Social Media has become a staple of everyday life, bringing people closer together than ever thought possible. Brands and companies advertise on it, celebrities gain massive followings, and people post everything from recipes to life updates to selfies. It is truly unavoidable in today's world, especially if you want to stay up-to-date on news, current trends and so on. But there is a downside to the prevalence of social media, one that goes beyond online bullying, which is a serious issue. The rise of social media related anxiety is a growing problem, one that could have irreparable effects.
You’re scrolling through Instagram, looking at pictures of dogs or friends and family on vacation, and then all of a sudden, you see an image that makes you stop and take notice. It isn’t until you click on the profile or the image that you realize it was an ad.
Good or bad, effective or not, they exist, and their usage is on the rise. But why? For a few simple reasons:
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In order to have a successful social media platform, a brand or organization must cater the content for their audience, specifically for each platform. Here, we’re going to be talking about nonprofits and the elements that go into making a successful and powerful social media campaign by centralizing content per platform.
Due to the increased use and prevalence of social media from the past few years, nonprofits are taking advantage of this and have jumped on the social media train. However, many brands and organizations lose sight that individuals following an account on Instagram may differ on Facebook, or Facebook and Twitter, etc. So one of the most important things organizations have to keep in mind is that they need to alter their content to effectively reach individuals. Social media has the potential to impact millions of users daily, which is why it has become one of the power tools when it comes to marketing.
Imagine how nice it would be to live in a world where negative comments and "haters" didn't exist. As nice as that would be, it's unfortunately not our reality. There are countless benefits to having your business on social media, but the cold hard truth is that if you're on social media, you're going to recieve negative feedback at some point. It's important to know how to handle negative feedback on social media so that when it does happen, you'll know what to do.
Influencers are defined as: "Individuals who have the power to affect purchase decisions of others because of their (real or perceived) authority, knowledge, position, or relationship..." Online Business Dictionary. So what is a social media influencer, you may ask? A social media influencer is someone with a large following, typically thousands of people, who advertises your product or service on one or more of their social media platforms.
To students and prospective students, the Dean is intimidating, to parents, the Dean is the face of the college and to alumni, the Dean is influential. Speaking to reputation, as the Dean of a college, the Dean must be able to connect with all of these people and gain their trust and understanding of his or her goals for the college.
But how can the Dean build a bridge and connect with each of these very influential and different groups of people? Below you'll find several specific social media platforms to assist you in making your dean more approachable.
Finding the best platform to market your business on can be overwhelming with the vast selection of always expanding social media platforms available, but it is a proven fact that business owners who use social networking are on top. Especially those businesses who use Facebook and use it well. Facebook influences our daily lives. Whether it be for personal or for business purposes, it's always prominent, it promotes results, and the possibilities to generate leads are endless. If you don't want to take my word for it, here are just a few reasons why your business NEEDS to be on Facebook.
1. Market access. Facebook grants you access to the largest social media market available.
2. Results. Facebook produces positive results by putting your business in front of your clients and customers every single day.
3. Facebook Insights. Insights is a powerful tool that helps you track page performance and user interaction. It will break down each of the following categories:
4. SEO. Optimizing your business page for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will help you reach even more potential clients.
Google may be looking at social media as a sign of a particular article's relevance and trustworthiness.
Social media marketing helps businesses find new leads everyday. Facebook is a free tool everyone should take advantage of to help with their inbound marketing plan. If your business needs help in learning how to use social media to prospect and convert new leads, download our FREE eBook below.
According to adweek.com, the average person will spend 5 years of their lifetime on social media. Shocking? (Let's be honest, not really...) We all spend hours scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, watching YouTube videos, and laughing at memes, so what we consume matters. But who is the mastermind behind the content you are consuming? If you follow a business, or even a college or university, there is a good chance that the content you see is from a community manager.
What do all successful companies have in common? Well, they’ve all learned, whether it was the easy way or the hard way, that staying organized and planning ahead is key to their success. Whether it is planning out your goals on a timeline or creating a filing system for the whole office, all aspects of a business need some form of organization. This includes running your social media accounts.
How do we know blogging regularly works? Because Verge Pipe Media began as a blog and grew into East Alabama's first HubSpot agency partner, that's how!
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