I constantly go on about the basic things can do even if you are on the free version of LinkedIn – ie not the upgraded “pro” version.
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
I guess the counter-question for this is: Why would the majority of businesses today either be doing something about social media, or otherwise mortifyingly aware that they aren’t doing it right/enough/effectively?
True, it’s often a waste of time.
My old views
I used to adamantly believe that everyone can learn how to do social media themselves, and should do some of it themselves for at least a month so that they can be more responsible if they outsource it. By doing so, they will be able to understand better what works and what doesn’t. I’d seen so many people hiring in interns and their teenage relatives, and with very little information imparted about their business, handing over the keys and the passwords to their social profiles.
Believe it or not, another three months have passed since our last coverage round up! It’s been a busy summer here at Top Left Design and we have received plenty of press coverage this quarter. Let’s take a look at the highlights.
One of my big goals a year ago was to get myself into speaking at Soho House! They regularly run events, and I have been a member for 4 years.
Bravely, I put myself out there, and on the 3rd June 2016 I did one of their “Lunchtime Talks” on the subject “Extreme Twitter”
Want to help a colleague/client with sharing things on LinkedIn? That’s good!
But finding their latest posts isn’t as easy on LinkedIn as it is on Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus.
I would never normally advocate deleting your LinkedIn account! LinkedIn is the most important network – the one you should choose if you had to choose one.
I have been working with a lot of clients recently helping them to get into the habit of blogging using LinkedIn’s “Pulse” blogging feature, which I really love. The interface is great, it’s mobile friendly and therefore easy to read on your smartphone, and the people you are connected with on LinkedIn are theoretically, your closest network (personally I only connect with people who I have met – or by rare exception – corresponded with).
Why would businesses be worried about the fact people can post on their walls and pages?
Social media provide a space for customers, individuals or business interact with brands. We can define it as a two-way communication and therefore, there is a space for different kinds of opinions. But people fear negative comments, including criticism of bad customer service or negative experience with products.
Those comments and reviews are not only broadcast to the followers but also to the poster’s contacts.
Negative publicity spreads quickly.
Before we start this I feel it’s important to define marketing.
I like to explain it using the 3 Ms fo Marketing – Message, Medium and Market.
- Message – the beliefs you want people to have about you and the business you are in
- Medium- the channels you will be using to get your message across (Social networks, email marketing, direct mail, blogging, content marketing)
- Market – who you want to get your message to – usually your prospects, strategic partners, stakeholders, clients and people who would give you referrals