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2020 Tips: Community Management for Social Media

Looking for tips to optimize your brand's community management for social media in 2020? You've come to the right place! We all know that building up your social media presence is a great way to improve brand awareness, create trust with your customers and increase your digital footprint. However, it’s no longer enough to simply post your branded content a…
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Using Twitter Can Benefit Your Business

As one of the most universally used social media platforms, Twitter has been changing online discourse since 2006. Known for having shorter character limits and high post volume by users, you may wonder if using Twitter can benefit your business. Luckily, the reality is that there are numerous benefits of Twitter for business owners -- and likely more to come…
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How to Automate Your Black Friday Marketing

Each year, online figures for Black Friday indicate continued substantial growth. In 2018, online sales reached new levels, and with more Internet users coming online in 2019, this year’s figures will likely be even higher.Purchases from mobile devices are bringing in billions, too. Research by Shopify showed that 66% of sales over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period came…

How to Market to Millennials – Five Tips

Years have passed and the times have changed: millennials have gone from selfie-obsessed teenagers to the largest generation in the workforce. They’re at the peak of their buying power as consumers, and since more than half of them are in management positions, they’re also becoming B2B decision makers. Forward-thinking marketers need to work on capturing millennial interest today if they’re…
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7 Marketing “Trends” That Are Here to Stay in 2020 and Beyond

One of the most important jobs of being a business owner is constantly keeping an eye towards the future. Anticipating shifts in marketing trends is the best way to position your business in the lead. Over the past century, our world has seen advancements in technology which lets us accomplish tasks previously believed impossible. In the past couple of decades…
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Marketing Trends for 2020

We're almost through 2019. How has your marketing strategy evolved this year? At SharpSpring, our team has noticed an ever-pressing need to put the "custom" in customer service and reach people on an increasing variety of devices. The future holds a lot of potential for innovative marketing strategies. As we prepare for 2020, we're keeping a close eye on some…

Best Practices for Posting on LinkedIn

While LinkedIn is typically known as the social platform specifically for networking professionals, increasingly people are turning to LinkedIn to find more than just their next job opportunity. In fact, 91% of executives rate reading and posting on LinkedIn as their first choice for professionally relevant content. Whether you work in the B2B space or want to network with others…

How Facebook’s News Feed Works & 5 Ways to Leverage It in Your Social Strategy

Marketing on Facebook isn’t what it used to be. In recent years, Facebook has followed in the footsteps of Google, making algorithm changes that have serious effects on your brand's visibility on the platform. Their latest update had a huge impact on if and how marketers can be seen in their audience’s news feeds. But all isn’t lost. There are…

How to Engage People Through Social Media

Even in the social media world, content is king. Users of social sites are voracious consumers of content – and the more entertaining and educational your social content is, the better. This type of content gets noticed and shared more easily, which means you really have to level things up when it comes to planning and creating your posts on…

10 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out on Social Media