Social Media Marketing Checklist: Helpful Tips for Beginners

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Let's face it, success in Social Media and online marketing has become elusive for many business owners. The days of posting generic messages to your Facebook page are over. Even if you have really enjoyable content on your Social Media platforms, without advanced strategies and tactics, you won't get far. It's become so overwhelming that a Social Media Marketing Checklist is required just to keep things consistent and meaningful. Routine + … [Read more...]

Why Your Facebook Marketing Sucks and How to Fix It

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“I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” — Ron Burgundy Think about every networking or social event you've ever been to and you may remember watching everyone deliberately avoiding the person who's always trying to sell. Nobody likes to get stuck talking to a blowhard self-promoter. Many, many Facebook pages are the digital equivalent of that braggart. If you're guilty of this, then it's … [Read more...]

How to Modernize your Culture and Motivate Employees to Create Content

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One of the biggest challenges today is the fact that content is the cornerstone to successful marketing and businesses are having a hard time adapting to it. It's difficult to create content when you're busy operating a business or focusing your efforts on sales. One of the keys to overcoming this difficulty is to modernize your culture and implement programs to motivate employees to participate in the content marketing process. Is it hard to … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing Guide: 10 Accelerating Actions for 2015

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While some businesses have been rolling out their marketing plans for the New Year, many others' marketing plans seem to have gotten lost in the hustle to get the year started. Goals don't get set and soon hip-shooting becomes commonplace. If you find yourself and your business in this situation, you may see a storm brewing. You may feel a sense of urgency mixed with impending doom. A solid Social Media Marketing Guide can help you navigate the … [Read more...]

Still Confused About Facebook Changes Effective Jan 2015? Here’s the Scoop

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In case you missed it...back in November, Facebook announced some changes that will affect Facebook Business Pages and the people who love them - or do their marketing - or both. These changes have already been set in motion and many businesses either still aren't aware of the changes or are confused about what to do going forward. The Facebook changes effective Jan 2015 could mandate a shift in your content strategy. Now that the changes are … [Read more...]

Do I Need a Separate Facebook Account for Business?

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I'm not trying to be Captain Obvious here but unless you've been on a deserted island somewhere, you should know by now that Facebook is a valuable tool for marketing yourself and your business. Salespeople leverage it to stay in touch with customers and network with new ones. Businesses make it part of their marketing to generate leads and sales. Almost anyone can benefit from Facebook's reach and it's crazy to ignore it. I get asked a lot, "Do … [Read more...]

Your MOST Important Action in Social Media Marketing and Advertising

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Every business and its salesforce should be focused on the prospective customer. The most important action you can take in your Social Media marketing and advertising requires you to know who that prospect is, inside and out. Your ability to find a customer, sell your product to that customer, and satisfy the customer so that he/she buys from you again should be the central focus of your business. The greater clarity you have with regard to … [Read more...]

4 Actions to Provide Real Value, Not Just Content in Marketing

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Mastering online marketing to make sure your business stands out amongst the noise is not an easy task. Designing quality content in marketing is the first step to win your customers' attention. They crave information about the products and services they're shopping for and it's getting more and more difficult to get them that information first, before your competitor does. The marketing channels are growing and becoming more complex. Social … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Rev Up Online Referrals, Guarantee a Steady Flow of New Customers

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"The best referral engine there is... is a happy customer."  ~John Jantsch In a transaction-based business, sales are driven by good customer experience. When shopping and researching their purchase, your customers look for evidence of a good customer experience. They look at your blog content, your Social Media profiles and your online reviews. Online reviews are actually digital referrals. Even though users may not know each other, online … [Read more...]

Which Social Media Sites Will Give Me the Biggest ROI?

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Social Media ROI may seem elusive but there are specific steps you can take to leverage the medium without going broke. Marketing to generate leads for any business today requires a holistic approach that includes SEO, content (blog), Social Media and Social advertising. It's difficult to know where to concentrate your resources but it bears close attention due to the investment it takes to succeed. Now that Social Media marketing has gone … [Read more...]