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2016-10 Do's and Don'ts of social media - avoiding the spam

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2016-10 Do's and Don'ts of social media - avoiding the spam

  1. 1. Do’s and Don’ts of socialDo’s and Don’ts of socialDo’s and Don’ts of socialDo’s and Don’ts of social mediamediamediamedia –––– avoiding the spamavoiding the spamavoiding the spamavoiding the spam www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com Jackie Cook CQ Strategic Marketing October 2016
  2. 2. About CQAbout CQAbout CQAbout CQ • 30 years experience in business to business (B2B) and services marketing • Qualifications including CIM and MSC • Marketing roles with: www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com including CIM and MSC from: • Member of:
  3. 3. ClientsClientsClientsClients www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com
  4. 4. Why do you want to use social media?Why do you want to use social media?Why do you want to use social media?Why do you want to use social media? • Networking • Raise the profile of the business www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • Promote a particular service/product • Recruit • Help your SEO
  5. 5. What social media should I use?What social media should I use?What social media should I use?What social media should I use? • Depends on your audience! • B2B or B2C www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • Focus on 2 or 3, don’t try to do it all
  6. 6. LinkedIn statisticsLinkedIn statisticsLinkedIn statisticsLinkedIn statistics • 433 million users worldwide • Two new members join LinkedIn every second • 40% of users check LinkedIn daily • LinkedIn is used in 200 countries and territories • Having a LinkedIn photo makes your profile 14 www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • Having a LinkedIn photo makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed • 59% of LinkedIn users don’t use Twitter Source (LinkedIn – August 2016) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2016-linkedin-stats-you-should-know-updated-katy-elle-blake
  7. 7. What should I post?What should I post?What should I post?What should I post? • Your company news stories or recent press coverage – New appointments – New contract wins – New product/service offer – Technical updates/changes in your industry www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com – Technical updates/changes in your industry – Apprentices – Awards wins – Event announcement or images post event – New accreditation gained eg ISO, IIP etc – Internal company news, staff long service awards, promotions
  8. 8. What should I post?What should I post?What should I post?What should I post? • Details of your product or services or latest offer • Details of where your target market can meet you at an exhibition or trade show • Examples of your work/details of a completed project www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • Job vacancy details for your company • Share a relevant/interesting news story for your industry sector or target market
  9. 9. How often and when should I post?How often and when should I post?How often and when should I post?How often and when should I post? • Daily – weekdays • First thing • Lunchtimes www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • Lunchtimes • Evenings
  10. 10. Hints and tipsHints and tipsHints and tipsHints and tips • Daily posting on social media with links to your website will help your site be found (SEO) • Images catch attention more than words • Videos – utilise YouTube but also share on social media pages www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • Schedule posts to keep a regular profile but save you time – www.hootsuite.com Free – up to 3 profiles – www.buffer.com Free – 1 per platform – www.sproutsocial.com Paid
  11. 11. Hints and tipsHints and tipsHints and tipsHints and tips • You can export your connections from LinkedIn • Like, share/retweet, follow, comment on – your own company content so your network sees it – relevant industry content so your network see it • Make sure you have more than one person in your www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com • company with access to your company profiles • Make sure you have a social media policy in your employment handbook
  12. 12. AntiAntiAntiAnti----spamspamspamspam • Be selective with who you connect with – On LinkedIn if someone has LION on their profile they are an Open Networker – Ignore or remove connections – they won’t be messaged! www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com
  13. 13. AntiAntiAntiAnti----spamspamspamspam • Privacy settings – hide your connections? www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com
  14. 14. AntiAntiAntiAnti----spamspamspamspam • Privacy settings – Blocking connections – Showing you on company page www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com
  15. 15. AntiAntiAntiAnti----spamspamspamspam • Privacy settings – Facebook – can change who can see each post www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com
  16. 16. AntiAntiAntiAnti----spamspamspamspam • Unfollow or Hide from your newsfeed both people and pages www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com
  17. 17. Do’s and Don’tsDo’s and Don’tsDo’s and Don’tsDo’s and Don’ts Do • Tell people you have social media • Share content regularly (at least Don’t • Post ‘clickbait’ • Spread yourself too thin • Use ‘Posts’ for short www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com weekly) • Keep it relevant • Check your spelling and grammar! • Be informative • Use ‘Posts’ for short updates • Be too pushy • Have only one person as admin on your company profiles
  18. 18. Contact UsContact UsContact UsContact Us CQ Strategic Marketing LtdCQ Strategic Marketing LtdCQ Strategic Marketing LtdCQ Strategic Marketing Ltd Jackie CookJackie CookJackie CookJackie Cook –––– Managing DirectorManaging DirectorManaging DirectorManaging Director Mob:Mob:Mob:Mob: 07789 683373 EEEE----mail:mail:mail:mail: jackie@cqstrategicmarketing.com www.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.comwww.cqstrategicmarketing.com Claire RooneyClaire RooneyClaire RooneyClaire Rooney –––– Marketing ManagerMarketing ManagerMarketing ManagerMarketing Manager Mob:Mob:Mob:Mob: 07399 460841 EEEE----mail:mail:mail:mail: clairer@cqstrategicmarketing.com Tel:Tel:Tel:Tel: 0114 399 1600 Follow us on:Follow us on:Follow us on:Follow us on:

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