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Tips for Building a Community Around Your Brand on Social Media

How to Improve Social Media Presence From a brand’s perspective, utilizing social media can be a very powerful tool. It’s a great way to connect with current customers as well as reach potential new ones. But the world of social media is much more complex than simply having a social presence across networks and publishing…

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Project Management Best Practices

Communication at the Core of Project Management Project Management is a bit like a dance – knowing when to lead, when to follow, when to focus on budgets, timelines and details, and when to connect with others on a personal level. It’s an artform that a few will come by naturally, others will develop and…

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The Benefits to Advertising on Snapchat

We may know Snapchat as a messaging platform between friends, but it also offers an array of advertising opportunities that are perfect to hit your target audience. You can approach the platform for high-level awareness tactics, build up trust within the community and establish your brand as #1, and track purchases if you are an…

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Boosting 101 – Everything You Need to Know About Boosting Facebook Posts

Facebook Boosted Posts and How They Differ From Paid Ads Facebook boosted posts offer businesses a way to ensure that their organic social media content is seen by more users. Boosting posts differs from paid ads in that all of the engagement metrics happen on a post on the brand’s profile. Additionally, paid ad campaigns…

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SEO – A Game of Patience

When working with companies, the same question comes up time and time again: “How long does SEO take?” To see noticeable results, it usually takes about three months, but it can take even longer. For a lot of people, SEO can seem like a bit of a mystery. This past June, Google’s John Mueller tried…

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How to Optimize a Press Release – 12 Steps to Get Coverage

According to PR Newswire, 800 press releases are sent out via their service every day in the United States. WIth all of the noise, it’s hard to make your press release stand out. Here are 12 press release tips that will ensure your press release gets the most coverage. Press Release Dos Create a click-worthy…

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[First Look] Google’s Core Web Vitals

In May 2020 Google introduced a new ranking factor for search engines: Page Experience. While “mobile first” indexing (beginning in 2017 and finally completing in May 2021) was the first move toward using page experience as a factor in search engine ranking, the Page Experience rollout seeks to improve search results for users by providing…

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The Future of Ecommerce: How COVID-19 is Impacting Ecommerce in 2021

The pandemic – and its associated lockdowns and stay-at-home orders – have caused ecommerce to rise to an all time high. And with the increase in direct-to-consumer sales comes a strain on shippers and retailers to meet the growing expectations of consumers who want their orders fast, cheap, and environmentally friendly.  Yet, even as communities…

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Marketing on Clubhouse – is it worth it?

What is Clubhouse? Clubhouse is an invite-only, audio-only social media application that allows users to create, host and join chat rooms. The application has been compared to a virtual conference, with thousands of rooms and presentations that listeners can duck their head into to listen or raise their hand to participate in the discussion. At…

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Responsive Search Ads Are Now the Default

Google recently announced that its responsive search ads (RSA), which debuted just a few years ago, will now serve as the default format in Google Ads. Moving forward, advertisers can expect prompts to create them first instead of the longstanding expanded text ads (ETA). On the surface this seems to be an innocuous Google Ads…

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SEO is Going Mobile

The rapid increase of mobile device usage in recent years has dramatically shifted search engine optimization (SEO) best practices. According to Google, more than half of all website traffic occurs via smartphones and tablets. eCommerce businesses, in other words, must now account for the fact that half of all online visitors are on their mobile…

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TikTok Transitions Into eCommerce

To better compete in the social atmosphere, the fast-growing app TikTok has been making strides towards increasing their eCommerce options. As users have increased their daily TikTok usage since the app launched in 2016, brands and small businesses have profited largely from viral trends. According to an annual report of 2020 taken by App Annie,…

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Improve Mobile Marketing Lead Generation

Balancing the quality of leads versus quantity. Preventing abandonment. Keeping up with optimizations. When it comes to lead generation, the list of challenges goes on and on. Especially in the mobile marketing space, which has lagged behind desktop for years. Google, Facebook and LinkedIn are attempting to change course by creating a new type of…

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Navigating a Cookieless World Part II: The Latest from Google

Recently, we took a look into the near future at a Cookieless world and explored what cookieless tracking could mean for brands and their customers. In part two of this blog series, we break down Google’s recent announcement that solidified its approach.  What did we already know?  Google will be phasing out third-party Cookies on…

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Why Endemic Advertising Should Be Part of Your Media Mix

Also known as vertical advertising, endemic advertising refers to ad placements that are contextually relevant to the markets and websites they’re running on. While this might seem like a no-brainer, in the world of modern media endemic partners rarely come up when fleshing out a strategic media plan. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is…

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Looking Into the Future of Television

2020 drastically shifted the baselines of TV viewership. What did we learn and what’s to come with next-generation TV experiences? The adoption of in-home lifestyle across work, fitness and entertainment is here to stay. In 2020, the TV industry saw several years of disruption and innovation compressed into just a few short months. “COVID has…

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Facebook & the Apple iOS 14 Update

Apple’s iOS 14 policy update started rolling out globally in January 2021. It’s meant to protect customer data from being used without permission.  While this is a step in the right direction for consumer privacy, citing its disagreement, Facebook announced its intention to move forward with the Apple Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) prompt associated with…

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Digiday Brand Summit Recap: A Consumer First Evolution

Mindgruve joined Digiday’s 2021 Brand Summit in January, which focused on marketing industry evolutions. The biggest marketing themes, more specifically, were bracing for change and putting the consumer first. After 2020, the industry won’t return to a pre-Covid normalcy. Brands will need to adapt, while staying true to who they are.  Theme 1: Listen to…

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The (Near) Future of Paid Social

2021, much like last year, will be filled with uncertainty for marketers. As much as we all would like to believe 2020 is far behind us, it has had a major and lasting impact on nearly every industry. Businesses of all types have pivoted their paid social strategies, which will influence consumer behavior. There are…

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What Can Search Marketers Expect This Year?

2020 was a wild year for search marketers.  Some had to adapt to never-before-seen scenarios and realign their search campaigns accordingly. Others paused efforts altogether as industries collapsed under the weight of the pandemic. And still others doubled and tripled down on spend to capitalize on new search marketing opportunities. Needless to say, the search…

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