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About Ryan Vowles

Ryan’s experience in journalism, communications, marketing, and social media has helped tailor him into a well-rounded professional. Constantly researching the current and future trends, he is always trying to stay one step ahead. Ryan has worked for small and large businesses alike, and knows the different set of challenges that come with being a business in modern America. When not supplying articles to The Main Street Medium, or helping his clients on their social media platforms, Ryan enjoys both playing and watching baseball, as well as other sports

How the Ghostbusters would market their start-up in 2017

Nothing is as exciting (or terrifying) as starting a brand new business venture. You have a great service that you are excited to provide to your future customers, and you are looking forward to working hard and making money. However, you happen to lack a reputation, customer base, and brand recognition, making it almost impossible [...]

Using Facebook to Generate Word-of-Mouth

Any small business owner will tell you, word-of-mouth is a huge part of their business. Yes, their online presence and marketing is crucial for them, but nothing can beat that referral to a friend or family member. If this is how your business operates, there's one tool online that can be extremely valuable for enhancing [...]

By | 2017-07-18T21:10:47+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Online Marketing, Social Media|0 Comments

Second Half Tips For Your Small Business

It's hard to believe, but we are approaching the second half of the 2017 fiscal calendar. Time flies. At NEXT! Ad Agency, we understand how busy your day-to-day is as a business owner and how it can leave you little time to investigate new marketing trends and practices. Don't worry, though, we've got you covered. [...]

How Can Facebook Local Insights Benefit Your Business?

When it comes to managing your business, understanding how the locals are behaving is vital. From the traffic patterns around your facility, to the demographics of those in the area, awareness can be very profitable for your business. But how can you find this type of information? One tool that has become very useful for [...]

By | 2017-03-06T21:05:43+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Social Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to create a successful Facebook Ad campaign

If you regularly post content to your business' Facebook page, you've probably noticed a reduction in overall reach. This, unfortunately, is a result of Facebook's pay-to-play transition that emphasizes paid advertising. Facebook continues to downplay the idea that declined organic reach is a strategy to motivate businesses to advertise, claiming it to be a natural [...]

By | 2017-03-06T21:05:54+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Social Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How “Reactions” Can Help Your Facebook Business Page

As if there wasn't already enough things for small business owners to worry about on Facebook, they now have to consider various reactions to their content. Facebook recently rolled out their “reactions” option, which allows Facebook users to quickly select one of six emotional reactions to represent their feelings towards content. Whereas users previously could [...]

By | 2017-03-06T21:06:08+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Social Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video, advertising, and mobile will highlight Facebook’s 2016

To say that Facebook is a constantly evolving, ahead-of-the-curve, trendsetting corporation is a total understatement. 2015 was a big year for the social media conglomerate, but 2016 looks to take the company and the platform to a whole new level. Predicting where Facebook will go in 2016 is entirely dependent on where it went in [...]

By | 2017-03-06T21:06:19+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Social Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

More content isn’t always for the best on Facebook

Image produced by HowToStartABlogOnline.net Almost every small business owner knows the importance of being on Facebook. With over one-billion daily active users (VentureBeat.com), it makes sense to have a presence where the public is. Unfortunately, many business owners seem to struggle finding the optimal post frequency for their page. Business pages either seem [...]

By | 2017-07-17T17:34:08+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Social Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The biggest online fears for small business owners

As Halloween approaches, many find themselves pondering the many things that scare them the most. Whether it be ghosts, zombies, or monsters, we all have horrors that are exposed around this time of year, and small business owners are no exception. Fear and anxiety run through the minds of business owners throughout the year, not [...]

First Impressions: How to create effective Facebook profile images for businesses

The oh-so-important first impression might not be what you think these days. It has always been that first time you interact with someone. Do they make good eye-contact? Are they smiling? What's stuck in their teeth? Now it is “what does their profile picture look like on Facebook?” This goes for individuals and businesses alike. [...]

By | 2017-03-06T21:06:47+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Social Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments