How to create a must-see social content strategy with trendspotting

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Marketers are always on the hunt for “the next big thing.” And rightfully so. But from emerging social platforms to share-worthy content, trends arguably come and go faster than ever. Figuring out what’s a fad and what’s worth pursuing often feels like a gamble. Despite popular belief, getting ahead of the curve and predicting marketing...

Exploring video length best practices for social media

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It’s impossible to open up a major social platform now and not see a video post. Videos range from short promotional videos on Instagram to quick trailers on Twitter to longer livestreams on Facebook. Videos encompass a wide range of topics and are consumed by many people around the world. Between 2013 and 2018, video...

7 habits to refresh your focus, stay motivated and battle burnout

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No one could have predicted everything that happened in 2020. However, one thing we can all agree on is that the only way out is through overcoming these challenges. We pivoted quickly when plans changed, and we innovated by adapting the way we work. We also had to practice patience in order to learn from...

The ultimate guide to LinkedIn analytics for B2B

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LinkedIn has evolved into the go-to social network for B2B brands. From finding top-tier talent to flexing your industry influence, a staggering 79% of marketers say that the platform is a prime source of new leads. However, growing on LinkedIn requires a totally separate strategy from what works on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Not only...

Hello from the outside: Exploring the great outdoors while staying close-to-home

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When we kicked off the new decade, people embraced resolutions to travel, exercise and more, just as they do every year. However, throughout the year, the pandemic has influenced where we go, who we see and how we entertain and care for ourselves. With travel and tourism down due to the pandemic, people are leaning...

Social media video tips & strategies

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There are so many elements that go into social media videos including subtitles, length, details and sound. Essentially, you’re trying to convey a lot of information in a few seconds. But when you do it well, you see higher engagement and build a better rapport with your audience. Here you’ll find all the resources you...

Video accessibility: How to add YouTube subtitles to your videos

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When creating and sharing videos, you want to make sure your content can be consumed by as many people as possible. Whether they’re hard of hearing or simply in a setting where they can’t have their volume turned on, viewers should be able to enjoy your videos. This is why adding subtitles to videos is...

What is local SEO and how to improve your local ranking

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Word-of-mouth and local advertisements may be a great way to attract customers from your area. But online search can be equally impactful, if not more. In fact, Social Media Today reports that 97% of search engine users have searched online to find a local business. And 46% of all Google searches were seeking local information....

Meet me at the drive-in: How COVID-19 reinvigorated—and reimagined—an American pastime

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If you had told me at the beginning of 2020 that it would be the year that reinvigorated the American pastime of going to the drive-in, I wouldn’t have believed you. But 10 months and a pandemic into the year, I found myself watching the Drop Dead Drag Pageant at the Lakeshore Drive-In in Chicago....

How to craft an impactful Instagram bio for business

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Even though it may seem like a small part of your profile, coming up with the perfect Instagram bio for business can be challenging. Your bio sets the stage for your brand presence on the platform. And you only have 150 characters to sum up what your business stands for, so it’s perfectly reasonable to...