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Social Media Users: Today’s News Reporters (And What the Asiana Airlines Crash Has to Do With It)

Social Media Users: Today’s News Reporters (And What the Asiana Airlines Crash Has to Do With It)

You wake up in the morning.  You take a selfie on Instagram (or at least, I do).  You tweet about your coffee not being strong enough (…I do…).  You update your Facebook status about your daughter's tap recital.  (Congratulations.)  Social media is great to update people on all these riveting aspects of your life, but the users frequenting the social…read more →

Internet Marketing Boo-Boos: 7 Twitter Mistakes People Are Still Making

Internet Marketing Boo-Boos: 7 Twitter Mistakes People Are Still Making

    Today, promoting yourself is largely about social media.  If you're going to attempt to connect with thousands (or more) of people on Twitter, make sure you're avoiding these seven things! (1) Using Twitter Blasts There are websites you can sign up with that allow you to follow hundreds of people at once.  If you think this is incredibly…read more →

Staff Pick of the Week: A Meme about Tires (Yes, you read that right)

Staff Pick of the Week: A Meme about Tires (Yes, you read that right)

Each week, the smart and clever staff at ADvise Media Group will share with you one of our favorite blog or social media posts. We'll explain what we liked about it and offer some insight into what we felt made the post a success.  Stay tuned for more! What: Clever Tire Meme Where We Found It: The Discount Tire Centers Facebook Page…read more →

Does Your Social Media Need a Facelift?  (Yes.)

Does Your Social Media Need a Facelift? (Yes.)

      We understand. It's not easy. Why not let someone else do the dirty work for you?  Our social media company will get you lots of internet marketing love.  We specialize in SEO and SEM and a bunch of other acronyms most people don't understand. Contact us today to get your social networking pages a-hoppin.'     Megan Grant is a…read more →

In-Form and Function

In-Form and Function

This billboard for IBM’s Smarter Cities campaign might be the first advertisement that people fight to get in front of.   Advertisements are often described as frustrating, offensive, or intrusive, but rarely useful. A new campaign for IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative seeks to change that by turning billboards into ramps, benches, and shelters from the rain. The ads were developed in partnership…read more →

Marketing Your Business Blog: 5 Reasons Why Blogging is a lot like Dating

Marketing Your Business Blog: 5 Reasons Why Blogging is a lot like Dating

While blogging and dating may seem like two completely unrelated topics, in reality the components that make for a successful first date and a successful blog post aren't all that different. Read on to learn how to avoid these five common first-blog blunders. 1. First impressions are everything According to research conducted at New York University, upon meeting someone new,…read more →

Don’t Let Panda Get You: How Website SEO Can Protect Your Site

Don’t Let Panda Get You: How Website SEO Can Protect Your Site

You knew it was coming, and now it's here.  Actually, it was here about two years ago.  But the rules are more stringent than ever.  It's awesome news for quality websites, as all the cruddy ones full of fluff and spammy happenings are lowering in rankings. Not-so-awesome news for the cruddy websites full of fluff and spammy happenings. Pandas are…read more →

Hopping on the Instagram Bandwagon: Will It Help Your Marketing?

Hopping on the Instagram Bandwagon: Will It Help Your Marketing?

Instagram is all the rage these days.  You're on Instagram.  I'm on Instagram.  Your neighbors goldfish is on Instagram.  Can you use it for your business?  Yes!  Like every other social networking site, does it have its no-nos?  YES!  Here are three:   (1) Don't Post a Picture of Your Big Toe Or anything else similarly boring.  No one needs…read more →

Social Media Campaign Fail: Why you should be placing Facebook ads

Social Media Campaign Fail: Why you should be placing Facebook ads

In today's competitive marketing world, it's easy to throw money at traditional advertising methods. If your target audience is an older crowd with lined pockets, your company or brand might be able to thrive on print, radio and television ads alone. But for many young startups, whose target customers are the young, internet-savvy type, the traditional means of getting a…read more →

Internet Marketing 101: 3 Ways to Make Your Blogs Less…Bad

Internet Marketing 101: 3 Ways to Make Your Blogs Less…Bad

    You just posted a new blog about your trip to Zimbabwe to sew clothes for homeless children.  It got four hits.  One was your mother.  Why?  Here are three things all bloggers need to know: (1) Don't [try to] get fancy. IsN't It ReAlLy DiStRaCtInG tRyInG tO rEaD wHeN i TyPe LiKe ThIs?  It's not creative.  It's not…read more →