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Are Social Media Trends Making Marketers Stupid and Lazy?

Posted by Corey Smith on Jun 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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I've noticed an interesting trend in Facebook... more so in the last few months, but I think it's been growing for a number of years. Facebook (and most other social media platforms) has always been intended to bring like-minded people together; to bring friends together. It's been intended to allow people to continue to build relationships when they aren't in the same physical location.

Sometimes it feels as though the purpose of social media has become a place to tell everyone else they are wrong. It seems it's become a place that does a very good job of sowing the seeds of discontent. Because of this trend, I think it completely changes how we market.

How to Increase Customer Delight

Posted by Sarah Wai on May 24, 2019 10:29:00 AM

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It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the more times you connect with your customers, the more likely they are to remember you and choose your company's product and/or services over a competitor.

In marketing, the official term is called ‘touches’ – an instance where your customers see or interact with your company. 

When it comes to customer delight [see the Four Actions of Inbound], 'touches' can go a long way. According to Stacy Willis on iMPACT, "When expectations are met, you have customer satisfaction. When expectations are exceeded, you achieve customer delight. How do you get there? By being human. Listen to your customer and their needs." 

Studies have shown that it takes at least 7 or more touches to generate a person’s interest. 

So, how do you make sure you interact with customers in an engaging way and often enough so that your company becomes memorable without you spending a fortune trying to do so? 

The Best Way to Generate Leads on Facebook in 2019

Posted by Caty Smart on Dec 21, 2018 11:41:17 AM

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Remember the days of needing a college email address in order to be verified to sign up for Facebook?

As the kids say, "lol!"

Now, according to Hubspot, there are reportedly over 1.5 billion daily users on the social media platform. Because so many people are on it, so are most businesses so they can get their products in front of more users. 

Facebook’s September 2018 Data Breach- Why People Still Choose to Stay

Posted by Sarah Wai on Oct 5, 2018 11:37:49 AM

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There has been a dramatic uptick in turmoil at Facebook in 2018 and the couple years previous, thanks to coordinated misinformation campaigns by foreign and domestic players alike, misuse of improperly collected information through Facebook’s third-party apps, and now the mass data breach that has affected over 50 million users.

You would think that Facebook accounts would be closing left and right, but that’s not the case.

Elements of a Successful Facebook Page

Posted by Sarah Wai on Oct 1, 2018 11:36:00 AM

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There have been many companies that have expanded their online presence to include social media sites (in fact, the vast majority have). Of these social media sites, Facebook is by far the most well known and the most prominently featured on company collateral and websites. However, there are many companies that create a Facebook page and don’t necessarily know how to properly implement their social media strategy.

It's Time To Be Social on Your Social Media Accounts

Posted by Sarah Wai on Sep 14, 2018 2:32:00 PM

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Socializing with your followers on social media should be a key component of your social media marketing strategy (and a small part of your overall SEO strategy). It may seem like an obvious statement but after looking at numerous companies’ social media sites it appears that some people still don’t understand how important this is to social media marketing success.

The people on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram giving your page love are on there to be social, to be entertained and to read or see something worth interacting with or sharing. Having a page that is interesting to your audience is what will get them to like, comment on, and share your stuff. The number one mistake companies make is using their social sites solely to promote their products and not providing value to their followers.

Different Forms of Digital Advertising

Posted by Sarah Wai on Aug 9, 2018 4:26:00 PM

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The Internet has changed the way consumers behave and buy products. With this change has come a new type of consumer that is more educated and able to do vast amounts of research before making a purchasing decision. It has also brought about a consumer that spends a lot of time online, whether it is for personal or professional reasons. This gives marketers new opportunities to interact with their customer base and reach out to different audiences.

How to Spot and Report Fake News on Facebook

Posted by Sarah Wai on May 30, 2018 6:05:00 AM

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There’s been a huge upset over fake news being propagated over Facebook for some time now. Many Facebook users now know how to spot fake news, but there are still many Facebook users who are still unable to distinguish fake news from legitimate (and you may be one of them). If you are one of those who are struggling to find the distinction, don’t be embarrassed. It can be really hard to tell the difference sometimes! “Fakers” have gotten really good at passing themselves off as legitimate, which is why Facebook is still on the search for many of them. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how you can distinguish fake news from legitimate news and how you can personally help your fellow Facebook users by reporting the “Fakers.”