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Jun
20

Mobile Monday: Week 1 – Tips for Social Media Posting

Welcome to Mobile Monday, a new weekly blog posting dedicated to providing readers with useful mobile marketing tips from Bob Bentz’s newest book “Relevance Raises Response.” Every Monday ATSmobile will grant readers a brief passage from one of the most essential marketing books available for purchase today.

For our first week, we’re focusing on “TIPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING” where Bentz discusses proper sharing strategies, subtle plans for draw in consumers & and the importance of brevity when it comes to capturing an audiences attention.    shutterstock_283022702 (2)

When it comes to social media, sharing is good and selling is generally not as good.  If a business positions itself as the expert in the field, the sales will come, because other people will want to work with the best.  Consider what happens at a trade show.  If somebody gives a great presentation, there are audience members lining up to meet with the speaker after the speech.  That is because the presenter gave evidence that they were experts in the field and could offer solutions to the problems encountered by audience members.

  • It is OK to post a sales-related post every now and then, but if that is all a business does, it will likely alienate many followers and they will choose to opt-out.  And, that is a genuine lost sales opportunity.  Remember, people do not like being sold to on social media so most social media selling needs to be subtle.  The best long-term strategy for a business is to be perceived as the foremost expert in the field.  If that is accomplished, the business will naturally come.
  • In general, it is always best to be brief on social media.  Use bullet points when possible and remember that people like numbered lists.  There are tons of posts out there and if they can read it in less than five seconds, it is surely going to mean greater exposure.
  • Use #hashtags.  It will help the posts get found and increase the number of followers that your business has.  Social media posts are only as good as the number of followers that see them, but that amount can increase dramatically with the use of great hashtags.
  • Business social media posts should also encourage consumer participation.  After all, it is all about engagement, is not it?  One of the best ways to do that is to share photos of happy consumers using the product.  Only a select amount of people care about the technology of the product itself; every prospect cares about how it will make his life better or easier.
  • Regardless of the medium, it is always best to use pictures, graphics, charts, and videos in posts.  People are visual and, in general, they are lazy and do not particularly like to read.  Just be sure you do not randomly grab pictures off the internet, as many companies are actively enforcing their copyrights on pictures.  Copyright infringement of pictures on the web has become big business!
  • Be consistently active with social media.  Working social media every day by the same person can get monotonous so attempt to get a team to do the work.  If social media efforts disappear for a long time, a business will lose followers and appear to not be on top of its game by prospective customers.
  • One of the biggest questions that social media experts get is about the quantity of messages that should be posted.  It varies for each social media site, but the key is to post a lot of messages…assuming they all have some value.  This is contrary to what many experts say.  Occasional complaints will come in, but it is all about the total number of engagements and shares.  So, do not sweat it if you lose a follower every now and then.  The magic number of how many messages should be sent out is this: send one less than the point when the follower will get annoyed and stop following the business.  Monitor this and then arrive at the magic number of messages per day for a particular business’s needs.  Posting often will result in an increase in opt-outs, but if the end result is increased engagements and shares, losing a few followers is worth the trade off.
  • Don’t be afraid to use the same content more than once.  If it worked once, use it again.  This is more true on some social media sites than others.  For Twitter, for instance, re-using content is not a problem whereas on Facebook it might not be as good of an idea.  A great holiday post can be recycled next year.  A tweet that was effective can be used many times over until it produces diminishing engagement.
  • It is common sense, but it is worth mentioning of what not to post.  Don’t post anything political or controversial.  Posting on gun control, for example, will likely alienate half of a business’s possible customers, so why do it?  At the end of the day, it is all (well almost all) about the money.
  • Here’s a tip regardless of which sites a business plans to actively use: reserve the business name on all of the social media sites, even the ones a business does not immediately plan to use.  It is an easy thing to do, it only takes a few minutes, and if a business does not do it, it may regret it later when it does want to expand its offerings.

CLICK HERE to purchase a copy of “Relevance Raises Response” today where you’ll find more information on how to engage and acquire with Mobile Marketing.

 

Dec
10

How to Reach Passive Candidates with Social Mobile Advertising

shutterstock_230273494Social Mobile ads for recruiting are a unique and effective way to get your opportunity in front of people who would be good candidates for your positions. Fundamentally different from SEO and PPC, the key to this approach is that these potential candidates don’t have to be out actively searching for your position. Instead, our strategic targeting allows us to go out and find the best highly qualified candidates and then we virtually tap them on the shoulder by delivering targeted ads and say “Hello there. You may be JUST the person we are looking for. We have an opportunity here that we think you’ll be interested in learning more about.”  We direct them to a landing page where they can learn more about the opportunity and then we capture their key information for follow up.

This approach is entirely different from PPC (Pay Per Click) or SEO (Search Engine Optimization) which require someone to be actively searching for something, i.e. Registered Nurse ICU Dallas or Truck Driver Jobs in Mobile, AL. If Pete is using a search engine (Google, Bing, Safari etc.) to look for a specific job in a specific location, he will likely see results from one of the many job boards and perhaps your company’s website career page IF your site has terrific ongoing SEO and/or pays for search engine key words. There is typically a great deal of competition as companies pay top dollar for the most popular key words so their information will be on page 1 of a Google Search.

Social Mobile ads are highly targeted to specific geographic locations, specific demographics, interests, job titles etc. We are able to create a number of different profiles of interests, job titles, industries etc. of who would be the best type of candidate. Utilizing the power of big data collected by Facebook, mobile apps and other online providers, ads can be delivered to the right people at the right time, in the right place and on the right device – their mobile phones, tablets and computers.

To summarize:

  • People with jobs are often better candidates than people without jobs. Social Mobile Ads are a great way to get your opportunity in front of passive candidates who might not be looking for a job but would be open to learning more about your position if they knew about it.
  • Technical speak: the backend system can hook up to your ATS via API (the gizmo that hooks up our data to your data)
  • And finally – there is NO WASTE! Your ads are only delivered to the people who would be the right target. If you’re looking for truck drivers, your ads won’t be delivered to soccer moms.

To learn more about using Social Mobile ads for recruiting or to get a campaign started call or text us at 515-850-1162

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