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.
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.
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.
LinkedIn is a social media platform used by business professionals. As such, you need to make sure that your business’ presence on here best represents your company and brand.
As part of your MSP Marketing strategy, you need your social media presence to represent your company in a positive manner. By taking the time to properly set up and brand your pages, you can strengthen your brand authority and recognition amongst those who stumble upon any one of your social media channels.
Successful MSP marketing relies on social media, including Facebook: the social media platform that people love to hate. We’ve come across so many MSPs adamantly against this platform, despite the benefit that it can bring to their business.
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.
Social media is not only one of the main drivers of traffic to your site, but it is also a primary tool for the marketing of your business. Social media is particularly valuable to smaller businesses, as it can level the playing field in regards to the ability to communicate with an audience. Unsure of how to find the time to set up, customize and develop an effective social media plan for your business? Now’s the time for The Ultimate Social Media Rig.
We often discuss your company’s image in terms of presenting itself and yourself in the best possible light, talking up your strengths and the benefits of your services. However, what if someone else is actively doing the opposite? While the term “fake news” has been thrown around a lot in recent years, the damage that can be done to even a small business is not to be underestimated.
Social media is one of those things that people often assume they are really good at. Now, we aren’t suggesting that you’re one of these people, but you want to be sure that you aren’t inadvertently making a critical error when using it.
We’ve spoken at length about the importance of social media as a business marketing tool. We even include it in our other marketing services. Our blog service, for instance, includes the setup of a third-party tool that will automatically post your blogs to your business’ social media pages.
Want to create an experience for your business’ Facebook fans, but don’t have time to create and edit a video? Well, maybe Facebook’s Slideshow Ad is right for you! Facebook’s Slideshow Ads are easy to make and will be much cheaper than creating a video, giving you the benefits of video without any of the extra work and cost.