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Direct Traffic Surpasses Facebook Referral Traffic

Traditionally, people who arrive to websites from a mobile device did so most frequently through the use of Facebook, making “mobile” and “social” go hand in hand. However, a recent study from Chartbeat.com found that direct traffic surpassed Facebook referrals for...

The Importance of Blogging

If you haven’t noticed lately, blogging has become a marketing strategy that many businesses are putting into use. Blogging is used for many different reasons, but why has it become so important? Blogs give readers a conversational feel; it makes the company...

Content Consumption Differences between Generations

Millennials are a complex generation that, unlike other generations, aren’t set by an exact date range—though that depends on whom you talk to—but are considered to be those who were born in the 1980s-1990s. They are diverse, educated, and...

Resurgence of Email Marketing

What once was popular will be again—older names are coming back, past fashion is returning, and record players have become hip once more. Another part of history that is repeating itself is certain marketing trends. Before social media, email was one of the only...

The #IceBucketChallenge: Is it just “clicktivism”?

Over the last two weeks, you may have noticed an increase of videos of people dumping cold water on themselves posted on social media. These videos are part of the #IceBucketChallenge. The challenge is very simple: pour ice water on yourself and film it within 24...

What Makes a Video Go Viral?

Hello Denizen. You may not have heard of the agency but it’s practically guaranteed you have seen their work. Do you remember the video that went viral back in April of a tiny hamster eating a tiny burrito? Hello Denizen.  Denizen is an award-winning social...