2017 State of Social Media [Infographic]

In 2017, 2.8 billion people actively use social media, in a world that contains 7.4 billion people. That means 38% of our world’s population is active on social media! Yet, with the ever-changing landscape of social media, where are all these people spending their time? The 2017 State of Social Media is here to help.

Recently, multiple organizations began publishing information on platform usage, and Tracx pulled the information together into this infographic!

How does social media fit into your overall marketing plan? I would love to help you process and brainstorm the best way to make use of these platforms. Just shoot me a note!

2017 State of Social Media

By |2017-03-20T13:54:59+00:00March 20th, 2017|

How LinkedIn Uses LinkedIn [infographic]

LinkedIn might not be your first thought when you think about marketing, but there are 467 million users on the network — and that number grows every year. This is a huge opportunity to reach a professional community through content sharing, sponsored content, messages, and campaigns.

I discovered the below infographic that the people at LinkedIn put together, and I thought you would find it valuable.

“Learn the best recipe for marketing ROI on LinkedIn, from the very people who live it every day.”

Some things you will discover:

  • Posts with less than 150 characters see an 18% boost in engagement rate.
  • 60K-400K audience range of their most successful campaigns.
  • Sponsored content on LinkedIn gets a 37% higher click through rate.

How LinkedIn Uses LinkedIn

By |2017-02-28T14:14:40+00:00February 28th, 2017|

Book Review: All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin

All Marketers Are Liars by Seth GodinI just finished reading another book by Seth Godin. All Marketers are Liars. It was a great book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to sell a product or service.

The book dives into the reality of how marketing works, how marketers have used it to their advantage, and the true value behind being authentic with your marketing.

The reality is this: All marketers tell stories. The stories may or may not be true, BUT those stories impact the consumers buying decisions EVERY DAY. If your story is NOT true, and the truth eventually comes out, it will greatly impact your brand’s reputation. Now, some brand’s false stories will never be proven false, and that is sadly the truth.

This is the power of a story. A story shapes a belief about a brand. With an authentic story, you can literally change the world. A story can also penetrate a worldview, and once that happens, people in that worldview will share your brand with others.

The sad thing is that most brand’s do not think in terms of story. They think in terms of push marketing – how do we drive more interactions with our brands by pushing ourselves on them. Yet, they are unknowingly telling stories along the way, but probably not the stories they want to be telling.

Seth covered a lot in this short book. Grab your copy today and let me know what you think!

By |2017-06-02T16:04:31+00:00February 24th, 2017|

What Consumers Really Want From Your Video Content [infographic]

Video use to be something special. Something only big brands had. That has changed and is now a necessity for ALL brands.

However, just having video content is not enough. You need to make sure your video content is catered to the needs of your consumers or followers.

Adweek just posted a great infographic showing a breakdown of what consumers want in video content. Check it out below, and if you need help discussing how video could help you and your brand, shoot me a note. I’d love to setup some time to help you process and strategize.

By |2017-02-23T15:08:43+00:00February 23rd, 2017|

Is Video In Your Social Media & Digital Marketing Strategy?

Below is my latest article, posted on sulastudios.com.

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“Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined.” – Brightcove

Video has long been thought of as a ‘unique’ feature for a website, something left to those with large budgets, or even a technique that has been segmented to just TV. While video has been around for a long time, it has gained incredible momentum over recent years in the digital realm.

Video used in social media gets 1200% more shares than text and images combined? That is an incredible statistic, and it shows the impact that video has in today’s society.

USA Today recently reported that Facebook has an average of 8 billion daily video views from over 500 million active users.

But that’s not all.

“Businesses using video grow company revenue 49% faster year-over-year than organizations without video.” – Aberdeen

Wait, what? So you’re saying video actually help me increase my company revenue? You got it.

We live in the age of video. With the average attention span of 7 seconds, it is impossible to get people to read long amounts of text anymore, especially on social media. The key to fixing that – video.

Video allows a brand the opportunity to capture viewers attention, share a heartfelt story, and deliver necessary content – all in a short amount of time.

Video has become an integral part of digital marketing, and if your brand is not implementing it, you are leaving an enormous door open for your competitors to step in and take your place.

If video is not built into your social media and digital marketing strategies, it needs to be. We would love to help you think through the best strategies for how to implement video into your social media and digital marketing strategies.

Shoot me an email at justin@sulastudios.com, and I would love to connect and help you through this journey.

– Justin Farrell

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By |2016-09-02T02:10:10+00:00September 2nd, 2016|

Inbound Marketing Using Social Media

The introduction of social media into the digital world changed how people use the internet. Prior to social media, people went online for short periods of time to do research and gather the information they were looking for. With social media, people spend a considerable amount more time ‘connected’ to the digital world. They are constantly refreshing their feeds to get the latest scoop, often spending hours every day online.

This change has brought about an interesting twist in marketing over the past several years. Companies started changing their mindsets to think, “Where does our target audience spend their time?” The answer for many, social media.

At PayProMedia, we view social media marketing as an integral part of our inbound marketing strategies. Inbound marketing centers on the idea of generating relevant content that is helpful to your target audience and using that content to attract prospective leads.

So, where does social media fit with inbound marketing?

Social media is a critical avenue in promoting and sharing the content you have generated. Remember earlier when we talked about going to where your audience spends their time? Take your relevant content to them, and promote it on the platforms where they are spending their time.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when promoting content on social media:

Optimize for the platform

It is important to optimize your posts for each platform. The way you promote content on Facebook will be different than how you promote it on Twitter. Each platform is unique, and draws users for different reasons. Appease those different reason by tweaking your content to fit appropriately.

Use a platform to track your link click rates

There are many tools available that allow you to track clicks on a URL you promote. This allows you to review analytics of your content promotions and to tweak your content and methods to see what may get a better click-through rate. Oftentimes, the tool also shortens the URL, making it more user friendly.

If relevant marketing is important to you and your business, take the time to develop a solid inbound marketing strategy and use social media marketing effectively. It may seem like a large increase in work, but it will help your business succeed in the long run.

If you are interested in learning more about inbound marketing and social media marketing, please check out PayProMedia.

By |2013-07-09T11:11:08+00:00July 9th, 2013|