Category Archives: Social media for business

Topic archive: social media
For many businesses, social media brings clear benefit, but is it always useful in business?
Here we give you our views, opnions, experience and tips around making the best use of social media in a business context.
We also look at what social media for business actually covers, the common channels that most people will have heard of – Twitter, facebook, Linkedin, YouTube – as well as some of the more recent or less mainstream channels.

Top 10 tips for running an Instagram account

How can you run one of those successful profiles on Instagram? Does a high number of followers, likes, reach, interaction or conversion rate matter that much? Of course, but that is not the only thing to track when it comes to growing your profile on this famous platform. Before you start with how, where and…
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How to pitch for podcasts

Did you know that 83% of podcasts receive pitches for people to appear on their shows? Podcasts are getting majorly popular, and it’s not a surprise that most podcasts have a lot of people looking to appear on them. With that being said, there’s a way to pitch for podcasts. If you want to appear…
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The benefits of promoting an awards program

It is fair to say that no two award programs are the same, but to maximise entrants and reputation, an effective award program must be promoted. The following is an overview of the benefits that can be enjoyed, as well as the best practices that should be used when promoting the program.  Improved Search Engine…
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Why won’t this blogger write about my product for free?

Some brands think just because they have invented the best thing since sliced bread, then everyone and his dog will want to write, blog, Youtube and Insta about their product/service. Alas, getting the right influencer on side, particularly before any potential competitor does, is not simply a case of telling them about your product/service. In…
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Five ways to increase popularity on social media

Are you tired of posting updates on Facebook that notch up only a handful of likes, mainly from team members or friends and family? Maybe now is the time to learn from clickbait websites that delve the depths of the human psyche to compose the most compelling, click-me headlines for social media. Marketing analysts BuzzSumo…
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11 free tools for your B2B Twitter activity

There are a lot of free tools out there to track hashtags or determine which hashtags to use. We've listed a few here, and also shown below and example of Talkwalker and Hashtagify in use for really basic functions. If you pay, then you'll get a lot more functionality. TALKWALKER - https://www.talkwalker.com/hashtag-tracking HASHTAGIFY - http://hashtagify.me/ RITETAG - https://ritetag.com/…
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Considerations for a LinkedIn sponsorship campaign

With the news of sponsored emails now available from LinkedIn is now the time to start a B2B campaign via this social platform? Here I look at some of the things to consider when launching a campaign on LinkedIn to open up a new audience that is not necessarily following your company already on LinkedIN. LinkedIN sponsorship…
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Twitter’s new 10,000 word limit – the good and the bad

Twitter is considering the option of extending how many characters you can tweet at one time. Currently 10,000 characters is the suggestion, which would be the same as the current amount of characters allowed in the private messaging option. Don’t worry though, this doesn’t mean that you will have long articles overwhelming your timeline. It…
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Social media expo for SMEs

Are you unsure what to do with social media? If so, you could be missing out on the wide range of business opportunities that social media platforms could be bringing to your door on a daily basis. We attended the Social Media Expo in Wolverhampton recently, with around 500 SME delegates seeking insight and advice…
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