Social Media

Ning helps individuals, nonprofits & companies with social media: strategy, website design, community building, multimedia storytelling & fundraising campaigns.

Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Get More Followers on Instagram: 10 Ways to Grow Your Outreach

From a trendy platform where teenagers used to show off their fancy photos, Instagram has grown into the most popular social network for sharing visual content. With 800 million active users worldwide, no wonder it is now considered as one of the most effective means of public outreach. Brands of all scales don’t spare time and resources to enhance their presence on Instagram and connect with their target audience. However, only 30% of all Instagram posts actually get seen. The rest 70% simply don’t serve their intended purpose.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Monetize on Pinterest: Tips for Brands and Bloggers

With 150 million monthly users, Pinterest is not only an extremely popular image-sharing social network, it is also one of the most powerful online marketing tools. It is widely known that social media help brands build influence and promote their products and services. But Pinterest shows statistics that often surpass those of other social platforms. It was estimated that Pinterest users tend to spend much more money on products they find on the platform than Facebook users. Furthermore, visitors coming to company websites from Pinterest usually stay for much longer than those arriving from other social networks. These two facts alone are enough to ask yourself a question: how to make money on Pinterest? This brief guide is to shed some light on the issue.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

Is Facebook the Only Way to Stay Social? Networking Beyond the Obvious

Social networking has become so deeply enrooted in our lives, that for many of us it is hard to imagine a day lived without checking out a Facebook or Instagram feed. We use social media to stay connected with the world, keep up with the latest news, communicate with our friends and relatives. For many, online networking is also a way to express themselves, get a message out, and find fellow-thinkers.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Sell on Instagram and Why Even Bother

The Instagram community has grown to 800 million monthly active users, and 500 million of them use it on a daily basis. If you’re dealing with e-commerce, numbers like these just don’t leave you any other choice but to put Instagram on the list of your sales channels.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Build a Successful Social Media Outreach Strategy

Social media outreach is a relatively new concept. In the past, marketers used to rely on strategies which were quite far from being targeted. The logic was very simple: create a product and try to get in front of as many eyes as possible by means of TV advertisements, billboards, newspaper ads, etc. The more people are aware of your product, the more chances you get to sell it. In this sense, those marketing tactics took quantitative approach instead of qualitative. What is more, to be able to promote your brand, you inevitably had to pay for the exposure.

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Brenda Peterson
Brenda Peterson

How to Choose the Best Digital Marketing Channel for Your Business

Whatever the scale of your business, the internet can make it grow faster. This is the truth almost every industry has acknowledged in the recent years. It is reported that 3,773 billion people, which accounts for more than a half of the world’s population, are active internet users; 2,789 billion of them are on social media. It is simply unaffordable to ignore the statistics like that if you reckon yourself among forward-thinking entrepreneurs. Nowadays, people literally live on the internet: they communicate, search for information, and buy products online. But how do you leverage this to boost your business? The solution is digital marketing.

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