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Tips on Tuesday

January seems to be flying by at an alarming rate and we hope you’re putting into practice our advice from our new year series on Organisation.  The first parts of the series can be found HERE (where we talk about organising your schedule), HERE (where we discuss allocating roles effectively) and HERE (where we look at reviewing your processes).

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For today’s tip we’re advising you to make sure you ALWAYS find time to check social media for notifications.

We advise spending a few minutes each day just checking to see whether you have any notifications on your social media channels.  This doesn’t need to be scheduled into your social media plan as it can be somewhat of a moveable feast, but its important that you regularly check and respond to those that need responding to. 

You don’t want to miss out on potential clients by missing them contacting you on your social media.

We’ll be back next week with the final of our January tips .

Tips on Tuesday

We’re here to share the second tip in our January series on getting yourself ready for an efficient year on social media.

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Make sure you allocate roles effectively.  Use the talents of your staff and make sure they’re aware you want them to do regular social media updates.  Make sure it is a visible part of their job description and not something you assume they will be doing.

Have regular meetings with them and find out what works and what doesn’t!  There’s no point being on social media if you’re not using it effectively.  Remember, social media is a free resource so having competent people using it is a great way of ogranically growing your online presence.

Tips on Tuesday

For our final Tip on Tuesday of 2016 (yes, even we’re having a rest next week!) we’re giving you a generic tip.

Christmas TreeIt is ok to have a rest over the holidays!  Missing a couple of days of tweets or Facebook posts isn’t the end of the world.  In fact, looking after YOU and your employees and making sure they have a break is probably the best contribution towards marketing you can make.

When you’re rested and refreshed you will face the challenges of digital marketing and your online presence with renewed zeal. 

From Aire Media we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and productive 2017!

 

Tips on Tuesday

Today’s tip is a generic social media tip.

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And our social media tip is……..have it!  Whilst you make not think you need a social media presence, it is too good a free market to remain untapped.

The average person has five social media accounts and spends a whopping 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these accounts every day so if that person happens to stumble across your brand whilst they’re browsing……there’s a potential for free advertising right there!

 

Tips on Tuesday

For today’s tip we’re going to give an important piece of advice about Twitter.

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Make sure you make the most of Twitter by following people relevant to your sector.  From local organisations to industry leaders it is really important to forge relationships and find out what other people in your industry are saying!

Interact with the people you follow – you will find your own followers start to increase as you become more involved with other people in your industry.

 

Tips on Tuesday

For today’s Tip on Tuesday we are visiting LinkedIn.

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In a previous Tip on Tuesday (which you can read here) we spoke about the important of your company profile on LinkedIn.

In addition, we really want to emphasise how important your personal profile is on LinkedIn, especially if you’re the face of the business.

Make sure your bio is snappy and informative, make sure all your contact information is up to date and that all your experience is reflected.

It is pointless having an amazing company profile if your personal profile lets you down.  You want to wow potential contacts and make them want to get in touch to use your services!

 

Tips on Tuesday

For today’s Tip on Tuesday we’re going to be looking at Facebook and how we can create business relationships on there.

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I think many people see Facebook as a more frivolous social media vehicle.  However, you can just as easily make business contacts. Find a page you want to make contact with and “Like” them, but make sure you Like them as your business page and NOT as your personal profile.

To do this, head to their profile page.  You will see the standard “Like” button, together with further buttons.

How to Like as Business Page

If you hover the cursor over the “More” tab, you will get a drop down menu, one of which is “Like as your page”.  Selecting this option will bring up a list of all pages you manage and you can select which page you want to Like as. 

Alternatively, from your business homepage, click the “See Pages Feed” section on the right hand side of your homepage which will bring up a “Like Other Pages” option.

The bad news is that you can only do this from a device via a browser and not using the Facebook/Facebook Pages app.

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Tips on Tuesday

Today’s Tip on Tuesday is a generic social media tip and in response to a question I was asked at a networking event.

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Very early in our Tips on Tuesday segment, we did a post on creating a brand.  I was asked how that would fit in with using profile pictures and avatars as an advertising spot for special offers, job opportunities etc.

 Make sure your logo also appears on your website and as a favicon.  You really cannot overuse that image which makes you visible. 

As long as it is instantly recognisable that the account is YOU, you can’t go far wrong with your use of imagery! 

CPS publishes new social media guidelines

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today published guidelines as to the range of offences for which social media users could face prosecution.

CPS Logo ImageThe guidelines make it clear that social media users who create derogatory hashtags, who try to gather virtual mobs to target people, people who post humiliating photoshopped images, users who indulge in the practice of “baiting” and people who post or encourage people to repeat grossly offensive messages should face prosecution, which could result in a jail term.  The maximum jail term for such offences is 12 months.

The guidelines are keen to point out that message must pass what they’re describing as a “high threshold” before a prosecution can take place.

The guidelines go on to clarify that teenagers who send sexually explicit images of themselves are not to be prosecuted providing it is consensual and all parties are a similar age.

The new guidelines (which can be read in full here) are particularly welcome after a report earlier this year found that 1 in 4 teenagers had suffered some form of online abuse.

Further information on Hate Crime Awareness Week can be found by visiting the Stop Hate UK website.

 

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Tips on Tuesday

For today’s Tip on Tuesday we’re going to look at LinkedIn.

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LinkedIn in a great way of networking if your marketing model is business to business.

Keep your company profiles spruced up.  That isn’t to say you need to have masses of content.  But keep what you have fresh and current.

Make sure your logo is on your page together with your employees’ details.  Ensure all contact details are up to date and your website is clearly linked.

Make it easy for potential customers to contact the person they need to!  The easier it is for them, the more likely they are to do it!