Posts by Kimberley Hollis

Digital Marketer - with a Social Media and Insights twist l If I won lotto I would spend it buying beautiful art l Beginner pianist struggling with hand-eye co-ordination l Lately dabbling in photography and life drawing l Channeling The Law of Attraction after being inspired by The Secret. Founder of Grow Social NZ -
Grow Social - Guest Blogging

Top 5 Tips for Guest Posting

A great way to gain exposure for your business, is to partner with other firms to showcase your expertise.

Guest posts work for both sides; by introducing specialists, the owner provides their community, access to information all in one place. For the author it provides access to a new audience. With all the benefits on offer, how do you get the most out of being a guest post?

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Is Organic Reach becoming rarer than UFO

Is Chasing Organic Reach Like Searching Our Skies for UFOs?

As Social Marketing evolves in Australia and New Zealand, it’s interesting to see where brands have chosen to focus their attention and resources. More and more I’m finding the budgets are aligning to marketing and/or PR departments to achieve organic reach and page likes.

Is chasing Organic Reach futile? Is there more chance of finding an Alien wandering through the city centre?

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Finding the humans in the data

Can You Find The Human in Your Social Media Figures?

Social Media Marketing is like all digital channels in that with so many actions taking place, we believe that so much is tracked and measured – but can all that data be trusted?

There is also a bigger question that is being asked more frequently by marketers in big brands and agencies – Was my ad seen by a real person who fits my target audience, in a brand safe environment?

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Instagram StoryTelling

Get hooked on Instagram

I was asked the other day what my favourite social network is at the moment to plan for? Hands down its Instagram. I love it for its creative space, its growing engagement and its entertainment factor.

Instagram seems to still exude some cool factor too – something its older sibling Facebook is struggling with. It’s also not polluted with ugly spammy messages that can weigh down Twitter. And it’s big enough that it can enjoy some fame for some pretty amazing results.


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Social Media five senses

Use the Five Senses to Build your Community

Trying to build a community of active, engaged customers?

It’s the challenge that so many businesses and government bodies are trying to do when they launch into social media. I find myself answering this question constantly, as many start to understand the technical possibilities that social media platforms can provide. My suggestion is to keep is simple, and

Let your community see, speak, smell, feel and listen to your business.

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Grow Social - creating keywords

Choosing your keywords wisely for social media

Communicating online can be a challenge, now that much of the discovery process is through search engines and social media technology. Telling stories about your offering and business is important, but digital also demands you choose your words wisely.

Explaining your offering online requires you to be succinct, direct and searchable.

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Grow Social - Make Social Media part of your marketing efforts

How to Blend your Social Media in with your Overall Marketing Efforts

There are so many options available with marketing, that so many of my clients get overwhelmed! Today I thought I’d offer some tips as to how to integrate your social media marketing in with your other marketing channels.

Often this is very dependent on what type of business you are, your budget and your goals, but today I’m going to answer based on a few assumptions: a) Budget is very limited, b) Your a business aiming for local customers, c) the focus is on acquiring more customers and retaining the ones they have.

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