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September 23, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @SpicyPieMidwest

Pizza goes with everything – fries, beer, and maybe even memories of an awkward first date. Chances are, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who wholeheartedly hates pizza.
September 14, 2016
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A Beginner’s Guide to Fargo-Moorhead Hashtags

Since the movie Fargo and the TV show Fargo have been produced, a perception of what people are like around here has been developed: laden in fuzzy down parkas, braced against the cold as we unconsciously exclaim “uffdah!” at any given moment, and drawing out our vowels when we talk. Ya, you betcha.
September 9, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @FargoConnect for Keeping It Social at #FargoConnect16

When it comes to social media and events, taking offline conversation online can make all the difference for engagement. Encouraging attendees to share insights and connect with others digitally opens up another way for participants to connect with one another. And what’s more, individuals who may not be able to physically be at the event can follow the conversation via social media, expanding the overall reach and broadcast of an event as a whole. The team behind @FargoConnect knows and embraces this, which is why they’ve earned this week’s #HighFiveFriday.
September 8, 2016
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How to Create a Twitter List in 60 Seconds

Twitter lists are a great resource. We’ve covered why you should be using Twitter lists and how to find them, so now we’re going to go over how to create them. Check out the video below to see how you can make a brand new Twitter list for yourself!   If you’re interested in seeing how to utilize Twitter in your social media strategy, contact us today.
September 6, 2016
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Move Over, Hootsuite – Twitter Built a New Dashboard

In case you haven’t heard, Twitter launched an app called the Twitter Dashboard this past June. The free app, which is accessible via desktop or on any iOS 9.0 or later device, was created so that businesses of any size (particularly small businesses) can take advantage of some great features other Twitter-related tools already have to offer – without breaking the bank. Recently, Twitter began rolling the dashboard out to all users.
September 2, 2016
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How the 80/20 Rule Can Inspire Your Content Marketing

As content marketers, we generate a lot of unique, original content. And most of the time, the creative juices are flowing enough that coming up with content is easy. But, no matter how good we are, we all have those days. Those days filled with moments of quiet frustration and staring at our computer screens. So, we search Google for the latest viral hit to use as inspiration. (What really caused Chewbacca mom to take over the internet? We may never know.) It’s times like these where marketers wish they had some sort of cheat sheet full of content marketing ideas and strategies […]
August 31, 2016
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#TeamOnsharp Welcomes Kyle Erickson as Client Support Coordinator

Onsharp is excited to welcome Kyle Erickson as the team’s new Client Support Coordinator. Hailing from Lake Park, Minnesota, Kyle has a degree in Industrial Electrical Technology from North Dakota State College of Science, and a degree in Operations Management from Minnesota State University – Moorhead.
August 26, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @fmerbertgerbert and Mr. Guts

From the classic Pudder to the signature Apollo, Erberts & Gerberts in Fargo-Moorhead was gifted with the art of making a good sandwich. If you follow them on social media (and if you don’t you definitely should), you’ll also know that their talents don’t stop at carving out the perfect amount of guts from your sandwich. Let’s take a look at what makes them a great sandwich shop in the digital world, too, for this week’s #HighFiveFriday:
August 25, 2016
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5 Things to Add to Your September Content Calendar

September is near! For me, September means getting school supplies, leaves changing colors, homecoming, and the end of summer. I love this month because, for a lot of people, it means forming your regular routines and rhythms for the year. This also makes it an extremely important time of the year for marketers, as September offers a lot of great observances and events to add to your content marketing strategy.
August 11, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to Cobber Athletics for Their Twitter Grand Slam

The world of sports and how we engage with our favorite teams is quickly expanding, and sports fans are taking to social media more than ever to keep up with their team’s wins and losses (as we can see by the out-of-the-park social engagement less than a week into this year’s Summer Olympic games in Rio). According to USA Today,  Twitter had more than 150 million Tweets within a two week period during the 2012 London Olympic Games just from the athletes and tweets referring to them; looking at the social stats from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, it’s safe to assume that social media will be a […]
July 29, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to Drekker Brewing for their #InstaGame

From sharing behind the scenes happenings to keeping your clients and customers updated on events, social media is a great way to share your passions and successes with the community. At Onsharp, we love to recognize businesses, individuals, and events that thrive on their social platforms, and this week we’re proud to recognize Drekker Brewing Company, a local brewery founded by four guys who had a beer-centered dream.
July 26, 2016
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5 Things to Add to Your August Content Calendar

August is near, which means we’re almost at the end of summer. Whether it’s enjoying the last few warm summer days or preparing to head back to school, August is an exciting time of year. That means there’s a lot to talk about. But with so many different things competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages. That starts with strategically-timed content marketing.
July 22, 2016
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Learn How Social Media Has Impacted American Crystal Sugar Company

At Onsharp, we love when companies use social media to enhance and grow their digital presence – that’s why we offer many digital marketing and social media services. We followed up with Lisa Borgen from American Crystal Sugar Company, one of our social media adopters, and asked her some questions about how their presence on social media has impacted their team and organization. Read on to hear what she had to say about their experience.  What is your role at American Crystal Sugar Company? I am the Vice President of Administration, which includes Safety, Human Resources, Public Relations, Training, Labor Relations and Information Technology.  […]
July 19, 2016
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How Social Media Can Help Recruit Talent to Your Team

At Onsharp, seeing companies use social media to grow their business, build relationships, and achieve goals is what gets us excited. And because we want to see more of it, we’re showcasing just a few of the ways social media can help your team recruit new talent.
July 14, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @FamilyWellFGO for Being Personable on Twitter

At Onsharp, we love seeing the little things being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization, an individual, or topic is all about. So each week we feature a person, group or organization who is using social media to make a positive impact. This week, our #HighFiveFriday goes to @FamilyWellFGO for their personable yet informational presence on Twitter. Family Wellness Fargo, a partnership between Sanford Health and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties, works to connect the people of the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo area to a facility that not only focuses on their health, but also on their […]
July 12, 2016
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How to Use Twitter Chats in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

When you’re putting together your social media marketing strategy for your Twitter presence, one major opportunity to connect with others is often overlooked. Twitter chats are a great way to connect with like-minded individuals and share your expertise in your industry. Here are a few things you need to know and consider before you add Twitter chats to your Twitter strategy. What is a Twitter chat? A Twitter chat is a live conversation where a group of users share ideas, answer questions, and interact with one another on Twitter. Often times, there is a moderator or host who will pose […]
July 7, 2016
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@RMHCErica Shares Her Experience as a Social Employee

At Onsharp, we love when people use social media to grow professionally, build relationships and achieve professional goals – and that’s why we offer social employee training. We followed up with Erica Johnsrud, one of our recent social employee training grads, and asked her some questions about how her new role as a social employee has impacted her job at the Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley. Read on to hear what she had to say about her experience. 
July 5, 2016
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Tips for Promoting Jobs as a Social Employee

Finding the right talent for your organization is easier said than done.  According to a survey done by CareerBuilder, 48% of CEOs have said their companies have lost money due to inefficient recruiting. This statistic is pretty disheartening, but there’s a solution – social media.
June 30, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @1MillionCupsFar for Uniting the Entrepreneurial Community

At Onsharp, we get excited seeing special moments being captured and conversations being had on social media. We love seeing a community come together to understand what an individual, organization, or topic is all about. This week’s #HighFiveFriday goes out to a great community builder in the Twitter-sphere, @1MillionCupsFar. 1 Million Cups, an educational program turned movement, has a mission to create an environment for entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and grow from one another. There are few places who love inspiring new ideas as much as the Fargo-Moorhead community does, so it only makes sense that 1 Million Cups takes over […]
June 28, 2016
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5 Things to Add to Your July Content Calendar

July is right around the corner, and it’s a great month! We’ve got beautiful weather, the 4th of July, and quality time doing fun summer activities. What’s not to love? With so much going on, there’s a lot you can talk about with your audience. But with so many different things brands and companies trying to get your audience’s attention, you need to hit people with smart, targeted messages. That starts with strategically-timed content marketing.