Social media

LinkedIn ads: Marketing geared toward the target group

LinkedIn is the first port of call for global B2B marketing. Contrary to Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, you can reach the community in your business network on a professional level instead of through funny videos. LinkedIn ads give you multiple formats to choose from to address your target group. From content marketing to classic banner adverts: We explain what the various options are good for and how to correctly use advertisements on LinkedIn. [...]  

Social selling: business relations on the social net

Purchasing decisions are rarely made out of the blue. Customers usually go through a decision-making phase, during which it’s up to the company to convince the customer of their need for the product. This is most effective when you present yourself and your products as trustworthy and honest as possible – particularly on social networks, where your target group conducts research, asks for recommendations, and seeks advice. Social selling allows you and your company to take on the role of the expert consultant. Find out how it works. [...]  

PR nightmares: when complaints go viral

With the prominence of social media and viral videos and posts, PR nightmares can occur far faster and on a far larger scale than ever before. These are caused by a flood of negative comments on social networks or websites, resulting in a large crowd of people turning against individuals, corporations or organisations. Dissatisfied consumers target social media channels to put pressure on companies and in a worst-case scenario, this can have an avalanche effect with even the potential to bring the organisation to its knees. Dealing with PR nightmares is, therefore, a central theme in crisis communication. [...]  

LinkedIn for businesses: curate a professional image

LinkedIn is not just another social media site. The business-oriented networking platform offers companies a number of special advantages, which means your LinkedIn marketing strategy and content should be unique. With the focus on building professional relationships, you can reach users in a different way to Facebook or Twitter. LinkedIn is the perfect platform for businesses to recruit and maintain employees and b2b contacts. This guide explains LinkedIn’s unique advantages and provides a step-by-step guide to making a company page. [...]  

Social plugins and privacy: how to use the ‘like’ button legally

For website operators looking to increase their outreach, the advantages of social media buttons are obvious; content can be spread and followers can be generated with just one click of the ‘Tweet’ button, the ‘Like on Facebook’ social plugin, or the ‘Follow on Instagram’ link. These helpful extensions are great tools for expanding an internet presence, but critics warn that these plugins don’t go far enough to protect users’ privacy, potentially even breaking EU legislation. Find out more about the current legal situation and how you can avoid running into legal issues here. [...]  

Snapchat in social media marketing: tips and examples for companies

Social media marketing through Snapchat is something that many companies find challenging. Using the platform for advertising is in many ways quite different compared to other social media campaigns; e.g. on Facebook or Twitter. Successfully implementing a Snapchat campaign requires a comprehensive understanding of the range of functions of the app and as well as its users. We provide some valuable advice and, through some famous examples, show how Snapchat can help your business become more successful. [...]  

Social plugins: expand your outreach on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, et al.

Link your online project with your social media presence and enable cross-site interactions with the help of social plugins. By enabling like, share, and comment functions, website owners can increase the outreach of text posts, images, and videos exponentially, thanks to the ever-growing social media user base. Implementing social media plugins into your website can help you transform visitors into ambassadors for your brands, goods, or services. In this article, we provide an overview of the share functions from the most popular social networking sites. Find out what options are available and how to implement them quickly and easily in your online project. [...]  

Twitter Ads: Twitter for businesses – part 3

Advertising campaigns on social media need to be well organised. As a huge market in which each social media platform follows its own rules, each also requires its own strategies. On Twitter, you advertise with so-called ‘Twitter Ads’. But what exactly are Twitter ads, and what sort of campaigns does Twitter offer? What does the pricing model for advertising on Twitter look like? How can you launch your own advertising campaign on it? These questions, as well as many more important ones, are answered in this article, the third in our ‘Twitter for businesses’ series. [...]  

Twitter Analytics: Twitter for businesses – Part 2

Using Twitter for social media marketing can be very time consuming. To further a company’s ability on Twitter, a business can draw on tools for support. Whether for the publishing of tweets, editorial planning, overall timing, or growing a following, there is a helpful tool for every aspect of Twitter. But an all-around analysis of a Twitter account can also assist your marketing approach. For this reason, Twitter offers the Twitter Analytics tool to all its users to assess the success of Twitter activities and provide information on followers. In turn, this information can help you greatly improve your Twitter activity. [...]  

Advertising on Instagram

When it comes to increasing brand awareness, Instagram is an invaluable tool for businesses. Besides making use of the platform’s regular functions, there are many interesting advertising options. As well as being able to make photo, video, and carousel ads, businesses can promote posts already published to their feed. Creating Instagram ads follows the same structure as with Facebook. If you’ve ever created an ad with Facebook, your experience will prove an advantage here. [...]