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Category Archives: Social Media

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What is ALT Text? – & Why You Need It

People love images in blogs and social media posts. They love them so much that images are a ranking signal for search engines and strategic use of relevant images on your website and blog can help you rank higher. But Google and other search engines can’t see pictures. ALT tags – or alternative text –…
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Low-Cost Tech Tools for Event & Festival Planners

Event professionals have their hands full creating, planning, marketing and executing events and festivals. Event managers are increasingly relying on the power of technology to help them manage their workload and connect with their audiences - and to produce better events. Events of all sizes and types can benefit from tech - small business events,…
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How to Attract Viewers to a Facebook Live Promoting Your Event

You need to build buzz and online visibility to promote your event. Social media marketing is key to making your event more visible, selling more tickets and getting more attendees. Social media tools can help spread your event news to the exact audience you're trying to reach. Video marketing still rules - because users love…
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NonProfit Event Marketing: Tips and Strategies

A creative but flexible plan and knowing all the resources available in your community will help your nonprofit event succeed. Never put all your marketing eggs in one basket, or rely on last year's success: your marketing strategy needs a diverse approach that takes advantage of free - or nearly free - tools that help bring attention to your cause while creating an event that your supporters want to attend.
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Social Proof Strategies for Event Planners

If there isn't a photo on Instagram, it didn't happen! I attended a media workshop by GMFEA (Greater Miami Festivals and Events Association) about how to get your story covered by the media. The panel of experts included representatives from WLRN, Miami Artzine, Indulge Magazine, Miami.com, Miami New Times and WPBT. They discussed the Instagram…
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How Your Nonprofit Can Use the Donate Features on Facebook and Instagram

Fundraising is vital to the life of most nonprofit organizations; without financial donations from their community nonprofits cannot support their cause and in many cases, simply can't exist. The benefit of using social media as your fundraising platform is the online power of your supporters. When using Facebook as a fundraising platform to support your…
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How to Promote a Festival on Social Media

Festivals are a popular way to entertain large crowds. Organizing a festival can take months of planning so you want to be sure that your festival is a success. Social media is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your event's audience. Although much social media marketing is free, there is a real cost in…
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Local Marketing Tips to Build Your Small Business

Building a small business requires time, strategy, money and a great product. If you have the great product, how much time, strategy and money does it take for your business to become profitable? The easy answer: it depends. No one factor is more important than the other. We've all seen very successful businesses that in…
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Social Media Changes that Small Business Owners Need to Know

Social media has been in the headlines recently - some good, and some not so good! No matter what is going on with social media, both individuals and small businesses rely on social media to get and give information. Small business owners have a hard time keeping up with the rapidly happening changes on the social…
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Social Media Updates Fall 2017

What's new is social media? Here are some recent social media updates and changes to your favorite marketing channels that you might not know about: Twitter  #WomenBoycottTwitter Twitter has promised to be more responsive and proactive in its anti-harassment and free speech policies.  #WomenBoycottTwitter was trending across Twitter Friday October 13, in response to  Twitter briefly suspending actress Rose McGowan's…
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