Posts Tagged ‘linkedin’

The Importance of Social Media for B2B Marketers

Nowadays, you’d be hard pressed to find a person who does not have a social media account. Everyone and anyone uses Facebook and other networks to connect with friends and family, and for entertainment. It is absolutely clear that the impact of social media on business has been growing for quite some time. The reason…

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Which 3 Social Media Platforms Will Be Around in 3 Years?

Tommy Landry, the show runner here, suggested many moons ago that I draw up a quick post to predict the social media platforms of the future. We both agreed it would be a no-brainer and, therefore, easy-to-write. And, yet… The answer was so obvious that I didn’t reckon I could find 600 words to put…

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Learning about LinkedIn Ads: 2016 Social Media Series

Hello and welcome back to the 2016 social media series for relative beginners to business social media. Today we turn our attention to LinkedIn Ads. Small biz, local biz, franchisees, every flavor of private consultant from estate planners to wedding planners, massage therapists to art therapists. “Social media is not for everybody” in the same…

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Your LinkedIn Company Page: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, we continue our exploration of LinkedIn as a social media and content marketing platform for small businesses, contractors, nonprofits, private practices, Main Street and online storefronts, and all the little people who don’t staff an entire floor of HQ with marketing analysts. But we turn our attention to the LinkedIn Company Page now. We’re the…

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LinkedIn Pulse: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, as promised, we’re going to delve into LinkedIn for Small Businesses, Nonprofits, Private Practitioners, and all the Main Street Mom and Pops. Let’s start with Pulse. Pulse is new in the world and newer on LinkedIn. Aside from being “the world’s first personalized business news digest,” or whatever, it’s a lead gen engine…

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Tips for LinkedIn: 2016 Social Media Series

TL; DR Recap & links to what we’ve covered so far, namely, Facebook. Why we won’t be covering Twitter. For most “heartland” small businesses, non-profits, and private consultants, LinkedIn can be a valuable social media channel. You’ll need a personal profile before you can set up a business page, post to Pulse, or run ads. Quick…

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Is Your Small Business Niche a Fit for Social Media?

I’m feeling word-nerdy today, kids. So, let’s clarify some notions upfront before we get to your small business niche. In my very first post within this hallowed domain, we talked about how not everybody has to have or “do” social media. I encourage you to keep that in mind for today’s discussion. Let’s Just Define…

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Serve Your Customers Socially, Even in Messy Situations

TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) Post Highlights Brands should see social customer service not just as a responsibility and a privilege, but for the opportunity it represents. 4 brand opportunities for customer service on social media: Resolve and Defuse Answer Questions and Comments Monitor and Thank Active Listening and Outreach Recently we talked about how…

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Which Social Media Platforms Are the Best?

Which colors of the rainbow are the best? Based on what? The best at what? Blue’s a good light for coming out of TVs screens late at night. And for country songs about eyes and the Montana skies. Red’s a good light for districts of ill-repute. Also, sunsets, roses, and clown noses. Green is best…

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Should Your Small Business Bother With Social Media?

Sure, you’ve missed out on some stuff, but it’s still early days. With social media, the pace of change has been breathtaking. But with the increasing adoption of mobile, devices, and smartphones; virtual reality; augmented reality; artificial intelligence; tectonic shifts in social norms around things like the sharing economy and creative class; Millennials displacing Boomers…

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