I was recently interviewed by Telegraph Business journalist Jon Card for an article he was writing on how small businesses should use social media in 2019. Jon also interviewed serial entrepreneur and all round social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk. I felt very honoured to be quoted in such illustrious company. Inevitably a lot of the content I prepared wasn't used in the Telegraph's article so I thought I would share it here instead. Would love to know your thoughts in the comments below....More
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Content marketing can help you to build your brand whatever your size or industry. In addition to improving your reputation and strengthening your brand positioning, great content can also initiate new client conversations, improve your customer engagement and reinforce purchase decisions. Key to success is crystallising your message Just this week Cambridge professor, Dr Victoria Bateman exposed herself on the BBC Today programme in order to ‘condense all her words down to a one p...More
So many small business social media marketers are massively disappointed in Facebook. Disappointed because they can’t reach more than a tiny percentage of their fans without paying for boosts. Disappointed because when they finally relent and try some advertising their ad campaigns never seem to convert in the numbers they were hoping for. Why might this be? With so much of our news feed featuring ads might it be that many people are simply ad blind now unless they come across some s...More
Digiterati INSIDE Track Facebook Group Our Facebook Group (Digiterati INSIDE Track) is one of the most valuable things we bring to the digital marketing community. It's a vibrant place full of insight, advice and support; full of marketing specialists, entrepreneurs, business owners, consultants and freelancers. It's the most incredible support network and we have a lot of people who would like to have access that to date we've closed our doors to. The Group is a great place to ask...More
I wrote an article earlier this year about how to post as a Facebook Page in your Facebook Group and have been inundated with questions since from people confused as to how you join a Facebook Group as a Page. https://thedigiterati.com/link-facebook-group-to-page/ Now what people have failed to figure out is that the functionality I was explaining was (and remains for most) only possible when you admin both the Page and the Group. It's not been helped by rumours that Facebook has opened...More
I love that despite the proliferation of Facebook and Facebook ads in our lives there are still little Cinderella techniques that fall below the radar for most Pages and Advertisers but are pure gold for those admins who can be bothered to do the work. Innovative techniques tend to do well to bypass ad blindness and the incessant thumb scroll. You also find that new or unusual techniques are favoured by the Facebook News Feed and Ad algorithms. Canvas (or as they are now known 'Instant Exp...More
Boosted post vs Promoted post vs Facebook ad: which is best? The choice of boosting an organic post from the Page or alternatively going into Ads Manager and creating as a promoted post (or indeed creating an entirely separate ad) is a hot topic of debate amongst Page admins. It's an increasingly important question in an era of what is effectively 'pay-to-play' on Facebook. Without the boost the likelihood of even 10% of your fans seeing the post is pretty low. On the one hand it is sup...More