LinkedIn isn’t just for connecting with future employees, other senior level decision makers and congratulating others on their promotions. LinkedIn can also generate sales by helping you locate and engage potential buyers. Here’s how…
Social media is ever-changing especially in 2019. New trends, ideas, rules, and platforms appear each year, requiring marketers to tweak their strategy constantly. Truth be told, the worst thing is to ignore the whisperings of change. It’s essential to be prepared and have a plan for when changes formally launch. Here are a few expected social media trends of 2019 – how will your brand utilize them?
When you think of brands that have an extraordinary social media presence, most companies that come to mind are probably B2C. Sure, B2B businesses have a more difficult time growing and reaching their audience, but it’s not impossible.
The key to a successful business to business social media strategies and campaigns is to put your resources into the correct social media channels – and share the right content to them.
By using these simple Social Media tips and implementing them, your brand can be noticed by company executives and considered for services. In fact, according to Forbes, 83% of executives actually use social media in their decision-making process to use a company. In addition, 92% of these executives said that social media has influenced a decision of theirs within the last year. Wow!
Instagram is no doubt one of the most popular social platforms on the Internet. It’s not only a place for people to connect with friends and family but also to follow their favorite brands. In fact, 80% of Instagram users follow businesses on Instagram!
This makes it vital for brands to create an Instagram profile to connect with their audience. However, it can be disheartening when you put time, money and countless resources into a social channel that just won’t grow.
Creating your first Facebook ad to advertise on Facebook can be a daunting experience. With so many options to choose from, questions to answer and decisions to make – it can be quite confusing. It surely doesn’t help that the first step (selecting the right type of ad) is the most important and a wrong choice can impact the effectiveness of your ad. Have no worry! I’m going to show you the basic steps to create ads, set up a budget, target the right audience for maximum reach and create a strong Facebook marketing strategy.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.
For any business, it’s nearly impossible to avoid negative feedback. Social media has only made it easier for people to complain, leave bad reviews and share unkind comments about your company. What once was word-of-mouth is now published on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram where it lives forever and can be seen across the world. Yikes. The good news is, for every piece of negative feedback there’s most likely a positive one, too. What matters most is correctly handling the unwanted comments with grace and embracing the positive ones. This is why having an established social media reputation management plan in place is absolutely vital.
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?
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.
The goal for your company should be to utilize hashtags to the fullest. How to find the perfect hashtag? Hashtags are a huge part of social media marketing, especially now that Instagram has offered users the option to follow hashtags in addition to following other users.
Social Media Marketing, if you haven’t started, now is the time! Brands in all types of markets are creating a Social Media following that is helping to brand their companies, create a loyal following, and sell products. So, where do you start?