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How a Content Agency Can Take Your Social Program to New Heights

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Marian Hughes

Topics: Social Media, Thought Leadership, Search Engine Marketing

Anyone who knows how to sign up for a Twitter account can post on behalf of a brand on social media. However, if you’re a brand trying to build a solid social media presence without a skillful strategy behind it, you’ll likely fall on deaf ears. If ...

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The 5 Myths Holding Back Your Paid Social Media Strategy

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Jessica Ivetich

Topics: Digital Marketing, Social Media, Planning

At this point, the need for paid promotion as part of your social media marketing strategy should be old news. As organic traffic and engagement continues to wane (thanks, Facebook!), the pay-to-play element is a necessary piece of social strategy. ...

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The Magic of Influencer Marketing

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Colleen Irish

Topics: Social Media, Influencer Marketing

 If you think influencer marketing is just celebrities posing with the latest FabFitFun box, #SkinnyTea in hand, think again. It’s a multibillion dollar industry and a strategy used by more than 80 percent of marketers. Some influencers may be ...

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Time to Break Up With Snapchat?

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Stephanie Malkus

Topics: Social Media, Infographics

Let’s be honest, we all know things have been difficult with Snapchat for a while now. The signs are there. It started with small annoyances, like redesigns that didn’t seem to solve any problems, but created new ones. Then there’s the few (hundred ...

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Top Scores: Standout Storytelling from Super Bowl LIII

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Cassie Morris

Topics: Social Media, Thought Leadership, Events

Every year, the Super Bowl brings Americans together around the TV for an evening of chicken wings, beer, melted cheese, and Tom Brady. (Tier One calls Boston home, so we’re just a “little” excited about his latest championship ring). With more than ...

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When Brands Take a Stand

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Amelia Vernon

Topics: Social Media, Social Listening and Trend Spotting, Messaging and Positioning

Everyone knows two topics are taboo at the dinner table: politics and religion. That same truism has long been observed by brands (at dinner time and beyond). Yet, a recent survey from Sprout Social found that 66 percent of U.S. consumers want to ...

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