Newsletter

Sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates and digital marketing tidbits.

Connect with us!

10 Steps to Build Your Social Media Portfolio

Starting out can be difficult. Businesses just like yours are regularly publishing content on multiple platforms, so how do you make your messages heard? Follow our 10 steps to build your social media portfolio. 1. Know Your Target Audience Before you begin, consider your current customers: their habits, their lifestyle and the value they get...  Read More

Hannah Martin

Facebook Ads for Business: Maximize Your Budget

You have stellar Facebook content with awesome creative and excellent copy, but your budget is tight. Follow these tips below and learn how to stretch your dollar to get the greatest return from Facebook paid advertising. Target Your Facebook Ads If you are working with a limited budget, it is important to make sure you’re reaching...  Read More

Hannah Martin

Selecting Social Media Goals & Metrics

I sat in a room with a businessman who had reached his breaking point with his under-performing sales team. When asked what he thought the solution was to boost sales, he threw his hands up in frustration and said: “Better get on the Tweeter.” True story. That whole scenario is cringe-worthy, I know. But believe...  Read More

Bryan Smith

A Beefy Issue: What Alberta Marketers Can Learn From #BoycottEarls

After an intense week of social media onslaught, Earls has reversed its decision to source only Certified Humane® meat and cut out Alberta beef in the process. Instead, the company will be working closely with Canadian ranchers and certifiers to supply its kitchens with meat that is humane and local. A real win-win for both...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

3 Ways You Can Market Your Charity Online for Free!

If you work for a nonprofit organization you are probably already very good at producing amazing work with minimal resources and no budget. We at Bluetrain salute you, and we want to help. Since 2004, the number of individuals giving to charity has increased by 100% in Alberta. To take advantage of this promising trend,...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

How to Rank in Google: What Matters in 2015 (Study)

  It’s been a busy year in search… Since last October we watched the break-up of Google Authorship, endured two Panda updates, battled Penguin 3.0 and survived “Mobilegeddon”—is your head spinning yet? Keeping track of these crazy algorithm changes can be a daunting task, but knowing which ones really matter when it comes to ranking...  Read More

Aimee Beck

To Keep or Delete? What to do with your Business’s Google+ Page

  The early days of Google Plus must have made so much sense down at Google HQ. The mission was simple: create a social network to dethrone Facebook, and tack on a few extra features to create a unique identity. Except businesses hardly used Google Plus and users were annoyed by the fact that they...  Read More

Shauna Croome

19 of Our Favourite Moments from iMEDIA 2015

This past weekend we headed out to iMEDIA 2015 to deliver a session on Social ROI and to catch up with some of Edmonton’s savviest social marketers. Hello Media organized a great event and from beginning to end, the day was full of inspiring and informative talks, great networking opportunities, and, of course, lots of cute cat pictures....  Read More

Diana Gaviria

Catch our iMEDIA 2015 Breakout Session on Social ROI!

  We’re so excited for iMEDIA 2015 not only because this year’s keynote speakers and breakout sessions promise to be absolutely fascinating, but because we will be presenting our very own breakout session called Social ROI: How to Measure and Report Social Media. A Common Social Media Problem In our session, we will be exploring...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

How to Create a Facebook Custom Audience

You may have heard about Facebook’s relatively new custom audience feature, but do you know what it does? Custom audience is a Facebook feature that allows businesses to target contacts via email, user ID or phone number. If you advertise on Facebook, you know all the options you have for targeting your ad to your specific...  Read More

Diana Gaviria

Read about Bluetrain’s values and approach.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×