Social media optimisation (SMO) can be an important feature in helping your business successfully reach its objectives. Social media extends well beyond the marketing mix and brands should integrate it into a number of key marketing activities. Remember, social media is an engagement channel to promote brand awareness, special offers and, of course, customer loyalty. This is where social media optimisation comes into the equation.
LinkedIn needs no introduction as it’s one of the largest social networks for the business world. It has nearly 600 million users globally and that number is only going to grow. Video is the fastest-growing format on LinkedIn along with original written work, shared news and other content.
Considering that fact, LinkedIn has taken a serious step forward in video. They have launched LinkedIn Live video which gives people and organisations the ability to broadcast videos in real-time to select groups or to the entire LinkedIn world.
Initially, LinkedIn Live will be on an invite-only basis where they will first launch a beta version in America. In the next couple of weeks, LinkedIn will post a contact form for anyone who would like to gain access to this feature. At the moment, though it is not clear whether LinkedIn Live will be made available to everyone but it might be a possibility.
Brand building is all about generating awareness, establishing and promoting a company using a variety of strategies and tactics. In essence, brand building enhances a brand’s value using advertising campaigns and various promotional strategies. Brand building involves marketing a business and it’s no secret that social media plays a massive role.
For all intents and purposes, companies should take full advantage of social media as it is a powerful tool. The fact that most people have at least one social media account speaks volumes of its global reach. According to the Sprout Index, “58 percent of consumers prefer content that focuses on the visual, making social media the perfect place to advertise and build a brand”.
As with most types of businesses, when it comes to successful inbound marketing and SEO strategies, you need the right tools for the job. More importantly, you must fully understand how to best implement those tools in order to be successful. For local businesses, one of those all-important tools is Google My Business.
Before we go into detail about what Google My Business is, here is a light-hearted look at how pranksters have manipulated some listings to great (and funny) effect.