Mardi Gras and Digital Marketing

Josh Spencer New Orleans, Seasonal

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

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, Social Media

  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

Josh Spencer Social Media

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

Josh Spencer Social Media

  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

Josh Spencer Velocity News

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

Josh Spencer Social Media

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

Josh Spencer Seasonal

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 …

Instagram Marketing

Josh Spencer Mobile Technology, Social Media, Timeline

5 Benefits Of Instagram Marketing Instagram marketing is one of the few, easy to use, free marketing tools that every entrepreneur or business owner can utilize. With over 700 million users, Instagram has become one of the best and most popular photo sharing platforms, enabling you to engage with your followers by posting photographs, images, and even short videos. When someone takes the time to edit and post a picture to Instagram, that photo means something. People don’t just upload any old selfie to Instagram; they make sure it has the perfect lighting and filter before posting. With all the …

Let’s Talk About Layla!

Josh Spencer Velocity News

Who’s ready to meet another proud employee of Velocity Agency? I know we always are! Today we give the spotlight to Layla Sutton, our newest addition to the social media department! Layla hails from a small town in Snow Hill, North Carolina, but her love of music brought her to New Orleans. Upon her first trip to New Orleans, she fell in love with the food, culture and most importantly the vibrant musical climate. Growing up doing music in church, she transitioned to being on her high school drumline and continued her passion for music education at East Carolina University. …

Heineken vs. Pepsi: How to Leverage Today’s Sociopolitical Climate

Josh Spencer Market Information

Today’s sociopolitical climate makes it essential for companies to tread lightly when it comes to advertisement. By now, you’ve probably heard all about the latest Pepsi ad. Many argue that any publicity, whether negative or positive, is good publicity. Pepsi has been swept up in controversy in connection with an ad that depicted Kendall Jenner solving the tension between protesters and police with a can of soda and a smile. This controversial ad did not go over well with its audience and was pulled almost immediately after it aired. However, Pepsi’s mentions on social media were up more than 7,000% …