Facebook Tips


Engagement Is Key For Businesses During The Holidays

 

We can’t preach it enough, social media engagement is king for all campaigns. It’s also the key to a successful holiday social media campaign. If all you do is post the same non-engaging, overly promotional content, potential customers will get bored. Think we’re wrong? Take off your business hat for a quick minute and think like a consumer. What content are you more likely to engage with? Ad-style postings or something more light hearted, and uber engaging?

*note: these ideas can be tweaked to work with any social platform. 

Here are some successful & highly engaging post ideas that can promote a brand while not being overly promotional:
Gift Cards

Take a picture of staff or customers holding your gift cards. Start your post by asking people to tag someone that would love to get that gift card for Christmas, or Hanukkah. Under that you can … Read More »



Make Social Media Great Again

Throughout the years social media has increasingly become anything but social when it comes to brands & businesses. Whether it’s due to lack of time or terrible advice, it seems that the social aspect has become a lost art. Take a look at Twitter and see for yourself. Your feed is bound to be filled with a ton of sales ads, purchase links, affiliate propositions, and partial Facebook fed posts.

It’s Time To Make Social Media Great Again

That’s right, it’s time we start getting back to being social, having real conversations, and building legitimate relationships online. It’s time brands and businesses start putting a little time and thought into engaging, and for the love of all things good in this world, it’s time to stop with the automated DMs, & LinkedIn messages.

How Do You Put the Social Back in Social Media?

We’re … Read More »



Facebook Adds Short Bio & Featured Pictures To Personal Profiles

Posted on October 22nd, by Kim Randall in Facebook Tips, Social Media Success. No Comments

Steps to update your Facebook:

1. Visit your profile on Facebook (not your newsfeed).

2. Follow the prompts.

 

3. Admire your awesome updates.

4. Tell a friend.



Your Like & Share Facebook Contest Won’t Work

All too often I see people sharing pictures on Facebook with the original message being “Like and Share for your chance to win….” Sounds perfectly easy, but it actually isn’t. Requiring anyone to share the post in exchange for an entry doesn’t always work. With so many customizable privacy settings you’re never going to see everyone who shared the post making those posts hidden and unknown. Not very fair to the clueless fans that just shared your post and promoted your page. Liking a post as an entry to win is OK, but still not the best option because when you’re announcing the winner you’re not able to tag them so they will not be alerted to their winning unless they are watching your page like a hawk.

How To Run An On Page Contest On Facebook

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Facebook Announces Embeddable Video

Posted on March 25th, by Kim Randall in Facebook Tips, Social Media. No Comments

Today Facebook announced during their F8 Conference many things including changes to their Messenger app and a mobile app for advertising analytics…They also announced that video uploaded to Facebook will now have the ability to be embedded onto other websites, like this one.

This is extremely exciting to us here at KiMedia Strategies because many of our clients are seeing greater success with their video marketing strategies on Facebook than on YouTube. We know this doesn’t mean that Facebook will “kill” YouTube or really even slow it down, but we do think that for some businesses this could mean big things for their videos.

 

We want to know what you think about this. Are you happy that they are rolling this feature out or does it even affect your social media marketing strategy?


Is Your Brand Participating In #ThrowbackThursday?

Posted on January 29th, by Kim Randall in Facebook Tips, Google+, Social Media, Social Media Success, Social Media Tips. No Comments

It’s #ThrowbackThursday, is your brand participating? Some ideas:

– employee pics when they were babies or teens.
– the early days of the company.
– relevant throwbacks in your industry – who invented the first chicken wing…the first female attorney….etc…
– showcase clients or customers from years ago.

No matter what you choose to do make sure you’re participating in this highly engaged, viral trend using #ThrowbackThursday & #TBT on all social sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr…!

Here’s our #TBT: what the KiMedia Strategies office looked like in 2010, just starting out in the corner of Kim’s bedroom. To see how far we’ve come is amazing!



Facebook Scheduler Gets A Facelift, Adds Drafting Option

Posted on October 17th, by Kim Randall in Facebook Tips, Social Media, Social Media Success, Social Media Tips. No Comments

They have FINALLY made their  Facebook scheduler just a little easier… especially when collaborating with other team members! Yes, this means they’ve finally added a “draft” option.

This is extremely exciting news for us here at KiMedia Strategies as we have thought that the scheduler has been a little tedious and outdated for quite some time. Kudos to you, Facebook. It’s about time you got something right… Now how about those post views….. #sigh


Successfully Running A Social Media Contest To Build Your Facebook Page Likes

If you own or manage a Facebook page I’m sure you’ve noticed that it’s getting harder to organically build it with new likes. One of the best ways to organically build up numbers is to host a social media contest with a prize worth winning. If done right this could be an enormous success, however if not you might be looking at a page inflated with dead likes.

What are “Dead Likes”?

Think of Dead Likes like dead weight. They are there and provide absolutely no value. They slow down the progress of the page, don’t interact and would never be a customer. When you have fans that don’t interact Facebook views it as your content isn’t good enough to engage with and decreases the number of people that actually see your posts through their newsfeeds.

How Do You Prevent Gaining Dead Likes … Read More »


Facebook Makes Some Drastic News Feed Changes

Posted on January 23rd, by Kim Randall in Facebook Tips, Featured, Social Media, Social Media Success. 5 comments

We know that there are Facebook users still using older versions of the news feed so this post may not apply to everyone, but those of you that are concerned that you’re not seeing all of your “friend” updates should really check these changes out. Page owners might want to spread the word so their fans will know how they can best receive their favorite page updates.

The new news feed

To the left you will have access to messages, pages you manage, ads manager and FB IM’s.

If you look to the right you will see a drop down menu. Click that and you might smile!

The menu drops down to give you news feed options

You can now see all fanpage posts on Facebook!

You are now able to see all images posted in … Read More »



10 Tips To Generate More Views To Your Facebook Content

Posted on December 17th, by Kim Randall in Be Social, Facebook Tips, Social Media, Social Media Success, Social Media Tips. No Comments

We’ve all heard the news and have had ample time to have individual and group pity parties. Some are petitioning online, others are just choosing to complain constantly and then there are people like us that have chosen to point out the positive. Let’s talk about creative strategies to increase engagement to your Facebook fanpages. 

1. Tag your friends in updates that relate to them.

Have a picture update that you know some of your personal friends would like? Tag them in it to increase the virality of the post.

2. Ask questions.

Don’t just post links all the time. Ask questions on your page pertaining to your industry.

Examples:

* Restaurants: Ask what their favorite special or meal is.

* Tech: Ask what their favorite gadget for 2013 has been.

*Industry specific: Ask tips they would give to other professionals.

Other ideas would be to ask what their … Read More »