How to get more followers on Instagram: A beginners guide

Colleen Vizentsinstagram

Conversations Media’s Instagram guru, Colleen Vizents, shares insider tips on how she builds Instagram brand followings into the tens of thousands (and counting)… Building an Instagram following can be not only daunting but frustrating. It takes time, a strategy, and a good amount of effort to get your brand out there. If you are new to Instagram or just need … Read More

Closet Conversations: Our resident wizard

Ellen EgittonUncategorized

This post is Part 4 of an interview series of the Conversations team, conducted by our unpaid intern, Loyola University Student Ellen Egitton.  The assignment was simple, but not easy: make us sound AWESOME and include a valuable takeaway for the reader. What follows is unedited, and hopefully insightful.   Interesting discovery – unless you’re currently in school, you most … Read More

Closet Conversations: Oh Captain, Our Badass Captain

Ellen EgittonUncategorized

This post is Part 3 of an interview series of the Conversations team, conducted by our unpaid intern, Loyola University Student Ellen Egitton.  The assignment was simple, but not easy: make us sound AWESOME and include a valuable takeaway for the reader. What follows is unedited, and hopefully insightful.   I’m sitting on the floor of a ten by ten … Read More

Closet Conversations: Meet Lauren – our SEO Strategist

Ellen Egittonseo, Uncategorized

This post is Part 2 of an interview series of the Conversations team, conducted by our unpaid intern, Loyola University Student Ellen Egitton.  The assignment was simple, but not easy: make us sound AWESOME and include a valuable takeaway for the reader. What follows is unedited, and hopefully insightful.   Loud. Caring. Eats a lot. Lauren, that’s the most honest … Read More

Closet Conversations: Dinner, drinks and a side of employment

Ellen EgittonSocial Marketing

This post is Part 1 of an interview series of the Conversations team, conducted by our unpaid intern, Loyola University Student Ellen Egitton.  The assignment was simple, but not easy: make us sound AWESOME and include a valuable takeaway for the reader. What follows is unedited, and hopefully insightful. Damnit Colleen, brag a little bit. That was the feeling I … Read More

How to get the media to pay attention to your press release: An interview with Heather Miller

meganhow to, Uncategorized

Heather, as an award winning journalist, you must see a shit ton of press releases….what are your overall feelings about press releases in general? They are both a big help and a big pain. Well-written, pertinent press releases are a crucial part of anyone’s job in the news business. We couldn’t get by without them. On the other hand, poorly … Read More

3 Reasons Why Your Site May Be Invisible to Google

Lauren Grahamseo

Have you wondered why your website is invisible to Google? Have you been working on your website for months, beefing up your SEO skills and writing content like nobody’s business? Then why aren’t you getting any love from Google? Or maybe it’s that you were seeing a ton of traffic, but it seems to have dropped off dramatically. Fear not! … Read More

Instagram for Business: to switch or not to switch

meganinstagram, Uncategorized

Instagram just rolled out a new profile category for businesses and we’re having a lot of mixed feelings about it. Currently, there’s no strict enforcement on which accounts have to be switched over, but it’s safe to say that you can expect this to go a lot like it did with Facebook when they began separating personal and business pages. … Read More

3 killer Instagram marketing tools and strategies

meganinstagram, Uncategorized

Instagram marketing in 2016 has proven to yield high organic growth and conversion success for many…but keeping up with the “real time” day to day and lack of scheduling options can be a nightmare for social media marketers. Until now. We’ve tried just about every tool that’s ever launched when it comes to scheduling, analytics and reposting on Instagram, and … Read More

How To Handle Awkward Social Encounters

megansocial media, Uncategorized

You’re a social media manager. Posting regularly on the accounts you manage, and everything is well within the scope of what is socially acceptable, nothing inflammatory or controversial! You think nothing of your post. And then you get a notification from Twitter. You have a new direct message! You’re excited! Yay! One of my followers is engaging with my brand! … Read More