Tuesday Tip: Snapchat Geofilters

Why Snapchat Geofilters? If you are on Snapchat you’ve most likely seen custom Geofilters. These are especially prevalent at events where a large number of people are attending. If you are hosting or attending an event you should consider creating a Snapchat Geofilter to promote. When someone applies your Geofilter it is shown to their audience, which potentially reaches an entirely new audience & gains exposure for your business or event. There are two types of Geofilters; community which are at no charge or on-demand which can be purchased for a small fee (based on the demand, area covered, & duration) You can learn more about getting started with Geofilters here: Get Started Creating Geofilters! I’m still amazed more people aren’t taking advantage of this less expensive, more authentic method of marketing to their audience. I have been to over …

Use Social Media to Enhance Business Networking

Communicating with someone via social networking will never replace the power of a handshake, a smile, and a face-to-face conversation. That said, strategic use of social media can enhance the effectiveness of your in-person business networking. Let’s use the example of a one-to-one appointment in which you and someone you meet through networking and are getting to know each other better. Social media can be effectively used before, during and after these appointments.   Use Social Media Before, During, and After a One-to-One Visit Before the visit. After setting the date and time to meet with someone for the first time, do some research on them. Review their LinkedIn profile and request a connection. Look for common interests and shared connections. Check out their website and their Facebook business page, plus any other relevant cyber presences. During the visit. As you …

Tuesday Tip: Increasing Engagement on Snapchat

Is your business on Snapchat? Snapchat is the 2nd most powerful platform in the US with over 200 million daily users. Want to increase engagement & start conversations with your followers? Here are some ideas to get started: Share content with them you aren’t sharing on other platforms. This could be behind the scenes at the office, new product launches, or access to live events Ask questions & have fans snap you back with images or videos using your product! Surprise or reward followers with Snapchat only promotions & discount codes Consider partnering with an influencer in a similar industry who has a following you would like to reach Hope this gives you some ideas to get started engaging with your audience! About Erin: Erin Cell, is the Founder & CEO of Socially Powered, LLC. I have been helping business …

Is Pokèmon Go Good for Your Business?

If you haven’t heard of Pokèmon Go you may be living under a rock. Ok, just kidding (kind of), but I’m sure you’ve seen the masses out wandering the streets & parks nearby with their eyes glued to their phones. What are all these people doing you may ask yourself? Answer, playing Pokèmon Go. If you have a local business you may want to consider taking advantage of the latest gaming craze to promote your business. In fact, Yelp is even jumping on the Pokèmon bandwagon. Check it out you can filter your search if there is a Pokèstop nearby! If you remember back to the 90’s, Pokèmon became popular with kids on Nintendo Game Boy, card game, TV series, & trading cards. Fast forward to 2016 & it is now a free-to-play application based game which uses your phone’s GPS to detect …

Using Google Alerts to Monitor Your Online Reputation

In today’s dynamic world, reputation is everything. With millions of blogs, social media accounts, review sites, and more, how can you hope to keep up with comments about your online brand and reputation, as well as track reviews? Google Alerts is the answer. Google Alerts is a free system that Google put in place to allow you to set up an email notification for new search results on topics of your choice. You can set up alerts for your brand and those alerts will notify you of any new reviews or content that includes that information. Setting up an alert is very simple: Visit Google Alerts. In the “Create an alert about” box, enter the words you want to get email notifications for. This is the spot for you to put in your brand, name, etc. Use quotation marks to identify …