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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 9, 2019
Creating Your Own Digital Analysis Checklist

Creating Your Own Digital Analysis Checklist

A lot goes into keeping up with your brand’s social media presence. And while content creation is usually top-of-mind for your business, it’s also important to occasionally run through each of your accounts to make sure you are making the most of the features on every platform. Whether you are starting from scratch, rebranding, or just getting all of your social media ducks in a row, creating your own digital analysis checklist can help streamline […]
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 […]
June 20, 2018
#WebWeds: Twitter Launches Twitter Media for Businesses

#WebWeds: Twitter Launches Twitter Media for Businesses

  Note: This was featured as part of our Web Wednesday segment on Charleston’s 105.5 The Bridge. You can catch us every Wednesday morning at 8:20 am ET for your dose of social media & digital marketing news. Listen to the segment below:   With the expansion to 280 characters back in November of last year, Twitter continues to innovate and improve the user experience. This time, they’ve released a new site called Twitter Media […]
June 18, 2018
Fighting the Decline in Organic Reach

Fighting the Decline in Organic Reach

  Organic reach has seen a drastic decline in recent years, most notably on Facebook. Facebook made changes to its algorithm, promoting “more meaningful social interactions with family and friends” on the News Feed. Facebook prioritizes content from friends and people, making organic reach increasingly difficult for businesses and brands to achieve. But don’t worry – there are ways to adapt to these changes and to work within pesky algorithms. Here are a few ways […]