Social Media

Are Facebook Ads Still Viable for Your Marketing Strategy?

The Clear History feature on Facebook is looming, and it leaves marketers and their clients wondering what that means for Facebook Advertising. First let’s talk a little about what this “Clear History” feature is. 

Zuckerberg explained it this way in a post last year in a post after Facebook’s F8 Conference: “In your web browser, you have a simple way to clear your cookies and history. The idea is a lot of sites need cookies to work, but you should still be able to flush your history whenever you want. We’re building a version of this for Facebook too. It will be a simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook — what you’ve clicked on, websites you’ve visited, and so on.” Zuckerberg also noted that if users clear their history, “Your Facebook won’t be as good while it relearns your preferences.”

Funnel Marketing Campaign Drives Leads for LASIK Surgeon

High-cost, high-involvement purchase decisions typically take a long time to convert buyers to the action stage of the buyer cycle. Funnel campaigns are a desirable option for practices that want to streamline the purchase decision process.

What Is a Funnel Campaign?

Elias St. Elmo Lewis founded the concept of a funnel, defined as “a series of steps the customer follows, each one leading them closer to purchasing your product”. A social media marketing funnel campaign essentially guides users through the purchase decision process by utilizing retargeting methods in paid ads with marketing messages that align with each step in the decision process. At a glance, there are four steps in a funnel campaign approach that align with the audience's position in the funnel. Lewis defined these four steps as:

5 Ways to Market Your Practice Via Facebook Messenger

5 ways to marketing your practice via facebook messengerIf you were to make a list of the top forecasted marketing trends in 2019, Facebook Messenger marketing would definitely make the cut.

Currently, some 1.3 billion people use Messenger every month! This fact highlights just how it important it is for businesses to be active and engaged on their Facebook page. Online users message brands to inquire about products and services, schedule and hours, or to give feedback and/or receive support for previous purchases and experiences.

4 Social Media Trends to Look for in 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, now is the time for digital marketers and practice owners to begin mapping out a social media strategy for the new year. Following a rather tumultuous year for social media, platforms were required to make major changes in order to regain users’ trust and correct flawed data protection policies.

Many of these changes will continue to affect the social media trends we expect to see in the next year. Read on for a prediction of the top 4 social media trends you're most likely to see in 2019!

The Modern Day Commercial: Facebook & Instagram Stories Ads

The Facebook and Instagram Feed once satisfied the hunger for social media that millions of users craved. Now, users have worked up a different appetite: for Stories. With a steady increase in usage over the years, it is safe to say that Stories are the future of social media marketing and advertising.

As user behavior changes on social media platforms, advertisers need to adapt to these changes in order to effectively deliver their marketing message to desired customers.

Checklist: What Can a Social Media Specialist Do For Your Practice?

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The social media landscape is always changing, but one thing hasn't changed: it remains a viable channel for marketing and growing your practice.

Social media platforms present a highly visible and accessible means for you to showcase what your practice and brand are all about. They allow you to connect with and grow your audience, and offer value to your existing and prospective client base.

When a strong foundation of an organic social media presence is combined with a cohesive paid ads strategy, you can drive relevant traffic to your website and even generate leads for relatively low cost.

Adapting to Social Media Marketing

There is a reason why light bulbs evolved from fire, why laptops evolved from desktops, and why cell phones evolved from landlines. The reason is technology, and the efficiency that is derived from using technology. 

This can be compared to how digital marketing has evolved from traditional marketing practices. Since we have access to computers and are communicating online, brands and companies need to adapt to digital marketing trends, specifically social media marketing. Companies that do not adapt will not survive in the modern day marketplace. 

Social media marketing is vital to forming brand awareness among segments of your target market. In North America alone, 89 percent of the population is online, with 77 percent of Americans using social media.

7 Tips to Increase Your Social Media Engagement + 3 Ways This Can Benefit Your Online Exposure

We all know that it is important for businesses to have a presence on social media and be active on it. There are many people who consider social media and SEO as two separate entities that act two different ways. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In this blog post, I will detail the importance of how engaging social media posts can also contribute to your overall online exposure.

1. Understand Your Target Audience

Having a target audience in mind will help you come up with content that will resonate with the people whose business you are trying to earn. Investing efforts in reaching the people who are more likely to need your services will not only provide that relevant exposure, but also help brand and drive business your way.

Use Screen Time Limits to Your Advantage on Social Media

two guys engrossed in their smartphonesToday, people are deciding to be more conscious of the amount of time they spend on their mobile devices in general and social media apps in particular. In fact, Apple's newest iOS update features new screen time tools that are designed to give users a better idea of just how much time they look at their phones and what apps occupy the most time spent staring at a screen. This new screen time feature also gives you the option to create notifications that make it easier to limit the time you spend on certain apps.

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