Building a Great Hashtag

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 11:37 AM

In the 21st century, marketing your business on social media isn’t something you should think about doing, it’s something you must do. Growing your audience and engagement through social tools like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others help build your brand recognition and also increase your opportunity to convert strangers into followers and then into customers.

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Tags: Social Media, Wicked Local

It's Never Too Early to Prepare your Business for the Holiday Season

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 01:40 PM

The leaves have barely started to change color, but fall has just begun. This means that the holiday shopping season is only a few weeks away. While the occasional customer may moan about seeing winter decorations up in October, being prepared now, will help your business be in a place to succeed when the shopping rush begins. But, having your business ready for the season isn’t just having merchandise at the ready; it’s a larger strategy of knowing the market, trends, and the best ways to reach customers.

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Tags: Social Media, Seasonal Marketing, Wicked Local, Mobile, Marketing, Email Marketing

Four Ways for You to Use LinkedIn

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 01:27 PM

When businesses think about marketing on social media, they look toward connecting with customers through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. These channels offer the opportunity to connect with consumers and encourage engagement. Your social media marketing does not have to be limited to just these three mediums though. By incorporating LinkedIn into your digital strategy, your business can create new relationships and become a trusted community resource.

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Tags: Social Media, Wicked Local, Marketing

Facebook's New Changes and How it Effects Your Business

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 11:16 AM

Using social media to market your business is a very reliable tool. These platforms allow your business to be informative and creative when engaging with consumers. Sharing pictures, videos, and messages to customers are all proactive activities you can do to encourage interaction. However, last week, Facebook announced that it would be changing the way content will appear on newsfeeds, forcing your business to evolve its social media marketing strategy.

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Tags: Social Media, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local

Ideas for How Your Business Can Use Streaming Video

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

It’s not a secret that streaming video is becoming more popular. Your own Facebook and Twitter feeds are probably full of video messages that are being broadcast live or that were recorded earlier. These videos, which can be easily produced through your tablet or smartphone, are a great way to show the human side of your business, and encourage your followers to engage or share your message. Here are some ideas for how popular types of businesses can use streaming video to enhance their social media presence.

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Tags: Social Media, Small Business, Wicked Local

Making Your Facebook Ad Stand Out

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 01:32 PM

Having your business active on Facebook is an easy and effective way to engage with people who already trust your brand. With more than one million active users a month, Facebook is also a great place to advertise your business to new clients. Facebook offers different styles and ad building strategies for you to consider; but no matter what campaign you lean toward, there are certain things you can do to make your ad be more accessible.

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Tags: Social Media, Digital Advertising, Small Business, Wicked Local

Four Tips to Grow Social Media Engagement

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 11:24 AM

Your social media accounts are great tools that allow you to connect directly with customers, however, the key for success is finding the most effective ways to use them. Posting a status update once a day is good, but it’s not being proactive in sharing your message. Your customers want to know that you are engaged with them and in your network. By creating content that encourages your followers to interact with your posts, you increase consumer engagement and the number of people who are likely to see the message.

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Tags: Social Media, Small Business, Wicked Local

April Blog Rewind: Connecting With Your Audience

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 10:51 AM

In April, the Wicked Local Media Solutions blog looked for ways to help your business connect with consumers by suggesting ideas for content, merchandise, and digital advertising strategy. We want your business to engage with customers and have them look to you as a trusted source for solutions. By creating unique marketing opportunities that capture the attention of consumers you encourage them to learn more about your business.

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Tags: Social Media, SEM, Digital Advertising, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Email Marketing

Seven Steps to Use Facebook Live to Promote Your Business

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 01:08 PM

At the beginning of the year, I wrote that streaming video would be the most popular trend in 2016. This prediction was based just on how many people used the Periscope and Meerkat smartphone apps in 2015. On Wednesday, April 6th, Facebook, announced they would be launching their updated streaming video service “Facebook Live” to all users. In one day, Facebook created the largest streaming video network on the planet, and made it easier for you to promote your small business to everyone on social media.

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Tags: Social Media, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Video

4 Keys to Creating Consumer Engagement

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 @ 02:03 PM

Customers are looking for businesses that they can connect with. People are looking for brands that have personality and are looking to engage with them. Businesses that have conversations with consumers instead of talking to them are generally more successful and reach more people. When you reach out to shoppers and start a dialogue, you can also showcase your products, services, and your appreciation toward them.

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Tags: Social Media, Small Business, Digital Marketing, Wicked Local, Customer Engagement