How to Become a Social Media Consultant | Two Pros Share Their Tips

Social Media - a Cue Creative Marketing and Consulting Vancouver, B.C.

So, you want to be a Social Media Consultant… During my time working in social media, I have had a few people approach me and inquire how to become a social media consultant. After chatting with with my colleague, Kirat Chungh, she had been asked this as well –  so, we thought we would answer some of the most common questions we hear about how to enter into this field and start working as a professional. We’ve done a Q&A

6 Tactics For Knocking Instagram Out Of The Park

Win at Instagram - a Cue Creative Consulting Social Media

  It’s no secret that Instagram has become one of the most powerful marketing tools in today’s digital age. To get a clearer picture of just how powerful, here are a few stats we’d like to share from Wordstream: “There are over 25 million business profiles using Instagram worldwide” “Over 80% of accounts on Instagram follow a business, and over 200 million Instagrammers actively visit a business profile every day.” “60% of users say that they have learned about a

Warning: Don’t Try Social Media Without A Marketing Strategy

Don't try social media without a marketing strategy

  Choosing to use the word “warning” in front of today’s blog post title was not for dramatics or click-bait intent (we strongly discourage against click-bait content). Social Media and a Marketing Strategy is a topic that our agency feels warrants a warning label as it’s critical to both the success of the client and the consultant. First, I feel it’s important to define what a marketing strategy is before we get any farther into this article. A marketing strategy is a

Top 5 Mistakes Businesses Make With Their Social Media Manager

Top 5 Mistakes businesses make with their social media manager - Amy Johnston

  As a social media manager of almost four years, I have come across my fair share of clients – the good, the bad and the ugly. What I want to share with you today is the top 5 mistakes the bad and ugly clients have made, and what you can learn from them so that you can have  stronger relationship with your social media manager. This simple awareness will help to yield positive results for your business from your

Creating, Building And Managing Successful Online Communities For Business

Social Media For Business

  As Social Media evolves as a communications platform and becomes the primary source of information for most people around the globe, it has also become more difficult to get your content seen due to algorithms designed to filter through the mass amounts of information out there. The Solution? Ensure your content and the community you build around your brand provides key elements to attract followers, engage followers and retain followers. Once you build up your online community, that community

How to ‘Verify’ Your Facebook Page

How to verify your page on Facebook - a Cue Consulting

  Many Facebook users do not know about this step when they create and manage a Facebook Page for their business. Getting your page VERIFIED is a very important step to take in completing work to ensure your page gets seen by the followers you are aiming to welcome in to your online community.     Getting verified on Facebook is a great way to establish brand credibility online and it lets your audience know you are authentic and will

The Top 10 of ‘THE WORST ADVICE’ for Social Media for Business

a Cue Consulting Social Media Bad Advice

  Today it can seem like everyone and their cousin is a self proclaimed Social Media ‘expert’.  Due to its influx into our lives and businesses in the last 10 years, many people are trying to leverage their own social media use into a business by selling their services. The problem with that is that they may know how to make posts and use platforms, but they might not have the best business practices, and most importantly, MARKETING experience to

Social Media Image Sizes – Cheat Sheet ( to make life a bit easier)

Keeping up with Social Media platforms and all the regular changes – sometimes even DAILY, can be challenging! We understand how this can be frustrating when you are working hard enough to stay current with your posting and content. We’re here to help. One of the biggest questions is size of media for all of the platforms. Here is a great infographic from WeareTop10 that breaks down all the sizing for individual platforms. You can use this as your guide… Well,

What is an Instagram Pod? The Nifty Trick to Increase Engagement

  INSTAGRAM PODS Since the day that Instagram announced that it would be removing the chronological posts and installing an algorithm, much like the one Facebook has, we have been scrambling to find ways to work with the algorithm and find ways to increase engagement. Hashtags have proven to be very useful, but then many ( some quite innocent) hashtags ended up being blacklisted due to overuse by other accounts. This severely limited the usefulness of hashtags in getting further

Social Media Made Easy with the Q.U.A.C.K method!

Social Media Vancouver - QUACK method

Social media is necessary when starting a business, and not using it is no longer an option. Many don’t understand the impact online communication can do for a brand and business. Think of it as a direct and immediate line to reaching your customers worldwide. If you aren’t using social media as an integral part of growing your business, you need to ask yourself, why? The big question is, are you taking the time to invest in this tool that’s