Category: News

marketing in economic hardships

How Marketing Can Thrive in the Worst of Times

From the Great Depression to the economic tumult of this great pandemic, there is a common thread for marketing: Every downturn brings opportunity and innovation. What happened to marketers, media and agencies during past downturns? There were layoffs, closings and cutbacks—no surprise. But every deep recession also saw great innovation with new companies, products, services…
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September 21, 2020 0

Facebook Business Suite Combines Pages, Instagram, & Messenger Tools

Facebook Business Suite is a new hub on mobile and desktop where businesses can access tools to manage their presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Currently, Business Suite has capabilities such as: Posting Messaging Insights Advertising Facebook is rolling out Business Suite in response to research that says business owners want a better way to…
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September 18, 2020 0
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Building a Better Website with PVA

By Katelin Shaft, Digital Coordinator at Pearson & von Elbe Understanding the Basics of Website Design Did you know that a poorly designed website can hurt your business’ sales and conversions? A poorly designed website can decrease overall functionality for the end user, which in turn directs users away from your website and on to…
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June 3, 2020 0
Facebook & Instagram Shops

Facebook & Instagram Launch “Shops” to Help Small Businesses Sell Online

Facebook just launched its biggest move into e-commerce yet: Facebook Shops!  Announced today during a Facebook Live session with Mark Zuckerberg, the new e-commerce feature will allow small businesses to build online stores on both Facebook and Instagram.  And in the near future, Facebook Shops will also allow small businesses to sell products through Instagram Direct, WhatsApp, and…
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May 27, 2020 0
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LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement

With a large part of the working world doing jobs from home when possible these days, the focus right now is on how best to recreate the atmosphere of an office virtually, and how to replicate online essential work that used to be done in person. Today, LinkedIn  announced new feature updates that point to how it’s trying…
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May 19, 2020 0
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Five Key Reasons Blogging is Essential For Your Business

Written by Katelin Shaft, Pearson & von Elbe Given the current status of the world amidst a global health crisis, the majority of businesses across the world have shifted their focus to virtual means in order to avoid person-to-person contact with their customers. This shift to the online sphere was necessary, as face-to-face communication not…
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March 27, 2020 0
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Social networks tackle COVID-19 challenges, misinformation

Written by Alison Kanski, Medical Marketing & Media Social media networks are becoming the front lines for information about the coronavirus pandemic. Platforms are constantly updating their response to the coronavirus as the situation evolves. The main goal between the largest social networks is to prevent the spread of misinformation. Facebook has taken several steps so…
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March 25, 2020 0
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Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

By Sarah Perez on techcrunch.com Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets, Twitter’s new Fleets can’t receive Likes, Replies or Retweets. And…
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March 6, 2020 0
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How Digital Marketing Can Help Your Local Business Grow

Written by Shawn Byrne, Forbes Online Times have indeed changed. It seemed like only yesterday when businesses were entirely dependent on traditional marketing avenues to get the word out about their products and services. Now experts are saying that digital ad spending worldwide is expected to account for half of the predicted global ad spending across all…
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February 27, 2020 0
social media in 2020

Why 2020 Is A Critical Global Tipping Point For Social Media

By John Koetsier, Forbes Online This year is likely the last one ever in which you can say that more than half the planet is not on social media. Hootsuite just released a massive digital state of the union report. Some of the high-level findings: 5.2 billion of us now have phones globally 4.5 billion are connected to…
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February 19, 2020 0