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3 Social Media Tips for Gearing Up Your Business for the Holidays

3 Social Media Tips for Gearing Up Your Business for the Holidays

For many businesses the holiday season is an opportunity to bring in significant sales. Many companies don’t start planning until its too late…and that time is certainly creeping up on. 10 days until Thanksgiving and then the calendar beeline’s its way to New Years Eve. Be sure you’re being proactive, at this point, you should [...]

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Facebook’s Making Share Images BIG

Facebook’s Making Share Images BIG

Facebook is rolling out larger images for link shares on desktop and mobile to make stories more legible, enticing and lead generating. The goal is to increase click through rates on links as large images are more engaging. The recommended image size for your website is now 1200x627px; Minimum is 560x292px. Prior, images were thumbnail [...]

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Pinterest Rolls Out Promoted Pins

Let’s talk about Pins, baby. Let’s talk about [promoted] pins and me. Pinterest is rolling out promoted pins this week. Haven’t seen ‘em yet? Don’t fret, because Pinterest is only rolling out promoted pins to a select number of pinners for initial testing. Pinterest is hoping for a more native advertising experience than distracting, flashy [...]

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Filter This: 1888 is the First “Instagram Hotel”

Social media and real-life collide in Sydney, Australia’s 1888 Hotel. Billed as the world’s first “Instagram hotel,” 1888 heavily incorporates the photo-sharing platform into both its aesthetic and its marketing strategy. 1888 is housed in a renovated and reclaimed store first built in, you guessed it, 1888. The 90-room boutique hotel was opened with photo [...]

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Twitter’s IPO Offering is Public & What we may see on our Twitter Streams

Twitter’s IPO Offering is Public & What we may see on our Twitter Streams

So, a few days ago we chatted about Twitter’s IPO Offering, and when it would potentially be revealed to the public. Sure enough, public it went. The revealing of the documents means that the company can determine share prices and officially go public in 21 days. Yesterday Twitter made its IPO filing public which has [...]

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Twitter to Make IPO Filing Public

Twitter to Make IPO Filing Public

Last month Twitter announced that that it has confidentially filed an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. — Twitter (@twitter) September 12, 2013 In 2010 Twitter began building business [...]

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Foursquare Shows the Pulse of Major Cities

It’s well-known that San Francisco is a hub of tech-savvy app users, but how about Istanbul? Chicago? London? Foursquare has compiled some visually stunning time lapse videos that show check-ins over a 24 hour period in some of the world’s largest and most-established cities. Viewers can watch the pulse of these cultural centers as people [...]

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Word on the Tweet is that We’re Talking More about Twerking than Syria

Word on the Tweet is that We’re Talking More about Twerking than Syria

So, as many of you have heard, and unfortunately seen, Miley Cyrus had quite the performance last month…simultaneously, the conflict in Syria was escalating. To me, it seemed like more people were concerned with Miley Cyrus’s twerking and gyrating than they were concerned about the Conflict and the U.S. involvement in Syria. Well, apparently this [...]

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What Would You Do for a Facebook Like? Pepsi’s LIKE Machine

What Would You Do for a Facebook Like? Pepsi’s LIKE Machine

Free Samples. They’ve been around for decades. Ladies, gentlemen, standing on a sidewalk or in a strip mall, handing out free samples-simple as that. Pepsi decided to change it up a bit. The agents for Pepsi created a “Like Machine” that does not accept money but gives people an opportunity to like their page to [...]

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Ads on Instagram?…Not Quite Yet

Ads on Instagram?…Not Quite Yet

Instagram, beloved Instagram. If you’ve been having sleepless nights and nightmares about ads on Instagram clogging your feed, take a deep breath and rest easy.  Facebook said  it has no immediate plans to put ads in its photo-sharing app–BUT it will happen eventually. It is no surprise that Facebook is planning to monetize Instagram. During [...]

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