In the beginning, when you posted an article or update to your Facebook page that has say 1000 followers, you could be pretty sure that 650 (if not more) of your followers would see it. Sometime ago, Facebook reduced that to 230 followers who would see it.
With this latest announcement, Facebook is testing clearing out all business page updates from the newsfeed and moving them over to EXPLORE (a separate space with post from pages you follow and don’t follow, new articles etc.)
Businesses wanting to appear in the news feed of their followers can still do so through Facebook paid adverts.
The test is being run in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala, and Cambodia. If it receives a positive reception, then it could very well be implemented here in France.
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LinkedIn is a business social networking service. It was launched in 2003 and currently has 465 million accounts (of which 106 million are active). If you are looking for staff it is a treasure trove of potential candidates. If you are wanting to sell something, it offers a great resource to find prospects.
In 2015 it generated over 3 billion dollars in revenue but unfortunately made a $ 160 million loss! In December 2016 it was taken over by Microsoft for a cool $ 26 BILLION cash buyout.
An immediate change appeared in January 2017. The user experience of LinkedIn was changed to copy that of Facebook. LinkedIn was criticised in the past for being a bit complicated to use. The new look and feel have been well accepted as a positive step forward for the platform.
Networking on the platform
After opening an account, users are encouraged to complete their profile listing their education and job experiences. They can solicit references from co-workers which are published on their profiles.
The key objective is to connect with other professionals who you have worked with and in so doing create a professional network. Connected professionals can send emails to one another and be called upon to introduce each other to clients, customers or colleagues.
A popular feature is the various groups that members can join. By joining a group which aligns with your core competencies, members can make their voices heard and their names well known.
Advertising on the platform
Any business can have a free company page on which you can post long form posts telling your companies story and positioning yourself as the thought leader in your industry.
LinkedIn extends their free offer to include Showcase pages which allow companies to highlight different brands they offer. If people are following your company or showcase page, then the posts will pop up in their timeline.
The 4-1-1 Rule
“For every one self-serving tweet, you should retweet one relevant tweet and most importantly share four pieces of relevant content written by others.”
Paid advertising on LinkedIn comes in the form of:
- Sponsored Content – allows your content (articles, videos, slides) posted to your company page to pop up in people’s timeline beyond those that follow you. Your messages can be brand awareness or call to action.
- Sponsored InMail – deliver targeted, personalised messages and content straight into your prospective customer’s inbox.
- Display Adverts – animated banners served up according to your targeting.
- Dynamic Adverts – automatically add user profile photos to make adverts personalised
- Text Adverts – small text adverts that appear on the right of the user’s timeline.
An app that gives access to articles from over 750 publishers. Allows you to access tailored news based on your interests. A bit like your personalised daily newspaper delivered to your inbox.
If you haven’t already, why not download the app from the App Store for LinkedIn and LinkedIn Groups and get networking.
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You should now have seen the Snapchat logo somewhere. It looks like something between a “monster munch” and a Pacman who is scared on a yellow background.
The idea came from a few students from Stanford University (where else?) Who designed an application that allowed users to share images that were short-lived and with self-deletion. This then evolved to include messages and video.
By November 2015, application users were sending 6 BILLION video views per DAY!
The majority of chat users today are millennia (born in the 2000s). It was assumed that Snapchat users have apperced the privacy / security feature of images and self-deleting messages, but research has shown that most people use the application because it is fun.
Another reason is the “ephemeral nature of ephemeral encounters” compared to applications like Facebook where you build a permanent material chronology.
So, as a company, if your target market is people aged 17 to 30, (in America Snap cats reaches 41% of all 18-34 year-olds each day) Snapchat could be a social media service to use .
Their products are:
- Snap Ads
Advertise in a Snap, the best mobile video ad.
- Sponsored GeoFilter
Be seen and sent by Snapchatters everywhere.
- Sponsored Lenses
The most playful way to make an impact.
Brands can create accounts on Snapchat (on mobile) for free and create a community of users who follow them. As an example, if you download the snap chat app, why not follow “vendeeglobe2016”
Today, Snapchat adverts cannot be bought directly. They are sold by third parties divided into Ads Partners and Creative Partners. Unfortunately, the costs are prohibitive for small businesses. Snap chat currently charges $ 50 000 per day for SnapChat Discover and $ 450 000 per day for Sponsored Lenses.
Finally, the rise of Snapchat has not escaped the attention of Facebook. In December 2016, Facebook launched a new in-app camera for selfies with features including photo filters (just like Snapchat geofilters) , masks (just like Snapchat lenses) and stickers (just like Snapchat stickers). It has also warned Page Admins it will delete Snapchat code images (the yellow QR images which you can scan to add someone to Snapchat) set as profile pictures. Facebook looks intent on snuffing out Snapchat.
Sirene is the official supplier of information about over 10 million businesses in France.
Until now to access this information was a paid service but as of the 1st of January 2017 it will be free. This is in line with the French government’s policy on making public information available to all.
So why does this interest us as a marketing agency?
Well, for example, if you wanted a list of businesses to call located in France, in the health industry with more than 100 employees – you were looking at a cool € 12000 initial charge for the 150 000 listings and an annual subscription of € 7500 to get monthly updates. Not anymore!!
If you have a marketing project in France, give us a ring for a chat on how we can help.