It’s been awhile since I updated you on how things are going with me personally.
A feature account (also called a curation account) exists to share other people’s photos. There are a lot of wonderful feature accounts out there, highlighting followers’ pictures about everything from fashion to photography. My personal favorites are the ones dedicated to cities or states–they’re a great way to get to know the undiscovered beauty of any place!
If you’re thinking of starting a feature account, I have a few pointers for you. These are based on what I’ve seen successful accounts do (and what some accounts aren’t doing).
Today is my last day at brass Media. It’s been a wonderful few years here, and I’ve learned so much. The best marketing skills I’ve learned are in content marketing and marketing automation, which have sparked my passion to learn even more. Content marketing felt like a natural fit after so many years of blogging, and learning about leveraging content for marketing is fascinating.
Update 11/24/15: After their failed attempt to require a subscription for analytics earlier this year, Iconosquare learned a lot. And they’re trying again: starting December 1, 2015, analytics will no longer be offered to free users. They look to be serious about it this time, so here’s a list of places you can still find Instagram stats for free.
Where can I find free Instagram analytics?
AgoraPulse CEO Emeric Ernault wrote a blog post with five handy alternatives. The problem is that these alternatives also seem better suited to marketers or marketing teams, not casual power users like me. So I did a little work and found three viable Iconosquare alternatives for power users (with no marketing budgets).
Last week, I had the pleasure of talking to about 300 sophomores at West Albany High School about how their use of social media would change after they left high school.
We use social media to communicate and stay in touch with friends and family, and to express ourselves online. But many high schoolers aren’t aware that after they leave high school, social media will take on a new facet. Universities and employers will begin using social media to investigate prospective students and hires to ensure they’ll represent the school or company well.
Happy 1394! Nowruz (نوروذ), also known as Persian New Year, is the beginning of the Iranian calendar year. It’s also a religious holiday for the Baha’i and Zoroastrian faiths, both of which originated in Iran. Nowruz is the same day as the Spring Equinox and marks the beginning of 1394.
This year, I’m documenting my haft seen table to give you all a little history behind the celebration, which is a huge deal to Iranians, Kurds, Afghans, Tajiks, Uzbeks, and those in the Zoroastrian and Baha’i faiths. (more…)