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Profile: Jim Belosic

Jim Belosic is the CEO of ShortStack, a self-service custom app design tool used to create apps for Facebook Pages, websites and mobile web browsing. ShortStack provides the tools for small businesses, graphic designers, agencies and corporations to create apps with contests and forms, fan gates, product lines and more.  

Jim started his first company at age 22, a graphic and web design company, that transformed into what is now ShortStack in 2011. Today ShortStack has more than 180,000 users in 184 countries.

Jim is recognized as a social media expert and is a regular guest contributor to popular news sites including Mashable, Social Media Examiner, CMS Wire, PR Daily and SmartBrief. In 2012, Jim was the recipient of the Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technologies, was honored as one of the top 20 business leaders under the age of 40 as well as one of the top 100 most influential people in Reno/Tahoe.

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Build Better Social Media Contests

18 Steps to Make Your Next Social Media Contest a Success [Infographic]

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Facebook Bans Like-Gating: What's Next For Marketers?

Facebook Bans Like-Gating: What’s Next For Marketers?

Starting November 5, 2014 (and August 7, 2014 for all new apps)  like-gating will no longer be allowed on Facebook Pages. According to Facebook, “You must not incentivize people to... read more

3 Creative Ways To Use Campaigns For Your Business

3 Creative Ways To Use Campaigns For Your Business

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When you think of using campaigns for your business, hopefully you think of building things like contests, newsletter integrations, menu displays, RSS feeds and more. All of these are GREAT ways to... read more

14 Mind-Blowing Facebook Stats

14 Mind-Blowing Facebook Stats

No one knows stats better than Craig Smith over at Expanded Digital Ramblings. For this infographic ShortStack has taken Craig’s most recent Facebook stats and made them into an interactive... read more

Facebook Rules Quilt

Follow These 22 Facebook Rules To Combat Declining Reach

When Facebook changed its algorithm again, many brands — we’re betting MOST brands — noticed a major decrease in their organic Facebook reach. It used to be around two percent and... read more

Mrs. Buttersworth Case Study - A Facebook Sweet Stakes to Remember

Mrs. Buttersworth Case Study – A Facebook Sweet Stakes to Remember

Building a successful Facebook app goes beyond making the app look good. Of course design helps: A clean look that’s branded and clearly displays your promotion or strategy looks better... read more

16 DIY Tools for Social Media Management

16 DIY Tools for Social Media Management

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Picking social media management tools can be difficult. There are a plethora to choose from. We’ve taken some of the hassle out of the process by providing 16 tools that... read more

Make Your Next Facebook Contest Explode!

Make Your Next Facebook Contest Explode!

Contests are a time-tested way to stir up all sorts of activity on your Facebook Page. But executing a successful one is no joke. If you’re planning your first contest,... read more

14 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Facebook Contest

14 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Facebook Contests (Infographic)

Valentine’s Day is just two short weeks away. If you’ve been meaning to host a Facebook contest for your fans but haven’t gotten around to planning one yet, don’t worry!... read more

Word Science: The Best Words to Use for Twitter, Facebook and Blog Titles (Infographic)

Word Science: The Best Words to Use for Twitter, Facebook and Blog Titles (Infographic)

There is an art to writing the kinds of attention-grabbing headlines, tweets and Facebook posts that motivate readers to immediately hit share or tweet. But as it turns out, there’s... read more

The Best Facebook Advice of 2013

The Best Facebook Advice of 2013

2013 was the year of content. According to a survey done by Adobe and eConsultancy  content marketing was the single most significant digital marketing trend of 2013. As businesses large and... read more

5 Facebook Promotion Guidelines That No Longer Exist

5 Facebook Promotion Guidelines That No Longer Exist

Facebook is continually changing their Facebook Page Guidelines. They change so often it can be hard to keep up. We still receive a frequent questions about what is legal —... read more

12 Last Minute Facebook Contest Ideas

12 Last-Minute Super Festive Facebook Holiday Contest Ideas

Wait, what?! You haven’t put up any Facebook contests yet this month? No worries! We’ve got 12 really easy contest ideas that you can implement in minutes, right here! We were inspired to put this infographic... read more

8 Ways To Be A Better Facebook Page Administrator

8 Ways To Be A Better Facebook Page Administrator

The success of a Facebook Page lies in the hands of its admins. Facebook Page admins are the people who are in direct contact with a Page’s fans and are... read more

9 Awesome Timeline Promotion Ideas

9 Awesome Timeline Promotion Ideas

Have you hosted a Timeline promotion yet? If not, this post will help you get inspired to run one soon! As most Facebook marketers know by now, Facebook recently announced... read more