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We start by researching and analyzing your entire online presence, then diagnose any problems or weak areas and create our strategy based on our findings.
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Our hands-on work begins by setting up all of your profiles and designing your custom profiles, while polishing up your existing web site (we can make you a new one, too!)
Your brand awareness will soar to new heights as you gain Twitter followers and Facebook Likes by the thousands. Traffic to your website will get a consistent boost, and your sales will grow!
This sort of thing isn’t a one-and-done. It requires a lot of TLC and maintenance. After all, your competition will try to capitalize if you become complacent and will over take your rankings, and your customer. Maintanence and optimization of your entire web presence is highly recommended.
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Are you really using Twitter to your best advantage? Tweeting to our best advantage is a skill we don’t innately have, and it’s one of the little things that give us the edge up in our forays or improvements in Twitter marketing. So, for those of us who have started working on a Twitter presence, but aren’t quite using the resources to the best advantage, we came up with 5 simple Twitter tips for you.
1. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
We all know that it’s hard to keep up with everything on Twitter alone, added on to our busy day. However, we also know that it’s near impossible to keep up an interested, involved, twitter following, if you’re tweeting every other week. So if you really want to make an impact, a good rule of thumb is to at least tweet 1 a day. This becomes a little easier if you use a social media dashboard to schedule in advance. You can find a list of different ones with different capabilities over at SocialBrite.
You’ve probably heard the word before, but the truth is that it’s the simplest way to get your tweets out to more people. It’s as simple as recognizing popular Hashtags, and adding them like this #Hashtag. You can look up popular and trending Hashtags here.
3. Trending Topics
Like it or not, Twitter is all about talking about what people want to hear. That means that whatever you sell, or whatever you want to tell people, it doesn’t matter if people don’t want to hear it. This could be thought of as a problem if you know you have a narrowed audience, but you can always find a way to use it to your best advantage. Find a way to include Hashtags and information to trending topics, and no matter you’re goals, you are going to gather a larger, more involved audience. For current trending topics a good site is TweetStats.
It’s all well and good to be on the Internet at 4 in the morning, whether waking up or going to bed, and to post something. However, by the time the majority of your followers have signed on, your post is long gone. So to ensure that as many people as possible are seeing your tweets, it’s important to post them during peak hours, or when your users are mostly on. You can time them to be sent out by using one of the dashboards mentioned above, but for best effect you can use an application like Timely to figure out what are your own “peak” hours of operation.
5. Link Shortening
While I know many sites offer a way to make the tweets for you for ease of posting. However, when posting on your own, you may also find that there’s just something you really want to say, but a link is taking up altogether too much of your precious characters. While this option comes standard on many dashboard tools, if you want to stay away from them, you can make your own shortened links at goo.gl, bitly.com, or is.gd.
So far Social Media Week NYC 2012 has been awesome. We’ve gotten a chance to see some great speakers from two distinct groups: principals of young startups, and the executives of prominent media and marketing firms. The differences between the groups fit all the stereotypes: the startuppers wore the Silicon Alley plaid shirts and jeans; the suits wore…suits. The principals referred to trends and “momentum shifts,” the executives referred to pie charts and percentages.
The biggest difference was their concerns. The young startups brought up questions like “how do I communicate my message on social media?” John Bell, The VP of Ogilvy Social said to the audience, “I know those of you are wondering, which department’s responsibility is social media. Is it Marketing’s responsibility? PR? Communications?” The fact that companies would ask “whose responsibility is it?” just shows larger companies struggle with an important point.
Dan Abrams explained it best during his speech, where he stated how old school media people are most comfortable on twitter because “Twitter is a megaphone,” you blast what you find interesting to the public.
John Bell answered his own question by stating how “social media must be an integrated effort.” This statement is true, but is still coming from the old school marketing paradigm of one-way communication. Social media should not be an EFFORT.
Social media represents your brand’s voice. It’s not meant for SELLING, it’s meant for SHARING (which will eventually lead to sales). This means you need a consistent IDENTITY, that encompasses all departments. Does that mean all the senior management of a large firm should spend the day responding to @replies? Of course not. Managing social media must be delegated to someone (but never an intern!!). Whomever is in charge of your social media must understand all customer related aspects of your business: the customer’s journey through the sales funnel, how they consume the product, service, and support. That is the only way your social media can truly represent your brand.
Consumers should feel like they are communicating with a single person-a friend who can tell them interesting things, let them know about deals, and resolve their customer service issues. Your social media will most likely be conducted by a group of people. Your customers know that. But they should feel like they are speaking with the same identity every time.
Day 1 of Social Media Week is in the books, and we had a blast watching the Techstars alumni give their pitch at the Big Fuel Headquarters, as well as learn about the upcoming 10×10 film.
Today, we’ll be back on 23rd St at the Big Fuel HQ to hear their CEO discuss Social Media 2.0. Later in the day we’ll hear about how social media is affecting people’s relationships, and about disruptive business models an innovation in business. If you have the chance, sign up and attend a few events this week in your city and tel is how they were!