Over the years we’ve worked on a wide variety of Instagram marketing projects for companies ranging from startups to global food brands and one of the recurring themes we see in the industry is businesses thinking Instagram is all about posting then likes and followers will magically appear, which is a mistake of epic proportions. Let’s dig into why.

Over the past few years CBD has taken the world by storm and it’s exciting to see how the trend has given birth to tons of startup companies (e.g. CBD-infused foods like gummies) as well as large retailers beginning to stock CBD products. But in a highly regulated and unknown space where you’ll have trouble with everything from merchants to roadblocks that prevent you from running ads, how do you compete? And that’s where search engine optimization (SEO) shines.

Being in the social media marketing game for 10+ years has been a fun journey and along the way I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had conversations with potential clients where their goals are to simply find the best social media marketing company, but in reality “the best” is subjective and often times based on what’s actually the best fit for the goals at hand. Let’s explore.

Having been in the food industry for many years guiding businesses ranging from global food brands to a wide variety of restaurants we’ve learned a lot, and when it comes to using Instagram as a marketing tool there are some basic best practices restaurants should follow.

We are living in a time where social media touches all aspects of everyday life and, because of that, social media marketing plays a key role in the direction of companies ranging from their marketing campaigns to using social media insights for new product development, competitor analysis, understanding industry trends, and the list goes on.

In this day and age social media is a driving force behind both the success and failure of restaurants throughout the world, and understanding the secret recipe for blowing up on social media is the light at the end of tunnel. But in reality, it’s not that difficult, and this post touches on 3 tips to help restaurants succeed on their social media marketing journeys.

Instagram is one of the hottest social networks and various studies have shown how the platform generates far more consumer engagement compared to Facebook, Twitter and other social mediums. And when it comes to using social media to market luxury brands or specific luxury products, Instagram is truly the secret sauce.

We are living in a time where social media marketing drives a vast majority of the success businesses have ranging from airlines to luxury brands to the oddballs like Geico who took something as mundane as insurance and morphed it into a social media phenomenon. But how do you find ninjas with the skills needed to emerge victorious in battles like this?

Los Angeles is truly one of the main social media hubs with a wide variety of influencers calling the city home, and as someone that was born and raised here it’s exciting to see how things have evolved over time – particularly from being the “Entertainment Capital of the World” to also becoming a driving force behind social media (content, trends, etc.) – which is essentially the new age of entertainment.

We are living in a world where social media touches all aspects of everyday life ranging from the news we consume to the products we buy, where we eat, what we strive to be and the list goes on. And because of that, companies are spending more and more by the day to market on social channels while at the same time social media marketers are popping up left and right – but who really has the expertise to guide you in the right direction?