LinkedIn is a business to business social media platform that many small business owners underestimate. The platform has 562 million members, and nearly 39% are engaged enough that they opt to pay for LinkedIn Premium. If you offer business to business services then LinkedIn may offer a unique platform to reach your ideal customer.
Your social media presence is a powerful lead generation tool with a little strategic planning. Many challenges in utilizing social media traffic to generate leads results from a lack of strategy and unrealistic expectations.
Whether you have a long-time presence on social media or you are just establishing your profile, try these tips to integrate your social media with your lead generation campaigns.
For many brands, the question is not if you should commission content, it is where to focus your resources. The written word, graphics, video, or audio recordings all potentially serve as the basis for your content marketing.
When choosing the best social media platforms for your small business, first consider your ideal audience. Each social media platform appeals to specific types of people. Also, consider your brand voice and your content strategy.
When your marketing efforts aren’t generating the results you want, it may be time to re-evaluate what is not working and why. A lot of marketing efforts depend on your business. Are you a large company with a recognized brand trying to expand or a startup trying to gain recognition in an already competitive market? Are you selling a product online? Do you specialize in localized services like landscaping, insurance, real estate or chiropractic care? Are you trying to drive traffic to your website for more views or attract new clients from across the country? Is your goal to fill a yoga class or attract and retain regular massage clients?
Some people might think working with an advertising agency is old school, but small, think-outside-the-box agencies like New School offer a variety of services to clients.
It’s worth it to look into the ways an advertising agency can position your business ahead of the competition.
Maybe you’re an engineer with a prototype for a product, a small manufacturing company with a niche market, or even a solo entrepreneur in a creative industry – that doesn’t mean you have the time or have a clue about how to promote your business.
No one likes the overbearing car or furniture salesmen. Sure, people want someone who is helpful, available and can answer their questions, but more and more tech-savvy consumers turn to the Internet for information before ever hitting a showroom floor.
From what car to buy to where to go on vacation to the benefits of essential oils and vitamins, most people research products, services and unbiased reviews online before making a purchase. Thanks to Google and search engine optimization (SEO), a potential customer in California can find your business in Michigan. That’s where content marketing comes in. Whether it’s a website blog, direct mail campaign, promotional video, email newsletter or social media posts, businesses need to provide valuable information to prospective clients and customers as well as established ones.