Advertising, Campaign, Digital Marketing, Facebook, Social Media

Successful social media campaigns. We love them. We want them. But how do we build them? Just because your 14-year-old cousin amassed an impressive Instagram following in six months by winging it doesn’t mean you should follow suit. Your brand deserves a sound social media campaign strategy. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few concrete steps to help you create a successful campaign. 1. Set Clear Goals The most important step in creating a successful social media campaign is defining...

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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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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, Facebook, Social Media

For months, businesses have been playing the “Facebook Game” – a game of strategy and skill to ensure their content shows up in their follower’s newsfeeds.  Although this game can be easily won with advertising dollars, there is still a desire to crack the code with a natural, organic reach.  Tech Crunch recently reported, “Facebook is rolling out to the U.S. a way to choose friends and Pages they want to “See First” atop the feed.”  What does this mean...

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Advertising, Social Media

Since its debut in 2011/2012 Snapchat has continued to impress with innovated updates to their app, content and advertising options.  And, just recently, they did it again.  If you haven't heard, yesterday Greece voted on the future of their economy, determining whether or not they will accept financial help from Europe. Snapchat didn’t miss a beat. Their featured story portrayed why the vote was happening, what the vote would mean to the country, and why people might vote yes or no.  Not only did they provide the...

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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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Advertising, Social Media

Will 2014 be the death of the #hashtag? We might not get that lucky, but here are a few things you should consider for your 2014 Social Media Strategy. Hand over your pennies for paid advertising From its start, social media has always been pitched as an almost no-cost platform for getting your message out. So when the idea of paid social advertising is brought up, it is understandable that clients become hesitant. However, $50 in social media advertising goes...

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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, Facebook, Media Buying, Promotions, Social Media

Facebook recently announced that they will introduce mobile ads to their advertising platform. Considering that they're on the forefront of changing the digital world and have one of the most downloaded mobile apps, why is it that they're one of the last to jump on the bandwagon, I wonder? Apparently, my thoughts haven’t gone unnoticed. “There’s a good story Facebook can tell about the potential of its mobile audience, but at the same time you can talk about an issue...

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