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.

Have You Heard the One About…

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.

Pinterest

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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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The Link Between Branding and Social Media

We’ve talked before about the use of promotional products in your branding efforts. Today we’re going to explore ways to improve your social media presence to better reflect your brand and engage your audience. Why? Because in 2016, if your company or idea isn’t represented on social media, you will have a much harder time finding success.

Branding and social media

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This isn’t just a tagline or one of those “buzz phrases.” It is the truth. According to Adweek.com, almost 30% of the time a person spends online is spent on social media sites. The average adult has 5.5 accounts across social media and is active on 2-3 of them.…

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Six Reasons Why a Construction Company Should Invest in LinkedIn

LinkedIn represents an essential professional network for construction companies. Often considered as nothing more than an online recruitment platform or resume database, LinkedIn can actually become a powerful tool when incorporated into your online marketing strategy. Rich with a multitude of features dedicated to businesses, it is the ideal place to enhance your brand and grow your business.

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If your construction company is not yet on LinkedIn due to a lack of time or conviction, here are six facts that should convince you to use LinkedIn as a leverage to increase your business opportunities.

1. 414 million LinkedIn users throughout the world

LinkedIn is the largest professional social network with 414 million members, including 107 million in the USA.…

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Social Media Sets the Tone

Just because you have an event, a presentation, a performance, or a gathering in a place like New York City; that doesn’t mean you can get away with no social media presence. The fact is that social media sets the tone for so much of our lives; those who choose not to partner with a social media agency in NYC for their event do so at their own peril.

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Politics

Ask anyone about their political opinion in New York City and they are bound to quote something trending they read on Breitbart or in the NY Times today. We may not even appreciate it but for those not totally connected to the political world, our social media channels still set the pace for what we ingest.…

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How to Make your LinkedIn Profile More Appealing

There’s a small section of your LinkedIn profile that follows you everywhere you go on the platform.

Along with your photo, it’s the instant calling card people use to size up who you are and what (if any) interest they should have in your profile, profession and content.

LinkedIn profile blueprint

Get this piece of your profile right, and it lays the foundation for short-term and long-term lead generation and sales.

Get it wrong, and you might as well not even use LinkedIn … it’s that important.

It’s your professional headline, which appears right below your name at the top of your LinkedIn profile.…

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Targeting the Right Social Media for your Audience

When it comes to digital marketing, you are always told to push social media, spread brand awareness and engage with your customers. The problem is, not all social media platforms provide productive and effective outreach to your target demographic. How do you know if your product is reaching the right people?

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Below is a quick summary on the audiences that use some of the biggest social media platforms and successful campaigns created by both big and small brands.

Snapchat

Launched in September 2011, Snapchat has overtaken many social media platforms in popularity. This highly engaged audience is made up primarily of 13 to 34 year olds.…

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