Social Media Marketing 101

Social Media Marketing 101 Guide For Beginners

Reading Time: 4 minutes So you want to start a social media marketing campaign. Of course, you do! The average person spends nearly two hours (approximately 116 minutes) on social media every day.

That is a total of 5 years and four months over a lifetime – longer than the typical person spends in high school or college. Woah!

This makes social media a big piece of the puzzle of success for businesses and brands – and can be extremely profitable. However, many struggle to understand where to start, and it’s understandable. With countless platforms, posting methods and trends it can feel like you have endless options. We’ve created this handy social media marketing 101 guide to help you learn the basics.

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Why You Need to Outsource Your Social Media In 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to marketing in 2018, size matters…Therein lies the problem. You’re attempting to compete with the big budgets and colossal marketing teams of the chains to dominate the digital space (let’s be real: print marketing will only take you so far these days). The key ingredient to digital marketing success is social media success.

Therein lies the problem. You’re attempting to compete with the big budgets and colossal marketing teams of the chains to dominate the digital space (let’s be real: print marketing will only take you so far these days). So, how do you even the playing field and pack a punch that rivals the heavy hitters like Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Wyndham?

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What is Social Listening? Listen Up!

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is Social listening? Social listening can provide your company with major insights into what your audience wants from you on your social media sites. With the right tools knowledge and social media strategy development, you’ll be able to perfectly edit what it is you’re posting to have the biggest impacts.

Social listening, in a sense, is a way to eavesdrop on your target audience, and use that information to create the products that they want.

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The Basics of Instagram Backgrounds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Instagram is a world full of discovery, learning, and experimentation. Users try and try again with different approaches to their postings to see which types of posts will receive the most likes or engagement. Did you know that something as simple as the background in your photos could be impacting how many likes that your posts are receiving?

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Why you Should use Video for Social Media Marketing

Reading Time: 3 minutes So, you’ve got the photos, the tweets, and the Facebook posts down, but what’s your next move for social media marketing? We suggest you dive on into the world of video. Videos shared on social media platforms have a tendency to increase your credibility and create an appreciation for the time and effort you put into creating these custom videos. Statistics show that 61% of customers rely more on companies with custom content, such as videos.

Video content can be used on all social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkdIn, YouTube, and Snapchat. These videos don’t have to be awe-provoking to get your message across, lots of companies will even do slideshows of photos with text overlaying the photos to convey the message that they’re trying to send.

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Native Ads, We See You

Reading Time: 1 minute Native ads, a type of advertisement that has become increasingly popular with companies are becoming more apparent to page visitors. Native ads are known to be more “hidden” within a page, to stand out less than traditional advertisements, these ads are typically still labeled as such but in discrete ways. Native Advertisements are ideal for mobile browsing because of the difficulty that comes with integrating banner ads with mobile sites.

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How to Make an Instagram Story the Right Way

Reading Time: 3 minutes Instagram has created a feature much like the stories that we view on Snapchat, Instagram stories. The “story” feature on Instagram has been around for a little over a year now, but many users have yet to try it out. Instagram stories create a new opportunity for businesses to share things about what they do and how they do it. These stories can be used in several different ways to bring new life to your Instagram account.

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