SociallyStacked Everything social for small businesses and agencies 2015-03-05T16:38:26Z Chelsea Hejny <![CDATA[How to Best Use Hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google+ [Infographic]]]> 2015-03-05T16:38:26Z 2015-03-05T14:00:31Z How to Best Use Hashtags on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google+ [Infographic] For brands on social media, hashtags serve one really important purpose: to help them increase the reach of their messages. When brands choose the right hashtags, as well as the right number of hashtags, it’s a game changer. Why? Because doing this one simple thing can help boost a brand’s engagement and follower count overnight. [...]]]> 0 Sara <![CDATA[ShortStack Updates – February 2015]]> 2015-03-04T22:03:15Z 2015-03-04T14:05:12Z ShortStack Updates In February we upgraded some of our existing features, such as our Visibility Simulator (now called the Preview Control Panel) and our Share Prompt. We also added some new features for exporting from a database and made it easy to see what your Campaign will look like on Facebook. Below are more details. Updates to Visibility Settings [...]]]> 0 Chelsea Hejny <![CDATA[How to Perfect Your Brand’s Instagram Strategy [Infographic]]]> 2015-03-03T17:13:16Z 2015-03-03T14:00:05Z How to Perfect Your Brand’s Instagram Strategy [Infographic] There’s no denying Instagram has become a top-ranked social media network. And suddenly, or so it seems, users are engaging with brands on the platform. It’s turning out to be a good platform for brands:  Instagram users are 58 times more likely to “like,” comment on or share a brand’s post than Facebook users, and [...]]]> 0 Chelsea Hejny <![CDATA[4 Tips on How to Make Instagram Work for Your Business [Guest post]]]> 2015-03-02T18:07:33Z 2015-03-02T14:00:42Z 4 Tips on How to Make Instagram Work for Your Business [Guest post] Guest post by Yohana Petrovic  Launched in October of 2010, Instagram has gained rapid popularity and now has over 300 million users. Let’s repeat that: 300 million active users! Ninety percent of which are below the age of 35. That, my friends, is a very wide audience to promote your business on. So how do you [...]]]> 0 Sara <![CDATA[Weekly Campaign Idea: Support a Cause]]> 2015-02-26T22:28:24Z 2015-02-28T13:25:21Z Weekly Campaign Idea: Support this Cause Each week on Socially Stacked, we feature a social media marketing Campaign to inspire marketers and ShortStack users. Cause marketing — when businesses and causes (i.e., nonprofits) team up — is a popular way for businesses to generate loyalty from customers, and to attract attention from media and investors. General Mills’ “Box Tops for Education” [...]]]> 0 Chelsea Hejny <![CDATA[Content That’s Going to Be Hot in 2015 [Infographic]]]> 2015-02-26T21:53:02Z 2015-02-26T18:20:20Z Content That’s Going to Be Hot in 2015 [Infographic] With more than 47 million images in Shutterstock’s collection, the royalty-free stock photo company was able to predict the creative industry’s top trends by looking at what their customers were searching for. Design trends for content this year include double exposure, hipster logos, low poly, long shadow and zentangle. For video, trends include animation, slow [...]]]> 0 Sara <![CDATA[5 Facebook Marketing Myths You Should STOP Believing]]> 2015-02-25T18:38:53Z 2015-02-25T17:39:30Z Facebook Advice to Stop Believing Day in and day out we’re all inundated with Facebook marketing advice, and we often hear the same advice multiple times from multiple parties. When you hear something enough times you begin to think it must be true! However, often we see businesses blindly following advice without testing whether that piece of information is really relevant to [...]]]> 1 Dana Kilroy <![CDATA[Shocking Stats About Media Consumption on TV and Computer [Infographic]]]> 2015-02-24T18:47:04Z 2015-02-24T17:18:39Z Shocking Stats About Media Consumption on TV and Computer [Infographic] Nielsen just released their latest report how much time we’re all spending in front of screens and the numbers are kind of shocking. • Kids ages 2-11 spend 22 hours+ in front of television and computer screens. • Teens 12-17 spend 19.12 hours. • Adults 18-124 spend 17.34 hours. Check out some of these other [...]]]> 1 Sara <![CDATA[How to Add a Call to Action Button to Your Facebook Video]]> 2015-02-23T21:44:05Z 2015-02-23T20:02:00Z How to Set up a Call To Action On Facebook Video Have you heard that Facebook video marketing is taking off? Facebook’s auto-play feature on native videos have caused video updates to soar to the top of the reach list. If you have no video marketing in your posting strategy you should consider looking into it. You don’t need to hire a professional videographer to create [...]]]> 0 Jim Belosic <![CDATA[4 Things Businesses Are Afraid to Do on Social Media — But Should Do Anyway]]> 2015-02-23T19:56:29Z 2015-02-23T14:32:51Z 4 Things Businesses Are Afraid to Do on Social Media — But Should Do Anyway During the past few years, thousands of articles, Slideshare presentations, podcasts, etc. about social media best practices have been published. Heck, I’ve written dozens myself! All this information has emboldened businesses to follow a nearly identical set of so-called best practices, even though some of them are either outdated or ineffective. Most of the best [...]]]> 0