We have talked in the past about having a content calendar to keep your content organized; however, you should also have a content strategy for specific platforms. Facebook has become the largest social media service, by a wide range, and as a result it is one of the strongest and most important marketing tools for companies. If your company is using Facebook on a daily or weekly basis then you should have a content strategy outlined to keep your content and goals in order. We will look at developing a content strategy specifically for Facebook and how it can help your business.
Facebook posts can be one of the most effective marketing strategies if used correctly; however, a lot of people do not know how to begin marketing their Facebook posts effectively. We wrote this blog for that company that is looking to begin marketing on Facebook through strong posts that effectively target their audience. This blog will outline a few easy steps a company needs to follow when establishing their Facebook presence – if followed properly then your company will have a basic Facebook content strategy and will be on your way to marketing customers through Facebook.
All six of these social media platforms serve different purposes and target different audiences making them all valuable for marketing. Over the next three blogs we will be discussing these six sites regarding their logistics, audience, and purpose of each of each site. By the year 2020, over 2 billion people will be using social media meaning that your company’s digital marketing needs to shift towards social media now or else be left behind; thus, we will also offer ideas about how your business can utilize each of these sites to fit your intent.
As a marketing based company, we always like to take inspiration from other companies displaying excellent marketing techniques. One of the most unique ways to market your business is through Facebook, and that is why we are creating a shortlist of a few Facebook pages we love. We share these pages not just to show a few cool Facebook pages, but rather to hopefully inspire your business and your quest to market via Facebook.
Thus, you should carefully word your content so as to indirectly target this audience. You should not place labels that limit customers to a certain age group and terms such as “old,” “elderly,” and “senior” should be avoided at all costs. A good example of indirect targeting comes through Depends, an adult diaper company. Depends markets their product as underwear and uses middle age models in order to target an audience of 60s and older.
From the humble beginnings of Mark Zuckerberg with a simple idea to connect college students to then the entire world, things have been changing rapidly. I got started relatively early as a way to keep an eye on our kids who really weren’t savvy for Myspace. I didn’t have much interest at first but quickly realized it was an amazing way to stay connected. (more…)
Customers can use Facebook’s Professional Services portal to find businesses in the their area based on keywords specific to the products or services they need. Or they can browse browse the top local business categories.
As Digital Marketing specialists, we are often asked how can advertising in places like Facebook really make a difference and bring a solid return on investment. In this case with Parkers Lighthouse & Queensview Steakhouse, it was a rather simple campaign to create awareness. We asked a simple question to fans and friends which gave them an opportunity to win a $50 gift card. The concept was to post the promotion of a $50 gift card and ask them to “like” Parkers Lighthouse & Queensview Steakhouse if they hadn’t already, to “like” and “share” the post, and to comment if they preferred surf or turf. A winner was randomly selected and given a $50 gift card. This was relatively simple and tremendously effective.
The results came in and over 10,000 people were reached by the post. The post received more than 300 likes, 137 shares and 105 comments. It turned out to be pretty much 50/50 on surf or turf with many comments suggesting it is best to enjoy both at the same time!
The result and follow-up: The winner from the Long Beach area took a photograph of her food she was enjoying while using her $50 gift card from Parkers Lighthouse and posted it on Facebook. It really did turn out to be a great win-win situation. It depends upon the industry and the goals of the company; but, Facebook can be a valuable tool to harness the followers of a company and to promote something in a way that with small outlay can have a much bigger return and reward in the long run. We’re excited to share this example with you and would be glad to assist in any way to help you have a similar success in your business.
John Zahn is a Co-Founder of Omnibeat. As a long-time business owner with an interest in technology, he strives to help businesses embrace new technology while sharing their unique story online. John loves helping business owners “Catch the Wave of Digital Marketing.”