Instagram is becoming a key platform for small businesses. The platform has evolved from a simple social media platform to one where businesses can generate sales straight from the app. I recently worked with a local small business on a social media strategy where the key performance indicator was follower growth. She sold her products … Continue reading Grow your Instagram followers organically (for free)
There’s a lot of noise in the digital advertising space. We’re getting paid ads, videos, memes, friends’ posts, subscriptions, strangers’ rants, news items, and hundreds of pieces of content thrown at us daily online. It’s overwhelming and hard to pay attention. How is a brand supposed to keep up? In the age where there’s too … Continue reading How to actually reach your audience through social media
When I realized that writing was my passion, but it wasn’t what I wanted as a career, I decided to become a freelance writer on the side. While the whole process is incredibly fulfilling, it’s definitely a consistent learning process. From invoicing properly, to finding time after working hours to do, well, more work, to managing client relationships … Continue reading How to not go crazy as a freelance writer
Hiring someone to ghostwrite your content for you can be one of the smartest business decisions you make. You may think, “Hey! Anyone can write a blog!” which of course is entirely true. However, many people think they can renovate their kitchen or sing in public – but that doesn’t mean that they should. If … Continue reading Why you should hire a content writer
Finding someone in your life who motivates you and inspires you is crucial to your overall success. For me, Jessica has been someone in my life who I think has so much potential and I've been more than happy to give her endless advice. But, it's hasn't just been a one-way street. Being a mentor to Jessica has … Continue reading Why having (and being) a mentor is key to success
Everyone is busy making year end predictions and talking about what we should prepare for in 2016 in regards to content marketing and digital marketing. While everyone loves a good list, I decided to share my thoughts regarding three things specifically we should take note of next year in the marketing world. Attention spans are getting … Continue reading Marketing in 2016: What should we expect?
We all get a ton of emails in our inbox every morning when we wake up and spend at least five precious minutes deleting each and every one of them. Yet, us digital marketers and PR professionals are personally contributing to this clutter! Rising above the inbox chaos is a challenge we all face in our … Continue reading 3 email marketing strategies you can’t ignore
Working in social media, I often get asked what tools I often use for productivity, measurement, and organizing. Of course, there’s the ol' Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, and Google Analytics that we all know and love. But, I wanted to share some of the newer tools I’ve found and come to love. With content marketing in mind, … Continue reading 5 digital marketing tools you need right now