Why Your Website Needs HTTPS

Why Your Website Needs HTTPS

You’ve probably heard the growing buzz around HTTPS and SSL. What you may be less familiar with is how important it is to your website. In October 2017, Google will display security warnings in the address bar of sites that collect user information without HTTPS. If you have any fill in content at all – newsletter sign up, contact form, etc. – this applies to your website. Continue reading Why Your Website Needs HTTPS

LinkedIn Audience Network

What is the LinkedIn Audience Network?

LinkedIn finally introduced it’s own native advertising network this week, the LinkedIn Audience Network. The new advertising component allows marketers to place Sponsored Content on high-quality, third party publishers across devices. Continue reading What is the LinkedIn Audience Network?

Why Outsourcing Social Media is Worth It

There are lots of reasons decision makers are outsourcing social media marketing. One of the principal motivating factors for hiring a social media marketing agency is almost always a lack of resources – financial or personnel. The first step to success is identifying gaps between a company’s current social media strategy and the digital marketing goals it hopes to achieve. Smart brands recognize the value partnering with a professional agency, and leverage the relationship to the benefit of their bottom line. Continue reading Why Outsourcing Social Media is Worth It

Choosing the Perfect Blog Length

Clients often ask us what’s the perfect blog length as if there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. The truth is quality is much more important that quantity when it comes to content marketing and there are lots of factors that go into the length of a blog post including your industry, the complexity of your topic, and how much rich media you’re including. Continue reading Choosing the Perfect Blog Length

Our Top 3 Digital Marketing Apps

It’s no secret that digital marketing happens outside of the traditional 8-5 business hours, especially as more and more brands are catering to an international audience. At Top Shelf, our team is spread across Eastern – Pacific time zones, so flexibility and digital marketing apps are a huge part of our culture. Here are our top three favorite apps: Continue reading Our Top 3 Digital Marketing Apps

Changes to Facebook Link Preview

In late June, Facebook announced they will no longer allow editing of link previews for posts as part of its mission to reduce fake news on the platform. While we commend Facebook’s commitment to authenticity, this change to the API is going to present a few challenges for digital marketing strategies. Continue reading Changes to Facebook Link Preview

Dangerous Effects of Social Media Amplification

In an age where everyone wants to be the first to break news, social media can be a dangerous amplification tool. Whether it’s the media speculating about breaking events prior to the facts coming in or instances of bullying when classmates spread rumors via digital channels, we have a real problem. Continue reading Dangerous Effects of Social Media Amplification

What Marketers Should Learn From Pepsi’s Commercial Fiasco

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By now, anyone and everyone knows about the recent Pepsi advertisement featuring Kendall Jenner offering an officer a Pepsi in peaceful negotiation. The commercial immediately caused outage amongst many, and Pepsi pulling the ad the same day it was posted. Pepsi, like so many other heavy hitting consumer companies, is trying to engage with its target market through current events. Unfortunately, Pepsi’s commercial has now become a “what not to do” example for other marketing and advertising agencies to follow. Continue reading What Marketers Should Learn From Pepsi’s Commercial Fiasco

10 Tips for Successful Social Media Marketing

There’s no magic pill that makes your social media marketing strategy successful, but there are some tried and tested tips that will get you started in the right direction. If you’re just starting out, or looking to improve your existing digital marketing plan, consider these 10 tips for social media marketing success. Continue reading 10 Tips for Successful Social Media Marketing