This week we were so excited to take on not just one, not just two, but three new clients! Talk about a productive week!
Obviously we owe a lot of our success to our friends at YEG Boss Babes– we met so many awesome and intelligent women who are just getting started with their small businesses, just like us! It’s always a breath of fresh air to meet like-minded individuals who are looking to support– not compete– with you. Can’t wait for more events just like it!
One more day, and then the weekend. Here’s hoping for more fun and excitement in the next week!
For today’s Tip Tuesday, I thought I’d get a little technical and talk about one important aspect of social media: hashtags!
Regardless of your platform, users across every social media application use hashtags to as a means of classifying their content– sometimes they’re used ironically, sometimes they’re an inside joke, and sometimes they’re just a way to share what’s happening in a location or on a certain day. Whether you’re a business, a brand, or just a regular user, the easiest way to have fun with social media is to use trending hashtags to engage with users across the application, whether they’re your followers or not.
In any 24 hour period, different hashtags become popular based on what’s going on in the world– on Sunday, February 25th, here was one of the biggest trending hashtags: #FakeOlympicsFacts.
As you can see, a lot of hashtags are born out of pure goof off moments. There’s no marketing agenda behind them, nor is there any real point beyond having fun. And a brand or business can participate in them and have fun too… Just as long as their response is PG and Vanilla in nature. For the most success when using hashtags, it’s important to remember to stay away from political issues and other topics that could potentially offend followers. Here are some examples of brands using hashtags right:
The most popular time for brands to take advantage of trending topics and hashtags is when they know they can plan for it. Think cultural events that happen every year: like Back-to-School, The Super Bowl, and New Years Eve. Brands can prepare their own content (and yes, even their own hashtags!) in advance for these marketing moments.
That’s it for now! Have a great week and happy hashtagging everyone!
One of biggest mistakes we see with businesses’ marketing campaigns is a lack of consistent anticipation and follow through.
What do we mean by this? It’s simple: when marketing a service or a promotion, most businesses make the mistake in believing that their followers will naturally be hyped on what they’re offering. Not so! If you want to attract that kind of energy to your marketing campaigns you have to put it out there yourself!
Let’s say you run a car wash, and to celebrate hitting 1000 followers online you released an promotional slogan that, when said at the till, would earn your customers 50% off a car wash service. Most businesses would release the slogan once and then be done with it… But that’s not the right way to build a marketing campaign!
While the “one-and-done” promotion might earn you a few extra visits, the proper way to execute a promotion is to start by building anticipation– maybe tease the deal a few days early with posts like “Stay Tuned for a Deal” or “Something Exciting Coming Soon…” to keep your followers intrigued and checking your posts. This keeps up site traffic and gets your followers looking at your page more often!
Once you do release the promotion, really hit it home– post it multiple times a day, everyday. And make sure when your customers come in for that service that you truly give them a one of a kind experience. That way, they’ll keep coming back for more even without a current deal on!
That’s it for now, stay tuned for another tip next Tuesday!
This week felt like a major calm before the storm. We’ve been spending the last few days getting ready for our event with YEG Boss Babes next week where we’re going to be speaking about social media management and preventing burn out. We’re super excited to meet so many local entrepreneurs and girl bosses who are all about making their own dreams come true!
While we’ve been busy getting for that there’s been little time for thoughts about anything else. Here’s hoping the event goes well and we have something exciting to talk about next week!
Whether you’re an influencer or a business there’s something to be said for working together! Did you know that partnering with other people for marketing campaigns can more than double your amount of exposure?
They say two heads are better than one! By reaching out to each other, businesses and bloggers can benefit but sharing an audience to promote a product. Let’s say you’re a hairstylist promoing a deal on a blow out. By teaming up with a beauty blogger, you can create a unique and fun marketing campaign that engages not only fans of your business, but followers on her blog. Both of you get tons of exposure and your followers are more likely to purchase a product with a promising testimonial! Win-win.
If you’re ever interested in teaming up, be sure to call Copper Social Co. first! We have a whole network of awesome bloggers always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities to work with you.
Another week come and gone. And boy, was it a rough one. February began with a nasty flu ripping through our office that left most of us stuck in bed or with a sure throat and unable to speak.
Talk about a major set back– it’s hard to convince people to work with you when you can barely get a word out! On the bright side it seems like most of us are on the other side of it. Hopefully by Monday we’ll be back in fighting shape!
Lots of fun and exciting things in the works in the next month or so– our founder Lisa Hennig is speaking at a YEG Boss Babes event on the 23rd giving a talk about creating manageable social media marketing campaigns. Should be a can’t-miss event!
Well, it’s officially been one week since Copper Social Co. has gotten going and there’s already so many exciting things happening!
This week was definitely one of growth. Woke up one day to dozens of messages in our inbox from business students looking to intern with us this summer. The whole thing is pretty surreal considering less than a year ago we were students ourselves! All in all we have to say it was the single most validating thing to have happen– knowing that people are so excited about what we’re doing that they already want to join us!
This weekend we’re going to be doing some work with our real estate clients (let’s get real, it’s all an excuse to see some open houses and be a little nosy) and then we’re going to sit down and enjoy the Super Bowl (and all the opportunities for snacking that come with it!) Have a great weekend everyone!