25 #Instagram accounts you should follow in 2015

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The year on 2014 ended very well for Instagram with terrific news. Socialbakers announced that Instagram has way more brand engagement than Twitter, also celebrated 300 million users, becoming one of the most used Social Media platforms on the planet and again, overcoming Twitter.

Another great news was that the minds behind Instagram were able to eliminate fake users, however this managed to annoy quite a lot of celebrities that saw their followers count to drop drastically. Here´s a list where you can find the biggest losers on Instagram, the ones that were more affected with this clean up.

This month of December is always a month of predictions, all media is predicting what should be coming up on 2015, my prediction is that Instagram is going to be big, even bigger than what it is now. There´s still plenty of room for this platform to grow and improve, but at the moment is a great place to find the most talented and creative people on the world using a camera.

I have decided to compile a list of people that are achieving something amazing on Instagram. If you are tired of your friend´s selfies, follow some of these Instagramers, you won’t regret it.

It´s a  random list from people I consider that are blessed to greatly express their art through the lens of camera, people that have amazing lives, adrenaline freaks, travelers, foodies, animal lovers and creative minds. There are no brands or celebrities on this list. Continue reading

11 Social Media Steps for Small Business

Social Media for Small BusinessNot long ago I wrote a post about 5 Social Networks that local business should be on. I must confess that I found the link between social media and small business very interesting and I explain why.

Almost everyone understands by now that bringing their business to Social Media is an important and fundamental step to get more visibility of their work, even though not everyone manages to understand how to do it. I have seen pretty much everything on the social networks, some are excellent examples how to use Social Media, and some others are a pure disaster and should probably re-think their strategy upside down.

It’s because Social Media is a rather recent marketing tool that most of the small businesses don’t know how to deal with it properly.

Yesterday, a very good friend asked me to bring his business to to Facebook, I must say I felt it was a huge challenge. Introducing a small business to social media is a difficult task that many owners fail to understand. After 15 minutes absorbing this idea, I got really excited about it, mainly because playing around with a social network for a small company can be extremely fun and rewarding.

This will be a useful guide with tips and tricks to bring your business to the web 2.0, because this is hard work but is also fun. Continue reading

13 Tips to Manage Your Time on Social Media [Infographic]

13 Tips to manage your time in social media (1)

On today’s world, things move fast and time is very little to everything we need to do. Working in, or with Social Media is no exception and time is very sparse for all the things we need to be doing during each day.

As soon I started to manage my online presence in a more professional way, I quickly realised that one of the hardest parts is to manage your time due to the wide amount of tasks that are needed to be done each day.

It’s not only that there are quite many social networks to manage, but is also the fact that each one has their own specifications. As soon as I had a handful of social networks to update, comments to reply, writing on my blog, manage accounts and read other’s blogs and content it became clear that I had to create a strategy in order that was possible to manage my time effectively during the day.  Continue reading

The 14 Best Social Media and Marketing Agencies in Madrid

The 14 Best Social Media and Marketing Agencies in Madrid

After writing how to make a creative CV useful for community managers, I thought it could be important to have a list of the best Social Media and Marketing Agencies operating in Madrid. This list is though for any community manager looking for a job, but also for potential foreign companies looking to invest in Spain and therefore use these agencies to implement themselves in the country’s social media.

With 72% of it’s nearly 48 million inhabitants connected to the internet, this southern European country is highly active on the social media networks, with 93% claiming to be having a social media account.

Spain is a vibrant country full of highly qualified and talented people which their work on Social Media is placing them on Europe´s top rankings. As an example, the powerful tool SocialBro was born in Spain.

There are many reasons to bring your business to Spain, and even more reasons to use the Social Networks.  Continue reading

5 Social Networks your local business must be on

5 Social Networks your business must be on
Few could imagine that when in 2007 Steve Jobs presented the Iphone that the way we experience the world would change so dramatically. Now, no one leaves their home without their smartphone, and forgetting it at home is probably people’s biggest nightmare. Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame finally arrived and people want to share with the world their location or post their pictures when they’re drinking the beloved beer after work.

But people also want to make themselves heard and their opinion matter like never before because everyone has a presence online, and that presence is big, in fact quite big.

Keeping this in mind and if you own a local business like a shop, a bar or a restaurant you should start paying some attention to a good few social networks.  You should know what your customers are talking about you and take some advantage from it. Good or bad you must know what they say about you online.
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