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A Beginner's Guide to Making a Facebook Chatbot with No Coding or Cash

How many times have you heard someone complain about not being able to talk to a person when they call their cell phone company or how long they waited to hear back from a customer service email? We all know that consumers today are looking for open, fast, and personalized communication with the companies they do business with.

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to get ahold of any company...

Posted on July 25, 2017

Tagged Social Media

25+ Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat Story Ideas for Your Business

 “Do it for the ‘gram!” While some social media Story posts may not have started as the best idea, there are some that really catch on. It’s not always easy coming up with unique AND engaging content, especially when there’s multiple ways to share it.

We’ve put together a quick review of the differences between the social media platforms + a few ideas you can use for your next Story!

Let’s get...

Posted on July 20, 2017

A Trick to Get More Facebook Page Likes without Spending More Money

Facebook page likes are often referred to as a “vanity metric.” Something that looks nice on paper but doesn’t actually affect the bottom line. We disagree.

Page likes can portray credibility, be useful when creating target audiences for Facebook ads, and help your organic posts get more reach. 

With that said, page likes are weak indicators of buying intent. In other words, just because...

Posted on July 18, 2017

Tagged Social Media

Our 5 Step Guide to Customer Journey Mapping

Everyone uses GPS, Maps, Google Maps, or even Siri to get from one place to the next. Every time we go somewhere for the first time, we map out our route and plan our trip accordingly. 

With a detailed route, our journey goes smooth and we know exactly where we’re headed. So why not do the same thing for the journey your customers take to purchasing your product? 

Posted on July 13, 2017

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting More Instagram Story Views

Instagram has finally leveled up their story game. What has been a fun and different way to show off your day to your followers has just become an awesome tool for reaching new people and growing your audience.

How? With the relatively new ability to add locations and hashtags to your Story posts, it's now much easier to get more Instagram Story views from people who don't already follow you.

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Posted on July 11, 2017

What video analytics should you be paying attention to?

Now that we live in the wonderful world of video, businesses and C-Level executives are wanting to see if it’s paying off. ROI (return on investment) is always a key determining factor when it comes to budgets and allocations. But with video, determining ROI can be tricky.

We’re going to focus on four stats that you can track to help you determine if your video marketing efforts are worth...

Posted on July 06, 2017

What is marketing?

That’s a tough question to answer. 

Why?

Because everyone has a different definition of marketing – one that’s typically defined by an individual’s experience with products or services, such as a Target ad or a radio commercial for an upcoming concert.

Posted on July 05, 2017

Use Inbound Marketing to Boost Your Market Awareness

“Just do it”

“I’m loving it”

“Think different”

“The quicker picker upper”

When you hear any of those taglines you can almost instantly picture the brand that they go with. That is market or brand awareness.

Posted on June 29, 2017

How to Use Video to Move Leads Through the Sales Funnel Stages

Most of us in marketing and sales are after one thing: more closed sales. Oh, and if we could get that additional revenue without adding to our crazy workload or tight marketing budget, that would be nice too right?

Well, leveraging the power of video is one way to make that happen. By creating video content that is strategically designed to move your leads through the sales funnel, you can...

Posted on June 27, 2017

What Video Marketing Software Should Your Marketing Team Be Using?

Companies using video see 41% more web traffic from search than non-video users. This alone proves that businesses that use online video see results.

Getting these results is easy, if you have the right software. Knowing which platform to use can be a challenge in itself, so we did the research for you.

We’ll go over what good video marketing software should include and review a few of the...

Posted on June 20, 2017

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