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RM101: Week 11 – Why You Should Crowd-Source Social Media Content

What Does Crowd-Sourcing Content Mean? Crowd-sourcing your social media content simply refers to using your customers’ photos of your product for your social media posts instead of producing posts in-house. Check out @DanielWellington or @DiscoverEarth to see fantastic examples of profiles made up of (mostly) their followers’ content. This strategy is very powerful, yet underused. […]

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Gain 10,000 Instagram Followers This Year : RM101 : Week 8

As someone who’s gained over 400,000 followers on Instagram (across three accounts), I’m going to explain how the pros scale their accounts. Instagram is a powerful marketing tool, and you’re missing out if you aren’t harnessing its power. Please note that this guide builds on top-notch content quality, which should be your first priority. I’ll […]

Quick Canva review for social media graphic creation

Canva Templates Help Create High-Engagement Graphics in Under 10 Minutes

Newsflash: you don’t have to be a seasoned designer with 5+ years of Photoshop experience to create wicked graphics for social media. We encourage everyone to check out this Canva review before they start designing anything. Canva is a free, cloud-based service that can help get you well on your way to making branded social media […]

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3 Hootsuite Features to Make Your Life Easier (Plus A Bonus Tool!)

Keeping up with social media can be daunting—even straight-up nerve-racking—if you aren’t used to it. In this article, I’m going to assume that you already know how to use the basic Hootsuite features, including scheduling and streams. As an FYI, the following features are only available via Hootsuite’s Enterprise accounts. 3 Hootsuite Features To Make […]

Thanks Tips! How to Save a Photo from Instagram – Updated for 2018

Why it’s Important for Businesses Reposting customer’s photos on your social media is not only a great way to strengthen the connection you have with your customers, but it also helps validate your brand with social proof. One brand that does this extensively is MuscleTech. Since they repost the best of their fans content, their […]

What is a hashtag

The 5 Most Common Hashtag Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Update: With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, one organization caused “#nowthatcherisdead” to trend on Twitter. The problem? The Twitterverse read it as “Now that Cher is dead” instead of  “Now Thatcher is dead”. Queue the “If only we could turn back time. I believe in love after love. RIP Cher #nowthatcherisdead” tweets. Read over your […]

Hootsuite Instagram Integration Tips

Thanks Tips! Hootsuite + Instagram Integration

Last week couldn’t have brought better news for community managers everywhere. In case you haven’t heard, Hootsuite has introduced their new integration with Instagram! (Pause for applause.) As a community manager in the ever-changing social scene, there was always one thing I hoped for as I sat with phone in hand, waiting for the optimum […]

Social Contesting, Software, CASL and You

If you believe you don’t need to pay attention to CASL because you don’t utilize email marketing in your business strategy, you might want to think again. The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation was made to protect against any violation involving telecommunications including text messaging, distributing applications, and yes even social media. This is the Canadian government’s attempt to weed out spam, […]

What is CASL? The Basics of Bill C-28

Looking for more CASL? Q&A + Resources: The Honeypot CASL Resource Centre Deep Dive: 4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About CASL Welcome to the beginning of a month long CASL-a-palooza here at the Hive. We’re going to be publishing a constant stream of practical and actionable CASL information so you’ll be prepared for the coming […]

Facebook contest rules for Marketers

The “gotcha” behind Facebooks loosened contest rules.

Social marketers rejoice! And um, Social marketers increase your budgets! I’ll get to the “why” of that statement shortly, for now let’s discuss what’s happening here. There was a time when Facebook contesting applications were required in order to promote on Facebook. Specifically you could not use the News Feed, Likes or Comments as the tool […]

Instagram statistics and business marketing

Instagram for Business

While Instagram has captured the social hearts of millions of mobile users around the world, many are quickly realizing that this application holds a great amount of opportunity for brands. It’s due to this potential that companies have begun using Instagram for promotional purposes, allowing them to gauge the success or failure of their Insta-content. Integrating Instagram […]