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Whether you’re a small business or a large global multimillion-dollar company, social media marketing plays a huge role in building brand awareness, attracting new customers, and increasing customer loyalty building trust and up to the minute engagement and conversations. Now, after the lockdowns of the Pandemic, there have never been so many people on the common social media platforms.

Are you stuck at a dead-end trying to get your business noticed on social media? Or maybe you haven’t even started on social media yet, even though you know you should be there. Being successful with your business social media profile is an essential part of your business goals and marketing campaign

Building your social media marketing strategy

Either way, we can help you take social content off of your daily to-do list so you can focus on other important aspects of your business – such as servicing your customers. Helping you choose a target audience on your chosen social networks for the ideal customer.

Popular social media channel are an essential part of a business’ and building company brands in today’s world.

Did you know that 76% of adults now use social networking sites – a nearly tenfold jump in the past decade? (Source: Pew Research) So if you think social media is just a temporary digital trend, think again. Pick one or two social channels you know your ideal customers or clients are on and build your social media strategy around that one or two to start. Having a social calendar set up with several weeks of social media posts with relevant types of content to help engage active users is a big weight off your mind.

Social Media Marketing has taken the world by storm. Not only has it enabled people to keep in touch with friends and family across the globe, but it has also had a significant impact on the business world. Never has it been more possible for small businesses to compete against larger, more established companies.

We understand that building a strong social presence with a social media strategy is not easy; in fact, it can be quite challenging for most businesses. Learning to use multiple social media channels is now a part of everyday business life such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube takes quite a bit of time and skills in order to be successful. Remember these social platforms are not just for advertising but are there to grow, cultivate a relationship and build trust.

However, it takes so much more to establish yourself on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, than to simply set up an account. You have the potential to reach millions of people, but only if you know exactly HOW to do it. Not only that, but the time investment it takes could be simply too much for the average business to handle.

How We Can Help Your Business

Lofty Digital Marketing offers a wide variety of social media marketing services that are focused on helping your business grow your brand by tapping into this powerful online digital strategy. We are fully dedicated to creating and managing top-performing social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes across multiple industries. Since (2016), we’ve helped companies stay top-of-mind with their existing and potential customers via social media.

We pride ourselves in helping businesses achieve social media success with our customised, fully-managed social media campaign including a specific social strategy that drives more website traffic, in-store traffic, and retention. And understanding the needs of each of our clients and then paving the way for them to build loyal followers, engage with these followers, and convert them into paying customers or clients.

Our Services Include:

  • Developing Social Media Marketing Campaigns
  • Social Media Audit
  • Social Profile Creation
  • Daily Posting
  • Community Monitoring
  • Running Special Offers
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Establishing a strong social media presence is NOT easy; but it cannot be ignored if you want a consistent, long-standing relationship with your target market talking directly to the social media users you need to. To supplement this is to use pay per click that is Facebook Ads which for your benefit have a good set of analytics tools for your data interpretation.

If you’re ready to put your own custom Social Media Strategy in place, contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation!

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The use of social media platforms is everywhere in the business world. Also for many people and firms, social media is used daily for entertainment, socialization, branding, building trust, customer support and even news consumption.

Small businesses whether growing or a new start-up have an opportunity to become a resource for their communities on Facebook and other social platforms by sharing updates to products or services and regular relevant, educational, and helpful content, Also, by choosing carefully whom to follow on these platforms, products and offers can reach a very narrow target audience ideally suited to your offer.

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Social Media Glossary of Terms For Small Business Owners

As a small business owner or manager, reaching your audience efficiently and cost-effectively way is critical to your success. Social media platforms offer an effective way to reach your potential and existing customers in a personalised and engaging way.

The following glossary provides helpful terms to guide your next move, maximize your company’s social presence, and take your brand from simply having happy customers, to having loyal fans who will want to promote you and your company.

Glossary of Terms

 

Algorithm – In the social media world, algorithms often determine which content we see in our feeds. An algorithm uses rules and data based on behaviour and displays the items a viewer most likely wants to see.

Analytics/Insights – The use of data to glean the important behavioural patterns of your audiences. Data is typically gathered by using tags to track user activity.

Avatar – In the social media space, an avatar is an image (typically a photo) or a username that is used to represent a person or company online. Some businesses choose to use the company logo and speak in the corporate tone, while others prefer to use a real employee as the voice of the organization.

Average Handle Time – This refers to the average amount of time it takes a company to resolve a customer issue via social media. Many companies used to ignore negative comments and it cost their brand reputation. It’s common practice not only to respond to customers but also to resolve the issue within a measurable window of time, a goal you should set as part of your social media strategy.

Bitly – A free online service that allows you to shorten a long URL. Shorter URLs are easier to share and can even be used on print advertising material if you’d like to drive your mail traffic online.

Block – When a social media user no longer wants to read posts from another user, he or she can block their posts. Blocking a user usually means they can no longer tag you in posts, add you to lists, or mention you in comments.

Blog – Short for “weblog,” business blogs should be crisp and easily consumed. They are commonly used to provide updates to your audience regarding product releases, events, special deals and community outreach activities. A company blog is a great place to share videos and articles that your customers may find useful and entertaining.

Brand Advocate or Brand Ambassador – Many brands have customers who simply love them. They are passionate about the brand and are willing to write testimonials or blog posts, and share positive stories about you in their social media feeds and pages. Connecting with your advocates can be a very powerful marketing tool and a good way to influence new customers to try your products.

Chat – Any sort of text-based messaging can be referred to as chat. It’s common for a customer to leave a comment on your social media pages, but he or she may want to engage in a private discussion about a business matter. Chat is a common platform for such conversations.

Check-in – The act of posting your geographic location to your social media accounts. Users can add a custom note to check-in, such as give an opinion on a meal eaten at a restaurant.

Circles – Groups of a user’s friends on Google+. Circles can be convenient when you’d like to lump together certain groups of friends, family or colleagues in order to share relevant content with the group.

Comment – A comment is a small piece of feedback left after you post something on your social channel or on the web. Comments may be positive or negative, so many companies choose to monitor them closely and respond within a reasonable period, usually 1 business day or less.

Connections – People you are linked to in the social media site LinkedIn are called connections. Because LinkedIn is designed for business networking, you are not necessarily friends with your connections but may have important ideas to share or mutually beneficial relationships to share.

Comment – A comment is a small piece of feedback left after you post something on your social channel or on the web. Comments may be positive or negative, so many companies choose to monitor them closely and respond within a reasonable period, usually 1 business day or less.

Connections – People you are linked to in the social media site LinkedIn are called connections. Because LinkedIn is designed for business networking, you are not necessarily friends with your connections but may have important ideas to share or mutually beneficial relationships to share.

Social Content – Any item from an advertisement to a video or article is content. Many brands have a content mix by which they generate their own original content as well as syndicated content from around the web via curation.

Curated Content – This can be a mix of your company’s original content and relevant external content that is organized and presented in a consumable, meaningful way. By pulling the information together into a newsletter or blog, you save your customers’ time and the hassle of searching on their own.

Direct Message – A private Twitter message that can only be sent by an individual who is already following you. Direct messages are another good avenue for resolving customer issues promptly and personally.

Display Ad – The advertisements seen on websites. They usually consist of photos, video, or flash. These types of ads are typically purchased through large-scale media buys and yield good retargeting results.

Engagement – This is a broad term that refers to social media interactions. It’s not enough to get “likes” anymore, now customers expect you to participate in the conversation and be social.

Facebook Fans – The people who like your business page on Facebook.

Follower – A fellow Twitter user who has subscribed to your feed so they can see your tweets in their own feed. Getting your customers to follow you is a good way to increase the chances that they’ll see your posts and tweets.

Foursquare – If you own a retail space, Foursquare can be a useful way to drive foot traffic. It is a location-based service that allows people to find places that are aligned with their preferences and interests.

Friend – Unlike a Twitter Follower, a friend is someone you have a two-way relationship with on a social network like Facebook. Both parties must agree to the relationship and the interaction is typically more engaged.

Geotargeting – Most social media sites allow you to target your content to a specific geographic location. This allows you to better personalize your messaging and the experiences you offer.

GIF – (Graphics Interchange Format) pronounced “jif” refers to a file that supports animated and static images. The ultra-short, repetitive video clips we often see in our social media feeds are GIFs.

Google+ – A social network hosted by the Search Engine that encourages social sharing among friends and family. Google+ tends to be more social and less business, as it can limit who you converse with.

Handle – Your username on several social media sites. On Twitter, your handle is used with the @ symbol, e.g. @companyname.

Hangout – A video chat service on Google+ that allows several users to have a conversation at once. Users can share video and documents during calls, hangouts a great way to conduct conference calls.

Hashtag – A word or phrase used with a # symbol to bookmark a topic and make it easy to search for. For example, you may have a new product innovation and want customers to find a video about the launch on Twitter. You could create a hashtag such as #UnbelievableWidget.

Hootsuite – A social media manager that compiles all of your networks, allowing users to monitor, measure and use all accounts from a central location.

Impressions – The number of times your advertisement or sponsored post is displayed on a social media site.

Influencer – Related to brand advocates, an influencer not only loves a brand, but has a huge following in social media. When leveraged strategically, an influencer can help you reach a large number of people with a positive message about your brand.

Klout – Refers to a numerical ranking of your company’s influence in social media. The ranking (from 1 to 100) is based on the size of your network and how often your audience interacts with your content.

Like – How customers show interest in your content. By clicking “like,” algorithms adjust and learn, tracking the interests of your customers.

LinkedIn Influencer – These are high-profile business leaders and experts from a given field. Unlike most other social media influencers, LinkedIn Influencers must be invited to join the program. These individuals are a free source of curated content and business wisdom.

Meme – In social media, a meme is used to share a joke or concept online. It is usually a photo with plain block text above it, but there are no hard and fast design rules for memes. You have likely seen several memes featuring Grumpy Cat or Prince George.

Net Promoter Score – A metric used to report customer loyalty based on how likely he or she is to recommend your company to a friend or colleague. Scores range from +100 to -100 with people responding 9 or 10 called “promoters,” and 6 or lower called “detractors.”

Newsfeed – Located on your homepage, it is a feed full of posts and updates from people you follow.

Organic – In social media, this refers to people who see your content without an advertisement or paid promotion. This is the modern version of word-of-mouth marketing because people usually find organic content via friends, relatives and colleagues.

Paid – This term refers to content that has been viewed as the result of an advertisement or paid promotion. Paid audiences tend to be larger and more targeted than organic audiences, so the content is more likely to resonate with viewers.

Pin – To place an image or other piece of content on a Pinterest board.

Pinterest – A relatively new social media site that businesses can leverage to curate and display content (typically images) for their customers. Many companies use Pinterest to pique customer interest in their own and related products tied to an experience such as a wedding or vacation.

Podcast – What’s old is new, and several companies are again using podcasts to reach customers. Typically a podcast is a collection of audio or video files. Podcasts are released episodically, extending the audience reach.

Promoted Content – Items posted to social media that have been targeted to a specific audience through paid advertisements. These items appear in a newsfeed like a regular post, but usually contain a small identifier, such as the “promoted” badge on Twitter.

Retargeting – A savvy marketing technique that “tags” web visitors who explored your product pages. Once the visitor leaves your site and goes elsewhere on the web, your ad will present itself to the hot sales lead.

Retweet – A tweet that is re-shared on Twitter. This can be done manually by typing “RT,” which is the only way to add your own commentary. To retweet an entire tweet as-is, users can click the retweet button.

RSS – (Rich Site Summary) is a format for syndicating content. Audiences subscribe to RSS feeds with news in topics of interest. Subscriptions are usually free and anonymous. RSS feeds aggregate news and save you from having to create new content all the time.

Share – This term has evolved over the years as the social media landscape matures. It can mean taking another user’s content and posting it on your sites. To share can also mean simply uploading or posting your own original content and “sharing” it with your network.

Social Media Marketing – Usually executed based on business objectives and a solid strategy, social media marketing is the use of networking sites to promote your brand.

SoLoMo – A marketing trend that combines three advertising strategies to maximize your reach: So (social), Lo (local), and Mo (mobile).

Thread – a long conversation or list of messages around a topic. Threads are a valuable source for consumer listening projects and can help you get in touch with your target market.

Throwback Thursday – A social media trend that encourages people to post old photos with the hashtag #tbt. Companies have joined the fun by posting photos of the old break room and such (picture bouffant hair and cat-eye glasses).

Timeline – On Twitter, your timeline is the same as your newsfeed and where the volume of content relevant to you will appear. On Facebook, your timeline is a chronological scroll of your posts and posts you’ve been tagged in.

Trending – A topic that is popular for a given time on social media.

Tweet – A message posted on the social media site Twitter.

Twitter – A social platform that allows users to publish bite-sized messages (no longer than 140 characters), videos, photos, and links to content for others to view.

Unfollow – Unsubscribing from another user’s Twitter feed.

URL – Stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is the location page or source for a link on the web.

User-Generated Content – When deployed by companies, UGC can be a powerful way to authentically use the voice of your customer. UCG is typically written content or photos and videos that allow customers to creatively express how they feel about a brand.

Vine – Another relatively new social media site, Vine allows users to create and post six-second videos.

YouTube – A video-sharing website that allows users to upload and view videos. Users can also store videos and share them on several other platforms via a link.

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