With over 2 billion monthly active users on the platform, chances are pretty good that a non-insignificant portion of your target audience is at least somewhat active on Instagram. If you aren’t making use of it to your business’ advantage, you should very much reconsider your approach.
Hiring a full-time social media guru isn’t in the cards for most small businesses, and chances are, you’re among these businesses that just can’t swing a dedicated hire for social media management purposes. What you can do, however, is improve your own skills with social media to help make it as effective for your business as possible.
Cross-posting on social media is simply taking the same message or information and sharing it across multiple social media platforms. While this may sound simple enough for you to do as part of your marketing strategy as a managed service provider, there are certain things we recommend you do to make it as effective as possible—as well as certain things we strongly advise you not to do.
Facebook serves as an excellent marketing resource for businesses of all types nowadays, including managed service providers—assuming that the MSP in question is utilizing Facebook to its full potential. We wanted to share a few basic practices that can help you get the most out of using the social network for your business’ benefit.
When it comes to marketing, a campaign acts as a roadmap to achieve specific goals using certain strategies and tactics. In this article, we’ll explore four prevalent campaign types and when it is best to use them in your marketing endeavors.
Advertising on Facebook can seem like a daunting task for businesses that have just begun using Facebook’s many marketing tools. But we have compiled a guide, so to speak, of the many ad formats offered by Facebook. Their lead ads, in particular, allow you to run ads geared toward lead generation with lead forms on both Facebook and Instagram. You can create leads ads from your Facebook Page or from Ads Manager.
Your business’ Facebook Page is about as important of a marketing tool for your business as your website is. For some of your prospects, your Facebook page is their introduction to you and your business. With that being the case, you, no doubt, want to make not only a good impression on your clients and prospects, but you’ll also want a URL that is easy to market and share.
Businesses have been able to create specific pages to represent themselves on Facebook since November of 2007, opening the door for many great opportunities. If you haven’t established a presence for your business on the social network, or you haven’t fully utilized it to this point, you’re missing out.
Let’s run through three reasons that a Facebook presence is an excellent asset for your business to have in support of your marketing efforts.
Like a lot of your digital marketing, you want to focus on is getting your MSP’s SEO ranking up so that your business is on page one of Google. A great way to improve your ranking is to take advantage of video marketing. However, you must do it right. This means you optimize the videos that you upload on YouTube, a company owned by Google that can help you improve your search engine ranking.
LinkedIn is one more of those social media platforms that continues to grow. Using it can get your company name out there, and get potential employees in contact with you along with possible new clients.
We haven’t exactly been shy about how important social media is for the modern business—including a managed service provider—to be using as a part of its marketing strategy. On top of that, we’ve been vocal about how important images are to include in your social media for nearly a decade…but you can still do better.
When Twitter was first established in 2006, the restrictions on a post’s character count were much more stringent compared to other social media platforms. While these restrictions have loosened, your social media marketing strategy for promoting your services as an MSP will need to evolve, asTwitter will be much different compared to other platforms.
It’s no secret at this point that social media is a useful tool for business marketing, effectively without exception. However, determining which of the available platforms is best for you to use to promote your offering as a managed service provider may be a little more challenging.
Let’s examine the benefits of utilizing social media as an MSP, before examining how each platform can be most effectively used.
One of the things that is great about social media is that it is free for your business to use. However, as a company in the B2B space, you’re greatly limiting the success of your company if you don’t consider utilizing some of the paid aspects of these platforms. One way to get started is to consider promoting, or ‘boosting’, the posts you are already doing.
When it comes to a company’s social media pages, every follower and “like” is valuable. Essentially, your social media followers are the ones who will most frequently see your marketing content. Therefore, when formulating your social media marketing strategy, you need to keep in mind their expectations, or else risk losing them.
For small business owners, Facebook is a powerful social media tool that you can - and should - utilize to your advantage, especially considering that 74% of users check their Facebook account at least once a day. By not using Facebook, you could be missing out on numerous opportunities to reach your target audience.
It’s not uncommon for professionals in the MSP industry to treat the formal marketing of their business as an afterthought. However, during the current crisis, where social distancing reduces the opportunity for face-to-face contact, and many business owners are focused more on keeping the cashflow going rather than improving and upgrading their IT, having leads fall into your lap may be difficult. It doesn’t have to be. Now is the time to develop your online persona and drive lead generating conversations.
MSP Marketing mistake: There are many Managed Service Providers out there that have decided, “we’re not going to bother with social media at all.” We understand where they’re coming from: managing multiple social media channels on top of handling all the day to day business processes can be overwhelming for a small business. Instead of even attempting to, some companies of smaller size won’t even bother setting up accounts for their company across the major platforms.