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
UK, 11 December 2013 – Esendex, the business SMS expert, backed by Darwin Private Equity, has acquired Text Marketer as part of its commitment to lead and develop the business SMS market. The combined business will be able to further capitalise on this rapidly-growing industry, working with an even wider range of customers.
It is the first acquisition following the £11 million management buyout (MBO) of Esendex, completed by Darwin Private Equity in July this year, marking the beginning of the firm’s acquisition strategy and demonstrating its commitment to the business SMS market.
Text Marketer was founded in 1999 to be the supplier of choice for high quality, low cost business SMS. Working with clients such as Sainsbury’s, Land Rover and Bathstore, Text Marketer’s straightforward web-based SMS software has made transactional and mobile text marketing available to over 3,500 customers. [more…]
UK consumers make 120 million visits to online retail sites in a single day
Visits up by 3.6 per cent compared to Cyber Monday
London, 10 December 2013 - Experian, the global information services company, has today revealed that for the first time ever the second Monday of December (9 December 2013), coined “Middle Cyber Monday”, was the biggest online shopping day of the year, eclipsing Cyber Monday (2 December 2013), the previous record holder.
9th December 2013: Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) has today announced that Head of SEO, Andrea Brown, is to become Managing Director of its content arm, LiquidThread. The promotion will see Brown shift the area’s focus to develop greater content marketing activities across SMG London.
In her new role, Brown will lead the creation and optimisation of digital content for brand discovery through search engines. She will manage the creation of social objects and dynamic creative assets for consumers to engage with on display and paid and non paid for social media.
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