The State of the Hashtag

State of the Hashtag

My fellow Americans, today I stand before you to say the state of the hashtag is…well, it’s #complicated and varies from platform to platform. Today, more-and-more brands and businesses are relying on social media platforms to set the tone for their messaging and reach their customer base in a more consistent and convincing way. One … Read More

Video + Social Media: The Perfect Pairing

Absolute Marketing Group

In the 80s video may have killed the radio star, but today it can be the lifeblood of your brand’s ability to generate social media interaction with consumers in a way in which no other medium can compare. Scroll through your own social media feeds and you’ll find endless examples of static text readily missed … Read More

5ives: Marketing Terms Removed from the Social Media Vocabulary

Brian’s blog comparing Traditional Media and Social Media got me thinking about how social media is shaping not only marketing, but our culture as a whole. Here are five words that social media is removing from the marketing vernacular. 1. Audience Social media creates the opportunity for two-way communication between the brand and the user. … Read More

Should we do this? Part 2

In the first part of this series, I talked in depth about usability and putting your customers first when thinking about your online marketing efforts. In Part 2, I’ll explain the second question you should ask yourself – “Is the time needed to develop, implement and maintain the feature justifiable?” There are a lot of … Read More

Should we do this?

Several months ago, Luke posted an article titled, “Is This Possible?” talking about the limitless capabilities of the Internet. I’d like to take this idea one step further. The real question isn’t “Can we do this?” but “Should we do this? When it comes to website design and function, there are a lot of great … Read More

Who’s Talking About Me? Tools to Monitor Your Brand and Reputation Online

So you’ve jumped into Social Media and are Tweeting, Following and Friending like a Pro. Great. You’re also commenting intelligently on blogs and sending out RT Luv on a regular basis. Fabulous. So – who’s talking about YOU, and what are they saying? If you’re logging directly into Facebook and Twitter, you’re seeing your friends’ … Read More

There is Facetube on MyTwitter

As the proliferation of social media continues, it is my job as a marketing professional to stay on top of all this chaos. It takes some adjustment, but when I’m feeling overwhelmed configuring Twitter into Facebook or in a conference discussing viral content for YouTube integration, I ask myself one very simple question.

What would Demi Moore do?

Twitter Marketing 101

Until a few months ago, Twitter didn’t mean much to the Fargo-Moorhead community. And to many in North Dakota and Western Minnesota, it still doesn’t mean much. The purpose of this article is to not only provide an introduction to Twitter, but to demonstrate how this social medium greatly enhances brand interaction, public relations and … Read More