8 Digital Design Blogs You Must Read Now

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As graphic designers and generally visual human beings, we draw our inspiration from everywhere. We find it amid our surroundings, during our morning commute rocking out to Taylor Swift Led Zeppelin, and we find it from the people with whom we interact. However, one of the greatest tools in our design arsenal is the Internet–more specifically, design blogs. These magical spaces offer endless hours of scrolling pleasure as our eyes feast upon the visually delightful images that inspire us to create more; to create better.
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Hashtags for Days of the Week on Instagram

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Instagram, just like Pinterest, has been a social platform that businesses leave to the everyday consumer, not quite understanding how to level a brand message without sounding sales-y or robotic. It could be that marketing or PR teams have no idea how to harness the power of hashtags or the use of them in marketing campaigns. It could also be that they #use #broken #hashtags versus knowing how to utilize the trending ones correctly to gain more followers and brand exposure. Below you’ll find my suggestions to market any company on Instagram throughout the week.
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#HereForYou Instagram Campaign Uses Hashtag to Spotlight Mental Health

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In the midst of (often) perfectly styled squares, Instagram launched its #HereForYou campaign this week, utilizing the incredible power of the hashtag to do good. It’s serving as a powerful reminder that social media can be used to promote soulful connections, build solidarity among those who feel like outcasts and dare I say it, save lives. Continue reading “#HereForYou Instagram Campaign Uses Hashtag to Spotlight Mental Health”

4 Hashtag Tools You Can’t Live Without

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Did you know you can drastically expand your reach with hashtags? You can use up to 30 #hashtags on Instagram, and strategically, you can use one to two on Twitter (your engagement drops if you use more than that). Communities are now built around hashtags; they’re no longer just a fun way to explore something new–they’re so much more than that. You can utilize their power on virtually any social network to boost engagement and reach. And businesses can harness their power. You can change the game by using the right hashtags, so I’ve put together a short list of my favorite hashtag tools for you to use to become a hashtag ninja.

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Content Marketing is (Still) King

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As the digital landscape of our current marketing culture evolves, so does the content we push out. More and more marketers are wise to the trends; abandoning the traditional marketing approach with advertising gimmicks and shameless self-promotions–reaching instead for adding value with their content marketing, and in turn, attracting a clearly-defined audience who genuinely wants to engage with and purchase from the brand. Continue reading “Content Marketing is (Still) King”

SEO is Far from Simple

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It’s a buzzword you’ve probably heard, but do you know the true value of search engine optimization (SEO)? To dive into this complex topic, you must first know the definition of SEO and what goes into this practice. SEO is the discipline of increasing the quality and quantity of traffic to your site via organic search engine results. There are 4.5 billion Google searches per day worldwide–you want to make sure your site stands out, so that you can continue to capitalize on the revolutionized way of doing business in the digital age. Continue reading “SEO is Far from Simple”