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Social Media Influencers 101: What You Need to Know

by Meghan Gabel

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A few weeks back we posted our definitive guide for finding the right social media influencer (Quick - if you haven’t already, read it now so you know what I’m talking about). Good, now you’re all caught up. But there are still plenty of misconceptions about influencers floating around that you may have come to believe. 

BIGnews in the Tech World

by Anna McGeady

branding business consumer electronics technology

Earlier this week, many of us experienced one of most elusive and sensational events in the world - no it wasn’t Taylor Swift’s return to social media, it was the ever-captivating solar eclipse (in case you had joined Patrick Star under his rock for the past few days). With all the attention turned towards the two biggest stars in the solar system, you may have missed some important stories in the tech world. But fear not, we’re bringing you the latest tech updates to help keep you up to speed. 

How Brands Eclipsed Each Other With Marketing Campaigns During the Real Solar Eclipse

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing social media

The 2017 solar eclipse happened Monday and people were *mildly* freaking out. ICYMI (or are living under a rock), this was a big deal because the last time a solar eclipse swept the entire continental U.S. was way back in 1918. 100 years later, people are still more fascinated than ever by the eclipse phenomenon. On the morning before the eclipse, #SolarEclipse2017 was already trending on Twitter, and brands wasted no time cashing in on the attention by tying in their own marketing campaigns to the news. Let’s take a look at some of the best brand campaigns and how they fared in...eclipsing one another.   

What Brands Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day This Year

by Meghan Gabel

branding technology

Nothing tells you more about American consumerism than an annual holiday designated specifically for online shopping deals. Last week was Amazon Prime Day: the company’s yearly one-day sales event that offers deals and discounts on hundreds of products available for Amazon Prime delivery. And for the first time ever, Prime Day surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday in number of online sales. This was quite a surprise to everyone as Prime Day hasn’t always been a success. The first ever Prime Day in 2015 was a flop as the company saw itself down hundreds of millions of dollars from the anticipated value of sales. In 2016 the hashtag #PrimeDayFail began trending as customers took to social media to complain about website interruptions, checkout issues and more. But to everyone’s surprise, Prime Day 2017 was Amazon’s biggest sales day to date as sales grew by more than 60% from 2016. Take a lesson out of Amazon’s book on how to leverage Prime Day for brands, how to make the most of the deals and how to prepare for next year: 

Everything You Need to Know About Sponsored Content

by Meghan Gabel

branding marketing

Sponsored content seems to be everywhere these days, even though you may not always know it. It can be difficult to recognize, as sponsored content seamlessly blends in with organic content (when done correctly). If you don’t know what sponsored content is, don’t worry - you’re not alone. Although sponsored content has been on the rise in media publications over the past few years, there are still plenty of people who are confused about its purpose and how it differs from advertising. But have no fear; we’re here to answer all your questions and show you the ins and outs of sponsored content.