Grow Social - Content Marketing

How to use Content Marketing to your Advantage

Content Marketing is gaining favour from many brands in the marketing world, as customers demand more information before they buy and competition drives the need to differentiate. Content Marketing is being used to drive interest from consumers and retain current customers. It comes before Social Media Marketing as its the message that you want to communicate – it’s super important to get right!

 

So what is Content Marketing? This has been defined by the Content Marketing Institute as:

“Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.”

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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 - 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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Manage Social Media Risk

What To Do When Disaster Strikes on Facebook – Dealing with Negative Feedback

Disaster strikes! It could be a bad story hitting the media, a group of bullies or an irrate customer insistent on sharing their negative thoughts. In the world of PR this is a disaster – made worse by the fact you don’t even have a PR agency to contact!

Don’t let the technology and fast paced nature of online bamboozle you! Take a deep breath and really consider – what would I do if those people were standing in front of me?

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Social Media Images

Easily Make Your Social Media Memorable with Branded Imagery

As humans we love to use imagery to learn, understand and relate to one another. We are seeing creatures, who enjoy stories through visual mechanisms – every year we spend billions on movies, theatre, opera and magazines.  As our days get busier and our lives consumed with information, we turn towards the visuals to absorb a message quicker and with more ease. 

Therefore, telling your business story with images is something that will really lift awareness of both your brand and the messages you are trying to convey to your potential customers.  Finding ways to do this easily and at low cost can be difficult though.

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What Facebook Data To Focus On

What Matters Most With Your Facebook Page Insights

The Facebook Page Insight tool holds a wealth of data to spend hours trawling through and comparing past results with current. Understanding your community and how your messages spread will help you to create posts that are not only engaging but profitable. Focusing on certain key metrics and constantly evaluating these are the building blocks to achieve this.

Facebook is all about people. Facebook gears the newsfeed to show their users content that it deems is important – usually this means gearing it to the people in your network, rather than businesses.

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Facebook Advertising Benefits

How to Grow a Business with Facebook Advertising

Advertising is seen as a dirty word amongst many in the social media community.  It’s seen as an evil cloud that lurks around undermining the value of engagement, sharing and influence.  One Social Media Expert I met recently declared it as a form of ‘shouting’. However I’ve seen it implemented well, so I know that when a clever content marketer publishes a relevant and interesting post, amplifying it through Facebook ads is a no brainer.  

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