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Tips on Tuesday

We love a plan.  We especially love a social media marketing plan – you really need a firm outline of your social media aims and needs to make your channels as useful as possible.

Change directionHowever, we’re also a fan of flexibility and the ability to change direction.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the best laid plans often come to nought and that it is ok to deviate from your plan.  We think of our social media plans as a guideline; the type of document you stick to when everything is normal rather than a piece of work that is set in stone.

As we’re faced daily with announcements and changes, don’t worry if you have to deviate from your plan.  Don’t worry if you haven’t the headspace to post for a few days and miss some posts you had planned.  There is always time to catch up.  Christmas is also a great time of year for some ad hoc posting – something away from the planned posts and the potential to have a little spontaneous fun. 

The most successful plans we have seen, whilst giving an overview of aims and content strands also allow the user to be flexible when necessary and acknowledges that this is very likely!

Tips on Tuesday

Did you know you’re 4 times more likely to buy something if it has been recommended by a friend?

Four

Where do we now find our friends?  Yep, on our social media channels!  As at March 2020, approximately 42 million people in the United Kingdom use Facebook, 16 million use Twitter and 21 million use LinkedIn, whilst Instagram has 14 million active users per month and YouTube has 35.6 million visits per month in the UK.

Those statistics alone should be enough to convince you that a social media presence on at least one of the major five social media channels is essential and should feature heavily as part of your marketing strategy.

Remember, social media is a way for you to be in lots of rooms and reach lots of people whilst maintaing a low spend.

Tips on Tuesday

Today has seen announcements that will make many businesses feel a great sense of relief as they move towards being able to open on 4th July.

Communication

However, opening will of course come with some changes; remember to use your social media channels and your online presence to communicate those changes.  Ask yourself what your customers need to consider: –

  • Are you working on an appointment only basis?
  • How will you maintain the necessary 1m+ social distancing required?
  • What measures will you take to ensure the relevant hygeine practises are met?
  • Will you be immediately opening to your usual hours?
  • Will you require customers to wear masks inside your premises?

As much as it is a cliche, forewarned really is forearmed and it will make for a much more seamless transition back to a more normal situation if everyone knows what is expected of them and more importantly what measures you are taking to help maintain the safety of your staff and customers.

Tips on Tuesday

Clients often ask me if there’s any point them being on Instagram because they don’t believe their business lends itself to the channel.

Polaroid

My response is, if you can take a picture of something related to you or your business then get on Instagram!

I love Instagram to have a bit of fun with, to really show the personality behind the business.  As we all work towards a new normal, why not try using Instagram now.  Share some images of your new work-mates, your new workspace.  Keep the team together whilst they can’t actually be together!

ADM Marketing Ltd

ADM Marketing Ltd are a marketing agency based in the heart of West Yorkshire

ADM Marketing Logo

ADM are a team of highly skilled marketing and creative professionals with bags of experience who will drive your business forward, add value and deliver a direct return on investment – all helped along with a sizeable dollop of ‘say it as it is’ Yorkshire common sense.

Whilst ADM are able to cover just about any area of marketing you care to think about, they had a gap in their team for someone who specialises in social media, and that’s where we come in!

We’re delighted to have formed a good old Yorkshire partnership with ADM Marketing and are really looking forward to working with them on a variety of projects.

To find out more about our newest client, please visit ADM MARKETING or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Tips on Tuesday

Did you know that Tuesday 5th February 2019 is Safer Internet Day?

We’re passionate about empowering people, especially young people to be online!  So today we’re sharing our top tips on how to stay safe whilst using the internet.

Safety

  1.  Never reveal your passwords to other people.  Choose a password that is really strong by using a mix of letters and numbers.  Make sure you change them regularly.
  2. Make sure you think before you post.   Never post anything you wouldn’t want your parents or teachers to read.  As soon as you press send, the information/image is no longer private.
  3. Be kind.  If you think your post could upset someone, don’t post it.
  4. Be really careful about what you share online.  Don’t give clues about where you live in either the information or the images you post. 
  5. Make sure you check your privacy settings regularly.  Bear in mind that you might think you’re only sharing something amongst close friends, but that isn’t always the case.
  6. Be careful who you talk to online.  If someone you don’t know tries to add you as a friend, ignore them and block them.   Don’t give people online your address and phone number.

Social media platforms have an age limit for a reason.  It is to keep young people safe.  The fab people at Action for Children made this fab infographic detailing age limits across all major social media channels.

Age Restrictions

If you would like to book Rachel to come talk to children or parents about staying safe online, please contact us here!

Tips on Tuesday

As we rush head first into 2019, you should use this time to take stock of your online year!

Review image

It’s important to remember that social media – and your wider online presence – is an ever-changing landscape.

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.”

Tips on Tuesday

A lot of our Tips on Tuesday are about how you can use social media to promote your online presence, but it is always worth thinking about the mechanics of social media and more generic online matters.

Lock

Today’s tip is a really simple one.  Think about your online security.  Make sure you don’t have the same password for all your social media accounts and make the password something strong and difficult to crack.  After all you wouldn’t have the same PIN for all your bank cards would you…WOULD you?!

It is important to maintain your social accounts as professionally as possible – and by having strong and secure passwords you are minimising the risk of hacking. 

 

The Beauty Corner

We were really delighted when Helena from The Beauty Corner contacted us for some help with their online presence.

The Beauty Corner Logo

The Beauty Corner is a gorgeous salon, set in picturesque Eldwick.  Whilst Helena is busy doing what she does best; treating her clients to a wide array of beauty treatments, she doesn’t have time to share what she does on social media.

And that’s where we come in!

With such a visual business we’re really excited to be working with Helena and helping her showcase online the wonderful treatments she offers, whilst increasing awareness of the brand in the local area.

To find out more about Helena, please visit The Beauty Corner or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Tips on Tuesday

If you really would like to become an industry influencer on Twitter, consider hosting a Twitter chat.

Chat

A Twitter chat is a live event where people include a hashtag in their tweets to discuss a particular topic.

remember to keep your hashtags short and punchy, and make people aware in advance the chat is coming.  It is a great way to really connect with people on Twitter and share your industry expertise whilst really giving off an approachable and helpful vibe.

Give it a whirl!