To #Hashtag or Not to #Hashtag Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, let’s talk about what hashtags are. Previously known as the pound sign (#), the hashtag is a great way to make your content discoverable. They initially gained traction and were widely used on Twitter, but now can be found on every social…

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Why Goal Tracking is Necessary To Optimize Your Marketing Efforts Google Analytics can be a bit intimidating. But when it comes down to it, we need GA to track everything. Without these numbers GA gives us, we don’t really know how well a website or a paid ad is performing. There are so many layers…

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Hey there, I’m Marisa, the Director of Client Services for IOI Ventures. Today, my exciting topic… standard operating procedures. I know I know. So exciting, right? I mean, who decides to become an entrepreneur, who says I’m going to open a business and because I am so passionate about standard operating procedures. Not many and…

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Everyone Can Be An Influencer.. With Our Help Picture this: You’re a small business owner and just opened your very own Instagram account. Followers are increasing but engagement is lagging… what should you do? People keep talking about these things called Reels but you have no idea what that is. Then you call IOI for…

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Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It….  Ferris wasn’t wrong and this certainly holds true for the digital marketing world. What proved to be effective last year or even last month, may not be successful today. It’s our job as marketers to stay…

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When it comes to building a website, WordPress is a standard that shows up on every “Top 10 Website Builder” list. Whether or not it is the top site builder, 43.2% of all websites on the internet are built on WordPress (W3Techs, 2022), including 36.28% of the top 1 million websites (BuiltWith, 2022). There are…

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As marketers, we find ourselves looking at data day in and day out. We look for trends in consumer behavior and how we can target specific interests. What if I told you there was a cyber hub where millions of people laid out their VERY specific interests for you to tap into? And better yet,…

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Social media has been tough sledding as of late. Engagement on “The Big Three” — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — has come to a screeching halt while TikTok seems to be the one major driver of engagement among platforms. TikTok is still very much in the learning stages, though, and many of us are trial-and-erroring our…

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If you remember a few months ago, we asked the question in one of our articles “What is the most difficult thing we face as marketers?” The answer, we found, was that even though we can run all of these extravagant marketing campaigns, it means nothing without the ability to prove Return on Investment (ROI). …

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Usually, when you first join a new company, you walk into the office with the first day jitters, awkwardly trying to find your desk and shake hands, juggling all of the items you have in your hands between papers, your laptop, lunch, etc.  But, we’re in 2022 and everything is online now. My experience joining…

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