As the owner of an MSP, one of your number one tasks is to grow your business. Simply put, without the revenue new contacts bring in, you’ll likely grow stagnant. While word of mouth is great, there is a limit to how many people you can meet. You have to market, advertise and promote your MSP services to reach a wider audience. In terms of reach, social media can provide access to a nearly unlimited source of leads.
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.
As a business owner having a Facebook Business Page is the first step. The next is posting and actually engaging with your followers.
As long as you have privileges to post on behalf of your Facebook Business Page, you can take advantage of a lot of unique posting options that are sure to make your posts stand out. By using the free posting options you can increase your engagement with your customers, prospects, and followers.
Instagram is a great social media platform - one that your MSP can take advantage of. Since Instagram is owned by Facebook, there’s an additional step that you can take to enhance your social media marketing efforts: connect your MSP’s Instagram account to the company Facebook page.
Nearly everyone is on Facebook. Because of that, so are many businesses, and it can be confusing how to go about managing a page for your business, and determining who should be allowed to do what. Today, we are going to go over the basics you should know before you hand out those roles to your staff or business partners.
Establishing a presence on Facebook is something you need to do as a business. You need to create and brand your pages, start pushing content to them, and (ideally) start using the different advertising features available through Facebook to drive traffic to where you intend it to go.
You want to provide greater value for your customers by fostering discussion related to technology issues that businesses in your service area face. You know that a lot of your audience is on Facebook, but you just can’t seem to generate the back-and-forth communication that you’re looking for on your page.
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.
Facebook: the social media platform that people love to hate. We’ve come across so many business owners so adamantly against this platform, despite the benefit that it can bring to their business.
It would be great if it were true, but unfortunately, not every person who visits your website is going to immediately convert and become a paying customer. They may like what they see, but be ‘stuck’ in their ways and not ready to convert from a break-fix IT model to managed services. Or, they may want to look at what their other options are in your local area.
All businesses, especially any IT company like Managed Service Providers are, should definitely be on Facebook. Unfortunately, when you go to set up your company’s business page, you need to be signed in to an existing user profile.
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.
Facebook is a social media platform that many people love to hate on. However, despite the bad reputation it sometimes gets, it’s - by far - the most important social media platform for B2B marketers. Here’s why:
In the age of web 2.0, marketing has evolved from customers being told what to buy, to one in which business and customers have a conversation about which product is best suited for their needs. More often than not, this conversation occurs on social media.
So for example, let’s say you have a new service you wish to promote and are using social media to tell your customers about it. For this primer, we will refer to Facebook, but the same concepts apply to all types of social media marketing.
If you’re attempting some marketing for a business-to-business operation, social media can provide an excellent outlet for your efforts. Facebook is certainly no exception to this rule. In today’s blog, let’s review why Facebook is one channel that no business should pass up for their marketing.
Most of you have probably heard of Facebook Live, or even seen that someone on your personal Facebook news feed ‘is live’. When Facebook first introduced their Live post option, pretty much everyone in your newsfeed that went Live was alerted to you by a notification. Since its introduction, there are fewer notifications about those who go Live on Facebook, but there is still a considerable amount of buzz surrounding Facebook Live.
Part 3 of 4 - How to Use Facebook's Algorithm to Your Advantage [Series]
When engaging in business-to-business marketing efforts, social media can be a very effective tool. However, in order for your efforts to have maximum reach and visibility, you have to have an appreciation of the different algorithms that power each of these networks and their content delivery. This is part three of our four-part series on the subject, in which we’re discussing the inner workings of Facebook.
Part 7 of 7 - Expand your Reach with Lookalike Audiences on Facebook [Series]
Facebook Advertising is an excellent resource for business owners. Everything you need to run a successful advertising campaign is all in one place, including your audience. Did you run a successful advertisement, and aren’t sure where to turn? Re-run that campaign to the same audience, well it’s clone, with Facebook’s Lookalike Audiences!
Part 6 of 7 - Which Ad Works Best on Facebook? A/B Testing; [Series]
Facebook Advertising is a great way to raise brand awareness and increase your Facebook following. Sometimes your first advertisement might not yield the response you were hoping for. Wait! Don’t get rid of it, rework it with A/B testing.
Part 5 of 7 - Measuring the Performance of your Facebook Advertisement [Series]
ROI is always top of mind for business owners. Often it is difficult to calculate an accurate ROI for social media marketing. Luckily, Facebook makes tracking ROI simple with Ads Manager. The following will help you review the success of your Facebook Advertisement using Facebook’s Advertising Metrics (KPI’s - Key Performance Indicators).