4 Tips for Successful Social Media Marketing

Digital marketing in the modern age is a beast to be reckoned with. Although there are tons of people constantly studying the shifts in the dynamic of internet marketing, it changes so often that it can be difficult to know where to get a hold of understand exactly what you can and should do to make your business and marketing strategies more successful.

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While there are definitely more ways than one to market on the internet, social media marketing is becoming one of the most popular and least expensive ways to market is through social media. Here are some great ways to start social media marketing the right way.…

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The Right and Wrong Way to Use Social Media for Your Business

Social media has a massive reach. Billions of people, two billion to be exact, are on Facebook alone. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and many others exist, too, extending this reach even further. Businesses must use social media to boost their brands.

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It’s estimated that 22% of the population uses Facebook – that’s 22% of the world.

Businesses targeting millennials will want to consider Twitter, on which 81% of millennials check daily.

The number of businesses doing social media the right way is much lower. I come across businesses that aren’t up-to-par with their social media game.

What Businesses Are Doing Wrong on Social Media

You can write a book on what businesses are doing wrong on social media, and by understanding what they’re doing wrong, you can correct these wrongs in your own business.…

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Building a Company LinkedIn Page? Follow These 8 Best Practices

Does your company have its own LinkedIn page?

It should. Trusting individual employees to act as faithful ambassadors for your company isn’t a winning strategy — though there are certainly ways to incentivize this behavior, as we’ll see in a moment.

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Noted business coach Steve Phillip lays out six convincing benefits of company LinkedIn pages on, what else, his LinkedIn channel:

  • LinkedIn company pages show off your entire company, not just its employees (rockstars or no)
  • They compel connected employees to act as brand representatives
  • They generate valuable data about customer and prospect engagement
  • They alert you when your company is mentioned by other LinkedIn users, including those you don’t follow
  • They highlight your company’s differentiators and value-adds

They don’t do all this on their own, though.…

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The Rise of Social Leadership

Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike. To create a personal brand, keep up to date and to lead with transparency and authenticity.

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On a practical level, most leaders can’t engage face to face with the people that work for them. It just isn’t possible. But social media allows leaders to connect directly, regardless of geography and time zones.

We know that there is a digital skills gap here in the UK. Leaders who use social media can provide a role model for the digital and social skills that employees need.…

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4 Tips for Growing Your Business by Finding and Working Closely With Social Media Influencers

Recent years have seen the emergence of the “influencer economy” – a departure from the typical advertisement venues towards personal endorsements by internet personalities. Influencers command a coveted currency in the ecommerce world: trust. Here are 4 tips to get you well on your way to connecting with influencers to successfully market your product.

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Use a Connection Platform

You have a great product, but you don’t necessarily spend your days reading the same blogs as your target audience. So how will you know the best influencers to promote your brand? Enter creator marketplaces, such as ClearVoice.…

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Social Media Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

As small business owners begin marketing their company on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the like, it’s easy to go overboard when attempting to build your fan base and convert them into customers. Sure, social media platforms are powerful, they have hundreds of millions if not billions of potential customers congregating on them, and they’re excellent platforms to build your brand and find loyal customers.

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It’s unfortunate but many companies still make big mistakes with their social media accounts. Since three quarters of the people online use social networking in one form or another, using these accounts wrong could have a negative impact on your business.…

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7 Awesome Ways to Get More Instagram Followers

Do you want more Instagram followers –silly question, of course you do. More Instagram followers mean more exposure for your blog, site or business and more eyes on your business mean more publicity for you. So, follow these tips below to see how to grow your following.

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Tell People About Your Instagram Account

If you have a large following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or have a blog, tell people to follow you on Instagram for more content. Don’t hesitate to tweet a link to your Instagram account or to add a link to your Instagram in your blog or YouTube channel description.…

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How Not to Write a LinkedIn Profile

There is plenty of advice available about how to write a great LinkedIn profile, but not as much about how not to do it. In fact, you can do all the “right” things and still have a useless—or worse, a dreadful—LinkedIn profile. Sometimes even the so-called experts fail the perfect profile test.

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If your LinkedIn profile seems lacking somehow, check to see if you’ve fallen in the “what not to do” trap.

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You’ve probably read that your LinkedIn page needs to stand out. Your business personality has to shine through.…

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Blogging About Healthcare? Read This First

Are you planning on starting a blog that is focused on healthcare? Or do you already have a healthcare-focused blog that you want to improve? Then keep reading for a few tips that will help you set up a great blog or enhance an existing one while delivering quality content to your readers and followers.

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Ask Experts for Help

Whether you interview experts or you seek out professionals who can write posts for your blog as guest authors, it is always a good idea to include professional voices on your blog. And if you want, you can even enhance your education in the realm of healthcare by going to a reputable university to get your master of public health degree in person or your public health degree online.…

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Pinterest: The Underestimated Social Media Channel you Should be Using

Pinterest is one of the five biggies in social media, but despite this, quite often it’s not used by businesses. Think about the social toolbars that are present on almost every website; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even YouTube are regular features here but quite often Pinterest is nowhere to be seen.


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Not relevant

The belief that Pinterest isn’t relevant is quite a common one. With it being image heavy, a lot of B2B companies and info-heavy sites, which may be lacking in a strong stock of images, quite often ignore it with the opinion that it’s not relevant to their company.…

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