In 1986, “Back To The Future II” predicted what life would be like in 2015. They got a lot of things right, and some of them wrong, but it also missed a few KEY things while predicting the future… The Internet Mobile Phones People Would Still Be Reading Newspapers! The theme song was written by…
So What’s a Hashtag?
When I was a kid, has was something we had at breakfast (with potatoes and corned beef). As a teen, it was something (I heard about 😎) that people put in pipes and smoked. Today, a hashtag is an integral part of many social media systems.
A hashtag is a type of metadata tag used on social networks like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and others. They allow you to apply a dynamic and widely used tool (in some cases) that makes it possible for others to easily search and find messages with a specific theme or content.
Hashtags have different clout and influence on difference social media platforms:
Vlad Calus is the co-founder @ Planable, the command center of social media collaboration for marketing teams, digital agencies, and freelancers to collaborate with their teammates & clients on the content calendar in the most visual way. Planable is used by more than 5000 brands worldwide, including Mini, BMW, Volkswagen, SkyTeam, Wendy’s and many others.
Vlad founded two non-profits at the age of 16, then dropped out of college, moved to another country with two 2 his friends, built Planable (Techstars London ’17) at 19 y.o and became an honoree Forbes 30 Under 30 at 22 y.o. And he’s been featured as a guest writer & marketer by multiple publications including Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur, WeRSM, Freshdesk, Subsign, Digital Agency Network and many others.
Would you take a flight knowing that it was ONLY running on autopilot? Why would you try to do that with your social media posts? Ever platform has a different audience, but more importantly, a different ecosystem for posts. They vary in picture size, text amounts, hashtags or no hashtags, and more!
I use Canva.com (both the free and paid for versions) to create stunning (scroll stopping) graphics. The paid for version lets you resize and reuse your designs.
Graphics are the key to getting attention, but often the meat (BACON) of the message is in the text. Limits range from 280-2000 characters (not words). How you format and use that limited messaging resource is paramount to the effectiveness of your messaging!
In this episode, I will discuss how to maximize Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest (and touch on Instagram). I wall also give you three DO & DON’T tips to help you get the most out of your social media posts!
If you want people to fly your content airline… Let them know that you are piloting the plane!
Infamous growth hacker Vin Clancy’s went from being on social welfare in the UK to launching 2 online magazines that got over 20 million page views in their first two years with zero spend.
He’s since then won best speaker at SXSW V2V for his growth hacking talk, finished a 100-date world tour, made six figures on his debut growth hacking book, created one of the biggest marketing communities on Facebook, and moved to L.A., where he teaches companies how to rapidly grow their businesses.
Social Media (in my humble opinion) is three things in this order… A Relationship Building Tool 1st, A Content Delivery Platform 2nd, A Sales Platform 3rd. If all you do is sell, then people will tune you out as noise. You have to create engagement and interaction. Engagement earns you the opportunity to post promotional content in the form of informational blogs or podcasts.
In this episode, we will discuss the parts of social media:
Calls To Action
And the main business social platforms of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.
Facebook has woken up a sleeping giant… 200 million strong. We are part of a community of angry people, but should we be angry at ourselves? Unless you are buying ads, you’re not the customer, but YOU ARE the PRODUCT being sold. This is not new or unique to Social Media. Financial companies like Experian…
I have been using Social Media for over 14 years (I was on LinkedIn in 2004) and I been trying to figure out the secret promised so many times in blogs, posts, podcasts, and books? I fell for the… “With This Easy Posting Formula… You Can Make Millions!” strategy, and I have tried it over…
Branding, especially on Social Media, is getting tougher with time. Social Media platforms are recruiting people (individuals) and businesses alike. Promoting your business is falling prey to the pay to play model. Your business posts on Facebook from brand pages are not showing up in news feeds. Most other platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and others…
It’s been a while since I visited Social Media. That does not mean that I don’t teach it and use it every day! This week I am doing a three-hour boot camp on what I consider to be the best Social Media platforms for small to medium sized businesses. It’s hard to condense 3 hours into 10…