Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin’s Advice On Building Personal Relationships Through Social Media

I recently had the pleasure of speaking again with the Chief Marketing Officer of Brand Innovators, Ted Rubin, on the importance of building personal relationships in your social media channels, and what the concept of ROR (return on relationship) truly means. He offered up some insightful tips on making those digital connections and identifying the...

How to Start Using Instagram for Business Marketing

How to Start Using Instagram for Business Marketing

Instagram has become one of the most popular, engaging, and well-designed applications available. Minimalistic, visually appealing, and full of highly-engaged users, Instagram can make a large impact on a business. With limited capabilities on the social platform, it’s up to marketers to get creative and find ways to grab the attention of their target...

5 Tips for Using Facebook Live to Get Closer to Your Customers

5 Tips for Using Facebook Live to Get Closer to Your Customers

Social media moves fast. How fast? It seems like only yesterday we were talking about the importance of video marketing, and already there are experts who say that the next frontier is not just video, but rather live video. If video marketing itself seems daunting to you, you might be inclined to dismiss the idea...

How to Market Your Business with Instagram Stories

How to Market Your Business with Instagram Stories

Like it or not, the way we use social media is changing, and Instagram knows this. The photo sharing network recently launched its most significant and talked-about new feature to date, Instagram Stories. This update allows users to share photos and videos in a slideshow format, which then disappear after 24 hours. Yes, you’re right,...

How to Track Social Media Analytics with Google Analytics

How to Track Social Media Analytics with Google Analytics

With all the specialized social media management tools available for businesses today, it can be easy to forget one of the earliest on the market, Google Analytics. Perhaps you already use Google Analytics to monitor your website visitors, but did you know that you can also use Google Analytics for social media management? The rich...

How Facebook Messenger is Changing Small Business Communication

How Facebook Messenger is Changing Small Business Communication

In 2014, Facebook moved its messaging feature out of the main app and into a standalone Messenger app. Like any change, there was a fair amount of outrage that followed, and Mark Zuckerberg admitted that “asking everyone in our community to install a new app is a big ask.” That said, two years later, the...

New Snapchat Advertising - Target Millenials with Video Ads

New Snapchat Advertising: Target Millenials with Video Ads

Snapchat arrived on the social media scene in 2011 as a platform where users could share “snaps” of photos or short videos, which can be edited and shared individually or grouped into “stories” that are shared publically or just with friends. Five years after its arrival, Snapchat now has 100 million active daily users...

how to maintain brand authenticity

Brand Authenticity: Why It’s Important To Be True To Your Digital Voice

Brand Authenticity is critical to the success of small business owners. Being authentic with your brand means that you ensure your public brand (in particular social media content and more) conveys the same brand that customers receive from you when they meet you in person and/or engage with your brand elsewhere. At SXSW 2016 we...

Social News Feed Reordering

What the Social News Feed Reordering Means for Your Small Business

Social news feeds are changing on many of the major social media sites, altering the way stories are displayed – and if they are even displayed at all. The Facebook and Twitter announcements came in February 2016 while the Instagram announcement was made in March 2016. Social news feed reordering has important implications for...

Hashtags Can Help Your Small Business Be One of the Big Guys

Hashtags Can Help Your Small Business Be One of the Big Guys

  There is a symbol that has evolved from a pound side into a powerful tool that connects audiences on social media platforms: the hashtag. Hashtags help grow a social network, allow people to converse with a diverse audience, and increase online visibility. They also allow small businesses to play on the same level as...

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