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3 Must-Know Steps for a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign

digital marketing articleDigital marketing is a rapidly growing force in the current marketing playing field. Furthermore, it's possible that digital marketing could soon supplant most traditional forms of marketing altogether.

If you haven’t yet integrated digital marketing into your marketing mix for your business, it’s time to adapt, and fast. Not only is digital marketing more affordable than traditional forms of marketing, but it’s also more accountable, with specific tracking and monitoring options at your disposal.

Although developing a comprehensive digital marketing strategy is a complex and time-consuming task, the three following steps are key in creating an impactful digital marketing campaign for your business and will get you started and aiming in the direction for success.

 

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Hootsuite Announces Social Media Advertising Partnerships

Hootsuite social media advertising articleHootsuite has announced partnerships with six social media advertising brands in what the Vancouver-based company says should make it easier for busy marketers to manage organic and paid campaigns.

The world’s most widely used social media management platform is looking to solidify its position by linking up with the social advertising specialists.

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Groupon Acquires Livingsocial

grouponlivingsocialarticleGroupon has entered into agreement to acquire Livingsocial. Here's the text of the announcment from the Livingsocial site:

"WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 26th 2016 – LivingSocial today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Groupon. The terms of the transaction are not disclosed and the company expects the transaction to close by early November 2016. This brings together the two pioneering companies in the local space to help merchants grow their business and consumers get great value on local services and activities. There will be no change at this point with respect to how consumers and merchants engage with the LivingSocial brand, and the company will remain focused on providing even better experiences to its users as part of the Groupon family in the future."

 

3 Examples of Social Media Campaigns for Social Good

goodsocialmediaarticleWhile we use social media everyday, it isn’t often that we ask fundamental questions about what the medium is for, or what function it serves in the lives of our communities.

What is it for? It connects us to the lives of other people through stories and images. People and businesses use it to sell products and promote ideas. And we use social media to try to do a little bit of good.

Recently, there have been a few examples of social media advocacy that show just how great a tool social media can be for “doing good.” As a purpose-driven organization, you should be using social media to connect with your stakeholders, but you might also use it in your advocacy work. 

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Reddit: The Sleeping Dragon of Social

redditarticleYou may think of Reddit as the weird cousin of social media that has nothing to do with businesses or marketing - or even a place where anti-social media people go to play. But this is simply not the case.

Yes, there are some pretty weird corners of Reddit, but there are some dark corners of Facebook and Instagram, too. The true power of Reddit lies in its ability to place you and your business front and center before your target audience, and entirely new audiences, in a personal, and responsive way.

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