Leo’s Daily Tip, Today On Social Media

It’s not about you (or your company) but are all your social media posts all about you? Do you think that is what followers want to see to become engaged and a more active part of your community? Look at posts through their eyes.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Start strong because attention is short. Whether designing ad, video, press release, brochure…whatever. Get to the point fast. Then reinforce it.  Don’t waste time setting up the story, just get to it.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Email Marketing

Sending out marketing emails from your company. Don’t send them from your company.  Rather, put an actual person’s name as the sender. You’ll  get more engagement because people pay more attention to a name.

Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Digital Advertising

Back in the radio advertising days, a unique sound signature or noise helped attract attention and greatly improved the ability to remember your brand. Today in digital, use sound and music to trigger that memory too.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

We often hear clients say that their customers don’t use social media. Don’t just assume…ask customers if they use social media, which media,  how else do they research information/products, how do subordinates do research and more.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Public relations and social media strengthen each other in marketing as both reinforce search keywords, produce findable content, enhance the potential to expand audiences, improve search scores and more.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Strategic plans often go for a 5 year planning window and more. But in this fast-paced environment, it might be more valuable to think about where you want to be in 12 months and then plan to make that happen.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

For best results when you’re pitching a #PR story to a medium, stress why your story will be valuable to its audience, even tying in content with themes or hot news relevant to the medium.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Too many companies use social media as an adjunct to their ad campaign, using one-dimensional posts about products or company. Better to use it to build a community of relationships with your company using engaging messaging to do so.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Digital Advertising

Digital advertisers sometimes suffer from ad paralysis. Unlike billboards or even print ads, you don’t need to stick with the same ad all month, or even all week. You can change your ad as frequently as you like, but test each concept to see which pulls best.

Leo’s Daily Tip – On Digital Advertising

So your digital ad got a customer to your landing page. What is your message there? Remember that customers are at many stages in their buying process at this point so provide messages for each stage together with a variety of options to take the next step.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – On Retail

Black Friday’s becoming Black November is how to kill a terrific promotional concept. Lazy #retail marketers who couldn’t think of another good promotion for the rest of the month, take away its urgency. Watch it die as consumers consider Friday just another shopping day.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Videos

Have you every tried producing vertical format videos?  These are coming into favor as many watch videos on their mobile phone (video format) and may not turn the screen horizontal to watch.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Try reverse messaging – as important as it is to tell what you or your product does, think about what you or your product doesn’t do to as an advantage for customers.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Your competitors don’t have all the answers. In fact, they can be stupidly off base. So don’t just follow along, assuming they have the magic solution. Think about your correct message, even though it’s not what they’re saying.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Videos should never save their logo/brand until last. Feature it early as many people tune out after the first 8-10 seconds.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

When was the last time you read your mission statement? Exactly! Don’t waste time writing or refining it. Instead, spend time crafting your elevator pitch for all to use so customers & employees easily understand what you do.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Want an easy boost to social media? Start with your own team and urge them to push customers and vendors to follow your company. When was the last time a sales person asked a customer if they were a follower?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

If you’re pursuing a global B2B strategy, the best marketing value is in a strong social media campaign that utilizes relevant hashtags and keywords so that followers of those get notified of your posts too.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Email Marketing

We all get so many emails but personalizing them stops the roving eye for a second to double-check your message. First choice is to personalize with the first name. Second choice with the name of the town or region.

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