Wouldn’t it be great if a widely recognized public figure talked up your company or cause to their millions of social media followers? If a celebrity publicly shared that they eat your cookies, buy your widgets or support your cause? While reaching these large audiences and making a big splash can undoubtedly benefit the right product, service or organization, the concept of influencer marketing drives us back to a long-standing marketing challenge: quality vs. quantity. Yes, the big splash can make an impact, but how do you know that those followers are the prospective customers and supporters that you are ultimately looking to reach?Read More
The Pew Research Center reports that, as of February 2018, 69 percent of Americans use social media. In 2005, that number was only 5 percent! As social media usage has grown, an increasing number of businesses have embraced the opportunity to reach online audiences through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more. But, with increased competition to win audiences’ attention, businesses are challenged to rise above the clutter to maximize the effectiveness of their social media marketing campaigns. The first step towards achieving optimal social media marketing success? Avoid these common social media mistakes that businesses make.
The 2017 Nonprofit Social Media Benchmark Survey deployed by donor management software provider Bloomerang found that 44 percent of nonprofits surveyed were active on Instagram. More than 90 percent considered Facebook their primary social network and across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn the number one nonprofit goal was to share organizational news. While an effective social media marketing program can make a meaningful impact on a nonprofit’s marketing ROI, it only takes a few missteps to impede success. Avoid these common nonprofit social media marketing mistakes to maximize your organization’s success.
As of November 2017, 25 million businesses were using Instagram – a 12 million increase from July of 2017. Yes, you read that correctly. An additional 13 million businesses started using Instagram in just four months. Further, 80-percent of Instagram’s 800 million monthly users follow a business, with 200 million visiting a business’ profile every day. But, it isn’t just about those users who are following a company on Instagram. Instagram reports that two-thirds of visits to business pages come from those who aren’t following the company’s page.Read More
You heard that social media marketing drives more than 1/3 of all website traffic and you're ready to pull the trigger. Not so fast. Effective social media marketing requires a strategy, a sustainability plan and should be integrated with your overall marketing program. So, before you dive into social media, ask yourself these key questions:Read More