Beauty & Brains in Branding & Web

Woobox Sweepstakes App: Image Cheat Sheet and Quick Tips

Woobox, the most popular social sweepstakes app for Facebook, is an extremely effective way to promote your company Facebook page, increase page Likes and promote brand awareness. Woobox allows Facebook users to participate in your giveaways and contests, but only after a visitor has liked your page. (Instant fans!) While using Woobox to create your […]

Facebook Etiquette for Adults

When Mark Zuckerburg founded Facebook in 2004, the website’s membership was limited to Harvard students. As Facebook’s popularity grew amongst youths, membership was expanded to include other colleges and universities, and eventually high schools too. Because of its roots in academic and youth culture, Facebook has always been seen as the domain of the young. […]

Facebook Promotions: 4 Key Benefits for Your Business

By now, most businesses have realized that Facebook presents numerous business benefits. The social platform has facilitated communication between customers and companies, and provided a platform for sharing interesting, educational and engaging information. But what about Facebook users that don’t yet know your brand, have never walked past your storefront or used your services? How […]

Facebook Hashtags: 5 Ways These Will Benefit Your Business

The web is buzzing with Facebook’s launch of the coveted hashtag, a feature that has experienced significant success on other social platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. For those that don’t know how hashtagging works, hashtags are a self-indexing tool: placing the # symbol in front of a term in your tweet or photo makes […]

Not Just For Kids: Facebook Is the New Face of Business

What started as a social network for the Ivys and progressed into a global social platform has now crossed over into the world of business. Facebook is not just about posting pictures of vacations, sharing your latest meal, or spreading viral videos. As a business tool, Facebook can add tremendous value to your organization – and […]

Response-Time Expectations in the Internet Age: How Long is Too Long?

With technology integrated into virtually every aspect of our lives, communication has become easier than ever before. Ceaseless access to our computers and smart phones make it possible to access our email, voicemail, and text messages from anywhere, every second of the day. Of course, this presents a double-edged sword. As communication can occur so […]

How Businesses are Getting in on Instagram

Instagram is a popular photo application/social network that has taken the world by storm in 2012. The app allows users to apply retro-themed filters to digital photos and to share photos with followers. Instagram’s popularity transcends demographics and has given rise to a new generation of digital mobile-photographers. Just more than two years since its […]

Do You Know Me? The Key to Success with Social Media

In discussing factors that contribute to a person’s success, I used to hear a lot of people say, “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.” For a long time, that was pretty much true. If you knew people in high places, it was more likely that you would succeed. And until recently, it was hard to get to know those high-flyers.

How-to Balance Online & Offline Initiatives in a Connected World

Canadians are well connected. In June 2012, 83% of Canadians were online and 18,573,940 use Facebook. According to The Ipsos Canadian inter@ctive Reid Report 2012 Fact Guide, mobile internet access was at 37% in 2011.  And according to CIRA, “the next billion Internet users will access the Internet via mobile”. So what do these stats […]