Promoting Post

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by Skye-Lynn Ferch Categories Blog

iStock_000031295142SmallFacebook is a great way to push information out to the masses. For businesses, it is a very effective marketing tool. Any new product or campaign can be seen with just a few clicks of the button.

 

What you may not know is the organic reach, which is the reach of your posts that aren’t paid for, of your post has significantly declined. That means a smaller percentage of your fans get to see what you post on your page. On average only 6 percent of your fans are able to see your post and only 2 percent with pages who have 500,000 fans or more.

 

Facebook has developed a tool to help counter act this problem. Facebook now allows pages to promote their post for a fee. Do not mistake it for the post boost. Promoting posts allows you to publish content that will reach more of your fans. With this new tool businesses can promote new campaigns, products, hot deals, whatever they want their fans to see.  Here are some tips to help your business to maximize its reach.

 

Provide a Specific Geographic Location

 

Focus on the audience in your area. It would not be cost effective to promote globally when you have a local company. Concentrate on the fans that can possibly impact your business.

 

Photos

 

When posting, add photos along with comments to help increase organic reach. Photo post receives more engagement than links, videos, or written post. Photo post account for most of the engaging posts.  This will help your money stretch a little bit further.

 

Audience

 

Target the desired audience to be reached. This is great way to ensure the post reach the desired demographic. Did you know that you could see the demographics of your engaging Facebook fans by using Facebook Insights? If you are the page admin go to Insights then click on the “People” tab. You can get all kinds of interesting information there that will help you target your posts to a designated audience that will actually help increase your reach. Awesome, right?

 

Promote Exclusive Information

 

Promote any exclusive sales or deals to help drive traffic to your website. Only promote products and services that would interest your audience.

 

The promoted post is a new tool for businesses to leverage for their advantage. Utilize this tool because the decline of organic reach is increasing and it is essential for post to be promoted to maximize reach. Happy posting!

Colors Matter

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Skye-Lynn Ferch Categories Blog

Color is a big reason why people purchase certain products and sometimes it may be the only reason for a purchase. Color has a psychological impact on people’s behavior and decisions and this is no secret for designers and marketers.

 

There are reasons why Facebook is blue and why YouTube is red.  It’s because of the emotions that websites want to trigger in order to keep users on their site along with the psychological effects. Here are a list of colors with potential meaning to what they bring out according to PallasArt.

 

Red: passion, romance, fire, violence, aggression. Red means stop, or signals warning or forbidden actions in many cultures.
Purple: creativity, mystery, (reddish purple) royalty, mysticism, rarity. Purple is associated with death in Catholic cultures, as mentioned above.
Blue: loyalty, security, conservatism, tranquility, coldness, sadness. Light blues create a feeling of openness, clean air and freshness, while dark blues can convey tradition, trust and solidity.
Green: nature, fertility, growth, envy. In North American cultures, green means ‘go,’ is associated with environmental awareness, and is often linked to fiscal matters. A lighter, somewhat desaturated green is the color of money and indicates wealth or value.
Yellow: brightness, illumination, illness, cowardice. Some yellows can symbolize the precious metal – gold – and are universally valued.
Black: power, sophistication, contemporary style, death, morbidity, evil, night.
White: White: purity, innocence, cleanliness, truth, peace, coldness, sterility. White is also the color of death in Chinese culture, as mentioned above.

 

Depending on what color your website is already or the color the branding is, these colors will affect how the website is being portrayed. In certain cases, there are brand names that are more powerful than their brand color. The brand is so well-known that consumers won’t care what colors they use for their website or logo. The lesser-known brands may want to consider what colors to choose for their website and logo because certain colors will work well with certain brands.

 

Which colors are you incorporating into your branding and marketing?

 

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