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Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Business

As the world’s largest professional online network, LinkedIn is considered to be one of the most important platforms for business development, particularly for B2B companies. Research has suggested that LinkedIn may be the most effective platform for lead generation when comparing it to other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Specifically designed for professionals and businesses, LinkedIn can be used to generate leads, strengthen business relationships, promote products/services and build brand awareness, and is therefore a powerful tool that should form a strong part of any business’s social media strategy.

Can you afford to miss out on the opportunity to connect with approximately 500 million users worldwide? Here’s how to use LinkedIn effectively as a business:

  1. Identify and join groups, which provide a place to connect with professionals in the same industry with similar interests. Creating and sharing relevant content in groups is an excellent way to generate conversation with prospective clients or influencers in your industry.
  2. Use LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms to capture accurate data to help you drive high quality leads from sponsored content and improve your Return on Investment.
  3. Keep content relevant and up to date. Use photos, videos and share industry/business news and updates. Actively engage with followers to develop relationships and build loyalty.
  4. Analyse and improve! Your LinkedIn company page includes helpful analytics that show activity on your page. Use this information to figure out what works best for your business and to gain a deeper insight into your page performance. 
  5. Ensure that your profile is up to date to make sure visitors can find all of the information about your business that they may require. Using recognisable brand colours and a strong banner image will increase visual appeal.

Read more about how mooch can help with your social media strategy here

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5 Golden Rules of Social Media

So your business has been present on social media for a few years now, or maybe you’re a start-up looking to increase your online presence. It’s been doing okay, but you can’t help but wish there was a magic way to get your profile booming.

It’s not quite magic, but we’ve collated 5 golden rules that will make your social media strategy more effective:

1. Be a Specialist
It’s easily done, but it’s important not to lose focus from what your brand is all about. In order for your audience to have an interest in your brand, you must be an expert in what you do best – and not try to be anything else. They will engage much more with you if you don’t try to be good at everything, and specialise in exactly what makes your brand special.

2. Quality over Quantity
The amount of followers you have on social media is really just a vanity metric. What is really most important is reach and engagement: it is much more valuable to a brand to have 1,500 followers who actually engage with your content than 15,000 ‘ghost’ followers. Instead of focusing on boosting your number of followers, invest your time into creating regular quality, thought provoking content for your existing followers, and the shares, likes and comments will follow.

3. Form Relationships
One of the biggest business benefits of social media is the ability to communicate with your clients/consumers immediately. It’s vital to not take this for granted, and to stay engaged with your audience. If someone reaches out to your brand on social media, make sure you reply to them wherever possible. As well as with your audience, participate in conversations with other businesses about an industry-relevant topic, to share opinions and form relationships that could benefit you in the future.

4. Patience is Key
You will have realised by now that the results on your social media efforts will not show immediately. It may seem like all your time invested in creating quality content and engaging with your customers is going to waste, but stick with it. Social media marketing requires long-term planning and, as long as you keep your posting regular and consistent, we promise it will pay off in the long run!

5. Paying Pays Off
…However, if you are super impatient and want the world to see your content now, or if you have an important product launch and you want to boost the reach of a one-off post, you could think about paid social media posting. This means that you can increase your post’s reach exponentially, and probably at a much smaller cost than you’d think. For example, an investment as little as £20 could get you 20,000 reach into a tailored audience.

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Mooch Creative races ahead with another new social media client

If you’re lucky enough to have been in the market for a luxury or supercar lately, you’ve more than likely heard of The Supercar Rooms. They are a specialist car dealer based in Hartlebury, Worcestershire. They not only buy and sell cars, but they also service and upgrade them.

We are proud to announce that The Supercar Rooms have enlisted Mooch Creative as their social media partner in an effort to promote growth and awareness across their social media platforms.

Moving forward, we will be adding a touch of ‘BIG thinking’ and using our creative minds to push them forward on social media.

Take a look on their channels today and keep updated by connecting.

Facebook    Twitter    Instagram    LinkedIn

We are really looking forward to getting stuck in the social media for this client, with the array of cars constantly in stock it gives us a content goldmine to take advantage of.

Remember, if your business is struggling to make sense of social media then get in touch today, we offer a wide range of solutions from consultancy, to full management to advertising to give you a boost.

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