Agorapulse: Social Media Management Made Simple

Over a decade ago, at Social Media Marketing World, I met with the incredibly kind and brilliant Emeric Ernoult – founder and CEO of Agorapulse. The Social Media management tools market is crowded. Granted. But Agorapulse treats social media as corporations need it to be… a process. It’s become harder and harder to select the right tool (or tools) for our needs. For anyone (like us) trying to manage multiple accounts that are battered and

Social Media Universe: What Are The Largest Social Media Platforms in 2018?

Size does matter whether we’d like to admit it or not. While I’m not the greatest fan of many of these networks, as I view my interactions – the largest platforms are where I spend my most time. Popularity drives participation, and when I want to reach my existing social network it’s the popular platforms where I can reach them. Notice that I said existing. I would never advise a client or person to ignore the

What Are The Latest Internet Statistics for 2018

Although developed from the mid-80s, the Internet wasn’t fully commercialized in the United States until 1995 when the last restrictions were dropped in order for the Internet to carry commercial traffic. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been working on the Internet since its commercial inception, but I’ve got the gray hairs to prove it! I’m truly lucky to have worked for a company back then that saw the opportunities and threw me headfirst into

Databox: Track Performance and Discover Insights in Real-Time

Databox is a dashboarding solution that where you can choose from dozens of pre-built integrations or use their API and SDKs to easily aggregate data from all of your data sources. Their Databox Designer doesn’t require any coding, with drag and drop, customization, and simple data source connections.   Databox Features Include: Alerts – Set alerts for progress on key metrics through push, email, or Slack. Templates – Databox already has hundreds of templates ready

Fomo: Increase Conversions through Social Proof

Anyone who works in the ecommerce space will tell you that the largest factor in overcoming a purchase isn’t price, it’s trust. Buying from a new shopping site takes a leap of faith from a consumer who has never purchased from the site previously. Trust indicators like extended SSL, third-party security monitoring, and ratings and reviews are all critical on commerce sites because they provide the shopper with a sense that they’re working with a

How to Increase Social Media Engagement

We recently shared an infographic and article that detailed eight steps to launch your social media strategy. Many of you have already launched your social media strategy but may not be seeing as much engagement as you expected. Some of that may be filtering algorithms within the platforms. Facebook, for example, would much rather you pay to promote your content than display it forthright to anyone who follows your brand. It all starts, of course,