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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 …


5 Brands That Are Scary Good at Halloween Social Media

 

Some people start buying (and nibbling) Halloween candy early. But we start scouting early for the sweetest Halloween social media ideas. In this roundup, you’ll find Halloween campaigns that are making their mark, as well as some spookily spectacular social hits from years past. You can use these ideas to scare up your own social media successes this Halloween, or let them inspire your holiday season social media campaigns. Let’s learn some tricks of the trade — it’s our treat.

HarlowandSage + Albertsons & Safeway: #HairyNScary

Harlow and Sage on Instagram

Albertsons and Safeway have teamed up with the …


The Top Social Media Stories from Fashion Weeks 2015

Sure, we may never find ourselves on the front row of a fashion show making small talk with Beyonce or Anna Wintour. But thanks to social media, we can see all the styles from the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris almost as soon as those front-row VIPs do. But social media channels, especially Instagram, are not just making Fashion Week shows more widely seen. They’re also changing the nature of the shows themselves. According to Vogue, “the shows are less and less an insular, insiders-only experience.” With that in mind, we’re rounding up the …


10 Statistics To Get You More From Your Photos On Social Media

Are visuals a part of your social media strategy? Would you like some tips to create better social media images?

After realizing that visuals drive the highest engagement on social media, more and more marketers and businesses are focusing on creating quality visual content. According to Social Media Examiner’s, 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, 71% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. The report also found that 73% of marketers plan to use more images in 2015.

Do you know what this means?

There is a massive amount of competition (for images) on social media. The …


Pin 101: 5 Pinterest Lessons From Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities get ranked for academic and athletic excellence. But I wanted to find the schools that earn high honors for their use of Pinterest. It wasn’t easy — based on what I saw, lots of colleges and universities aren’t yet tapping the power of this social network to tell the world about what makes them special. But checking out the ones that do maximize their potential yields lots of Pinterest ideas, both for other schools and for businesses. I’ve broken those lessons down into five easy courses. Ready to go back to school? (There are no pop quizzes …


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 …


How I Do Pinterest: Tauni Everett, American Crafts

What does it take to succeed on Pinterest? Some Viraltag users with serious Pinterest mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today we meet Tauni Everett, a social media consultant for the crafting giant American Crafts.

Talk about inspiring settings!

When Tauni Everett is Pinning for American Crafts, she’s usually in the office/crafting studio at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Once a week, though, Tauni will drive 45 minutes south to American Crafts headquarters in Orem, where she’ll talk strategy with the social media team she helps manage.

American Crafts is one of the biggest craft manufacturers and suppliers …


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 …


How I Do Pinterest: Stephanie Manley, CopyKat.com

What does it take to succeed on Pinterest? Some Viraltag users with serious Pinterest mojo are taking us behind-the-scenes of their daily routines. Today, we meet Houston-based Stephanie Manley, who shares recipes that taste just like your favorite restaurant dishes on CopyKat.com.

 

Stephanie Manley has been sharing recipes online since the mid-’90s.

Maintaining that kind of Internet longevity means being adaptable and receptive to new tools.

“I think you have to be,” Stephanie said. “You absolutely have to adapt, or you’ll get pushed by the wayside. You need to be wherever is relevant.”

That’s why Stephanie got involved in Pinterest early in …


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 …


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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