Launched in early August 2020, Instagram Reels is Facebook’s attempt to answer consumer demand and compete with TikTok. Like its competitor, Reels is the newest way to create and discover user generated music and performances. The final videos are limited to 15 seconds. App users have access to audio effects and creative and editing tools. Once know as “musical.ly”, the TikTok app started as a way for young people to express themselves
It takes years to build a solid online business reputation. That reputation can be attacked and damaged irreparably in a matter of moments. We recently experienced an unexpected fire drill with multiple attacks on our reputation via social media. We scrambled to put into action many of the reputation management measures we coach our clients to maintain. We learned first hand how important it is to protect against guerrilla attacks; and, how,
Some of us here at SteerPoint are old enough to remember. If you “needed” an aerial photograph you chartered an aircraft, booked a photographer and hoped it would be a sunny day. The term “needed” was accurate; aerial images were once reserved for land developers, city planners, manufacturing expansions and high-end brochures and expensive promotional pieces. It was always a complicated and expensive undertaking. Not so today with the ubiquity of drones.
With the fits and starts of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders during this pandemic, the “rules” of business development, new customer acquisition and overall marketing have been thrown off-balance. The old methods are not going to produce the results you desire and expect. Buried inside this bad news is plenty of good news – if you dig deep enough to uncover it. Currently there is a golden opportunity to use video as a
To succeed at any job or to accomplish any task, you have to have the resources you need available to you when you need them. That seems to be a pretty simple premise. With the health crisis isolations and work-from-home positions being more and more the “normal”, it seems like most major companies are re-thinking what it really means to be a company. We have been thinking and re-inventing as well.
A strong and compelling video that tells your unique story is a quantifiable asset of your business. Just like your logo, the sign on your building, your company website or even the informal brand messages you share into your marketplace, a brand video is long-term and durable asset. Here’s 6 reasons WHY it’s a worthwhile investment. -You control the narrative. Unlike social reviews and word-of-mouth, a video provides consistency and control in
The recently announced Google Ranking factor will not be live until sometime in 2021. However, SteerPoint is already taking these page experience factors into account on the new sites we are building – and, the current client sites we are refreshing and updating.
Social media marketing is a powerful tool for any business to connect with potential customers. As with any other marketing strategy, new trends and best practices are constantly cropping up, and you may need to update your social media game to stay ahead of the curve. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled some of the top social media trends for businesses in 2018.
Google launched Google AdWords 18 years ago as its premiere platform for creating and managing digital ads. Advertisers have come to love the platform because it provides an efficient way to spend marketing dollars in a way that is highly trackable. Google recently announced that Google AdWords will be no more (sort of). Don’t worry, the platform isn’t disappearing, it’s transitioning into Google Ads. This major change is coming by the end of July 2018. So what aspects are changing and what can we expect in the future from Google?