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Social Media Promotions: Keep Them Engaging and Legal

There were 1,730,000,000 active users on social media by the end of 2013, a full quarter of the world’s population. Social Media continues to grow at an unfathomable rate , … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

The 3 Marketing Stats That Matter Most Now.

We talk a lot about numbers around here, and here’s another: 22,000. It’s hard to believe that’s the number of reader hits Blogging Out Loud has garnered in the three … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

Spring Clean Your Marketing Routine – 3 Easy Steps!

680 million of Facebook’s 1.06 billion active monthly users access the social site via their mobile phones. Instagram – the photo-sharing app taking consumers and brands by storm – has … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 8 Comments

5 Ways to Make Hashtags Work for You.

Twitter hatched 7 years ago this month when, on March 21, 2006, co-founder Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first tweet. As of last fall, the site reported an average of … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Guerrilla Marketing Wins Super Bowl.

On Monday, Twitter released its own Super Bowl scorecard: Sunday’s game generated 24.1 million tweets from celebrities, fans, and even brands not affiliated with the sporting event. While that led … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

4 Marketing Trends That Matter Now.

It’s time once again to pitch predictions that will affect each and every marketer in 2013. In our continual effort to keep our marketing industry colleagues up to date on … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Reflecting on Marketing’s 2012 Hits and Misses.

There’s no doubt 2012 was an exciting year for marketing. From the virtual explosion of visually driven social networks such as Pinterest and Instagram to the creative guerilla marketing witnessed … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Back Talk: Where Will We Be This Time Next Year?

For marketers, 2012 will be remembered as the Year of Instagram, Pinterest and mobile marketing. Don’t take it from me, though, take it from Facebook, which acquired Instagram and its … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

Black Friday Goes Mobile and Social.

It’s simple arithmetic: 2012 holiday spending is estimated total $586.1 billion, a 4.1% growth over last year. As a result, marketers are challenged to add more impact to their normal … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Snap: Maximizing Holiday Marketing Creativity.

Creativity. It’s a major piece of the marketing puzzle, especially during the fast-approaching holiday season. The National Retail Association estimates that American shoppers will spend just under $750 on average … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

5 Future Marketing Trends From 100 Blog Posts.

In fashion, trends come and go. But for marketers, the opportunities inspired by trends come…and grow. How else can we explain the explosion of consumers packing smartphones, or the fact … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Back Talk: Is Instagram the Mobile Tipping Point?

Facebook’s announcement yesterday to buy Instagram for $1 billion is as good of an indicator as any of the future of mobile marketing. The deal comes on the heels of … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

What Does Social Media Mean for Marketers Now?

“Tossing up a Facebook page is not a social strategy.” – Beverly Macy, renowned social media expert Beverly Macy is a widely sought after speaker on the topic of real-time … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 18 Comments

Back Talk: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Pin Away…

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Pinterest — the photo-sharing social network that’s grown faster than any standalone website in history — is fast turning those figurative … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 16 Comments

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