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August 22, 2016

Marketing Is More Than Just A Wing & A Prayer (PODCAST)

While many of us enjoy the creative part of marketing our business, it still tends to be the thing that falls through the cracks when we’re busy.  Or we choose to rely on ‘organic growth’ via word of mouth marketing and not put too much energy or thought into it.  In this podcast, Caylena Cahill…

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August 19, 2016

P&G Says Targeted Facebook Ads Don’t Work

In a recent article published by, Procter & Gamble (P&G) indicated that they were cutting the number of targeted ads they run on Facebook because – in the words of the article – “the company decided the ads weren’t effective.”

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August 17, 2016

90% of Consumers Read Labels

In AllRecipes’ recent Measuring Cup report, the company’s research found that 9 out of 10 consumers read product labels before purchasing a new product.

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August 15, 2016

Instagram Introduces ‘Stories’

In a continuation from last week’s post about some of the changes on Instagram, today we’re talking about the new ‘Stories’ feature.  Many consider this to be a direct attack on SnapChat, which is rapidly gaining new users as that social media channel has a very successful feature which just so happens to be called…

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August 10, 2016

Instagram Introduces Business Accounts

This is the first in a two-part series about some very interesting changes coming to Instagram which could have a huge impact on if and how you use the tool in your business’ social media strategy.  First up, you can now set up business Instagram accounts and there are some distinct benefits for doing that:

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August 9, 2016

Food Startup Darling Caught In Scandal

I’m sure many of you have heard the story about Hampton Creek already and, like me, may be shaking your head.   In case you haven’t, the short version is that Hampton Creek, the makers of vegan mayonnaise ‘No Mayo’ and other products, reportedly ran an operation where they paid people to go into stores…

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