Are You Listening?

Social media listening is a form of organic social marketing that consists of monitoring social media platforms to communicate with consumers about a company’s ideas and products. Some may think that this form of advertisement can be a waste of time, but on the contrary, it plays a crucial role in expanding the company’s brand awareness. The impact that social media listening has is way more beneficial to a company, and its consumers than one may expect. Why do you think McDonald’s started selling items off of their breakfast menu all day? Because of Social Media Listening.  Continue Reading



Social Media Marketing for Musicians

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In our modern, tech-savvy society, the most essential and effective way an established musician can connect with their fans or an emerging musician can hope to gain more traction for a future career is through social media. Here are some clever ways you, the up-and-coming musician, can best utilize social media to promote your music as well as some examples of how it’s been done in the past. Continue Reading



The Delicate Balance of Influencer Marketing and their Relationship in the Advertising Industry

With the rise of social media and the massive online followings that celebrities and industry experts can cultivate, influencer marketing has become an increasingly popular advertising strategy over the last several years. This tactic has not only gained traction because it is viable – in many instances, it has been overwhelmingly effective. Continue Reading



initiate-it RoundUp: January 2018 Marketing Trends

initiate-it roundup: January 2018 Marketing TrendsMarketing techniques and trends are always evolving. From social to SEM, changes are consistently made to make marketing tactics more effective. These changes not only help the marketer but will also help create a better customer experience. Stay on top of industry trends each month with initiate-it RoundUp. Below are the top five marketing trends and changes that occurred in January 2018. Continue Reading



Top 6 Holiday Campaigns of 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the time for holiday ads that make us ugly cry! Take a look below at some of our favorite holiday campaigns of this season. Don’t forget your box of tissues. Continue Reading



Top 5 Takeaways from the #ISUM17

A few of our team members recently attended the 2017 Internet Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, and walked away with quite a few nuggets of really useful, forward-thinking ideas to incorporate into client business. If you missed the Internet Summit, check out our top five takeaways below. Continue Reading