Social Media

Which Social Media Platform is Right for Marketing Your Business?

Getting Started

Social media can do a lot to improve your sales, raise awareness, build community, and establish credibility, but it can also be overwhelming to learn on your own.  If you’ve been avoiding social media for your business, you’re missing out on a lot of potential. In this article, we’re going to summarize some pros and cons of the top social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn) so you can get a sense of where they fit and which one(s) might be best for your business.

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Instagram for Realtors

Instagram for Realtors

Instagram for Realtors

Marketing, Mobile, Social Media, Web Design

There are few people who haven’t heard of Instagram or know its value as a mobile photo sharing app. Some of you may have even used Instagram to take and share a few photos of your own. Instagram has wound its way into our lives as a fun photo sharing tool for personal use. However, Instagram’s power as a social media networking tool for business should not be underestimated.

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15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

General, Opinion, Social Media

 – The following article was prepared for, and reposted from the AthletesCAN Athlete Handbook – 

My name is Ryan Blais, I am a retired member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team; an athlete from the discipline of Aerials. During the ladder years of my career I gained some notoriety from my strategic use of the web and, more specifically, by how I was leveraging social media to share my athletic journey. Although athletes leveraging social media in 2014 is now commonplace, this was certainly not the case back in 2006-2010 when I first started to experiment with these powerful new platforms. At the time, there were very few athletes successfully utilizing these amazingly powerful and accessible new tools.

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Building a Website? Think Social By Design

Social by Design

Building a Website? Think Social By Design

Business, General, Marketing, Opinion, Social Media, Web Design

This article was originally published in the May 2013 edition of Ask The Experts. We’ve also included a video presentation Ryan gave at a recent Digital Technology Forum.

If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of having a website.  But have you thought about the implications of the ‘new web’?

In the last 3-5 years, there have been some fundamental changes to the web thanks to smartphones and the rise of social media.  What are these changes, and how do they affect your website needs and strategy?

The Web is Now Mobile & Social

Visit www.nine10.ca/mobilefirst to read our first instalment on Mobile First.

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7 Ways to Measure Campaign Results Using Digital Media

How to Measure Campaign Results With Digital Media

7 Ways to Measure Campaign Results Using Digital Media

Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Social Media

Measuring Results—Both Online and Offline—by Integrating Digital Media

The old saying goes, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” The beauty of mediums like the web, social media, and mobile devices make it extremely easy to measure and report on results. The reporting is automatic, accurate and incredibly detailed.

But the real power of digital media is when it’s combined with traditional (radio, newspaper, billboards, etc.) Digital media provides a way to measure your traditional campaigns. Suddenly, your billboards and radio ads have a measurable component that you can use to evaluate your efforts.

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Brewing a Spooktacular Facebook Promotion

Sooner than you could say September 1st, it seemed as though the entire Peace Country was ready to put away the flip-flops and retreat back into the cooler temperatures that we have become so accustomed to. Equipped with my pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks and a freshly baked pumpkin pie cupcake from OMG Cupcakes, I am ready to tell you how to rule your next Halloween Facebook Promotion.

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Should Your Brand Be on Pinterest?

Should Your Brand Be on Pinterest?

Should Your Brand Be on Pinterest?

Creativity, Inbound Marketing, Marketing, Social Media

In my opinion social media can be a little like technology. Just when you think you have it mastered, “they” change it all up again.

So you are on Facebook and have managed to conquer your new page profile and cover photo. Now, all you hear people talking about is Pinterest, and once again the debate starts all over again: should your brand be on Pinterest?

Pinterest is a social media platform that is essentially based on visual content. Users create theme-based image collections known as pinboards, most images link to their origin site, and through the magic of content-sharing, images have the potential to go viral.

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