Student Housing Prospects: Find them on the #Gram

Peak season may be the time when leases are signed, but prospects are forming their opinions about you long before then. All year long you should be considering your web presence, online reputation, and social media as keys to getting prospects in the door when they are ready to decide. No matter the season, social media and especially Instagram are cost effective ways to reach this student audience and make a connection.  #whyitmatters  This generation of college students is more diverse, and more…

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Quick-Start Guide to Content Marketing for Student Housing

Content marketing is key to defining your brand and differentiating you from top competing properties. Purposeful messaging that brings together the elements of your brand with your student community can make or break your marketing plan. While there are many types of content, focusing on these four areas is a great place to start.  Channels If you have limited time or resources to devote to content marketing, you can start by taking stock of the channels you are already using…

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How to (Kind of) Hack the Facebook News Feed

The Facebook News Feed can seem like a mysterious place. Why do you see the posts, pictures, and videos that you see? And how can you make sure that consumers are seeing your business’s posts on Facebook? Here, we explore some secrets of the News Feed and how you can use that information to better tailor your Facebook marketing strategy. Three “secrets” of the News Feed include: The News Feed is Facebook’s top feature.Links and video outperform any other content…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence By Tomorrow

Did you know that 10 years ago only 7% of the U.S. population was on some kind of social network? Today, 79% of the U.S. population is on social media. So, what does that mean for your business? Well, it means that in order to stand out from your competitors and attract new fans and followers online you need to go beyond just setting up your business on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter – you need a strong, active presence. Here are…

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3 Facebook Advertising Best Practices

Facebook continues to lead the social media pack in number of active daily users. Aside from providing a great way to connect with customers and prospects, Facebook also offers an ideal place for local businesses to market their products and services. Today, Facebook advertising is an effective way to build brand awareness with new prospects and drive action that results in traffic and leads. But before you begin a Facebook advertising campaign for your business, keep these simple marketing best…

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How To: Respond to a Negative Twitter Reply or Complaint

In the area of reputation management, we spend a lot of time talking about how to reply to negative reviews and complaints. But, what happens when someone posts a negative comment about your brand on a site like Twitter? Since Twitter’s structure and user experience is very different and more dynamic than a typical review site, there’s more potential for a negative comment to spread socially. But, due to the quick movement of content on the platform, responding as soon…

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Prepare For The Holiday Season With These Marketing Tips

Like it or not, the holiday season is approaching fast! Is your local business prepared? Take a look at a few of our holiday marketing tips to help your local business have a successful holiday season. Make sure your local listings are up-to-date Local listings are online resources that contain basic information about your business. In today’s mobile-friendly world, it’s important to make sure your local listings are accurate and updated regularly because local searchers are using this information to…

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3 Social Media Marketing Tips to Fall For

Social media trends—both for users and marketers—come and go at breakneck speeds; just when you thought you knew it all, another tactic or trend turns things around. Now’s the time to try some of these strategies to boost your social media pages! Try Video Marketing You’ve probably encountered short social media videos on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Videos are popular among users because they’re dynamic, and because watching videos—whether about a recipe, product, or cool trend— is typically a passive and relaxing activity. Now more than…

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3 Types of Businesses That Should Run Instagram Ads

The widely-known mobile sharing network of Instagram has grown rapidly since its launch in 2010. It started off as a simple photo sharing app and grew to include a 24-hour story feature, IGTV, engagement tools such as polls and swipe up links, and so much more. According to Statista, there are currently 800 million active Instagram users (and it’s only going up from there). So, are you taking advantage of putting your ads on this rapidly growing platform? There are…

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Click This: Fuel Your Social Media Engagement with These Tips

Social media is all about making connections, updating others on what’s happening in your business, and sharing information that your followers want to see. But in order to grow your business, sharing on social media shouldn’t be a one-way street. Are you wondering how to increase engagement on your page but don’t know where to start? Here are five tips for helping you increase your business’s social media engagement. 1. Know that Your Current Audience Matters Do you find yourself…

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