You've seen it with your own eyes. Social is going Visual Social and it's about time you started creating and sharing some cool visuals for your brand or clients. It's natural for humans to immediately pay attention to visuals. When blogging first became popular, people posted longish posts of about 1000 words. Then Twitter revolutionized [...]

How To Do Twitter Advertising – Part 1: Objective

by Victoria Hoffman October 27th, 2014

Ever since Oreo's "dunk in the dark" moment during Super Bowl XLVII, brands have been getting creative with how they insert themselves into trending conversations on Twitter. Take, for example, this promoted tweet that appeared in my timeline during the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards: Of course, this is just one example of how to take [...]

Television is Now a Social Media Venue Too

by Larry Alton October 16th, 2014

Have you noticed hashtags in the corner of your TV screen, and TV-related polls and reposts all over your social media newsfeeds? There's a connection. As the multitasking generation continued to spread its wings and invent new ways to interweave, television saw interest in its wares sliding toward the bottom. Especially with so-called "me TV" [...]

Lots of businesses are now seeing the power of international geo-targeting for their offerings, creating sub folders and designing landing pages for each market. Apple.com do a great job of this with a huge list of targeted subfolders, all created to market to that specific country. brazil dubbed social media capital of the universeThough companies [...]

You spend hours every week cultivating the perfect content for your blog. Well written posts targeted perfectly to your audience, lovingly edited to say just what you mean to, using just the right words. Everything you do seems to be just right, and yet your social media numbers are less than stellar. What's going on? [...]

7 Key Strategies to Generate More Leads from Social Media

by Joydeep Bhattacharya September 22nd, 2014

Social media can serve as a gateway for high quality leads. Businesses often underutilize the power of social media in generating vital leads and spend a lot on other channels of digital marketing in source of leads. Social media is an interactive platform for connecting with people so as to exchange, create and share information [...]

How #IceBucketChallenge Used Facebook Videos to Go Viral

by Adrienne Erin September 18th, 2014

Unless your home address is listed on Neptune, youve heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Known on social media platforms as #IceBucketChallenge or #ALSChallenge, it swept across the Internet with lightning speed. In fact, within a few short days in August 2014, it seemed like everyone who was anyone was dumping icy water on [...]

How To Get More Followers On Instagram

by Kamila September 15th, 2014

When Stanford grads Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram in 2010 – they didn't envision that two years later Facebook would purchase their company for $1 billion dollars. When Facebook bought out Instagram, the company had only 13 employees – and today it continues to be one of the most used apps in the [...]

11 Things George W Bush Taught Me About Social Media

by Andrew Marsh September 11th, 2014

Social media represents a large void in my digital marketing knowledge. I set out to get better in this space and learn more so that I could be a more well-rounded digital marketing specialist. I thought about approaching one of our outstanding Social Media Specialists here at SEP but then I had a moment of [...]

Twitter Knows We Want To Push The Buy Button

by Veronica Marmoreo September 10th, 2014

Twitter has announced they will be testing their new eCommerce feature, the "Buy" button, with a small number of select vendors in the U.S. The addition of the "Buy" button to Twitter's current functionality enables users to purchase products or services directly from vendor tweets with just a "few taps": "In our test, an entire [...]