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October 14, 2019
The Rise and Fall of Social Media Platforms

The Rise and Fall of Social Media Platforms

Social media changes by the day. What was trending last year is a thing of the past and here at The Modern Connection, we are always looking to the future. We are constantly keeping an eye on anything and everything social media wise that is new and can help build your business. While your audience may have been very present on Facebook at some point, it’s important to keep an eye out and know that […]
October 7, 2019
How to Incorporate User-Generated Content into Your Brand's Instagram Feed

How to Incorporate User-Generated Content into Your Brand’s Instagram Feed

User-generated content (UGC) can be a content creator’s best friend. Sharing UGC can help to build strong relationships with your followers, provide great branded imagery and enhance your brand’s Instagram presence. UGC can be used on most any platform when providing the right credit to the user, but for this blog, we’ll just be focusing on using UGC on Instagram.  AdWeek sums it up nicely with, “User-generated content is basically content related to a brand […]
September 23, 2019
Holiday Marketing The Modern Connection

Why You Should Start Planning Your Holiday Marketing Now

Fall is officially here and the holidays are right around the corner! Consumers typically spend more during this time of year and as a business owner it’s time to prep for the season that lies ahead. Have you started thinking about upcoming sales and promotions you might run for the holidays? You’ll need to plan ahead for gift guides, digital content, doorbusters, holiday services and products. We’re currently working on our Q4 planning, so here […]
September 17, 2019
5 Ways to Increase Engagement with Your Followers

5 Ways to Increase Engagement with Your Followers

We all know how important it is to be on social media. However, not many realize how equally important your engagement is. So what exactly is engagement? This includes people liking, commenting, sharing, and overall interacting with your posts. The more that people engage with your post, the more Facebook and Instagram will push it out to new people as they see this as a popular post. There are a few specific strategies that can […]
September 23, 2019
Holiday Marketing The Modern Connection

Why You Should Start Planning Your Holiday Marketing Now

Fall is officially here and the holidays are right around the corner! Consumers typically spend more during this time of year and as a business owner it’s time to prep for the season that lies ahead. Have you started thinking about upcoming sales and promotions you might run for the holidays? You’ll need to plan ahead for gift guides, digital content, doorbusters, holiday services and products. We’re currently working on our Q4 planning, so here […]
August 20, 2019
content you should stop posting on social media

Content You Should Stop Posting on Social Media

  One thing to keep in mind is, if you don’t like something you see on social media, chances are that your followers won’t either. You’ve worked hard to build your brand and your presence online, so posting bad content isn’t worth running the risk of losing your connections or trust with your online audience. To avoid losing any followers, let’s take a look at some content you should stop posting on social media.    […]
July 15, 2019
Time Saving Tips for Managing Your Social Media Accounts

Time Saving Tips for Managing Your Social Media Accounts

  Between serving clients and running a business, there can be little to no time left for managing your own social media accounts for your business. How can you prioritize your time better to actively be creative and engaging while following through with your business’s digital marketing strategy? Here are some time-saving tips for managing social media accounts from the experts.    Focus on the Best Platforms Do some research to choose the platforms that […]
June 17, 2019

The Benefits of Promotional Giveaways on Social Media

  For years, businesses have used giveaways to gain attention from followers on social media. Over time, companies have been implementing creative giveaways in order to build email lists, boost online engagement and build those trusting relationships with their customers. Social media giveaways are a powerful tool to increase your marketing. After all, we all like to win! According to Toggl, even after a promotion has ended, “three out of four people are more likely […]
May 20, 2019
Running a Social Media Contest, From Start to Finish

Running a Social Media Contest From Start to Finish

  Hosting a social media contest is relatively easy and it takes little time to have a huge impact on the growth of your business. With organic reach on a slow decline, a simple giveaway can create a large media buzz and boost online, but it’s important to follow some steps. Let’s take a look at these from start to finish.   Set Your Goal What are the goals or KPI’s you want to hit? […]