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5 Ways To Engage Your Audience In Social Media

In today’s rapidly expanding world of social media, merely posting content is not enough for your brand. For a successful social media marketing campaign, engagement is key. Social media engagement involves your audience commenting, sharing or interacting with your content. It creates a vibrant online community and reinforces your validity as a brand. You might have a great following, but if your audience isn’t engaged, then it might be time to re-think your social media strategy. Here are Admail West’s top five tips for increasing social media engagement.

1. Choose Only the Highest Quality Content

In the constant chatter of the online world, you need top quality content to grab attention. For your social media copy, take the time to craft a concise but sharp headline, and always be sure to re-edit your copy for typos, precision and clarity. Strong photos are also a defining feature in drawing attention online. Browse through stock images to find a professional and relevant photo you can pair with your post.

2. Ask for Engagement - Indirectly

The easiest way to increase engagement is to simply ask! Call’s to action (CTA’s ) return the greatest engagement. At the end of your post, ask users to comment their thoughts, or ‘Retweet’ your post if they found it interesting or helpful, or even link to a landing page to capture a lead. By asking for engagement, not only will your audience stay involved in your content, your content will be exposed to a bigger and bigger audience.

3. Boost Your Post

It’s no secret that only a small portion of your Facebook audience sees your posts. That’s why we recommend setting aside a budget for Facebook ads and boosts. By boosting your high-quality engagement post via Facebook, your can exponentially reach a larger audience, resulting in more comments, shares, and again, more exposure for your brand. You’d be surprised at how far just $100 can go for your company.

4. Make it Personal

When trying to reach your conversion goals, it’s easy for your social media marketing to get impersonal. Fans and followers do not want to feel that they’re being marketed to, they want to feel like they are a part of your community. Keep it personal by asking questions and creating a conversation. Create a community where users can contact you and share their thoughts, and make room for some fun posts in your social media strategy.

5. Post on A Regular Basis

Consistency is key in creating and maintaining a strong social media audience. As your number of posts drop, so does your engagement. To keep a steady posting schedule, start by creating a social media calendar and scheduling your posts. If you’re involved in your social media pages, you can expect your audience to be involved as well.

Engagement should always be a priority when fine-tuning your social media strategy. Implementing these few steps can create a buzz around your brand. At Admail West, our social media marketing and management experts run the whole gamut. From strategizing, audience targeting, reporting and management, we apply our industry knowledge to your benefit.

If your social media strategy needs an update, contact us today!

6 Steps to Make The Best Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are one of our favorite secret weapons for increasing leads and exposure for any company. Many of our clients have a Facebook on which they post the occasional status or picture. Similarly, many companies are also utilizing Google PPC. The beauty of Facebook Ads is that they combine the interpersonal aspect of social media with the targeting of Google Analytics.  So the question stands: how do you make a Facebook Ad that produces results? Here are the six simple steps any company can follow to produce likes and better yet, leads.

How to Make Facebook Ads

 

  • Produce a graphically appealing image with a clear call to action. A compelling and attention grabbing post includes clean graphics, short simple text, and inspires an action. People want what they don’t have. With our example of social media marketing, you have to explain to prospects in a visually appealing way that your product is valuable. See below picture as an example: 
  • Include a track-able link to a contact form or sales page. This step varies on whether you sell a product online or if you are trying to get leads on the phone. If you are selling a product online, link to a specific product page that is highlighted in the post. Never link to your homepage. If you want information for a call, link to a landing page with a clear call to action and easy to use form. Then, use a tracking source like Bit.ly to keep track of how many people actually click your link. You will want this to cross reference your various campaigns to see which is doing best. Facebook ads manager does offer this tracking but we like to encourage as much tracking as possible.
  • Get your demographics right. When you go to boost a post, you need to think long and hard about whom is your target audience. Facebook ads manager offers intensive targeting so you can really hone in on the right group. If you have a few different demographics, run several ads in the same campaign for different demographics. Or try switching the demographics daily and over the course of the week see which gets the best result. Don’t forget to at least specify an age range and at least one interest.
  • Post your new picture and write a short concise status next to it. For example, if you posted a social media piece like the one above, we would write something like: “1 on 3 people use social media. Find out how your company can turn that statistic into leads. For more information visit this link (this is where you insert a trackable link).
  • Check in on your post regularly. Whether it’s several times a day or once a week, you need to nurture a boosted post throughout the ad life. Facebook ads are great because you can edit them continuously and really get all the details right.

Get Started With Facebook Ads Now!

Haven’t utilized Facebook ads before? There is no time like the present. At Admail West, our social media team has experience bringing in hundreds of leads per day with social media and Facebook ads. We do it every single day and we can do it for you. Contact us today to hear about our starter social media packages.

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