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3 Benefits of Learning How to Market using Facebook


Facebook Marketing has been the topic of conversation in Social Media Marketing in recent months for many reasons.  Many successful businesses have built their business using Facebook strategies in the past few years, but the ever changing platform has turned the tables on what “traditional” marketing standards look like to something more grassroots, but cost driven.  How can a business thrive using Facebook … on budget, with engagement, increase visibility and get registrations or purchases or likes???

There are a few strategies that hinge on the success of business within the platform

Engagement goes the Distance!

Facebook was created as a platform to cultivate engagement (which in simple terms means likes, shares and comments).  Thought provoking, opinion driven and attractive posts will generally drive the most traffic. BUT the algorithms they have built play a huge factor. If you choose to not engage with a post by liking, commenting or sharing, your post will fall out of the feed of your viewer (on Personal Profiles and Pages). So how can you get the most bang for your buck if you will??  Post things that people are interested in seeing.

  • Is color more appealing to you as a viewer?
  • Do you read more text or scan images?
  • Are you likely to click on a video?

Budgets Drive Specific Traffic

It is no secret that Facebook favors paid customers vs nonpaying customers.  It makes since to determine a budget that works for you and stick to it

  • Pages have options for many paid solutions to increase likes, post reach and click throughs.  
  • Pay or not to pay = grow or not to grow?
  • Expand reach or are you fine with the followers you have?

Visibility and Reach Can Go Viral

Influencers in any industry will tell you that whether you believe you have an audience in a platform or not, chances are, your viewers will know over 150 people they know who may be able to use your product or services.  Reaching them is the key factor.

  • Due to public like, share and comment visibility in Facebook, items can go viral if they are the right types of posts for your audience
  • Native (in Facebook) videos have higher click through than Non-Native (outside of Facebook)
  • Ask your audience what they want to see – Be a user of the platform, and not just a “poster” hoping to catch someones eye

Be present in your marketing and your audience will notice your activity, your responses and your influence.

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 

Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a “Be Awesome” Developer, Social Media Brand Builder, Conent Manager, Trainer and Author in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , YouTube, Pinterest and the tools to manage them. Click here for her Social Media Workshops, Classes and Seminars


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How to best utilize a Marketing Consortium

Some of the greatest solutions we have been able to offer clients; have come from one of our many Marketing Consortiums. What is a Consortium?  It is a collective group of people with unique skills who come together collectively for a common goal.  In this case, total solutions for clients.  Here is a case study of a recent project:

Client requested a review of marketing activity. Initial look was focused on social media and website changes because of a new product launch in their e-commerce site.  While we don’t specialize in websites, we had resources to engage in the project for the review.  In addition to the website polishing, they also had a need for new website content to help optimize search engine results.  They decided they also wanted to start writing blogs to drive traffic, but don’t have the time to write.  The social sites needed some tweaking, optimization and keyword enhancement, the brand online didn’t quite match up to the brand on the website since the logo and colors were going to change.  Additionally, they needed to change company logos on letter head, team shirts, mailed marketing and redesign brochures.
This solution provided experts in all of the following areas:


  • Website Designer
  • Graphic Design
  • Shopping Cart Specialist
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Content Writer
  • Blogger
  • SEO Specialist
  • Printed Marketing Expert
  • Corporate Fabric Embroiderer


Working with a Marketing Consortium has many advantages. 
(1)    You aren’t shopping bids for each one of these services
(2)    The team works together and has a strong understanding of each others gifts
(3)    One team to communicate with
(4)    Bundled contract options for single source and payment
Your projects; no matter how large or small should be tailored to best fit your company needs.  Fact – there is no company that does all of the things listed above on their own; they higher specialists that are brilliant at each of these skills independently.  I could be “good” at doing all of the above, but why not be amazing with my special niche?  This is why we work with Marketing Consortiums if it fits the scope of your project.
How can we help you polish up your brand?
Would you like to introduce us to some of your favorite website designers and marketing people?  We send you a $20 Starbucks Gift Card for every successful introduction.

~ Social Media is changing the way people do business.  Don’t get left behind ~ 

Hollie Clere, of The Social Media Advisor is a social media manager, trainer and author in LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+ , Pinterest and the tools to manage them. Click here for her Social Media Links

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Attending Channel Partners Expo 2011 in Las Vegas? Schedule a Meeting with a Social Media Specialist!

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For consulting, support or ramp up into these spaces with optimized SEO, SMO and key placement, our team has developed a process to quickly get you up to date, active and searchable on these major sites. Build your client portfolio, grow your business and stay in touch with your customers on a weekly basis using customizable tools to manage your spaces. Just having a business card or website isn’t enough anymore to manage an effective retention base.

Call us today to learn how we can help you grow your Agency Business.

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Monday 03/14/2011
8:30a-9:30a breakfast meeting
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Tuesday 03/15/2011
10:00a-11:00a breakfast meeting

Please let me know which 3 times may work best for you. We can allocate 30 or 60 minute meetings.

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Time Management for Social Media – Part 1

You have created your social media presence, your branding is consistent and you find yourself spending hours each day on any given social media site scrolling, searching, reading and posting for hours on end. But the question begs to be asked, is this how the social media world was intended or is there a better way to coordinate your time in these spaces?

Check out my post on the topic here:


Hollie Clere, The Social Pro is a social media manager, trainer and author in the LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blog and social media world.

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