St. Paddy’s Day Playlist

Stark Social Playlists

It’s that time again! St. Paddy’s Day is a time of revelry, and joy… oh and beer. Lots of beer. But, it’s still a work day, and while we wait for beer o’clock we’re listening to some wicked tunes. Check out the playlist the Stark Social Media Agency team assembled for this occasion and don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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Infographic: Facebook Etiquette 2018

Stark Social Blog, Social Media

There is no better time than now, with the new year already under full swing to revisit an oldie but a goodie…

FACEBOOK ETIQUETTE!

That’s right friends and neighbors, Facebook has become a place for “fake news” and jailhouse riots that have no business in the social stream of consciousness. And, because of that Facebook is taking its newsfeed back.

If you are using Facebook, Instagram or any other social media channel for business, it’s time to take a deep breath and evaluate your strategy.

We discovered this handy infographic that rings true no matter who you voted for, Read More

Create an Educational Content Checklist

Deanna L. Miller Blog, Content Marketing

We talk about it a lot on The Social Life Podcast (I know, I know we’re coming back soon) – Value Add. Are you adding value to your social presence or simply building an echo chamber?

Creating educational content is the best way to create a balance and also position yourself a subject matter expert, which of course is key in industries like real estate, personal training, and more. Now, you’re going to ask us, how the heck do I create educational content? Well, lucky for you, we’ve been coming up with new content for our podcast, and have created Read More

Facebook Groups Brings More Community Vibes

Deanna L. Miller Social Media

We’ve all been using Facebook Groups to grow our following, and become subject matter experts with a little more juice. Free memberships to Facebook Groups, have long been an exclusive offering of marketing gurus slinging their videos in advertisements on Facebook and Instagram.

And, with the increased use of this lovely homes for our potential client-base, Facebook took notice and took to heart all the input and ideas from their recent Community Summit. What we have now is a new set of tools that will most definitely create a spot on the Facebook for gals and guys to commiserate about Read More

THE TOP 10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN RUNNING A CONTEST

The Top 10 Things to Remember When Running a Contest

Deanna L. Miller Social Media

‘Tis the season for running holiday contests! And, while contests are a wonderful way to build up those sales funnels and grab potential client attention, it’s important to remember that there should always be a strategy for your contest.

1. First things first, what are you giving away?

We’ve got three main kinds of contests and you’ll need to pick one…

  • Contest
  • Sweepstakes
  • Lottery

Contests are a great way to engage users, create word of mouth for your business or brand and also gain new followers! While sweepstakes are fun, contests tend to be tenfold more effective, however, a sweepstake Read More

What Facebook Stories will You Tell with Your Business Page?

Deanna L. Miller Blog, Social Media

Have you been using Facebook Stories? Well, if you’ve been avoiding them it’s time to start rethinking your strategy, and get ready for your Facebook Business Page to offer stories! Digital Trends offered the low down on the new features rolling out, and we’re super wicked excited!

That’s right sweethearts, Facebook Stories is coming to our Business Pages with the same ability as our favorite Instagram Stories features that we know and love.

Not too long ago the Instagram Stories function introduced the powerful ability to post your IG Stories to Facebook, creating a streamlined process for entrepreneurs looking Read More

Twitter Launches Video Website Cards!

Stark Social Blog, Social Media

If you’re loving the ROI on video for your online marketing, then you’re going to want to learn more about what Twitter has just streamlined for advertising guys and dolls across the Twitterverse. Video Website Cards are making brands swoon across the interwebs!

While Twitter has become a hotbed for controversy, many brands are still seeing a solid following and good interaction from their loyal fans and followers. And with Twitter’s flexibility to continue to find ways to please us, fancy folks who advertise, it’s no surprise they are combining favorites in their ad platform.

Video Website Cards, allow users Read More

Job Seekers Turning to Facebook?

Deanna L. Miller Blog, Social Media

Facebook continues is a competitive edge against LinkedIn with offerings that continue to please users, who are already suffering from an advertising hangover with determining budgets, developing long-term strategies that win and keeping a watchful eye on those relevancy scores.

Recently, Facebook added the ability for Facebook Business Page owners to add new job listings to their Facebook pages and promote them across the Facebook-sphere with advertising dollars that target your location and specific demographics. Yes, there are still sites like Indeed.com and Monster, but where do we spend most of our time anyway? Facebook. And, Facebook knows this so Read More

Stark Social Wins Excellence In Web Design Award For Valencia Jazz & Blues

Stark Social Wins Excellence In Web Design Award For Valencia Jazz & Blues

Stark Social Press & Media

Stark Social Media Agency Winner of the 23rd Annual Communicator Award

Excellence And Distinction Award Recipients Named

www.communicatorawards.com

SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. — June 26, 2017 — The winners of the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards have been officially announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professional. Please visit communicatorawards.com to view the full winners list.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts Read More

Building Your Social Media Resume With Social Assist Pro

Building Your Social Media Resume with Social Assist Pro

Stark Social Blog, Social Media

Chatting with potential clients, I always find myself saying the same thing over and over again. Your social media should be your references on your overall business resume, while those fancy products and services serve as your work history. It’s really become a consumer market online and we’re seeing more and more end-users shying away from businesses that don’t have a viable online presence. That means everything from the website to social media channels sharing what makes you super duper special.

When you’re getting your social media all shiny and new, you’re going to want to remember the following few Read More