What I Learned From Karen Wickre’s Book On Networking

Each quarter our team receives three books for our Double Forte book club. This quarter was particularly exciting because we were lucky enough to have Karen Wickre, the author of “Taking the Work Out of Networking” join one of our weekly staff meetings to talk with us about her book, her philosophy and her career. …

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Instagram; The One-Upper Of Social Platforms

We have all experienced the sheer annoyance of the one-upper. You show up to work vulnerable, disheveled and exhausted; having been up all night with a screaming baby. The one-upper coworker quickly reminds you, “My twins had colic with acid reflux, and both screamed and puked for two years straight.” Maybe you were thrilled to…

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No Damsels in Distress: The Aftermath of Framing Britney Spears

by Gabriel Muñoz In February 2008, film director Michael Moore shared his opinion on the world’s fascination with Britney Spears during an interview on Larry King Live: “Why don’t we just leave her alone, and let her just go on with her life?” Moore’s take was seen as sympathetic, especially at a time when the…

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TikTok vs. Instagram Reels

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind for avid TikTok users. We know that President Trump is not a fan of the Chinese-owned company and so the future of TikTok is in limbo. Last week, we were under the impression that by Sunday, September 20th, the application would be unavailable in all app…

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Brands, What Are You Waiting For?

If you ever see our Senior Director Rena Ramirez laughing while looking at her phone, it’s more than likely because of a TikTok video. The popular app utilizes songs, visual filters, time effects, vocal effects, split screens, green screens, transitions, stickers, GIFs and emojis for users to create up to 60 second videos and share…

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4 Key Social Media Takeaways From SMMW2020

In a fast-changing world, social media seems to work at the same speed or even faster. At Double Forte, we work hard to understand the current landscape, and the new tactics and best practices for each platform. In an effort to continue to learn, our team recently attended Social Media Marketing World 2020 (SMMW2020) in…

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Social Media Policy, Politics, and Personal Expression

Social Media Policy At Work

It’s social media policy review season again…still? The confluence of Halloween, the Midterm Elections, the Kavanaugh confirmation process, reaction to the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting has increased questions from clients, colleagues, partners and the influencers in our network about how to review their own social media policy for relevance and effectiveness. What’s too strict?…

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LinkedIn: Love It, Learn It, Lean Into It

We are huge fans of LinkedIn here at Double Forte. It is a powerful communications platform that is too often underutilized. There are more than 350 million users worldwide and 40 percent of those users check LinkedIn daily. Learn to master LinkedIn and you can easily standout to peers, prospects, and potential employees. To help…

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