“A blog can waffle on for a thousand words, but the header image must explain it all at a glance.” Hmm, as neat as that sounds, it’s not entirely true. That’s not a quote I’ve taken from anywhere – I just came up it with to get going. In fact, I don’t believe that’s the purpose for your header image or featured image of your blog post at all. Read more
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It’s a busy world that we live in, and technology is proving to be both the perpetuator of the busyness, as well as the relief. All things tech make the workaday job go faster, smoother, more streamlined and more convenient. But with this great enhancement of efficiency, there is just more and more to do. Read more
By some standards, you will have already done the hard part when someone signed up for your newsletter, thusly scoring you a conversion. Indeed, whereas once upon a time your email list was probably your only concern in your online marketing efforts, in this age of social media marketing, growing that list is harder than it’s ever been. Read more
As a social media marketer, you are stuck with producing regular content for your blog. The reason that you do this is of course simple – to give your customers a reason to return to your site. You are adding value to the already great services and products that you offer by giving away free information to your loyal following on just about anything and everything to do with your industry. Read more
Social media marketing is a game of give and take. As a marketer, it might feel like you’re constantly giving – great blog content, witty tweets, alerts to breaking news, special offers, promotions. Indeed, you may even think from time to time that you are giving your very soul to your keen and hungry followers on social media.
Finding the right balance of formality when producing any form of content – be it for the web or not – is, and always has been, somewhat of a tight rope act. Social media has given rise to the informal marketing tactic. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube – these are the modern day tools that we use to present the human side of our businesses to our followers and online audience. These are social networks, and so it is no surprise, really, that the type of content that works well for them are the less formal, almost casual, often humorous (though let’s not forget interesting and entertaining) posts that can very quickly garner the much coveted engagement that we are all after from our potential clients.
Are you on Twitter? Are you on Facebook? What about Google+? Instagram? Tumblr? LinkedIn? Pinterest? As a social media marketer you will more than likely be answering yes to all of the above. And that’s not to mention YouTube, Vine, your email campaigns or your blog either. Read more