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Big Changes for Facebook

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  Have you heard of the changes for Facebook? A data firm with ties to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign has reportedly accessed information from 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge, might have kept that data even after Facebook told the company to delete it. Because of the outrage, Facebook has vowed to make the following changes. Awareness Facebook does want to be more transparent about which apps can see your information. Within the next month, Facebook will promote its settings page that lists the apps that have access to your account. When you log into services like Tinder …

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The Importance of a Social Media Strategy

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Most people don’t think of the word strategy when they think about social media. Most of us are using social media, however, when it comes to social media marketing, there’s a lot more planning, research, and strategy involved. A social media strategy defines how your organization will use social media to achieve their goals. It’s a statement of intent that outlines the goals and measurable objectives for using social media while targeting the outcomes that you want to achieve. Even if your brand is not actively involved in social media, other businesses are, and they are more than likely winning. …

All About Hashtags

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  By now, you’ve seen hashtags everywhere on your social media platforms. They appear at the corner of the TV screen as you’re watching a highly publicized event, and even on clothing and apparel. Although hashtags are extremely effective on Twitter and Instagram, it still seems to be a grey area to use them on Facebook. We all see hashtags on Facebook, but should we use them for our Facebook marketing strategies? Use Hashtags Sparingly The best aspect of Social Media is that you can monitor and track all of your data. By monitoring Facebook, it is apparent that using …

Mardi Gras and Digital Marketing

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By now, you’ve probably eaten more king cake than you ever imagined and have already put the pieces of your costume together. For many of us here in New Orleans, our events on Facebook are filled to the brim through Mardi Gras day. The world of social media has revolutionized the way we experience Mardi Gras. It has done this through apps that show the parade routes and events shared with various social media platforms. For those of us who would rather sit at home and experience it through TV – you can watch it streamed live. When it comes …

Virality is Not Always a Good Thing

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  All of us share content on social media every day, but many of us don’t stop and take the time to think about where the content comes from. Outside of news stories and media platforms, there is something called a content creator. Ninety percent of marketing companies use content marketing as part of their strategy, but that doesn’t mean all the content they create is top-notching, compelling and valuable content. In the world of social media, there are people who seek fame through the platform of their choosing including Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat and more. People with successful accounts …

Video Marketing on Social Media

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The most important strategy in content marketing today is video on every social platform. If you don’t implement a social media video strategy for your accounts, then you will come up short. The platforms of distribution for video content online have shifted drastically over the last few years. Facebook gets more daily minutes watched than YouTube. Additionally, Snapchat’s daily views are now in the billions. Video on Twitter has taken listening and one-to-one branding to a whole new level. Most people think that YouTube is the destination for finding the best video content for their social media pages. 300 hours …

It’s a Facebook Thing: Connecting Users With The Products They Want

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  You’re scrolling through your newsfeed, you see a sweatshirt that has your name or your profession in a catchphrase, and it’s only $30. It feels weird to see something so distinctly “you” pop up. So, how does Facebook do that? If you feel like Facebook has more ads than usual, you aren’t dreaming it up; Facebook has been hitting all of us with more ads that are more relevant to us. Although it may seem unnerving at first, Facebook’s data collection tools are fascinating and can often connect users with products they want. Facebook uses your profile to create …

The Pets of Velocity Agency

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You’ve met all the humans of Velocity, but now it’s time to meet the Veloci-dogs! In honor of National Dog Day, we thought we’d introduce you to our favorite furballs!   Layla Sutton, Social Media Manager “This is Brother! I named him this because I have a younger brother who lives in VA that I am really close to and when I moved to New Orleans it was hard to not live in the same area as him. I got him in January when he was 6 weeks old so that I would have a walking partner and someone to …

MySpace’s Decline into Facebook’s Uprising

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Move over Tom! Oh, hi, Mark! Long before you were on Facebook, there was a site that many of us had a space on that was just for us. It was appropriately named MySpace, and everyone quickly jumped on board to have one. In the spring of 2008, MySpace was the top social media site in the world. In April of that same year, Facebook grabbed the lead and never looked back. Over the next three years, Myspace would lose over forty million unique visitors per month, lose both of its co-founders, and lay off most of their staff. How …

Heating Up Your Summer Marketing

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Summer is usually one of the perfect times for a vacation. The weather is beautiful, kids are off from school, and people tend to take things slower than usual. As everyone takes a break from the rest of the year, however, marketing brands and entrepreneurs may want to use this time to get ahead of the curve. Though the season can be a slower one for some companies, summer promises a time for new opportunities in promotion, something that can affect business for the rest of the year. One way to do this is to understand the certain trends that …