How to Use Buffer and HootSuite to Gain Followers

I get it. You’re busy. Posting quality content on a consistent basis can be a time consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be. What if I told you that you can have the social media feed of your dreams just by using one tool? Scheduling tools like Hootsuite and Buffer are the most effective […]

I saw the need…

Multicultural marketers don’t come a dime a dozen. In a nation where people of color hold a significant amount of buying power, the majority of marketing and communications teams tend to lack diversity and/or inclusion. I have always been interested in making sure that underrepresented voices are heard. In a corporate world where the lines […]

Which Is Better? Amplification vs. Applause

If you don’t like my pictures on the gram, we can’t be friends! Maybe my Gen X and above readers won’t understand this, but likes have become such a big deal to people that it ruins actual friendships and relationships. I dated a guy in college who always liked my pictures prior to dating me, […]

Start Using Hashtags on Instagram!

I’m over it. I’m entirely over it. Too many brands are failing to follow this major key to instagram success. If you’re building an account, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be using hashtags in your captions! Save the excuses. There is simply too much research out there that shows how effective using […]

The Power of Valuable Content

Everyone wants to be heard on the internet these days. From tweets to blog posts, we are all looking for a spot in this world to attract an audience and build a successful brand. We’ve seen accounts explode from meaningless content only to later learn that the likes and followers had been bought. For years, […]

Building Relationships with Stakeholders Before a Crisis Hits

My mom always says that no news is good news, but when it comes to public relations that isn’t the case. No news means that someone else is controlling the perception of your brand. No news means that in about 2.1 seconds your brand could be tarnished by the smallest rumor. The point of public […]

4 Steps to Collaborating with Brands for Marketing Success

It is true that it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to build a brand. You need your followers and brand warriors, but you can’t overlook the power of collaborating with brands who have a lot in common with you. So how do you take the steps to […]

5 Ways to Stop Being Basic on LinkedIn

At this point, everyone in America with at least one ounce of work experience has a LinkedIn profile. We’re all so excited to showcase our skills and awesome connections to the world. Though we’re all racing to join the 500+ crew, basic men and women aren’t going to give us what we need for a […]

Advertising on a Budget

If you’re like me, you can be cheap when it comes to things that aren’t a sure thing. Let’s be honest, as an entrepreneur paying for advertising can be a scary thing. I recently thought about promoting my Twitter chat via Facebook and the $9 total really had me contemplating my decision. Granted $9 isn’t […]