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Managing a company’s social media accounts can quickly become a full-time job. As your agency grows and takes on more clients, you may feel some urgency to grow your social media management team so that you can focus on core aspects of your marketing campaigns. However, maintaining a brand on social media is no easy feat, and you should not take hiring or outsourcing lightly. This person will be in charge of promoting and protecting…

Creating, approving, and scheduling Instagram content is now easier than ever thanks to our latest update to GAIN and the GAIN Notify app. GAIN supports MOV/MP4/AVI files so you can upload both images and videos to your Instagram page and have them approved by clients or stakeholders. When it’s time to publish Instagram content, you’ll receive a notification through email and the GAIN Notify app and be able to publish your content to Instagram with…

Up to 50% of employee turnover is caused by burnout. Burnout often arises from excessive stress at work and manifests itself as exhaustion, apathy, cynicism, and low productivity. If you notice your team speaking up less at meetings, forming exclusive friend groups, or turning in sub-par work, you may be seeing the first symptoms of burnout. Feeling stressed about work is normal. However, as workplaces continually place higher demands on their employees’ time and productivity,…

Rather than dealing with the fuss of hiring a new team member, or worrying how a new person will adapt to your company culture, you might opt to hire a few interns or freelancers to help lighten your team’s workload. Working with interns and freelance content creators is a highly-efficient way to increase your agency or brand’s content output. However, if you’re struggling to organize how your team manages content outsourcing, GAIN can help. With…

You’ve almost certainly heard the adage that says we become what we repeatedly do. To be good marketers, this means we must repeatedly do things that are meaningful and lead us to meet our goals. However, as creatures of habit, it can be difficult to pick up new habits and break the bad ones. If your team is looking to change up the daily routine for the better, here are five of the most common…

Do a quick Google search for “social media content calendar,” and you’ll find dozens of downloadable spreadsheet templates from some of the biggest names in marketing. While these downloadable documents are filled with creative ideas, there is one major issue: spreadsheets are a terrible way to create and collaborate on social posts, especially if you want to include images or video, i.e., the type of content that audiences crave on social media. What’s more, sending…

2018 is right around the corner, and even though we haven’t hit the holidays yet, it’s time to start planning for the new year. As we bring this year to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what went well in 2017 and what could have been improved. While we don’t always want to, it’s important to think about the less-successful campaigns and consider what went wrong or how to change the strategy…

According to selfstartr, only 36% of marketers are using Instagram for business purposes, compared to 93% using Facebook. Considering how saturated Facebook and Twitter have become with marketing messages, this means there are big opportunities for marketers to get their content noticed if they choose to post regularly on Instagram. However, because Instagram content can only be published from a mobile device, it can be tricky to create a streamlined workflow for your team to…

Social media has transformed from a place where people stay in touch with friends and family to a place where people routinely discuss the products and services they’re using on a daily basis. Research from JD Power finds that an estimated 67% of consumers now tap networks like Twitter and Facebook for customer service. Furthermore, Nielsen found that 33% of customers prefer to contact brands using social media rather than the telephone. Encouraging your followers…

Big news: We’ve updated our Creative Editor! Now creating social media content is faster and simpler than ever. Take a look at what’s new: The New Creative Editor Layout The new Creative Editor allows content creators to build posts next to the post preview and see every part of the posts quickly at a glance. This provides better visibility into all the available features GAIN has to offer. Creative Editor Page Facebook Channel Updates Adding multiple images can increase…