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When Facebook Was Down, Did It Halt Your Business? Let’s Fix That

When Facebook, along with siblings of Instagram, WhatsApp and others, went down earlier this week, it didn’t just bring down social media and messaging platforms: it also halted businesses. The 6+ hour outage meant for some, their company effectively ceased to be, unable to communicate or sell to customers without the use of one or […]
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How to Add Captions to Your Instagram Videos

With roughly a billion active users, businesses are jumping at the opportunity to develop immersive brand storytelling through video. Instagram Stories, Reels, and in-feed videos are great for providing engaging and dynamic insights that increase brand recognition and loyalty. However, many businesses are leaving out a simple yet major facet of their videos which is […]
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Creator vs. Business Instagram Profiles: Which Do I Need for My Brand?

Like all things related to technology, Instagram is constantly evolving. Although being added to the platform in mid-2019 – what feels like a century ago – many users are still unfamiliar with creator accounts. While sharing some similarities with the business account, both types of profiles are geared toward different users. Depending on your goals […]
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Business Bootcamp: Tracking New Social Media Trends

Social media trends have the benefit of being quickly adopted. With quarantine contributing to consumers’ internet usage, these trends have caught fire even quicker than before. This rapid evolution in the field has presented businesses and social media marketers with brand new challenges when it comes to their online strategy. To help manage this dizzying […]
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Using Instagram Hashtags to Increase Brand Exposure

Instagram is continuously finding ways to revolutionize its platform, making it an ideal location to gain free exposure for your business. However, regardless of the ever-evolving features, without the right tools at your disposal, the feedback for your social media advertising can seem stagnant. In the case of Instagram, one of the elements that most […]
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Business Bootcamp: Finding Sense in Social Media

Social media levels the playing field for companies big and small. While having buying power certainly helps with ad campaigns, a smart approach to strategy and creativity is what truly helps a business shine. But the pressing questions that weigh on the minds of most small business owners and entrepreneurs are: On which platform(s) should I […]
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Facebook Business Suite vs. Creator Studio: Which is Right for You?

Small businesses haven’t had the easiest year. And for many, the introduction of a newly updated Facebook Business Suite couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time. While businesses may have to scramble to learn the new user interface, there are also new tools and streamlined processes for managing and measuring the performances of both […]
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Marketing Your Business on Instagram Reels

Short-form video has often had a youth appeal, from the lamented social media platform Vine to the popular yet controversial TikTok. But now a new challenger has entered the game: Instagram Reels. Although this addition to Instagram appears to be their response to the trendy lip-synch and dance-based videos, the benefits extend to some business […]
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Creative Differentiation: Embracing Uniqueness in a Competitive Industry

Your product can be the solution to all life’s problems, but if you have a slew of doppelgangers selling the same merchandise, you’ll still struggle to gain a foothold in your industry. Like our parents used to say, you must embrace your uniqueness. People want to see what sets you apart from others, as the […]
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Why Did the Facebook Advertising Boycott Fail?

By the end of July, more than a thousand companies reduced or completely suspended their advertising on Facebook. Major corporations, including Mars, HP, and Coca Cola, continue to remain steadfast in their boycott of the social media platform. However, despite their efforts to foster change regarding Facebook’s free speech and misinformation policies, their actions have […]