Louisiana Marketing Agency | Velocity Agency | 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 …

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 …

All About Pinterest Marketing

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Pinterest has helped you make tons of delicious meals, complete DIY projects, and throw great parties but many people miss the mark entirely when it comes to Pinterest marketing. Just like with any social media platform, Pinterest can help you reach your goals and objectives if you use it correctly. Here are some helpful tips to boost your brand with the power of Pinterest. Keywords Pinterest has very strong search capabilities. You can help even more people find your business by using keywords in the board titles. Make sure that you select a category for each board to help people …

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 …

Google’s and Facebook’s Mistakes Following the Las Vegas Massacre

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You’ve heard it over and over again no matter how much you’ve tried to ignore it: fake news. Fake news is used to describe a political story which is seen as damaging to an agency, entity, or person. The printing and dissemination of fake news isn’t a new concept. However, in the past, it has been easy for people to understand which news story is inherently false. Last Monday Morning, many Americans woke up to the heartbreaking news of the Las Vegas Massacre which killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500. Google and Facebook displayed false reports …

Facebook Data Harvesting: Connecting Users With The Products They Want

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  Facebook data is paramount for marketing. 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. …

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 …

Instagram Marketing

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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 …

Sports

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The “big four” professional sports (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) in our country have all been around for a very long time. Despite the advanced age of these sports, most of them are happy to embrace modern technology. Reaching out to a devoted fan base is crucial, but for some teams transitioning to social media can be a difficult experience. Fortunately, as agents and managers become more adapted to the times, players and teams are finding it easier to navigate through the complicated seas of social media. Forbes remarked in an article in 2015, that the traditional sports market has changed with the rise …

#TBT: Business Edition

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Throwback Thursday has been a popular ongoing Internet trend and for good reasons. The nostalgia factor combined with the ability to bring old friends and family members together are enough to make #tbt a fun weekly event. However, if used correctly, the Throwback Thursday hashtag can also be a helpful tool for a modern business. All you have to do is remember the Throwback Thursday etiquette. #TBT Every business strives to be relevant, and nothing makes brands more relevant than participating in modern social media movements. Jumping into trends like Throwback Thursday shows a clear attention to popular culture. In addition, …