In Part 1 we talked about how Instagram has become a vital weapon to keep in your marketing arsenal, and we also talked about how to get started. Now let’s move on to the fun stuff — creating good, engaging content.
Hey, what do you know, it’s a brand new year full of brand new resolutions. And if you make one social media marketing resolution this year, make it this:
Amp up your Instagram game.
What? Instagram? I know. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t “get” Instagram at first, either. In its early days it had built up such a reputation as a hipster mecca for filtered shots of shoes and latte-foam designs that I couldn’t understand how it could be useful in a larger context. But now our little Insta is all grown up, and it’s time to take a serious look at its marketing potential.
Dowitcher Designs HQ may be located in sunny Santa Barbara, CA, but we’re not disconnected from the rest of the country. And for the past few days we’ve been hearing all about this nasty arctic air mass that’s dipped down from, well, the arctic, and right into the middle of the continental US.
It’s news-worthy, for sure. Today, alone, at least 45 daily record lows were shattered. And I didn’t even need to check the news to know — social media saw to that.
Here at Dowitcher Designs we love the holiday season. Everything about it! The twinkling lights, the sparkling tinsel, the festive parties, the cookies, oh my goodness, the cookies.
This year, though, even our pets got caught up the spirit. Yep, our team is rounded out with two fiesty kittens, Pinot and Persimmon; a dog, Trixie; and a turtle, Pip — let’s say they’re our creative muses. And recently they got really creative.
Last week I came across an infographic on women and technology that I can’t seem to stop thinking about, so I thought I’d share it here with you.
Huffington Post and Real Simple teamed up to create an online poll that was answered by 3,583 women between October 7 and October 18. The poll asked questions about how smartphones and social media affect their lives.
Do you remember the day you got a Facebook friend request from your grandmother?
Facebook has come a long way over the years — from a startup network for Ivy-League university students, to the number one social network on the globe. But with that popularity has come, well, a certain element of maturity.
New research from Piper Jaffray suggests that as more and more older people have joined Facebook, more and more younger people are looking to be social elsewhere.
Social media marketers love to measure things. They love to measure customer engagement, for example. Brand awareness. Sales conversion. Return on investment.
The most fascinating thing to track, however — at least to me — is sentiment. And I’m not talking about that schmoopy, gooey feeling you get when you think about your first crush.
Marketers want to track sentiment is because they’re interested in knowing how people feel about their company or brand. Are they happy or sad? Satisfied or mad? Are they advocating, or are they trash-talking?
Sentiment is difficult to track because [...]
Raise your hands if you’ve ever logged into Facebook at work.
Come on, now, don’t be shy. Get those hands up there. Don’t worry, your bosses aren’t looking. In fact, they’re probably scrolling through their own News Feeds right now.
It’s been six years since the insanely popular website I Can Has Cheezburger? posted its first LOLcat, and since then the word “meme” has been firmly entrenched in our internet vocabulary.
But did you know that memes have been around a heck of a lot longer than that? They go back at least as far as the 1800s, when American photographer Harry Whittier Frees took photos of [...]
Honestly, I get a little tired of the constant pitting of one social media network against another. You know the drill: Facebook versus Twitter! Google versus Facebook! Instagram versus Flickr versus Pinterest!
Each network is vastly different and it’s incredibly difficult to level the metric playing field enough to officially announce an ultimate “winner” among them. What’s more, social media continues to change and shift, which means a current “winner” might not be wearing the crown anymore a few months from now.
But that constant evolution is what makes it important to keep on top of trends.