Technology


Snapchat is the New Black

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Mar 2015

Snapchat is the New Black

by Stephanie Rice, #Strella Administrative Support  and Huge Snapchat Fan Snapchat, a photo-based mobile application, is one of the newer social sites available. It follows closely behind Facebook and Instagram in the top five of the most popular social sites available today. In fact,  a recent $200 million investment from Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has bolstered Snapchat’s estimated net worth to $15 billion.  The mobile...

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Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

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Sep 2014

Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

It’s increasingly evident that social media plays a huge role in today’s business world. Yet, there are a significant amount of highly regulated businesses that are slow to adopt social media because of fear.  There’s a lot of complexity regarding what a business can or cannot do as well as multiple layers of risk involved. Industry-specific legislation and regulatory bodies have guidelines, (some explicit and...

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2 Social Media Frustrations for Businesses: Are They Fixable?

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Apr 2014

2 Social Media Frustrations for Businesses: Are They Fixable?

Any business using social media to market their service or product is likely to experience frustration at some point or another. Constant changes, emerging channels and fickle users can sometimes make social media a monster to navigate. I think many business owners can identify with these two… 1. Facebook Algorithm Changes Challenge: As if it wasn’t enough that Facebook changes constantly, the scale tipped with...

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Vine for Business:  A Quick Start Guide!

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Jan 2014

Vine for Business: A Quick Start Guide!

The enormous popularity of social media is paving the way for new and exciting channels to emerge. I’m typically cautious to embrace the ‘new stuff’ until I know that a) the bugs are worked out and b) that it’s more than just a passing fad.  Of course, I also want to make sure these new tools are relevant for my business clients.  (And despite the...

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YouTube: A Game-Changer

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May 2013

YouTube: A Game-Changer

If you could increase your website traffic by 300%, keep people on your website longer, and exponentially increase your Google ranking with one free tool, would you? It would seem silly not to, yet so many small businesses do not embrace this tool due to perceived technology barriers or a fear of being on camera. You may have figured out that I’m talking about video–specifically...

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