3 Easy Tips for Photo Editing in Lightroom

3 Easy Tips for Photo Editing in Lightroom

Do you ever wonder how bloggers, influencers, and brands seem to have the best photography money can buy – without a million dollar photography budget? Let us loop you into one of the industries best-kept secrets: Photo editing!

When we are talking about photo editing, we aren’t talking about the filters you can slap on in Instagram. We are talking about time-intensive, frustrating, but oh-so-rewarding photo editing that takes place in Lightroom. But don’t get discouraged, with a little training and guidance, anyone can do it!

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What Digital Marketing Looks Like in 2018

What Digital Marketing Looks Like in 2018

With a new year comes new trends. We’ve seen new fashion trends, new dietary trends, new fitness trends, and even some new marketing trends! Check out the top 3 marketing trends you will see in 2018:

1. Live Video: The Rise of Professionally Shot Live Videos

When you hear the words “live video” you probably think of the people who share somewhat shaky and unscripted content on Facebook and Instagram – and it’s typically shot on a smartphone. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good authentic live video… but as 2018 creeps along, you will start to notice the emergence of professionally shot live videos. With new features on Facebook, users can now hook up multiple DSLR cameras, sound equipment, and lighting. Making their live videos look like a professional production! This will come in handy for those businesses who are looking to host things like webinars, live workshops, workouts, Q&A’s and more! Check out how Kohl’s used Facebook Live to host their very first live workout. Continue reading “What Digital Marketing Looks Like in 2018”

How Blogging Helps Your Business

How Blogging Helps Your Business

We’re going to let you in on a secret… When it comes to your business, it is not enough to just be on social media. Blogs are an extremely useful tool to set your company apart from the rest and cut through the noise of busy social media platforms. Take it from the experts: 53% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority (via Hubspot). Read on to learn how blogging will help your business:

Increase Searchability

We’re sure you’ve heard the term SEO, but what does it mean? Seach Engine Optimization (i.e. SEO) is the implementation of tactics that increase traffic to your website through organic search engine results. There are two goals:

  • Increase quantity
  • Increase quality

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What’s the Scoop: LinkedIn Groups

What’s the Scoop: LinkedIn Groups

If you are on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, chances are that you have a profile on LinkedIn. But are you using it to its full potential? If we were betting people, we’d bet that you are probably aren’t (but not for a lack of trying!).

One of the most under-utilized tools of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Groups. Have you heard of them? Are you using them? If you answered “no”, check out the scoop below!

What is a LinkedIn Group?

Think of LinkedIn Groups like an online club. It’s a “place for professionals in the same industry or with similar interests, to share content, find answers, post and view jobs, make business contacts, and establish themselves as industry experts.” Continue reading “What’s the Scoop: LinkedIn Groups”

Social Media New Features – January 2018

Social Media New Features – January 2018

We can’t believe that January has already come and gone! Who else had a great first month of 2018? As always, we’re here to give you all the new social media features added to our favorite platforms:

Facebook

  • Facebook isn’t giving up on their Stories feature. You can now post to Facebook Stories from your desktop.
  • Facebook officially announced major changes to their algorithm that strive to make your family and friends content priority. This big change is forcing businesses to restrategize their social media marketing plans in order to get their content seen. Contact us for a free social media consultation to talk about your business goals on social.
  • The latest update to Facebook’s algorithm is to prioritize trusted local news sources in users feeds. In Mark Zuckerberg’s post about the new update, he states, “We’re making a series of updates to show more high quality, trusted news.”

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Community Management: How to Improve your Engagement on Social Media

Community Management: How to Improve your Engagement on Social Media

In our latest post, we told you about the things you should look for when searching for a Social Media Manager. But, what does an SMM do exactly? Well, we do a lot, but a big component of our job is community management. Community management should be a critical part of your social media strategy. If you’re not actively managing your social community, then that could be the reason you are seeing low engagement (read our blog post about other mistakes you may be making that kill your engagement).

Community management goes way past liking comments your followers leave. It takes time and strategy to manage your social community in a way that fosters growth. The more channels you would like to be active on, the more planning it takes.

Why community management is important:

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4 Instagram Business Mistakes to Avoid – Free Downloadable Checklist!

4 Instagram Business Mistakes to Avoid – Free Downloadable Checklist!

 

With over 800 million daily active users and 80% of those accounts following a business profile, there is no debate that your company could benefit from being on Instagram. The platform is great for connecting with new potential customers, building a community around your brand, and providing quick customer service.

It’s proven that promoting your business on Instagram can result in huge return, but you have to make sure you are using the platform correctly! Instagram has frustrated countless business owners due to ever-changing algorithms and updates, but algorithms aren’t everything! We have picked up on some key mistakes business owners are making – which when fixed, can be the difference in Instagram working for your business. The best part is, they’re easy fixes! We have rounded up the most common mistakes businesses are making, and have created a FREE downloadable checklist that will walk you through how to fix them! Click the link below to get yours.  

Free Downloadable: SAMI’s Guide to Instagram for Business

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