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Tips on Tuesday

So, you’re on social media, great – but don’t be complacent!

View finderMake sure you make it as easy as possible for people to find your social media accounts.  It is such a waste if you create great content and there’s no-one there to see it!

Ensure your social media handles are consistent and intuitive. Make sure your profiles and unified and create a strong brand; using the same profile picture across all channels is a great way to be spotted quickly!

Use your marketing literature like a map; whether traditional leaflets or business cards, or online communications such as mailshots or email signatures, always include your social media handles. 

Help people to find you and communicate with you, after all that’s what social media is all about!

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Tips on Tuesday

We always think this time of year is a great time to practice some self-care and that goes for your social media channels too!

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An easy way to ensure you’re looking your best online is to check your bios! Make sure they’re up to date and if not, update with any new or important information. 

Make sure you include a link to your website (and please ensure it’s working; there’s nothing more likely to turn a potential customer off than a broken link!) and keep your bios consistent across all platforms.

Are you looking your best?

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Consistency really is key when it comes to your social media performance.

Key Were you posting consistently in 2020 across your social media channels? If not, that should be your number one goal within your social media plan for 2021.  If you want to see tangible results, you need to post regularly.  This will help your followers stay engaged and connected and help your content show up in your followers feeds.

As a minimum, you should ensure you post on your channels at least three times a week.

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Is it time to freshen up your social media channels by creating new photographic content?

CameraIf it has been a while since you took new images for your small business, now might be the time to consider doing just that. 

Remember, you don’t need a professional photographer – a smart phone is perfectly adequate – and your images don’t have to be professional quality.   However be sure you have a decent background and good lighting when you take an image, and of course before you use any photos across your channels make sure they’re sharp and convey the message you want!

 

Tips on Tuesday

Whilst creating content is key across your social media platforms, there are of course those days when inspiration simply doesn’t strike.

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A really great way to help you out on those days when you’re suffering a bout of writer’s block is to create a social media calendar.  Quite simply pull together a list of dates that mixes key dates that are important to your business (maybe a sale, a new product launch, the anniversary of your opening) and more national dates you can have fun with e.g. National Cup of Tea Day, National Biscuit Day.

Dates like these give an immediate way to create content and have fun when you might be struggling for something to say.  Followers like to see the people they follow have fun, so don’t be afraid to let loose and create some great new content for dry spells!

Let us know what your favourite social media day to celebrate is, the more unusual the better!

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Tips on Tuesday

It’s no surprise as we were forced to remain physically distant in 2020, that social media rose to prominence in many marketing strategies, and that is set to continue in 2021.

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When creating your social media strategies, focus on engagement, not views or follows/likes.  A big list of followers is not sufficient alone to promote your business, you must convince your viewers to engage with you by creating excellent and interesting content.  Engagement is always a two-way street and ensure you respond to all comments left on your content.

Try and consider what is more important; 1000 followers who simply scroll by your content or 250 engaged followers who will respond, converse and turn that engagement into actively becoming a customer.

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Tips on Tuesday

Many of us feel that, despite our plans to go positively into a new year, the rug has been well and truly pulled from under our feet.

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Today’s tip is a more broad one than purely social media; and that is give yourself the gift of time.  Allow yourself to digest the news of a new lockdown and the impact that will have and don’t feel you have to immediately make – and communicate – decisions.

Once you have formulated your plan, make sure you communicate any changes made to your usual business practices across your online presence and your social media channels.  Do what you need to get through the next few weeks and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

Stay safe, keep at it and we WILL get through this.

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As we rush head first into 2021, now is a good time to take stock of your online year!

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It’s important to remember that social media – and your wider online presence – is an ever-changing landscape, and this has never been more true than in 2020!

At this time of year we always recommend reviewing your online year.  Check back using social media insights into which posts worked, and which were less successful.  You can then use the data you collect to create your online schedule and plan for next year!

Remember, as Warren Buffet said “it’s a good idea to review past mistakes before committing new ones.”

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Although it seems a bit of a cliche, don’t be afraid to harness the season!

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Have a think of some creative ways you can bring some festive fun into your social media marketing.   Why not have a festive photo competition; ask your followers to show pictures of your products in the most festive way possible – have a prize for the best one.

Some great festive content is a really simple way of making use of what is going on around you – and some trending topics – to engage with current and new followers.  Whilst the way we celebrate Christmas may look a little different this year, and the way you engage with your customers in person might need to be within certain parameters, you can be as creative as you want on your social media.

We’d love to hear your ideas about how you make your timelines more fun at this time of year!

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It’s never easy to be a small business with bigger businesses as competitors and this year has made it harder than ever.

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So what can you do to help small businesses out this year and moving into 2021?!

  1. Follow their social media channels
  2. Like a post
  3. Share a post
  4. Engage with their account by leaving comments
  5. Give them a shout out on your social media channels
  6. Tell your family and friends about them – what better than a word of mouth recommendation
  7. Had good service?  Leave a positive review.

Happy helping!