Advertising, Brand Development, Public Relations, Social Media

Hashtags are one of the strongest tools a company can use in a digital marketing campaign—they are free, easy to use, draw attention, promote content and create conversations. Developing a successful hashtag is marketing gold. They give your target audience a way to look for you. When implemented correctly, click-through rates increase, search queries increase and the hashtag itself will resonate with your audience. Consumers use hashtags to search for conversations that are taking place on social media so that...

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Brand Development, Clients, Facebook, Promotions, Social Media

If you haven’t experienced the Pokémon GO craze first-hand yet, we can almost guarantee your life has been touched by one of the estimated 7.5 million aspiring Pokémasters who are stumbling around neighborhoods, parks and malls on the hunt for imaginary creatures.  We’ve heard and read about hundreds of businesses throughout the country taking full advantage of this app to bring foot traffic into their locations. Coffee shops, retail stores, malls, bar crawl organizations—you name it, they’re all bringing in...

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Advertising, Campaign, Clients, Social Media, Special Events

Top 5 Takeaways from the “Yelp for Your Business - 101” Event, Hosted by Foundry Last week we hosted Michael Tragash, Yelp’s Senior Community Manager for Reno, to teach our clients and contacts about Yelp for Business. There was a lot of information dispensed throughout the hour-long presentation, so we’ve compiled our Top 5 Takeaways from the evening: In order to use the free helpful tools that Yelp offers business owners, you have to actually claim your business page. Although a...

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Advertising, Q&A, Social Media, Special Events, Web Design

This March, our social media department attended the 2015 EyeforTravel’s Social Media & Mobile Conference in San Francisco, where leading experts and innovators from around the world came to share their expertise. Along with the delicious food and beauty San Francisco has to offer, we walked out with these key takeaways. Using Social Media to Reduce Friction As marketers, one of the best things we can do for our clientele is to recognize who our customers are and know what...

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Clients, Press Releases, Public Relations, Social Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RENO, Nev. (October 3, 2014) – The Reno Rodeo has selected the Foundry, a Reno-based advertising, marketing and communications agency to provide public relations and social media to the “Wildest, Richest, Rodeo in the West” which just celebrated its 95th year. The Foundry will manage the Reno Rodeo’s year-round media relations and expanded social media and assist the Reno Rodeo Association with community outreach and event coordination for the 10-day event, including the historic cattle drive and...

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Brand Development, Design, Social Media

Have you searched for "social media image sizes" one too many times? Us too. The ever-changing image sizes can be challenging to keep up with, and no one infographic has all of the sizing info we most frequently search for, so we created our own. It's current (currently). Make sure to check back; we'll update it as new sizes come rolling in. Download the Cheat Sheet as a PDF

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Advertising, Design, Foundry Team, Social Media

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” - Horace Walpole ------ Unless you’ve been on sabbatical in Calcutta for six months, you’ve heard of Pinterest.com. It’s that snappy site where members have online bulletin boards, categorized by whatever interests them (“weddings”, “recipes”, “shoes”, etc.). Users “pin” links or images to their boards from one of three places: other websites, their computer or other Pinterest members’ boards. The pins...

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Advertising, Facebook, Public Relations, Social Media

Fact: "The Times They Are A-Changing" has been the most overused headline in the past 24 hours on marketing and social media blogs. Whether you're a fan of Facebook's recent release of the timeline or not, it's here to stay (and by "stay" I mean until Facebook changes the layout in another six months). Yesterday, Facebook released the timeline layout for business pages. While the change doesn't necessitate a complete overhaul of Facebook strategy, the new layout and page structure...

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