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The 7 Types of Social Media Fans and How to Make the Most of Them
Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
The 7 Types of Social Media Fans and How to Make the Most of Them
7 April 2014

Not all social media fans of your business are created equal. How can you reach different types of fans on different social networks? According to data reported by MarketingProfs, there are seven different types of social media fans. Here’s a closer look at the fans your business may have and how best to reach them. Read more…

    How Social Media Affects Millennials’ Purchasing Habits
    Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
    How Social Media Affects Millennials’ Purchasing Habits
    31 March 2014

    If your business targets Millennial customers, social media may be even more important than you previously thought, not only in making the sale but also in influencing shoppers’ friends and families to buy. A survey for The Webby Awards conducted by Harris Interactive reports that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of social media users aged 18 to 34 say they’re at least somewhat likely to buy a product or service after seeing a friend’s post about it. (In contrast, among social media users 65 and older, 78 percent say they are “not at all likely” to buy something based on a friend’s posts. Read more…

      The Only Social Networks That Really Matter
      Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog, social media
      The Only Social Networks That Really Matter
      7 February 2014

      Are you going crazy trying to figure out which social networks your business needs to be on—or trying to maintain a presence on all of them? Using social media to market your business is a smart move, since nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of all online adults use at least one social networking site, reports the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. However, if you’re going nuts trying to tweet, pin, Instagram, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Tumblr, Vine, link in and more, you can probably slow down. According to Pew data, there are five social networking sites that matter most. Read more…

        What Are the Most Effective Facebook Marketing Tactics?
        Customer Service, Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog
        What Are the Most Effective Facebook Marketing Tactics?
        3 January 2014

        Are you doing all you can to attract, engage with and market to customers on Facebook? If you’re like most businesses, the answer is no, reports the ExactTarget Audience Growth Survey conducted late last year. The study found that simple Facebook marketing tactics such as putting a Facebook button on a company’s website or marketing materials didn’t work nearly as well as tactics that involve customer service and support. Overall, businesses in the survey didn’t consider providing customer service and support to be one of their top Facebook goals, but those that did provide service and support found it really helped their marketing. Read more…

          Marketers Will Spend More on Social Media in 2014; Will You?
          Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog, On Your Way
          Marketers Will Spend More on Social Media in 2014; Will You?
          26 December 2013

          If your small business isn’t putting more time, effort, and, yes, money into social media in 2014, you could be falling behind the competition, according to MediaPost. Next year, 70 percent of marketers say they expect their businesses to spend more on social media, according to a study for the Word of Mouth Marketing Association and the American Marketing Association. Close behind social media, 53 percent of respondents say they expect to spend more on email marketing next year. Read more…

            Women in Business Tip: How to Market Using Photo and Video Sharing
            Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog, On Your Way
            Women in Business Tip: How to Market Using Photo and Video Sharing
            17 December 2013

            Photo and video sharing is growing, especially among women. According to a recent PewInternet. org survey, women are more likely than men to share visual posts on social media. Read more…

              Small Biz Tip: Promoted Posts vs. Facebook Ads: Which Works Better?
              Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog, Marketing and PR
              Small Biz Tip: Promoted Posts vs. Facebook Ads: Which Works Better?
              25 November 2013

              You probably aren’t surprised that Facebook wants to charge you to reach some of their 1. 26 billion users, but you may be confused on which method would work best for your business. Facebook offers two paid methods to reach your target audience: 1) Facebook ads and 2) Promoted Posts. Read more…

                Small Businesses Want to Outsource Social Media—But Can’t Afford It
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                Small Businesses Want to Outsource Social Media—But Can’t Afford It
                29 October 2013

                As you spend what seems like hours a day monitoring your business’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, do you dream of outsourcing your social media marketing to someone else? You’re not alone. Small business owners want to get outside help managing their social media marketing efforts, but typically don’t because they can’t afford it, according to a recent study. “Outsourcing Activities in the Small Business World” found that small business owners are more likely to outsource costlier marketing activities that are less related to their core business—such as TV and radio—than less costly activities such as social media or email newsletters. Read more…

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