Social media management

Building brand awareness, increasing sales and connecting with your customers

Whether you need a complete overhaul of your existing social media practices or simply to step your efforts up a gear or two, there are two areas you need to tackle now more than ever: social media and content marketing. With more than 700 social media platforms to choose from – and counting – it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the idea of social media marketing.

Let’s look at some of the most obvious benefits:

It increases confidence in your brand or service and improves brand loyalty (figures from US research outfit The Social Habit suggest 53 percent of people who follow brands in social media are more loyal to those brands than their competitors).

It’s both time and cost effective (internet marketing company Hubspot claims just six hours of engagement with social media each week helps to increase website traffic, while at the same reducing marketing expenses).

By monitoring user comments it puts you in direct communication with your customers and helps you to discover their likes and how they behave.

Last but not least, having a strong social media presence can help improve your search engine rankings.

So if you’re not using social media as a marketing strategy, what’s your excuse?

You don’t have the time?

You don’t have the inspiration?

You don’t have the know-how?

You can’t spare an employee to manage a social media marketing project?

The good news is there’s a solution for all these obstacles.

 

Content marketing

It’s essential to get to grips with content marketing too. There are many types of content marketing, including e-newsletters, infographics, videos, webinars, podcasts and white papers. But the best – and arguably easiest – place to start is with a blog. Like social media marketing, regular business blogging increases brand awareness. It also helps potential customers or clients discover your website in the major search engines. Additionally, if you have a well-written, well-researched blog, it can help establish your business as an expert in its field.

 

Duplicate content – why not to use

If so, you may have considered using duplicate content – that is, content that appears on one or more other websites. While whether or not search engines penalise websites for having duplicate content is still very much a subject of debate, one thing we do know: having duplicate content on your website is very unlikely to improve your search engine performance. Google will disregard copy content by displaying within the search results this message: “In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the results already displayed…” In other words, if you’re using duplicate content, your website may not show up in a relevant search at all.

Educate inform and entertain with your content

To get the most benefits from a business blog, you need original content that relates specifically to your business, service or product that’s written firmly with your customers or clients in mind.

A well-written blog should be accessible, avoiding corporate or any other kind of jargon. It shouldn’t all be about the hard sell either. Instead, it should add value to your customers’ (or potential customers’) experience by educating, informing and entertaining.

Combine these two strategies and you have a marketing dream team. Blogging – or content marketing – and social media marketing work synergistically. Think of it like this: social media is an essential tool to distribute your original content to the right target audience. And without content, you don’t have anything original to share on social media. 

To make your blog work hard for you, you should share it regularly across a range of social networks. For instance, using multiple straplines (or headlines) means you can promote the same content to different audiences, extending its reach each time. See our guidelines on which social media networks are right for your business.

Using good-quality photography or other visual content is also highly advisable, since experts believe blogs that include images receive significantly more views than text-only pages.

How Consilium Design can help

Getting to grips with social media and content marketing is, therefore, a no-brainer if you want to achieve more in your business in 2016. But here at Consilium Design, we understand the time, expertise and effort constraints that can put many businesses off these strategies, especially small to medium-sized firms. So we take the effort out of social media marketing management as well as blog content production.

Our aim is to make your life much easier, not to mention less stressful. We work closely with our clients to get the best out of content and social media marketing, which means you can trust us to get on with things while you do what you do best: running your business.

Our team takes the time and trouble to understand each of our clients’ markets, which means we can produce insightful, researched content, whether on a regular or semi-regular basis.

We know the main social media networks (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn) inside out, and can also suggest other social networks, according to each individual client’s target audience.

How else can we help you?

Well, for starters, as part of our social media marketing service we can manage your Facebook and Google advertising campaigns. Thanks to our expertise and experience in this field, we can also visit other social media pages and post on your behalf, linking pages and sharing articles, which gives even more potential clients/customers the opportunity to discover you.

Plus we offer e-commerce advertising solutions (Google shopping and re-targeting campaigns) and can provide Google statistical analysis in plain words that even non-marketers can understand. And it doesn’t cost the earth either, with packages starting from £250 a month.

Social media package

Increase your web traffic

Create brand awareness

Gain a loyal customer following Improve website conversions Instant promotion of new products or services

Achieve likes and shares across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google + and more ..

Set up Google and Facebook advertising campaigns that get results without spending excessive sums on clicks?

Gain new followers on social networks Our team can set up your social networks according to your brands target audience and and then form a plan that matches your marketing targets.

We will schedule posts across the networks that keeps your brand, offers, new products and customer satisfaction in the minds of your followers and encourage new followers along the way.

Contact us to see how we can help your business benefit from social media.

 

Also see: How to decide which social media platforms to use when promoting your business

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