Want to host a contest to build excitement about your business?
Instagram makes it easy to run quick contests that engage your audience and build your fan base.
In this article you’ll discover four simple steps to host Instagram contests that build buzz for your brand.
Are you looking to better understand your fans?
When you collect data from your fans, you can make your products better and improve customer service.
In this article I’ll share three ways to use social media to gather leads and insights from your fans.
Social media campaigns not only improve your reach and extend your brand recognition, they collect information you can use to improve current products, create new ones and stay in better touch with your fans.
Campaigns range from Facebook apps and promotions to landing pages, online offers, data forms, RSS feeds and more. Use campaigns to gain a wealth of information to enhance your customers’ experience.
Have you thought about using giveaways to educate your customers?
Great Lakes, a student loan service, used a Facebook giveaway to educate borrowers and open the lines of communication on a topic they suspected was confusing for their customers.
In this article you’ll discover how they increased their Facebook following by 200% without like-gating their Facebook campaign.
Recognizing that their customers may have difficulty understanding the details of their student loans, Great Lakes set out to inform and help their borrowers via a promotion. The company focused solely on Facebook and hosted a sweepstakes offering a $6,000 cash prize to be put toward an existing student loan.
Do you need tips on how to create more effective campaigns?
Whether you want to build better campaigns or are ready to try your first one, there are certain pitfalls you should avoid.
In this article I’ll share five tips for building and running successful social media campaigns.
#1: Choose and Build the Right Campaign
Social media campaigns offer a wide array of options, from voting contests to newsletter signups to interactive quizzes—and everything in between.
Different campaigns deliver different results, so before you begin, have a clear idea of what you hope to accomplish. With your goals in mind, research and choose the type of campaign that works for you, and then decide how you’re going to build it.
Do you use Facebook giveaways and contests to collect information about your fans?
Action-gated Facebook campaigns require users to share specific data or feedback before they can enter a giveaway or contest.
In this article I’ll show you the concept of action-gating and how three companies are using it effectively to meet their goals.
Why Facebook Gated Campaigns?
Did you know you can split test both your Facebook Page posts and your Facebook ads?
Split testing (also known as A/B testing) is the best way to make sure every status update gets maximum engagement and every ad is optimized for conversions.
In this article I’ll share how to split test Facebook posts and ads.
Why Split Test Facebook Posts and Ads?
Split testing compares two similar but different versions of something (e.g., a Facebook post or ad, landing page design, etc.). When each version is published, you track its performance and determine which one provides the best results related to your goals. You keep the one that’s working.
Are you getting the results you want?
The kinds of images and text you use in your Facebook ads impact your audience’s response.
In this article you’ll discover what makes people more likely to click on your Facebook sidebar ads.
Designing Click-Worthy Ads
Facebook sidebar ads are pretty small (at least for now). Each one allows for 90 characters in the headline and displays at 100 pixels wide x 72 pixels tall.
Do you, as a small business owner, want your page to be popular and engaging?
It’s easier than you think to emulate what Facebook’s major players do.
In this article, I’ll show you how some of the top brands keep their fans coming back, and how you can follow their lead to build an engaging page of your own.
#1: Capitalize on Major Events and Holidays
During the Sochi Olympics, Coca-Cola hosted a contest/series called #CokeGames. The gist of it was that they created silly Olympics-inspired games like Bottle Cap Hockey, Coke Curling, Ice Cube Ski Jump. Then, they asked their followers to play along by filming and uploading short videos of the Coke fan playing the game. The incentive was a $100 gift card.
Is offering social customer service important for your business?
Facebook is the number one social channel so it’s likely to be the first line of contact for your customers, for both praise and complaints.
Answering your fans, owning up to your mistakes and keeping your fans in the loop go a long way to building trust.
Read on to discover five tips that will make you a customer-service superhero on Facebook.
#1: Answer Quickly
If you have a dedicated customer support department, the team probably has a process in place that works well in traditional channels (for example, a guarantee to respond within 24 or 48 hours).
But on Facebook (and Twitter) if you let that much time go by before responding to customer inquiries or complaints, you do so at your peril. In the social media world, two days feels like two weeks!
If you have a staff member who is monitoring your Facebook page throughout the day, it should be easy to respond to issues fairly fast. But if you’re a one-person operation, and it’s all up to you, you might have to set reminders to check your page a couple of times a day — first thing in the morning, early afternoon and once again in the evening.
My friends over at Post Planner do a really good job of keeping an eye on things (notice just how quickly they respond to questions).