Tagged 'facebook marketing'

The State of Human Interaction in Marketing

Posted by Grant Johnson on February 5th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

A funny thing is happening with the proliferation of social media, it is making way too many people LESS social. Walk down almost any high school hallway and you will see. The kids’ text each other rather than converse. Or they Snap Chat, Tweet or use Instagram.
In business circles we seem to prefer email to voice messages and rarely seem to talk to each other, conducting a lot of business electronically via chat, email, webinars and/or, sometimes, conference calls. What about meeting face-to-face?
This may further divide the role of sales and marketing. It’s curious why so many firms still put the two together in one job title. From my experience, they are two different types of thinkers. Most great sales people are not great marketers and most great marketers are not stellar sales people.
It is true that marketing needs to sell today, and input is crucial from both parties. However, when it comes down to it, especially in bigger, considered purchases like in the B2B space, a great sales person can make all the difference in closing the deal.
But it is not limited to B2B. A great retail sales person can turn you into a loyal customer faster than most marketing... Read more

2013 – Change is the new constant for SMB digital marketing

Posted by Katya Constantine on December 18th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

As we draw the curtain on 2013, it's safe to say that the year heralded more change in digital marketing than almost any year before. It saw the resurgence of adtech IPO's, a number of social networking giants moving aggressively to new models of monetization, and hundreds of new start-ups emerging in digital marketing space. But while for large marketers this year has been about growth and maturation, for SMB’s it’s been a constant whirlwind of both change and opportunity.

So let's review some of the most interesting developments of 2013 across various channels and how they may have impacted you.

Facebook Page Summer Marketing Ideas for Local Retailers

Posted by Mike Gingerich on June 10th, 2013 at 5:33 am

Summertime! The summer season is nearly upon us here in the U.S.
For many retailers, this is PRIME TIME and the months of June, July, and August can generate 50-70%  or more of the total yearly sales for their business.  People are out and about, traveling, stopping in, and they’re ready to shop!
Now is the time to plan ways you can use Facebook as a valuable asset in boosting sales.
3 ways local shops and retailers can use Facebook this summer to increase Traffic and Sales:
1. Encourage Check-ins
Facebook offers the “Check In” tool within the iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as on the Facebook mobile site.  At the most basic level, local shops and retailers can post a sign near the entrance to the shop encouraging fans to Check In on Facebook.  The value of a Check In is that the user can add images and tag friends in the Check In.  All of this helps the Check In exposure go farther on Facebook to friends of the person checking in.
As well Check Ins, based on privacy settings, are included in Graph Search indexing so if a friend of a person that checked in is searching for a local shop and your... Read more

Digital Strategy Step 4: Optimization

Posted by Jason Brewer on April 1st, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Step 4 of digital strategy is optimization, the ongoing process of improving your relevance, targeting and campaign quality to get the most out of every dollar spent.

TopTen: Want an engaging Facebook post? Just turn 92.

Posted by Doug Schumacher on March 20th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Anything over 90 years old is something of a landmark. Just ask Chick-fil-A fans. Something else interesting to note is how many of these top ten posts reference Instagram.

TopTen is the ten most engaging posts last week from the largest 100 consumer brand pages on Facebook.
All data is gathered with social media content strategy tool Zuum.

#1 Chick-fil-A - photo2013-03-14 19:01
Happy 92nd birthday to Chick-fil-A Founder, Truett Cathy! Click "Like" to share your birthday wishes.

4.09% enagement rate 257,119 likes 8,582 comments 6,684 shares 2% shares

#2 BMW - photo2013-03-14 18:01

BMW Instagram
Thank you all for liking, sharing and commenting on the photos we post here on Facebook. If you want to see more of them, follow @BMW on Instagram: http://instagram.com/bmw

3.136% enagement rate 345,230 likes 5,258 comments 54,857 shares 14% shares

#3 CHANEL - video2013-03-13 17:10
The fashion essential that never goes out of style… a new film revealing the story behind the iconic CHANEL jacket. http://inside-chanel.com

The jacket - Inside CHANEL
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3.027% enagement rate 248,268 likes 3,603 comments 12,628 shares 5% shares

#4 Macy's - photo2013-03-14 21:03
What’s topping VIP shopping lists everywhere? Designer shoes in every heel, size & color! http://bit.ly/WaVUFu

1.178% enagement rate 119,894 likes 1,529 comments 4,940 shares 4% shares

#5 Nokia - photo2013-03-11 17:10
Want Instagram for Nokia... Read more