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Social Radiant is all about Social Interaction Marketing – whether it be digital, word of mouth or face to face. Organic, natural, and honest, it engages with customers instead of talking at them.

RADIATION

Instead of trying to capture each customer individually, Social Interaction Marketing radiates outward.

INTERACTION

We create peer-to-peer conversation and influence to effectively grow a larger, more loyal customer base.

OUR MISSION

SOCIAL RADIANT IS COMMITTED TO HELPING ORGANIZATIONS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW DIGITAL WORLD – INTEGRATING MARKETING EFFORTS ACROSS DIFFERENT MEDIA AND SOCIAL PLATFORMS TO EXPAND CUSTOMER BASE, BUILD LOYALTY AND INCREASE SALES.

OUR CREW

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ERICA DINGEMAN

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ASHLEY DINGEMAN

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TIFFANY HOGBEN

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"When it comes to Digital Marketing,
return on consistent presence will always rise. "

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STRATEGY

We look at the big picture first, then leverage research and analytics to develop a marketing approach and Social Strategy that works.

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SEO

Your efforts need to be optimized properly, and well thought out so that they help to improve your organic reach. We’ll help to develop an audit and strategy, in addition to executing SEO efforts that are right for your brand.

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SOCIAL

We’ll develop a full Social Strategy to engage new customers and drive brand loyalty. Then we’ll train your team on managing your Social channels (or we can even do it for you).

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CONTENT

From optimized video, web apps, white papers, to photography – we’ll give you the presence you need in the digital world. Our team can develop whatever you need to break through the clutter and tell your story.

The Blog

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Develop a RAD Wedding Hashtag

 

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It’s that time of year again, folks. You either know someone who’s getting married, you’re in a wedding or you’re one of the lucky love birds saying “I do”.

Either way, Congrats! It’s time to get your party on! But anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of being involved in a wedding knows the two p’s of weddings; planning and partying go hand in hand.

You’re probably thinking “Weddings have nothing to do with Social Media” and if you lived in the dark ages you’d probably be right. Well NEWSFLASH, we don’t live in the dark ages and if you want a wedding to brag about, you simply must have a killer hashtag, my friends.

Now, we’re aware of the exploding number of apps out there like Wedpics and Wedding Party that are designed to store all of your photos of the big day in one place but… how annoying is it to download the app and give everyone the password and have everyone else download the app and then have to upload every single picture to this stupid app? Yada yada yada, It’s very annoying. Can you tell I’ve done it? You can also try a hashtag generator but have you ever seen the hashtag monsters that come out of those things? There’s a much easier, stress free and more personalized route to go in snagging all of your guests photos on your dream day.

Seeing as we aren’t the first to come up with the wedding hashtag, there’s going to be a lot of them out there and you don’t want to end up with the same hashtag as someone else because thats a no no. So the first rule in creating your hashtag is be unique, because #BrownWedding has 10,894 posts. Now unless you have a last name like Schuvalottakiss, you’re probably not going to get away with a hashtag so #basic. You’ve got to get creative and think outside of the box! Another thing to make note of is remember your audience. Your great Aunt Bertha and your Grandpa Phil aren’t going to be uploading insta shots of your fabulous centerpieces and your first dance but your college buddies, bridal party and younger generations of family probably are. Thus meaning, a. get punny with it and b. think of how they view you as a couple and individually.

So start with your names. A fun way to incorporate both names is to do a mashup of both first or last names such as, #Sarohn2016 (Sara + John + 2016). Do either of you go by a nickname that the majority of your friends and family know? It’s better to use nicknames (and initials) because they’re shorter, more memorable and most times make the hashtag more unique. For example, we called my friend Amanda, “Pants” in college (long story) and when she got engaged to her awesome beau Jason we came up with the hashtag #JayLovesPants.

Using a number can further customize your hashtag. Now there’s a few ways to do this. You can add numbers as in your favorite number or perhaps the day of the month you’re getting married, the year of your wedding or even the full date to really get the job done. You can also use numbers in place of certain words like #4EverConnelly #JackAndErin2gether.

Ladies who are taking the name of their future groom can also try fun “goodbye” hashtags like #ByeAnnieJames, #SmithNoMore and #AlmostAMiller.

It’s also great to incorporate trendy media into your your pun such as #MeetTheWalters (i.e. Meet the Fockers) or #JimmyJPutARingOnIt (Queen Bey). Also remember that while creating your wedding hashtag alliteration (ex: #HappilyEverHarrison) and rhyming (ex: #CasyAndLouSayIDo) are key.

You could also use an existing hashtag you’ve been using all along in pictures of you and your S.O. That way it’ll be fun for people to track your journey from the start. For instance, if you use the hashtag #EmmyandJayJay, #KimLovesJordan or #EandJ4EVA in your previous photos then why not make good use of those puppies!?

What’s great about technology is that it’s always evolving and by that I mean you can now use emojis in hashtags! So you can use that boring #BrownWedding hashtag if you do it like this #BrownWedding👰👮🐶🐶

Don’t forget to capitalize! #laraandmitchgethitched looks like you sat on your keyboard but #LaraAndMitchGetHitched is much easier to read and recognize each word.

Lastly, you’ll want to remember to double check that the hashtag isn’t currently already being utilized and to spread the word ASAP. Share share share! The sooner you get the word out the better. That way, by the time you’re saying “I do” your guests will already be all too familiar with typing #MiaAndScottTieTheKnot!

PS., Check out one of the SORAD fam’s usage of the hashtag #MattLovesErica to see these laws to live by in action.

 

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Branding Social Icons Like a BOSS

When you love your brand as much as we do and you equally love what you do, it’s a given that you want to fully surround yourself in it.

The SoRad team is no exception. We’re 100% radical warriors, right down to our little bot hearts. Which is why we’ve gone full radical on you guys and decided to take our brand to the next level.

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SoRad’s Fav Fall Drinks

It’s finally here! That brisk fall weather, where all you want to do is snuggle up with a cup of tea, wrapped up in a cozy blanket, wearing pair of wool socks and a thick sweater.

Trust us, we love a good “snuggle sesh” as much as the next guy. But, in the event that you’re looking for another way to stay warm, we’re providing you with the SoRad team’s favorite way to get a fall buzz going!

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How To Use a Hashtag Properly

#WhyIsn’tThisHashTagAppropriateForPosting?

Earlier this week, I posted on my personal Facebook page that there are only two things I want in life:

  1. For Social Media users to hashtag properly, and
  2. World Peace.
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“It’s important to feel passionate about what you do – in my case, it’s drive to make change in this world. In some way, shape, or form, I try to impact one person’s life, or business each day – and inspire them to pay it forward.”

Erica Dingeman, Leader – Social Radiant

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