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5 Social Media Trends to Watch in 2016

If there’s one constant in social media, it’s change. So as this year comes to a close, we’re taking a look at some of the social media trends we think will affect what we all Pin, Tweet, post, and hashtag in 2016.

1. Twitter in transition

Twitter Moments

This year was hardly smooth sailing for Twitter. In October, co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as CEO to a company that was in a “new state of disarray” (in the words of The New York Times) and dealing with membership numbers that seemed all but stuck. Changes have started happening, and in …


Viraltag Integrates Marketing Platform With Pinterest

Viraltag today announced it has integrated its marketing platform with Pinterest’s Developers Platform. Viraltag’s marketing platform enables businesses to more easily find content to share and schedule to Pinterest, the visual bookmarking tool, along with Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

“We have been big believers in the power of Pinterest as a marketing channel for businesses since the beginning. We built Viraltag to help businesses connect with more users on that platform,” said Sudheer Someshwara, CEO and Founder of Viraltag. “We’re excited to be able to offer our users more ways to build their brands on Pinterest.”

With Viraltag, Pinners …


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The Visual Web, Episode 5: Brendan Schneider, Sewickly Academy

What is a school to do with students who spend all day on social media? Join them, of course.

That is part of a strategy that has proved successful for Brendan Schneider, the Head of Advancement of Sewickly Academy, a private school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brendan and his team are using Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to engage both current, former, and prospective students, as well as their parents. This strategy has helped them increase interest in their school and maintain alumni loyalty.

In this episode of The Visual Web Brendan shared with us how he got started using social media marketing, …


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How I Do Social Media: Kellie Hemmerly, Food Blogger at The Suburban Soapbox

What does it take to succeed on social media? Some Viraltag users with serious social mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Kellie Hemmerly, a food blogger based in the Philadelphia suburbs.

 

It’s one of the biggest skills any food blogger needs to master: creating unforgettable photos.

You know the kind we mean. Photos that leap out of followers’ social media feeds and entice them to click on your links. Photos that inspire readers to try your recipes and to keep coming back for more.

The Suburban Soapbox on Pinterest

Kellie Hemmerly, creator of the …


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The Visual Web, Episode 4: Crystal Schreiner, Instagram Consultant

Visual marketing starts with understanding your visual style. What is your signature visual style?

In this episode of The Visual Web creative director and Instagram pro Crystal Schreiner tells us how brands can begin to find their visual voice.

“It takes some deep work to find the meaning behind your brand,” she told us. “Brands aren’t built on logos or products they’re built on emotions and human connections. Understanding which pictures trigger emotions in people’s minds will create the most value for your business.”

Listen to the full interview here.

Crystal got her start on Instagram at New York Fashion Week. Today with over 33,000 …


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The Visual Web Episode 3: Paula Coop McCroy, Pinterest Expert


For those of us trying to build a brand on Pinterest, the idea of accumulating a lot of followers can seem like a fantasy many days. But Paula Coop McCrory is here to tell you it’s possible. She did it. A former teacher and artist who began spending time on Pinterest initially as a diversion from her new life of motherhood, Paula now counts more than 4.4 million followers on Pinterest.

Building up a significant following is possible, she told Viraltag in episode three of The Visual Web podcast. The key, she said, is being true to yourself or your brand and giving …


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An Interview With Instagram Expert Jenn Herman – Visual Web Podcast Episode 2

Instagram is not only a place for pictures of your morning coffee and new haircut, it’s a powerful channel for businesses looking to attract new customers.

Instagram expert and consultant Jenn Herman knows how to do it. She helps consumer brands, news organizations, and B2B businesses create and implement marketing strategies for Instagram.

In our second episode of our new podcast, The Visual Web, we spoke with Jenn Herman about how businesses can get started and be successful marketing on Instagram. She also shared some of her best tips on optimizing photos, improving your caption writing, and how to use the right hashtags.

Listen the the …


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5 Shows That Deserve Emmys for Social Media Marketing

The 69th Emmy Awards happen on Sunday, Sept. 17. Nominees will be honored in categories from acting to writing to sound mixing, but we also wanted to give some love to the shows and stars who use social media to keep us watching— and talking about — them. Here are five ideas to borrow from some of TV’s top stars in social media marketing.

1. Go behind the scenes.

Mindy Kaling on Instagram

Somehow, between executive producing, writing for, and starring in “The Mindy Project,” creator Mindy Kaling still has time to make her social media followers feel like she’s …


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Introducing our new Podcast: The Visual Web — Building Brands on Instagram, Tumblr, & Pinterest

We have been building tools for brands on the visual web for two years now. We’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. The biggest lessons have come from the amazing entrepreneurs and social media managers leading the way.

Those conversations sparked this podcast.

In the coming months we’ll talk to people building powerful brands on Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest about how they found their voice, their engagement strategy, and how building a presence on the visual web changed their business. Listen for inspiration, strategic advice, and quick tips and hacks you can implement today to grow your business …


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Back To School on Social Media: 5 Accounts To Follow To Learn Something New

Did buying the kids’ school supplies and liking everyone’s back-to-school pictures on Facebook get you in the mood to learn something new yourself?

Picking up new knowledge and skills doesn’t take a trip to campus anymore, thanks to websites like Lynda, Coursera, and Skillshare.

You can also find ways to learn that don’t even require you to leave your social media feeds. Follow the five social media accounts in this story and you’ll discover some new ways to enrich your mind even when you have only a few minutes between meetings or while waiting in line.

And you’ll also gaining some ideas …


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Webinar Recap: Time Saving Hacks To Grow Your Small Business

Earlier this month Viraltag teamed up with SuperTasker, a platform for outsourcing and managing digital tasks, for a webinar on growth. We shared time saving strategies to help small businesses grow their brands by making the best use of content. With the right strategies, creating and reusing content can be the most efficient way to quickly meet your marketing and growth goals.

If you missed the webinar, you can watch a recap below.

We also shared the deck from the webinar in a slideshare.

We mentioned a lot of tools and tricks during the webinar that you can use to create, curate, and …


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