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Where there is demand, there is opportunity. From presidential debates to professional sporting events, the live streaming experience is definitely in high demand. Audiences are finding live video much more appealing as well. In fact, 80% would rather watch live video from a brand than read a blog, and 82% prefer live video from a brand to social posts. Periscope and Snapchat has paved the way for live video, and other social media platforms are…

The famous pastel-colored, sugar-filled Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino has come and gone but not without leaving a major impression. Starbucks’ highly successful concoction caused a stir on social media and even ended with a lawsuit. The coffee chain debuted the colorful concoction on Instagram, which was met with an overwhelming amount of user-generated content soon after. Audiences shared over 150,000 posts of the drink – and that was just on Instagram. So what is it that…

At GAIN, our objective is to help teams automate their workflow and to do that, we’ve become experts in automating our own. When it comes to organizing both internal and external processes, we know it can be harrowing, which is why we’ve found some innovative tools to ease the process. Here are 6 of our favorite tools we use to make sure our team’s internal and external collaboration is seamless. 1. Trello Trello is an excellent…

It can be difficult to accurately estimate how much it takes to create different kinds of social media marketing content. Despite the difficulty, every marketing agency knows that the accuracy of their project timelines are a vital part of their dealings with clients. These timelines denote the budget the client agrees on in relation to the time and effort that your team will dedicate. To properly estimate project timelines for various types of content, it’s…

Would you be shocked to learn that half of Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga’s fans are fake? And more importantly, would you care? For the vast majority of us, the answer is no. The number of people and brands buying fake social media followers is growing. Paying for followers is a widespread act, and while purchasing followers is against most social networks’ terms of use, it is legal to do so, and thousands of accounts…

Many of us are hesitant to share the same content on social media more than once, but what if we told you it could actually triple your engagement? By not reusing your social media content, you’re actually creating more work for yourself and your team. Each time you create content from scratch, it demands a significant amount of time and effort to write, edit, create visuals/media, collect approvals, and schedule it. For smaller teams, content…

Let’s face it: nobody likes to be wrong. But sometimes clients aren’t as receptive to the bad news as we may hope. When it comes to opinionated clients, at times, they have an idea of what they want, but we, as the agency, have the market knowledge and experience to know that these expectations may be unrealistic. In a results-driven industry, it’s important to make your client happy and sometimes that involves saying no. Here…

Since the launch of Twitter in 2006, the platform has been witness to all kinds of inappropriate tweets from business accounts. It’s not surprising, given the amount of tweets brands are sending out – with the lifespan of a tweet equating to just 18 minutes, businesses generally need to tweet multiple times a day in order to build their audience. A study by Fronetics recommends an astounding 40x per day, while Buffer advises 14x per day, and Spokal’s…

Thanks to its already enormous audience of more than 500 million users, Instagram Stories has quickly become the top choice for brands to experiment with 24-hour content. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram houses a much more sophisticated advertising platform and offers brands analytics to measure the results of their efforts. According to Instagram Advertiser statistics, 75% of Instagram users take action after looking at an Instagram advertising post, and marketers are taking notice. The number of brands…

The March Madness frenzy is here. With millions tuning into the games each year, the buzz the NCAA basketball tournament once generated on the big screen has now been disseminated to the small screen. In addition to the March Madness social channels, tournament content and commentary is distributed through each region’s branded social media sites. All of this provides a great way for the conferences to easily join the conversations already happening on social media,…