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
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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
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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 […]
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 […]
April 18, 2018
#WebWeds: What to Know About Emoji Ad Targeting on Twitter

#WebWeds: What to Know About Emoji Ad Targeting on Twitter

  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. You can listen to the segment below:   If you pay attention to marketing trends, you’re probably aware of the marketing tactic that uses keywords on social media to target specific advertisements. For example, an athletic apparel […]