How To Create a #Hashtag Contest on Social Media

When running a contest or giveaway, entry forms can scare potential participants away. A hashtag contest removes those barriers to entry. Your participants need only use your hashtag, and their entry will be collected in an eye-catching display. ShortStack hashtag contests allow you to collect hashtag entries from Instagram and Twitter while boosting your engagement with fans. Collect User-Generated Content and Recruit Brand Ambassadors A hashtag contest is the simplest way to gather user-generated content

5 Hints on How to Leverage Social Media Customer Reviews

The marketplace’s a tough experience, not just for the big brands but also for the average. Whether you own a huge business, a small local store, or an internet platform, your chances of climbing the niche ladder are slim unless you take good care of your customers. When you are preoccupied with your prospects’ and customers’ happiness, they’ll quickly answer back. They’ll offer you great benefits which are mostly comprised of trust, customer reviews, and

Heartbeat: Reach Over 150,000 Passionate Female Millennial Consumers

Brands today are spending $36 billion on social channels to engage and acquire new millennial consumers using Influencer-style campaigns with celebrity names. However; engagement and conversions are low because millennial women trust and engage more with friends’ recommendations exclusively when choosing between one product or service and another. Heartbeat is a platform for millennial women to promote brands within their personal social accounts and communities. Heartbeat recently released its Discover Feed, offering a seamless way

Influencer Marketing: History, Evolution, and the Future

Social media influencers: that’s a real thing? Since social media became the preferred method for communicating for many people back in 2004, many of us can’t imagine our lives without it. One thing that social media has definitely changed for the better is that it has democratized who gets to be famous, or at least well-known. Up until recently, we had to rely on movies, magazines, and television shows to tell us who was famous.

Customer Results as Content: How Dan Anton Grew His SEO Business to 7 Figures Leveraging Testimonials

Content marketing is an over-used, under analyzed, ethereal KPI buzzword phrase in marketing which has gone to its logical conclusion, business owners blogging about uninteresting topics in order to connect or to keep their website fresh. Content is Not a Means to an End Years ago Google loved to rank larger websites with more content. This lead to bloggers, affiliates, and business owners churning out mediocre content ad nauseam, with the expected promise of future

Optimized Marketing: Why You Should Align Brand Segmentation to Activation & Reporting

With high volumes of data created across multiple marketing channels, brands are challenged to organize and active the right data assets to maximize cross-channel performance. To better understand your target audience, drive more sales, and reduce marketing waste, you need to align your brand segmentation with digital activation and reporting. You must align the why they purchase with the who that buys (audience segmentation) to the what (experience) and how (digital activation) so that all