[Technology] Why the Marriott Bonvoy app is actually pretty good

The challenges of rebranding certainly exist and I’ve shared my thoughts about when Marriott Rewards, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton all became Marriott Bonvoy. Apparently you can say Bonvoy for all kinds of things: But anyway, the rebrand also discontinued three separate apps and updated the Marriott […]

How long can an Instagram Live be? 1 hour, but you can start again right away and here’s why that might be good

I was watching newly-elected U.S. Congresswoman (NY) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram Live on a Sunday night. She was cooking and discussing politics. Awesome. Very authentic and talk about bringing people into your home! At one point she led a friend in. Another time she was jumping […]

[Instagram strategies] Here’s why you should tag yourself in your Instagram Stories that have hashtags

Hashtags in Instagram Stories have evolved since they first rolled out in May 2017. By the way: Check out my Hashtag Halloween costume here. Other Halloween costume ideas for marketers here. That’s the nature of hashtags and social media as well as digital marketing strategies. […]

Email marketing done well: Here’s what just happened when you used your credit card

Oftentimes email marketing is done to push the consumer down the marketing funnel and closer to the purchase. That’s a relatively accepted strategy and often one that can drive consumers to annoyance when they get too many emails. But there’s also a type of email […]

[Social media tip] Is it possible to post text on Instagram without having a photo to post?

Technically no, but practically yes. Let me explain how to post a text-only message directly in the Instagram app but it’s ultimately still a picture. Here’s how to do it. Start by creating a new Story. Once in there, scroll over to the left, swipe […]