The Modern Marketing Blog

August 12, 2019
The Modern Connection Why You Should Keep Your Personal and Professional Social Media Separate

Why You Should Keep Your Personal and Professional Social Media Separate

    Authenticity is becoming more and more important today on social media. In addition to being honest and real with your followers, people enjoy seeing the face behind the brand and feeling like they have a personal connection. Plus, interacting on social media with your fans can help build a strong business relationship. On that note, however, how do we know if we’re sharing too much? Showing your business’s personality is very important, but […]
August 5, 2019

Why Your Website Needs an Occasional SEO Audit

    Here at The Modern Connection, we talk a lot about how necessary refreshes are for your digital presence. Social media platforms are constantly changing and introducing new updates, so it’s important to keep your presence up to date. But it doesn’t stop there. Your website deserves that same attention and we don’t just mean on the front end with new graphics and fresh photography. We’re talking an SEO audit. An SEO audit can […]
July 29, 2019
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An Intern’s Experience at The Modern Connection

  This summer I had the wonderful opportunity of interning at The Modern Connection, a social media and digital marketing firm in the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina. As the Social Media intern, like the title suggests, my primary focus was everything social media, whether that meant learning about its intricacies or implementing my newly acquired knowledge to the various client accounts. Responsibilities as the intern varied day by day; however, in general, my […]
July 22, 2019
back to school marketing

Back to School Marketing

  The next school year is only a few short weeks away for some, so for retailers, it’s time to start revving up your back to school marketing!  The National Retail Federation predicts record-high spending on back to school supplies for 2019 at an all-time high of $80.7 billion. This survey also states that half of those shoppers are holding out for bigger sales.  Here in South Carolina, our biggest back to school shopping days […]
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 […]
May 6, 2019
Facebook and Instagram Updates from the F8 Conference

Facebook and Instagram Updates from F8 2019

  This past week, Facebook execs took the stage for their F8 conference, a two day event in San Jose, California. This year’s conference was focused on technology and human connection. The past year has been undeniably rough for Facebook, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote speech tackled the privacy elephant in the room with a theme of “the future is private”. During F8, Facebook announced a number of changes and updates to their own platform, […]
January 28, 2019
Creating a Social Media Plan for Your New Business

Creating a Social Media Plan for Your New Business

  With many looking to branch out from the old 9 to 5 and start their own venture, one might say that Entrepreneurship is a goal on a lot of people’s list. In fact, approximately 540,000 people become new business owners each month (The Kauffman Index). New businesses are generally started with a business plan in place that starts the day the doors open, but what about the months leading up to the grand opening? […]
January 14, 2019

Social Media Demographics in 2019

  One thing that we love about our industry is that it’s always changing. What worked on social media in 2016 is very different from what works on social media today, and we enjoy the fast-pace and having to constantly learn how to adapt to algorithm changes and new tactics and strategies. When we say that social media is always changing, we don’t just mean algorithms and new features. We also mean each platform’s demographics. […]
November 19, 2018

Social Media Recap | November 2018

  Things in the social media and digital marketing world are ever-changing. Whether it’s a new feature being rolled out or an old feature being updated, a data breach announcement (far too many of those lately), or a new regulation introduction… well, you get the picture, there are a lot of changes and updates. It’s our job to keep on top of all things newsworthy in the industry, so we’ve wrapped up the top social […]
November 5, 2018
Improve Your Facebook Ads with a Pixel

Improve Your Facebook Ads with a Pixel

  Tracking the performance of your Facebook ads into an actual sale has always been a challenge. After all, we all want to connect our followers to a click to purchase. To help show actual real-world business results, Facebook recently announced an update to the Facebook data tracking pixel which will provide additional options for businesses looking to work with third-party providers to merge point of sale data with Facebook performance. What is a Facebook […]