Social media marketing strategy is essential to unlocking the benefits of social media. Credible research is necessary to determine what the right social media marketing strategy is for your situation. As we’ll see here, there are numerous pieces of current research that demonstrate that social media is a prudent channel for marketing investment. As Forrester and others show, social media is starting to attract marketing spend previously allocated to SEO and other forms of digital marketing.  Why the Smart Money is Moving to Social Media Marketing 5 years ago, droves of advertisers started funneling newspaper and TV budgets into digital channels. Now the money is flowing to social media. >> Spending on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook marketing continues to accelerate […]

Guaranteeing effective social media strategy isn’t out of the question if you plan and execute well. The mindset that will really help get things done? Set out to achieve bold things with a bold strategy. Aiming for the stars requires you to consider all aspects of social media — the audience, the creative, and the measurement — but at least you’ll be prepared to execute the most effective social media strategy possible. How Can You Guarantee Effective Social Media Strategy? For many businesses, social media is the new cornerstone of their digital marketing programs. Social media is great for:1) finding audiences and 2) engaging with those audiences. Research suggests more and more that social media platforms exert an overweight influence […]

More and more businesses are feeling the pressure to do something with social media. There is a lot you can do. Here’s an example of what you can do in the B2B space: read about our award-winning social media entry in the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Excellence Awards. In fact, there is so much to do with social media that it can be overwhelming. Remember: focus on your audience. Whether it’s by geographic region, behavioural segment, age or interest. Putting your audience first answers a lot of questions. If your competition is using social media and you are not, it is probably time to take the plunge. We’ll show you some of the ropes with this social media marketing guide […]

Social media is a great opportunity for public companies. Not only do you have a huge audience, but endless creative opportunities. The only restrictions you have are your own. How you use social media depends on your company’s corporate social media strategy. Formulating corporate social media strategy and then executing it can be difficult. Not only must the social media fit in with everything else going on, it must also deliver tangible results with minimal risk. For Social Media to Add Value it Must: Be a cultural fit with the communications planning and deployment process; Be compatible with ongoing reporting activities and requirements, such as quarterly results; Complement and enhance the planned and unplanned delivery of regular, special and tactical […]

We’re an award-winning social media agency in Vancouver, BC. We live 24/7 on social media, especially Twitter and Instagram. Twitter is by far the hardest of the social media platforms but is also the most rewarding because Twitter doesn’t restrict your organic reach like the dark lords at Facebook. For this reason you need an audience management product to discover accounts that you might want to follow. We test drove all of the free unfollow apps: Managefliter, Crowdfire, Tweepi, Commun.it and UnfollowSpy and rated them. We found some surprising features that you will want to check out. Rating the unfollow apps: these apps are key to developing a strong social media audience. Today we rate and discuss a slate of […]

Interview with the King of Twitter:Sam Hurley Sam Hurley @Sam___Hurley    FOLLOWERS: 129k Editor’s Note: This was our first feature blog article published on August 23, 2016. It was an interview that effectively launched a social media agency. At the time, the intersection of marketing technology and social media was just taking shape. Sam Hurley was — and still is — an excellent example of how to run social media marketing operations at scale. In this exclusive interview with Sam Hurley, the King of Twitter reveals his secrets to growing your Twitter account.  Most pro social media marketers who operate on Twitter know Sam Hurley. Many have retweeted him at one time or another. His tweets cover the range of digital marketing topics: anything from driving […]