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Nov 08 2013

Calling All Troops!

Mambo is honored to have many amazing clients. Today we’re super excited as one of them, Portland’s helmet company Nutcase Helmets, put on their nuttiest gear and headed to Philadelphia for the Philly Bike Expo this weekend. Being successful at live tweeting doesn’t happen by just showing up at the event. Nutcase has an integrated digital and traditional marketing plan that stretches across all channels. In this week's blog (and a follow-up, to be posted next week), I provide recommendations for effective live tweeting for an event to complement all the...

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Oct 31 2013

Millennials: Why Your Business Etiquette Matters More Than Ever

In a two-part series Julie Ma, Digital Marketing Manager at Mambo, will be exploring the topic of business communications for the millennial generation (also known as Generation Y with birth dates from the early 1980s to the early 2000s). She’ll be sharing the latest trends and offer tips for how Millennials can better communicate with their employers (after all…she is one herself!) and how employers can maximize their communication and potential to benefit the overall success of their companies.  Quick facts: 88% of Millennials are optimistic about finding a job Just 6 in...

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Sep 26 2013

Administering Facebook Promotions Made Easier

In the past, Facebook’s rules have made it difficult for businesses to run promotional contests on their Facebook walls. To the joy of community managers everywhere, Facebook recently made drastic changes to their Page Terms, making it easier than ever for businesses to create and administer promotions. Here are some key changes Facebook has made and how it can benefit your business marketing: Promotions no longer have to be run through a third-party application. This means that any business with a Facebook page can run contests and promotions on their own timelines....

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Sep 17 2013

Burgerville Launches Microsite to Gather Guest Input

Did you hear the good news?  Burgerville is opening a new restaurant at the Portland International Airport this Winter!  Now travelers can pick up their favorite NW food before taking off or before heading home after a long flight. Burgerville is taking a unique approach to the design of this new restaurant.  While Burgerville’s “fresh, local, sustainable” values will remain, Burgerville is looking to the airport community to inform portions of the new restaurant’s design.  One way they’re gathering input from the community is by way of a new microsite...

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Sep 01 2013

How to Serve Customers in Social Media

How to Serve Customers in Social Media From negative tweets to guests asking questions online, the idea of social customer service is alive and kicking. If you’re not listening to and responding to your customers on a daily basis, you’re missing the boat. Your customers are talking to you and about you – and they want to be heard.  If you’re not there to listen, respond and engage, you’re missing a giant opportunity to nurture, support and delight them. According to a Zendesk poll, 62% of consumers have used social media for...

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Aug 13 2013

Chipotle Hacks Their Own Twitter Account – was it worth it?

After Chipotle fake-hacked it’s own Twitter account, the social media world is up in arms.  Was it beneficial?  Was it a breach of trust for their customers?  Either way, their immediate (perhaps temporary?) success cannot be denied. With a series of tweets such as, “Hi sweetie, can you please pick up some lime, salt, and onions? Twitter” and “twitter Find avocado store in Arv,” both Chipotle’s followership and engagement increased.  Chipotle saw a 453% increase over their daily average engagement (with almost 1500 retweets) and gained nearly 5,000 followers from the...

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Jul 19 2013

3 Steps to Encourage a Culture of Employee Engagement

We’re a competitive bunch at Mambo, and if you’re friends with one of us on Facebook and we have encouraged you to Like the Mambo page, there was a good reason for it – we wanted to WIN the “Who can get the most Facebook friends to Like Mambo?” contest! Social posts by employees from their personal accounts feel more authentic than brand-driven content, so your employees should know that: •  Your management team understands the benefits of having employees who talk about their company •  There are guidelines for when and how...

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Jul 12 2013

Instagram Video Web Round Up: What You Need to Know for Your Brands

A couple weeks ago Instagram announced that video was going to be introduced to their platform.  With more than 130 million users, it comes as no surprise that over five million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours alone. Currently, 67% of the top brands in the world are on Instagram (i.e. Nike, MTV, Starbucks, Gucci, Burberry), and with Facebook’s 1 billion users in full force (Facebook owns Instagram), the opportunity for brands to share intriguing, authentic content is easier than ever. Using Instagram video, brands can easily: Provide a video teaser...

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May 30 2013

A Digital Community is Still a Community

Yes, it’s true. A group of people online, is still a group of people. And truthfully, it still follows the same general social rules to get things pumped up. That’s right, we’re talking about our crowd-raising, people-pleasing, effectively-communicating community managers. I think it’s safe to say the highly-developed people skills and relationship building techniques you employ in face-to-face interactions can play an instrumental role in the effectiveness of your online community management. Just in case you’ve slipped off the bandwagon, here are a few tips to help you get you...

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May 23 2013

Can’t Find the Perfect Typeface for your Design? Try Creating One Yourself!

We've all been there before. I'm talking about the endless search for the perfect typeface to fit your A+ design. Well, search no longer. For all those times when you can't seem to find the perfect font, we've put together a step-by-step tutorial for creating one on your own. Problem: Help, I can't find the font I want for a design I'm working on! Solution: Make your own, from scratch Time Investment: 1-2 hrs Level: Easy Cost: FREE Tools: Medium-Thick, black felt pen, printer and scanner How to: Go to the MyScriptFont website. Download and then print the template provided....

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