soon, Q4 is a booming time for lots of small businesses. If you’re already planning your social media calendar for 2018, good for you! If you’re focused more […]

7 Live Streaming Best Practices for Effective Videos

by Shannon Huppin on October 4, 2017

Videos are continuously growing as the most-viewed content online. Need some hard evidence? Check out these stats: People watch live videos three times longer than other videos. Users are ten times more likely to comment on a live video than on other videos or posts. Video of a live event significantly increases brand favorability. Are […]

Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean your task list is small! You have the full responsibility of running the business in your hands, and that means a lot of tasks on your plate. If there’s one thing that can make or break your business, it’s a good relationship with your customers. But responding […]

Ten Ways to Expand Your Email Marketing List

by Shannon Huppin on June 28, 2017

Email marketing is the new direct mail. The good news? Customers respond well to a quality email that offers value. The bad news is that people get a LOT of emails every day. Your email marketing efforts must stand out. But before any of that happens, you must have people ON your list to actually […]

Four Tips for Taking Fantastic Instagram Photos

by Shannon Huppin on April 19, 2017

Instagram is a popular and growing social media platform, with 600 million monthly users. New features like Instagram stories have brands lining up to engage with their audiences via this trendy, image-focused network. If you already have an Instagram account, you’re on your way to success! These tips are for you and your team to learn […]

Late in 2016, LinkedIn made some major changes to the way company pages are displayed and utilized by users. The cleaner, more minimalistic look and feel of the pages makes information easier to find and read. The new page look also gives people a clearer picture into how your small business began, how it’s run […]

Ten Spring Social Media Post Ideas

by Shannon Huppin on March 8, 2017

After the holidays, the new year and the rush of Valentine’s Day, your content generation imagination may be spent! But now is no time to let up! If you’ve created a solid social media plan for the year, you should already have your monthly sales and product launches worked into your calendar. Here are some […]

Instagram Stories – Tips and Ideas for Small Businesses

by Shannon Huppin on February 22, 2017

If your target consumer audience uses Instagram, it could be time for your small business to begin using Instagram Stories to engage with them. Instagram users are loyal and get lots of purchasing ideas from the platform. They also love seeing their favorite celebrities and influencers update their accounts and are interested in what their […]

Ten Topic Ideas To Live Stream in the New Year

by Shannon Huppin on January 18, 2017

Happy new year, small business owners! While 2016 was a real nail biter, the beauty of a new year is the sense of a fresh start. If your small business was to try only one new way to market your business in the digital space this year, consider live streaming video. This technology is going […]