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Pinterest in 2022 – What’s Changed and Whether You Should Be on It

It’s been a while since we’ve covered Pinterest here on our blog. Since those days the platform has advanced a fair bit with the addition of a creator fund. With many shifting gears to growing platforms like Tik Tok, platforms like Pinterest have taken a back seat or have been...

How Brands Can Support Charitable Causes Through Social Media

Social media creates a space for brands to communicate with their customers. The platforms are great for building brand identity and reinforcing core company values. Something that means more to customers now than it has ever done before. Research conducted in 2020 found that value alignment is a key deciding...
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Top Tips to Improve Your Instagram Presence in 2022

Not unlike Google Search, Instagram is always changing, which means you’ll probably need to update your strategy to keep up with trends. In fact, the social media landscape in general is continuing to evolve, with video content becoming ever more popular. Here are some top tips to help you make...

4 Ways the Digital Marketing Scene is Changing

From blockchain and NFTs, to the rise of ecommerce and swift deliveries. Here are some big changes happening in the digital marketing space and what businesses are going to have to do to prepare themselves for these big changes in the way we operate. 1. NFTs and Blockchain It’s something...
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How to Optimise Your Business for Christmas

If you’re ready for Christmas, then you’ll know the stress involved in getting all the presents ready, planning your day accordingly, picking out the right food and making sure it’s all ready in time for the big day. For businesses it’s a whole other level of anxiety – planning for...

Top Tips for Creating Powerful Social Video

There is no escaping the latest TikTok dances and viral sounds of social media. The rise of social video has firmly glued our eyes to our phones. In 2020 it was reported that the average person spent a whopping 100 minutes of their day consuming video content and it comes...
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5 Digital Marketing Tips to Improve Your Online Sales

If you run an eCommerce business (a company that sells goods and/or services online), you may be wondering how you can market your business to increase your sales. It’s certainly important to consider various tactics that can attract new customers and encourage existing customers to return, otherwise your profits will...
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Pros & Cons of Instagram Giveaways

Giveaways are a great way to boost your followers and gain engagement on Instagram. If you spend a lot of time on Instagram then you will have come across many accounts running giveaways to promote new products and increase brand awareness. You may even see giveaways in your feed from...

5 Tips for Planning Social Media Content

Posting consistent, high quality content is the key to audience growth. But how do you stay on top of your social media strategy? Here are 5 tips for success…
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6 Tips for Using Instagram Hashtags

Knowing how to use hashtags effectively will help to expand your Instagram audience. When you use a hashtag, your post will appear in the search results for that hashtag on Instagram. Users can also follow hashtags, which means they could see your post in their feed even if they don’t...

Instagram Engagement – 7 Tips to Success

If you are looking for ways to get your Instagram engagement levels up, here are our 7 tips to success…   Create valuable content Ask yourself… What do your followers need help with? What is it about your business they are most interested in? What is your expert advice? Now...
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6 Digital Marketing Tips for 2021

The global pandemic has undeniably had a huge impact on the majority of businesses throughout 2020, whether for better or for worse, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down just yet. So, how does that affect our digital marketing strategies in 2021? While we should always try and harness...

The benefits of Instagram’s SEO Update

Back in November Instagram announced that it would become more search-friendly and after their recent update you may have noticed a few of these changes. Now, simply by searching a particular keyword in Instagram’s search bar you will discover relevant profiles and posts without the need for hashtags. This is...
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What you need to know about Instagram Guides

Have you heard about Instagram’s new feature?  Guides are a brand new way for users to share helpful content on Instagram. Instagram Guides allows users to share recommendations on various topics in a simple, bite-size format. It is ideal for step-by-step guides, advice, and product recommendations. This hasn’t been rolled...
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3 FREE Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses

An effective digital marketing strategy is crucial when it comes to the success of any small business. Here are three digital marketing tactics that are not only really easy to do yourself, but they are all completely free!

3 Trends To Help Plan Your Social Media Strategy

Whether you are putting together a new social media strategy for your business or updating an existing one, it is important to research current trends and successful industry content. Here are three social media trends you should know about in order to create a successful 2020 strategy… Dark Social Social...
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5 Tips on Using LinkedIn To Promote Your Business

LinkedIn is a social media channel; however it is not used in quite the same way as the others. LinkedIn is a business focussed channel, so posting funny memes or photos of your pets isn’t the way forward. As a business owner, you should use this platform as a place...

5 Ways to Improve your Instagram Strategy for 2020

Now that Instagram has begun to hide likes on posts, it’s harder than ever for brands to monitor popular content and increase engagement. Today brands need to do more to keep their followers engaged, and they need to dig a little deeper in order to learn what content works best...
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Our 4 Favourite Instagram Grids from Local Businesses

Making your content ‘Instagrammable’ is something every business needs to consider in order to be successful in the world of social media marketing. It’s not enough for brands to simply take random photos and add them to Instagram without a purpose or theme. If you want to stand out and...

How to Deal with Complaints on Social Media

Social media has become one of the most popular platforms for customer care and how you handle complaints using social media channels can say a lot about your business. Handling complaints via social media can be a challenge, especially as it is all done in the public eye, however with...
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How to Create an Instagram Advert in 5 Simple Steps

If you are new to Instagram advertising and would like to test it out, we are here to help! There are loads of options within Facebook’s Creative Studio for Instagram Ads. This may seem a little over whelming at first, however with our simple guide we can help you to...

5 Expert Tips for IGTV Success

IGTV is growing at a fast pace and because it is still fairly new, now is a great time to get ahead of the competition. In order to build up an engaged audience on IGTV it is vital to do your research and create the kind of content your audience...
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Why Has My Instagram Engagement Dropped?

Have you noticed a big decline in the number of likes and engagements your Instagram posts are receiving? You are not the only one and many are searching for answers! Independent studies have shown a gradual decline in Instagram’s brand page engagement rates over the last six months. Some believe...

Why You Should Invest in Paid Social Ads

Social media is a huge platform and a great opportunity for businesses to build brand awareness and reach potential customers. Having at least one social media profile is important, because your customers will see this as a sign of credibility, particularly if you are engaging well with both positive and...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Redesign Your Website

Your website is one of the greatest assets to your business. Not only does it showcase your products or services, but it also represents your brand and helps your customers to learn more about you. If you haven’t given your website much attention recently, now is the time to do...

Instagram Creator Accounts – What you need to know

Instagram is slowly releasing new Creator Accounts, which seem to have been created specifically for influencers. Instagram Creator Accounts are similar to Instagram Business Accounts, offering special features and analytics; however there are some big differences you need to know about before making the switch… 1. Can anyone access a...
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Instagram Tests Hiding Like Counts

According to leaked information, many Instagram users in Canada will not be able to see how many likes other users are getting on their posts in the coming days. This test is designed to put the focus back on the photos, rather than on the popularity of other users. In...

Is Facebook Organic Marketing Dead?

Facebook has changed and if you work in a social media role, or look after your own business’s Facebook content, then you will have noticed that your organic marketing efforts are falling on deaf ears. The reach has declined and the engagement just isn’t there. So what can you do...
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Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Instagram Story Engagement

If you are looking for some easy ways to get more engagement on your Instagram stories or you want people to spend more time viewing your content, then these three tips will help… Don’t panic, these tips are simple, even if you are new to the platform. You just need...

Facebook Tests Search Ads

Facebook has begun testing Search Ads in the US and Canada for automotive, retail and e-commerce businesses. In this article we will look at how they work, and can they compete with Google? Facebook first tried this in 2012 but had quickly shut it down by 2013. Now, for select...
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What is a Facebook Messenger Bot?

Are you interested in Facebook Messenger Bots but unsure how to use them, or even set them up? It’s worth starting by understanding the purpose of a bot. In simple terms, a messenger bot is an automated messaging software which uses artificial intelligence to have a conversation with the user....

5 Tips for Setting up Twitter Video Ad Campaigns

A successful Twitter video campaign starts with creating great content. Your video needs to grab your audience’s attention and stop them from scrolling on. In this blog you will learn about the different types of Twitter video ad campaigns and how to set up the right campaign for your business…...

Instagram Predictions for 2019

2018 has been a busy year for social media; particularly for Instagram, with countless updates and algorithm changes. In June, the platform reached 1 billion active users, giving marketers potential access to an enormous, worldwide  audience. With updates rolling out left, right and centre, you might be wondering what 2019...

3 Tips for Writing Your Instagram Business Bio

Your Instagram business bio is your chance to explain who you are and what you do. It should also show your brand’s personality and inspire people to follow you. Your bio is the first thing that people see when they visit an Instagram account, so you need to get creative...
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How to use Instagram Nametags for Your Business

    Instagram Nametags are an easy way for people to find you on Instagram. They are designed to be scanned quickly, and easily take people to your profile or allow them to follow you. If you are a business trying to grow your Instagram audience, using your nametag should...

How Do I Generate Leads From Social Media?

Okay so we all agree that social media marketing is an essential part of any marketing strategy. It’s a great platform to increase brand awareness, share content and to start conversations with current clients. But can we actually generate any leads from social media marketing? The answer in short is...
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How to Plan a Successful Live Q&A Event Using Social Media

Running a live Q&A event is a great way to engage with your audience and be seen as an expert in your industry. If you would like to know how to use your company’s social media channels to answer questions from your customers and followers, then we’ve put together a...

5 Ways to Improve Instagram Engagement

Working towards improving your Instagram engagement can help you reach a wider audience and stay in the forefront of people’s minds. However, improving engagement can often be quite the challenge, particularly if you don’t have all the latest tricks up your sleeve. Don’t worry though; we’re here to help, so...
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