Coca Cola make a fortune being known for one product. A smart business should target a small market, promote their product to it and be remembered for it. Most businesses are scared to ‘niche’ themselves afraid they will lose potential clients. But it is what you get remembered for that is shared and brings you BIG gains in the long term.
As of the 1st October Facebook was going to make it obligatory that users browse their site in secure mode. Meaning instead of seeing http:// at the beginning of the url you will by default see https://. This is why SSL certificates for Facebook Page tabs are now required for Welcome and any other tabs to be seen.
Most businesses create profile accounts on many social sites without actually thinking about the goal or structure of how they are going to effectively use it as a social media marketing strategy. A lot of time & money can be wasted without a plan or knowing what sites are most effective for your business to carry out that plan.
Nurturing your network and sharing information that is not always about your business is integral to having ongoing long term supportive fans on Facebook. But using Facebook Ads to boost likes is also a good way to start that online network & encourage ‘blue link’ word of mouth to growth.
If you’re using social accounts for a business purpose it is VITAL that the person behind the business looks like they’re IN business. People select the businesses they work with generally based on the people they meet or are referred to. How professional is your social profile?
When I speak or consult with a business who’s not using Social Media one question always comes up. A dilemma businesses ask me when unsure of dipping their toe into the ‘Social Media World’ is: What do they do about angry customer feedback in Social Media?
Many businesses create an online social media presence to add value and improve cash flow. When it doesn’t work, they say online marketing fails and go back to offline networking. What they don’t understand is the ‘profile’ alone isn’t the marketing tool, but what you do with it. Taking online marketing to offline networking is a key to that success.
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