Using Instagram Stories Ads, Location and Hashtag Stories, and Snap Map to Engage Your Audience
Social Media is constantly evolving and shaping itself, which means social media marketing tactics are also changing all the time. This year, Instagram and Snapchat rolled out some new features that give businesses and organizations a few more assets in their toolbox to engage their audiences and promote their brands. (more…)
Social media management is one of the most beneficial tools in a company’s marketing strategy
Social media is a great way to promote your company’s culture and raise product/service awareness while driving potential customers to your website. It adds another layer to your customer service game plan and helps you target your customers with paid advertisements.
However, as beneficial social media is as a tool, it is just as destructive a weapon – and the damage is usually self-inflicted.
Think of how many people use social media. Facebook alone boasts 68% of U.S. adults as users, and 76% of Facebook’s total users visit the site daily. That’s a huge chunk of your existing and potential customers.
While inside jokes and inappropriate comments are common on personal social media pages, a company page is no place for that kind of communication. The public, including customers, prospects, the media, and your competition, heavily scrutinize company profiles. Anything you say on social media can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion.
To avoid any firestorms, designate a reliable social media management team. Make sure they understand the company’s goals for using social media and restrict access to these individuals. Giving too many people access opens the door of possibility for posts made in poor taste or outside the established lines of corporate culture. (more…)
Every Thanksgiving, we sit back, eat delicious food, watch some football, and reflect on what we’re most thankful for. Family, good health, and Cleveland finally winning a championship all come to mind. But this year, the PALO team is thankful for something a little less conventional.
TACOS…and by that, we mean digital marketing.
To us, TACOS stands for Targeting, Analytics, Cost-Efficiency, Optimization, and Satisfied Customers. All layers are required to make a complete product, just like a delicious taco. And understanding how all those layers work together helps us put together some killer strategies for our clients, who are all pushing hard for more digital tactics in their marketing plans.
Smart marketers are constantly learning new and better ways to reach their audience. With the rise of countless social media platforms, creating a strong strategy for a business has become a challenge. Which is right for your business? How do you leverage that network? And, above all, where do you find the time to do it?
It’s estimated that there will be 2.67 billion people using some form of social media in 2018, which is up from 1.91 billion in 2014. Facebook alone boasts more than 1.7 billion active users worldwide, a number that seems to increase each quarter (Statista).
With those kinds of numbers still on the rise, having a strong social media presence is now more than ever a key to the future success and growth of your business.Social media needs to be part of your overall marketing strategy with goals that match those of the business. However, most business owners or managers don’t have the time to build a full strategy for multiple social channels.
So they are faced with a choice: Hire an in-house social media manager, or contract with an advertising agency.
So, you’ve had a search engine optimization plan in place for about a year now and it’s working out well. Your search rankings have improved, you’re getting more website traffic, and you’ve increased your lead generation – the trifecta of a successful search engine optimization plan.
At the end of the year, you now are faced with a choice: renew your search engine optimization plan for another year, or repurpose that money elsewhere. It can be tempting to pull the plug and put that money toward something else. After all, one and done, right?
Think again! You can lose that hard-earned search rank in the blink of an eye.