Social Media for Startups: Where to Begin?

You have just founded your company, or you are planning on starting your company soon. You know you need to be on social media, but you do not know where to begin. So many options are available but how can you best approach them and which ones are right for your brand? In this social media for startups blog post, I describe where you can begin. Continue Reading →

Your Instagram Like Count Might be Removed. Now What?

Recently, I learned that Instagram is experimenting with removing the like count feature in seven countries. If you search for information about this change, you will find articles with titles containing phrases like ‘remove the pressure,’ ‘turning point,’ and ‘shift tactics.’ Something as small as removing a like count appears to move people to question big strategies. Wasn’t the like count supposed to be a vanity metric? In this blog post, I examine what the Instagram like count removal could mean for entrepreneurs and influencers. Continue Reading →

Instagram Captions: How to Skyrocket Engagement

I am not going to lie. Sometimes, I am very jealous of the way people write their Instagram captions. Are there more important things in life? For sure! Still, I would not mind improving my caption game. Instagram captions can be a powerful tool that can make or break your post. Therefore, I am examining Instagram caption best practices in this blog post. If you are using your Instagram account for business purposes too, you can learn from these experts how you can skyrocket engagement and reach your set goals. Continue Reading →

Ways to Announce the Winner of Your Instagram Contest

For the past two weeks, I have been researching the best practices of Instagram contests as I am planning to hold one in a few weeks. Two weeks ago, I examined Instagram contests in general. Last week, I explored how to pick a winner best. This week, I want to examine the ways that you can announce the winner of your Instagram contest. Announcing the winner seems like the fun part to me! Continue Reading →

Instagram Contest: How to Pick a Winner

As I told you last week, I am interested in running an Instagram contest. There was one topic I only discussed briefly: how to pick a winner. I learned that there are several ways that you can approach this important part of the contest. In this blog post, I list several methods of picking a winner as well as their benefits or drawbacks. Continue Reading →

How to Run a Winning Instagram Contest

I have been enjoying my Instagram business account for a while now. It has been going fairly well since I started using it about two years ago. I want to do something back for my followers while simultaneously trying to grow my account and boost engagement. A contest is something I have been thinking about, but since it would be the first time, I want to be prepared. What are the dos and don’ts when it comes to an Instagram contest? What rules should you follow? What are the best practices? I have researched it and want to share with you what I found. Continue Reading →

How to Best Use Facebook Stories on Your Business Page

If you are managing social media accounts for your brand, you might sometimes be overwhelmed with all the new apps, features or tools. Facebook Stories is one of those more modern features on a platform that you may have been using for years. What is it, how can your brand benefit from it, how can your brand best approach Facebook Stories, and what are some best practices? This blog post will tell you all about it. Continue Reading →

Wat is de beste manier om Facebook Stories zakelijk te gebruiken?

Een tijdje terug heb ik een blog uitgebracht over hoe je Facebook Stories zakelijk kunt gebruiken. Deze was geschreven in het Engels, dus het leek me handig om de informatie ook in het Nederlands aan te bieden. Als je degene bent die de socialmediakanalen van je bedrijf beheert, dan kun je weleens overweldigd raken door alle nieuwe apps of functies. Facebook Stories is een van die modernere functies op een platform dat je mogelijk al jaren gebruikt. Wat is het, hoe kan je bedrijf hiervan profiteren, hoe kan je bedrijf het beste omgaan met Facebook Stories en wat zijn bekende best practices? Dit artikel gaat je er alles over vertellen. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Posts on Instagram: The Ultimate Guide

Unsurprisingly, Instagram is an outstanding platform for brand awareness. Instagram’s sponsored posts are a fantastic way to get more reach, build your followers, and establish brand awareness. Getting more followers as a business means that you could get more engagement, more traffic, and indeed, more sales. In this blog post, I will show you how your brand can use sponsored posts on Instagram, how to create them, when you should use them, and how they are different from other types of Instagram Ads. Continue Reading →

Hashtags on Facebook: Should You Use Them?

Two weeks ago, I explained how to best use hashtags on the most popular social media sites. I discussed Facebook, but as with LinkedIn, it stands out in hashtag use. It seems like hashtags on Facebook are almost not done. In this blog post, I want to know why and how much hashtags contribute to brands’ posts on Facebook. Below, I examine hashtag use on Facebook by looking at research and expert opinions. Continue Reading →