- 09 May
The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Messenger Ads
by Clifford Chi
Just in cases you were wondering, Facebook Messenger has a huge audience. But, what can that mean to you and your business? Well, it can mean a big opportunity.
Don’t Believe Me?
At last count, there were two billion messages on Facebook Messenger sent each month. And those were only between people and businesses. And, of those, 53% of people inidcated willingness to buy from a company they can directly message Facebook Messenger. So if you needed evidence, there it is.
But, if you need a rundown of what Facebook Messenger ads exactly are, the different types of Facebook Messenger ads you can leverage, and some of the best Facebook Messenger ads that can inspire your own, read the full article at HubSpot.com to learn all about them and to get The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Messenger Ads.
- 01 May
Report: Top Digital Channels Buyers Use for Discovering New Brands
from Marketing Charts
If you have a product that is new to market, then early brand discovery is your biggest challenge. Exactly how, and where in the great digital universe, can you can recognition? Where can you get noticed and begin to gain market traction?
Well, the answer seems to be – On Social Media
According to Kantar Media, five of the top nine digital channels shoppers use to discover new brands are social media platforms. And of those, Facebook is used more than even product or brand websites for this purpose.
While social media is a key place for discovering a brand, once shoppers are further down the purchase journey, that changes. At that point social media is not as important to shoppers’ decision-making. And, it is at that point in their journey path that search is cited as chief purchase driver. And, this was borne out separately in a survey by SUMO Heavy. That report revealed that fewer than 1 in 5 (18%) adults say they have made a purchase directly through social media.
For more on these reports and additional insights into this, read the full article at MarketingCharts.com
- 11 Apr
7 Ways to Upgrade Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Now
With more than three billion people now using social media every single day, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to your brand’s social media activities and status.
But this can be tricky when social media keeps changing. There have been a host of updates to social media platforms throughout 2018 and into 2019. There are also a ton of new trends that affect how users engage on these platforms. Each of these changes has been a catalyst for businesses to adjust their social media marketing strategies and tactics.
In order to stay competitive, you need to adjust your strategy, as well. In this article, Senior Outreach Specialist Tabby Farrar and Social Media Executive Mollie Hyde give us seven killer social media tactics that your social media strategy needs right now.
- 01 Mar
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Ecommerce
You have products to sell. And with that goal in mind, where do you go? Which channel offers the best access to your target audience? And does so at the most cost-effective way? After all, you want to expand your products reach and visibility and to acquire new and even repeat customers?
Go to Facebook, of Course!
Yep, your read that right. Go to Facebook, but don’t just take my word for it. According to Facebook reports, by the end of 2018, 2.32 billion users were on the platform. If you had any doubts about your audience being there, set them aside. Your potential customers are most certainly there, regardless of your industry, business size, budget, or goals. Sure, Facebook has had its fair share of bad publicity, rising costs, and targeting changes in the last year; however, the tech giant continues to reign supreme as the least expensive online advertising channel and its robust targeting options are incomparable to others.
So, if you’re looking to get started with Facebook Ads for ecommerce to propel your marketing efforts and drive sales, read the full article at WordStream.com
- 02 Feb
The Importance of Using Social Media in B2B Advertising
Most marketers are aware of the value of social networks in B2C campaigns. However, they often overlook social media as a useful part in B2B advertising. But, dispelling the myth that social media cannot be a utility for B2B advertisers starts with understanding the role social plays.
Facebook, Instagram Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn Too?
Each social media platform has a place and purpose in B2B brand building. After all, business decision-makers have social lives and social accounts, too. We can assume that users may not immediately be in a business mindset when using Facebook or Instagram. But, with tailored content that serves as an introduction can unobtrusively spark interest.
Now, to learn how to do that, read the full article at TargetMarketingMag.com
- 15 Aug
4 Ways to Use Social Listening for Brand Awareness, Lead Gen & Beyond
Sometimes it feels like social listening is sacred knowledge. Something that is reserved for only a few chosen brands. And that shows just how little we hear of companies using it. Of course, in reality, social listening is quite the opposite of a secret. Social listening is actually used by many. But, here’s the deal: it’s not used to its full potential.
Let’s start from the beginning in case you know absolutely nothing of this social listening business. Despite being a product of all the fancy techy concepts out there (big data, machine learning, etc.), it does not require a ridiculous budget or programming skills. Really, just an understanding, a tool, and some creativity.
So, what is social listening? And, how can you use it to drive your brand awareness and generate leads? Read the full article at WordStream.com to find out.
- 09 Jul
How Small Business & Agency Owners Can Find New Customers via Social Media
by Disha Dinesh
According to an Ambassador study, 71% consumers who have a great brand experience on social media tend to recommend the brand to friends and relatives. That means that social media is ripe with opportunity to grow your business. And if you’re a small business or agency owner, you can find new customers via social media. Plus, you can save a lot of money otherwise spent on advertising or sales. How?
Inquiring Minds Want to Know
We asked small business and agency owners and digital marketers how they found new customers via social media. And here’s what they had to say. They told us that there is a lot of value in organic content. And they said that a reliable social media management tool and smartly targeted social media ads can bring you new customers.
To see what they all had to say, read the full article at DrumUp
- 27 Jun
Selling on Instagram: How to Use Instagram’s Shoppable Posts
by Matt Smith
Selling on Instagram just got a lot easier with the launch of Instagram’s shoppable posts feature. Now, in the past, the only way to connect your followers with your products was through the link in your bio. Or you could use links in Instagram Stories. However, this new feature provides a seamless experience for people to shop products directly from your posts.
This is No Small Matter
Of course, with more than half a billion monthly active users and over half a million advertisers, it was only a matter of time before users could start buying products right from the app!
Ready to get started with selling on Instagram? Want to learn why Your Business Should Be Using Instagram Shoppable Posts? Or how to get started? Here’s everything you need to know about how to create shoppable posts at HubSpot.com
- 04 Jun
How to Successfully Sell on Facebook
It’s incredibly easy to get sidetracked from sales. There are so many ‘moving parts’ go into selling now. And, adding social media into the mix, makes it really complicated.
In this modern, ‘digital forward’ world, traditional selling is becoming tricky
If you have tried social media to help sell, you’ve probably seen mixed results. In fact, the prevailing opinion has been that you simply can’t sell on social media. It’s impossible to sell on Facebook, right?
No it’s not
Actually, there are a growing number of businesses that do sell on Facebook. And the do so very successfully. But, you need to remember one thing: The purpose of your investment in social media is ultimately to sell. So, to see how you can harness Facebook’s potential as an online store, read more at MarketingProfs.com
- 24 May
How to Create Awesome Facebook Carousel Ads That Convert
Back in the day, when Facebook first introduced ads on their platform, most marketers snickered. After all, who in their right mind, would place an ad alongside cat pictures and “. . . here’s me eating yogurt” posts?
Well, as time has passed and the ad platform on Facebook has matured, it has become a good medium to reach audience. And now, with GIFs, videos, slideshows, and Canvas ads floating ubiquitously around Facebook one thing has become evident. Now users prefer interactive content over stagnant content. These users want multi-pronged brand stories. They want options. They want to go for a ride without getting up.
Enter Facebook Carousel Ads
So, if selling products online is your game, don’t hesitate. Facebook Carousel ads are an ideal medium to showcase multiple products to multiple segments of your prospect pool. A compelling visual storytelling, in some form or another, has become nearly a prerequisite for Facebook users making their way through purchase funnels. And in that regard, Facebook Carousel ads have become an effective tool for a diverse array of campaign types.
To learn How to Create Awesome Facebook Carousel Ads That Convert, read the full article at WordStream.com
- 17 May
How to Accurately Measure Your Current Social Media Marketing ROI
by Disha Dinesh
A good social media marketing strategy transforms your business. And, above all else, it yields a measurable ROI. Social media is an effective way to promote products. It connects you with customers and can establish yourself as an authority. But to know when your strategy is actually good, you need to be able to measure its impact. You must answer the question: are my efforts succeeding in helping me achieve my business objectives?
“It Aint’ Easy Being Green,” . . . Or Measuring Your Social Media ROI
However, measuring the effects of your social media strategy is much easier said than done. It’s hard to align expectations with what’s possible. And it’s equally challenging to distinguish social media’s impact as compared to your other digital marketing efforts.
So, to help you out, here is some information on how to accurately measure your social media marketing R.O.I. at DrumUp
- 15 Mar
Three Reasons Social Selling is Good for Business and Four Steps to Get You Started
Remember the days when cold calls? And when door-to-door sales were the best way to find clients? Thankfully, those days are long past. Now there is a better tool that. And it has the capacity to do even more with less effort.
Welcome to The Age of Social Selling
Simply put, social selling is the practice of using social media as a means to target prospects, build connections, and establish rapport and trust. That means that today, social media isn’t just for collecting likes and follows. It can actually help you increase sales. Especially when it’s used right.
But, the question remains, is social selling right for your business? And, how exactly does social selling do all of that? To learn the more, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
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- 25 Nov
25 Facebook Marketing Tips to Increase Sales
- Nov 25, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Facebook, Facebook Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Selling
by Jeff Bullas
For Facebook marketing to be truly valuable to your business, it must achieve the goals you have set out in your marketing strategy and plan. It is the marketing strategy you have created that will keep you focused and on track. And will keep you from heading off and engaged with things that don’t achieve your much needed objectives.
No Page is an Island
Your Facebook page and the marketing activities you carry out on Facebook’s eco-system cannot stand alone. Rather, they should be seen as an extension of your blog and your website. So tactics you maybe already doing on your blog can be enhanced and synergized by replicating some of those blogging platform activities on Facebook that are relevant ad appropriate to the Facebook culture. And, that enhance your business goals.
To keep it simple here are 3 core goals and 25 marketing tactics that you can action on your Facebook page that wil keep your blog growing and your business booming . To see them all, read the full article at Jeffbullas’s Blog.
- 07 Nov
7 Brilliant Tactics to Acquire New Customers using Social Media
- Nov 07, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Facebook, Facebook Marketing, Lead Generation, Social Media Marketing, Twitter
by Disha Dinesh
It’s common knowledge that social media can be used to create brand awareness. But, not well known is that it can also be used to acquire new customers. So, how can a company use Facebook or Twitter to find and convert random people into actual customers?
It Involves Creating a Conscious and Calculated Plan
Every brand has its own unique customer acquisition challenges. For B2C, it means convincing one person at a time. But for a B2B business, it could mean convincing an entire board of directors. However, for both, there are a few universal ways to acquire new customers using social media.
So, What Does it Take?
To learn the 7 Brilliant Tactics to Acquire New Customers using Social Media, read the full article at DrumUp Blog
- 04 Nov
How to Create Amazing Facebook Audiences You Can Actually Sell To
by Allen Finn
Creating Facebook audiences isn’t rocket science. But with the seemingly endless waves of targeting options available, it sure can feel like it.
Getting ROI from your Facebook spend is all about focusing your budget so only relevant, qualified audiences see your ads. So how do you find the right audiences on Facebook, whatever your industry and business type?
Introduction to Audience Targeting on Facebook
But, that leads to the question of how targeting on Facebook works. Or how to optimize your ad sets for success. And how to use Facebook Audience Insights to learn more about your prospects. To learn how you can actually sell on Facebook, read the full article at WordStream.com
- 07 Sep
New Report: Facebook Advertising Benchmarks for 2Q17
- Sep 07, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Conversion Strategies, Facebook, Facebook Advertising, Facebook Marketing, Lead Generation, Social Media Marketing
by Ayaz Nanji
The average click-through rate (CTR) on Facebook ads increased. There was a significantly jump between the second quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017. This according to recent research from Nanigans.
The report [download available] focused on customers using Nanigans’ advertising automation software. The analysis included ad spend on the entire Facebook platform. It included Facebook desktop, Facebook mobileand Facebook Audience Network. However, Instagram was excluded in this study.
When I Say Jump, You Say How Far . . . ?
And what the found was that the average global Facebook advertising CTR jumped. So, to see how far it increased and to download a copy of the original report, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
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