I am often asked at local networking events – ’what is the benefit of social media for my business?Quickly followed with ’Will I make any money out of it?’, and ‘When will it start to work?’
Many online marketing pro’s (including me) preach about how social is important, but for the smaller local business who don’t have the resources or the knowledge, this is a very real question, especially when there are many articles floating around suggesting that if you get an intern to do your social, you may be committing brand suicide.
Small local businesses want hard facts and figures as to how much money social might make and how long it will take to see results, so I thought I’d do an experiment on a local level to see just how much reach there might be with a ‘bit of social‘ and publish the results.
Hopefully you will see that we got more than great content, we made some fantastic local connections and became part of the festival itself. You may also think differently about short term Social Media for events as just the starting point as opposed to the beginning and the end.
If nothing else, I hope this post can show you how simple ideas can be put together and that thinking of what to tweet is not as hard as it seems when you are surrounded by shareable content!
Jackie Hole is the MD of PPC Agency 22 Minds Ltd – www.22m.co.uk, and newly incorporated Search and Social company Carnival Creative Ltd – www.carnivalcreative.com Both companies can be found at: The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL Tel: Huddersfield – 01484 483027 or Leeds – 0113 815 1822
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Small firms are being ‘plagued’ by a poor payment culture, with some respected household brand names ‘abusing’ their suppliers, it was claimed last night.
The accusations came as it emerged that US consumer giant Heinz has more than doubled the length of time it is making small British suppliers wait for bills to be settled.Leading lobby group the Federation of Small Businesses said large companies were being ‘tarnished’ by their treatment of small suppliers and that their behaviour is damaging the reputation of business as a whole.
With the Holiday Season upon us, I am writing to remind my friends about importance of driving safely – by sharing a personal experience about drinking and driving.
Some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" out on the town. Two days ago I was at such a “social session” with friends including cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine.