Did you know that people on Facebook comment on live content 10 times more than an uploaded video? That’s a fact that your small business can’t ignore. Facebook Live was introduced in 2016 and allows you to share live content with followers and friends on Facebook. The idea was to increase engagements with your fans and connect instantly and it has done just that! Integrating live video into your small business plan enhances your brand. Let’s take a deeper dive into how you can add live video to your marketing toolbox.
From blog posts to original videos, your company’s branded content communicates your brand, solutions, and values to your audience. Good content doesn’t just showcase your product, it helps potential customers solve their problems and build brand trust. In an industry where 56% of customers buy from brands that relate to them, brands must prioritize producing original content. Whether you’re a budding business or an established enterprise, you should be creating top-notch, original content. Try these trends when creating a content strategy.
Learning about marketing can seem daunting for an entrepreneur, but it doesn’t have to be. There are only two things you need. You have to regularly take the time to learn more about it and know the best resources to learn from. We took care of the resources angle. You’ll find a starter list for you to learn more about marketing in short amounts of time below. Make a commitment to set aside 20 minutes every day. It can be in the morning when you first start your day, before you leave for the night, or during your lunch break. This is the most essential thing: committing to consistent improvement each day.
Giving back has always been a part of my core; my therapist once told me that I’m co-dependent because my happiness comes from making other people happy. Why is that a bad thing? I left a lucrative real estate job in my mid-twenties to work at a non-profit supporting cystic fibrosis. In my late twenties, after reading The Slave Next Door, I helped collect items for sex-trafficked women on college campuses. Last month, I jumped out of my car to grab a turtle crossing a busy road and moved it to the other side. This is who I am. Giving back is what makes me happy. And trust me, what I’ve put out has come back threefold! Modern sales is missing something. Every salesperson needs to embrace the “give to get.”
Social media has become an integral tool for online brand management. Last year, companies of all sizes used social networking platforms to communicate with over 3.1 billion global social media users Facebook’s recent data breach, however, demonstrates how important it is to secure your business’s social media presence. Factors like poor account security and data mismanagement contributed to the scandal and compromised the online security of millions of users. While your company may not be in a position to adversely affect as many people as Facebook, you can avoid similar vulnerabilities by developing and sharing a social media security plan with your team. Developing an online presence with social media is an effective strategy for growing your business and its reputation. Protect your investment—and your customers—against data breaches, malware, and hacks with these four best practices.