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#Hashtags to Match: Fashionable Marketing

Instagram is a platform for businesses and consumers of all types of industries, and using the right hashtags to promote your posts is critical to finding the highest quality of Instagram followers.

Due to the popularity or Instagram as an app in the fashion world, enthusiast of all levels come together to share ideas and find inspiration. Hashtags are the best way to narrow your post search and have more eyes on your posts.

Online style is as important as fashion style, so as an example, lets look at the fashion industry…

Weather you are an experienced fashion blogger, a novice Instagram user, or a business looking to reach out to new clientele, finding the right hashtags to go with your posts is crucial!

You don’t need to be an insta-famous fashion bloggers to spruce up your page with these hashtags.The following is a collection of some of the hottest fashion hashtags on Instagram.

#personalstyle

 

If you dressed yourself, be proud of it! Others can be inspired by your creative outfit design and individuality.

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#realoutfitgram

 

A real outfit is one that you feel comfortable in, something that wasn’t hand crafted or meant to be photographed. Use this hashtag to show of your go-to outfit, or signature look.

 

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#whatiwore

 

The concept is quite simple. You can also opt to use the shorter versions such as #wiw or #wiwt (What I wore today).

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#currentlywearing

 

This is a fun thing to tag if you have a fantastic outfit and a photo opportunity, but let’s be honest, most of these pics will be latergrams.

 

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#outfitgoals

 

Come on, we all have them. Screen shots are kept in our photo album of looks we want to try or pieces we just have to have. Hashtag #outfitgoals to contribute to the amazing amount of insta-inspiration.

 

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#coffeenclothes

 

Instagram is crazy about coffee. Strategically place your fashion accessories next to your artistic latte, and watch the caffeine addicts swarm to your page!

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#fashiondiaries

 

If you find yourself posting fashion pics frequently, it could be very beneficial to use this tag. This is also a fun way to follow your fashion journey!

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#streetstyle

 

Where better to show your style than before you’re about to hit the streets! This tag is great for attracting those who are looking for everyday outfit inspiration.

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Try these hashtags, or share with us your own that caters to your industry!

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3 “Power Hour” Methods to Improve Productivity

3 “Power Hour” Methods to Improve Productivity

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Everyone has their own struggle with procrastination, especially when it comes to professional and personal care. Bad habits tend to lead to poor productivity, and poor productivity can negatively affects multiple aspect of one’s life. In addition to gaining more wealth, and results, productivity can boost mood and overall feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction.

It can be all too easy to complete a day without doing the things you meant to do at the beginning of the day, whether your time is put into checking your phone, watching television, or daydreaming. Watch as meetings and projects are finished faster, and time is spent where you want. Making a conscious effort to improve productivity is the first step in the right direction. The power hour method is a popular time design method, and simple way to start. However there are also many takes on what the “power hour” consists of…

Here are three power hour methods that you can try for yourself:

  1. The No-distractions Power Hour

It does not matter when this hour takes place, but usually, the best results happen when this is done before noon. Just think about this for a minute. If you invested one hour in your day tackling that project you have been avoided before you take your lunch break, how great would that feel? From my own experience, I have to admit it feels pretty awesome.

To put it to you straight, this is the one hour that you buckle yourself into your chair and do what needs to get done. The most important part is to not let distractions, unrelated calls, negative self-talk, unnecessary breaks, refilling coffee, checking the internet, unproductive time on social media, grabbing supplies from the cabinet in the other room, or anything not directly related to the task divert your attention.

  1. The Self Care & Well Being Power Hour

This can be turned into an evening power hour, but this morning power hour will help you sustain yourself for the day. Not only will this method help you get out of bed, it will give you time to take care of yourself and start a self-care routine.

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If you have issues with snoozing your alarm, running late to work, or feeling rushed out the door, this can be the method for you. The trick to this method is giving yourself something to look forward in the morning, and giving yourself the time to enjoy yourself.

To try this method, start by choosing three activities that benefit your mind, body or soul. These can include, but are not limited to; reading, walking, listening to a podcast, writing, coloring, or stretching. Do each activity for exactly 20 mins each in order to fill your power hour. Giving yourself an extra hour in the morning helps you feel more productive, my stress levels decrease, and my outlook is more positive as you start your day. Some of the benefits of this method is, the ability to stay present, more energy, and better skills.

  1. The “Tackle-it” or “Get it over with” Power Hour

This Power Hour Method is especially good if you are someone who avoids particular important tasks. For example when I worked in sales, I dreaded making cold calls. I dedicated from 10:30am to 11:30am to making just cold calls with no distractions. Then for the rest of the day I was stress free, knowing that the worst was behind me.

The rules of this Power Hour are:

  1. Once you’ve committed to a Power Hour, you can’t change the time or reschedule it
  2. Only have one Power Hour each day. Don’t over do it.

And that’s it!

Choose one of the three Power Hour Methods to Increase Productivity, and share your results!

 

How to have the best LinkedIn Profile & Presentation

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LinkedIn is a career-focused social media forms that is used by professionals and employers all over the world. The content of the site is much more business-oriented and professional than most other social media websites, so it important to navigate the site with ease and confidence.  There are more than 400 million Linkedin users, and the site reaches 200 countries and territories. 89% of recruiters have hired through Linkedin, 47% of business to business companies use Linkedin. It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression, so it is important that your profile shows you at your best.

 

Here are some things to keep in mind when getting started:

 

Consistency: Make sure you’re name is the same across all professional social media and on any business cards or application.

 

Use Professional Photos: Use an appropriate, up-to-date, and non-revealing photo. Professional photos are best, but if you have to take your own, make sure to have good lighting and show your whole face. A professional photo will make you profile more likely to be found.

 

Create a custom url: Customizing your url makes it easier to share with connections, or have connections find you.

 

Keep it simple: Don’t over use fancy words when writing your profile, and avoid using buzzwords such as motivated, creative, or responsible.

 

Use relevant keywords: Keywords help employers find the right employees through searching.

 

Double Check: Make sure to use spell check, or have someone proof-read for you. Another thing to check would be any links that you include on your profile.

 

Make sure your profile is complete: Linkedin has a handy tool that tells you your strength level and how complete your profile is. Fill the level to the top to have the best chances of having a fantastic Linkedin profile.

 

Respond to messages in a timely manner: Respond to all messages and notifications with in 1-2 business days.

 

Keep it professional: Linkedin is different than other social media platforms because it is a platform for professionals. Always use appropriate language and share appropriate links when on the site.

 

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How celebrities celebrated international women’s day?

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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. International Women’s Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action, whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for over a century,  and is growing annually from strength to strength.

How celebrities celebrated international women’s day? On Twitter or Instagram our best celebrity celebrating international women’s day and at the question: “What does it means today for you ?” They said:

“We must stand up for Women’s rights, education and health. Join me to make change happen”- Victoria Beckham

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“Thank you to everyone who came to Facebook HQ to hear me talk about HeForShe on International Women’s Day and to everyone that tuned in online. Your questions were so great. P.s You can watch the whole thing on my Facebook page if you missed it. Thank you again for all your support! “-Emma Watson

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 “To all my #Girls today on International Women’s Day. So thankful to have so many strong women in my life. We’re not there yet, but we’re getting there. Going to be spending it with my GIRLS family at PaleyFest. Can’t wait!” –Gigi Hadid

“Happy international women’s day!!! As women we are strong, powerful and need to lift each other up!!! “-Stella Mccartney

Men still rule and control the world, of course. And they are most to blame for keeping females down and out. But, Feminists need to speak out against female connivance and ruthlessness as well as male dominance.

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But today why is so important to celebrate International women’s day? 

We celebrare the inspiring and the courageous work women around the world are doing to secure women’s rights and shape more tolerant and equitable societies. We should to consider their voice like a strong light. Behind every single man there is always a woman. It is not enough to ask for men’s support, I believe we should to help each other.

Many students in schools debates or presentations about the importance of women in society, their influence. In some countries school children bring gifts to their female teachers and women receive small presents from friends or family members. Many workplaces make a special mention about International Women’s Day through internal newsletters. For example some cities may host various events such as street marches, concerts or shows. Much progress has been made to protect and promote women’s rights in recent times. However, women also continue to be victims of violence, with rape and domestic violence.  In spite of this optimism, today to be a woman seems to be the hardest job!

The International Women’s Day logo is the Venus’s symbol in purple and white, which is also the symbol of being female

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“I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants”-Whitney Houston

 

 

Facebook Reactions

Facebook Reactions: Changing the way we “like”

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The six new “Facebook Reactions” have been carefully chosen, and extensively tested through global research. The Facebook team was able to narrow it down to the six emoticons that they believed would be the most handy for Facebook users. The newly released reactions consist of “Like”, “Love”, “Wow”, “Sad”, and “Angry”. Some options did not make it. For example, “Yay” was taken out of the running because it could be synonymous with “Love” or “Haha”. “Yay” was also used less during testing than other options.

 

Now, rather than showing how many people “liked” a post, Facebook displays how many people “reacted”. Rather than worrying about being liked, we can now accept the fact that posts can evoke strong reactions and emotions.

 

Facebook product manager, Sammi Krug provides insight to the process:

 

“We understand that this is a big change, and want to be thoughtful about rolling this out. For more than a year we have been conducting global research including focus groups and surveys to determine what types of reactions people would want to use most. We also looked at how people are already commenting on posts and the top stickers and emoticons as signals for the types of reactions people are already using to determine which reactions to offer.”

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There have always been rumors of adding a “Dislike” Button, but through research they found that the case wasn’t that people wanted to downvote other’s posts, but more so a desire to show empathy or negative emotions.

However, I was under the impression this is what the comment section is for. With the help of emojis, a user could easily access the same cheesy faces and put them in a comment. Keeping emojis and reactions in the comments section make is more difficult for businesses to accurately measure user responses. Therefor, the new feature looks to help users and brands.

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We predict this feature will affect Facebook in three ways.  

 

 

  • Allow Users to Easily Access Narrowed Sentiments
  • Result in a Decrease in Comments
  • Provide Facebook and Brands with Better Data for Measuring User Experience

 

 

If comments decrease, and users adjust to this new way of “liking”, will this mean that our organic human reactions or intelligent thoughts just being funneled into these six created and carefully organized emotions. This will make it easier for Brands to have data that is a reflection of how consumers are reacting to their posts and products.

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Is there a risk of making empathy more easily accessible? Rather than being forced to express thoughts and emotions in words, we are spoon-fed appropriate reactions. The six reactions may be a step away from our desired goal to connect with people honestly and genuinely through social media. This change is another trend that reduces the human language in the same way that slang, text lingo, and emoticons have over time. I can see the need and appeal of this new feature, but I am interested to see how this will affect the social media community in the long run.

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