Big Brand Trends for Social Customer Service: What You Need to Know

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Have you heard? The Edgar Blog is home to all kinds of social media strategies, guides, news, and how-to’s! This week, we’re talking about the new industry standards for social media customer service, and how you can learn from what big brands are doing to meet demand – check out this preview, then click on… [Read More]

Recipe of the Day: Whipping Up a Mean Batch of Social Media Updates

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Have you heard? The Edgar Blog is home to all kinds of social media strategies, guides, news, and how-to’s! This week, we’re talking about how to prepare social media updates in big batches, and how it can make your marketing way more effective – check out this preview, then click on over to the full… [Read More]

Life After B-School: How to Keep Up Your Momentum and Get Over the “Money Stuff” Holding You Back

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Raise your hand if you hate dealing with money. It’s the worst! Kind of ironic, right? Because for most of us, part of the appeal of becoming an independent entrepreneur is the idea of being in charge of your own money, and finally making what you’re worth…and then we realize just how frustrating that is…. [Read More]

Steal These Strategies: Instagram Marketing Tactics from the World’s Top Brands

Instagram user statistics

Think about how much time you sink into promoting your business on Twitter, and then consider this: Instagram is officially more popular. For real! As of December, Instagram has more monthly active users than Twitter. That’s 300 million users and counting, yo. (Twitter is still around 284 million.) So I’ll say it again: think about… [Read More]

This is Why Social Media Customer Service is So Freaking Stressful – and What You Should Be Doing Differently

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When it comes to the way you provide customer service on social media, it’s time for you to lower your standards. Just kidding! Obviously social media is a big, big deal when it comes to providing customer service. Where a lot of businesses go wrong, though, is not establishing their own standards for customer service… [Read More]

56% of People Have Unfollowed a Brand on Social Media Because of This – And You Could Be Next

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Not like this is gonna come as a surprise or anything, but we’re at a point right now where 89% of businesses are creating content for social media. It’s like those toothpaste commercials, where they say that 9 out of 10 dentists recommend a certain brand – can’t argue with those numbers, right? The thing… [Read More]

Want to Send Marketing Emails That Actually Make You Money? Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide

Email open rate statistic

You probably do this every single day. Multiple times a day, even! You open your inbox, see a great big pile of marketing emails, and delete, delete, delete without even opening ‘em. (It’s cool. I do it, too.) And that might make you think things like, why bother with email at all? Nobody fricken’ reads… [Read More]

“Dark Social” is Responsible for More Content Shares Than Every Social Network Combined – But What Is It?

Dark social compared to other social channels

Everybody wants more Facebook shares. Think of allllll the content that gets shared on Facebook every single day. Super valuable, right? Well, only about 23% of all sharing activity takes place on Facebook. 69% of all sharing activity takes place on Dark Social. Big difference, right? See, the people over at RadiumOne recently released this… [Read More]

How to Make Your Marketing 13 Times More Likely to Succeed, and Other Surprising Stats from 2014

Inbound marketing top ROI in 2014

2014 is coming to a close soon – wanna know how your marketing compared to everyone else’s? Time to find out! Just last month, HubSpot released their 2014 State of Inbound Marketing report – an annual survey of THOUSANDS of marketers that investigates what they did, what worked, what didn’t, and where the trends are… [Read More]

Marketers Are Going to Be Obsessed with Social Communities in 2015 – Here’s Why You Should Be, Too

3 Steps to a Better Online Community

Ever ask yourself why you even have a Facebook page, or a Twitter account? Well, why does any business? Why does any PERSON? When you use social media for marketing, it’s easy to forget that actual USERS don’t think of it that way. That would be like advertisers thinking that people watch TV for the… [Read More]