Our new look website is now up and a running! Very pleased with the outcome of this one!
Ok, so here we are again going through a lot of other digital media sites and I’m not liking what I see. Overpriced companies and they don’t exactly do enough for the prices they are asking businesses for.
I have not seen anyone beat our prices yet by a long shot and for the amount of things we do for that price is clearly unbeatable when it comes to the ‘digital social media’ world. I will give you a little list of some of the things that we do for our clients:
•Klout Score managing
We start up all of these social networks and maintain/update them for your business and a whole load more including 2 weeks free start up.
•Submission of websites to servers and webpages
•Submission of websites to search engines
•Search engine optimisation (SEO)
•Press release submissions
Did I mention we also do photography for your business? No? Damn! Well I may as well throw that in free with anything you purchase from us.
So before you have to sign anything we give you a free consultation, 2 weeks free start-up and free photo’s of your business for your website.
We also make sure that we work closely with our clients and make sure that they are happy with everything we do. You can text, call and email any time of the day and we are always there to help.
Once a month we send through a report of what we have done, Analytics of your website/social networking sites also. There is no point in just saying “we did this, and we have done that”, we back up everything we do with solid, visual evidence.
So, why two weeks free?
Well, we feel that trust is one of the most important things when it comes to business. The level of trust in business relationships—whether external, e.g. in sales or advisory roles, or internal, e.g. in a services function—is a greater determinant of success than anything else, including content excellence.
“To us, honesty is second nature”
Founder of LT Vast Media.
No catches! (I hate catches and small print, it makes your eyes squint and is extremely laborious).
It is hard to not continue flogging the same old story about social media marketing. It’s all well and good citing the examples of Dell, Coca-Cola and Starbucks, but these are multi-billion dollar corporations with millions of dedicated existing customers.
Yes, they’ve done well to utilise that head-start, but what good is this story to a small or medium sized local business? That’s why we are here!
Please don’t feel intimidated by certain words that you may not know yet, they can be explained and shown to you. We deal with all of the complicated stuff, so you can concentrate on what means most to you! Your business!
- Got Klout? A New Klout eBook for Kindle Helps Brands and Businesses Learn Why Social Measurement Matters (virtual-strategy.com)
- 2 Tweet or Not 2 Tweet: Twitter Analytics Help You (and Hamlet) Optimize Social Media Efforts (bruceclay.com)
© LT Vast Media
When it comes to social media, there are many small businesses that believe that their customers are not active on social media platforms (which is not true by the way) and therefore they do not see the value of social media marketing efforts or the relationship-building opportunities.
On the other hand, we have big brands that are actively engaging on social media platforms, but they are taking the “social” part out of the equation. Specifically, big brands are pouring tons of money into social media, but are failing to see the desired results because they are not engaging in conversations with their followers and they are not utilizing social media platforms to connect with the friends of their fans.
Therefore, there is a social media dilemma. We have small businesses who believe that social media is not worth their time, energy, and other resources and we have big brands who are pouring millions into social media but are not effectively utilizing the power of influence (specifically how friends influence their friends).
Social Media Matters for Small Businesses
If you are a small business owner who thinks that your customers are not on social media platforms, then it is time to do a true market analysis and find out who your target audience is and on which social media platforms they engage the most. Your target audience is on social media—the key is finding out which platforms they use the most and making your business social on those platforms.
The sad fact is, there are many small business owners who truly believe in the power of social media but simply are not utilizing social media platforms to their full potential. If you are a small business owner who is not actively engaging effectively on social media, then it is time to start—social media can play a major role in business success if you utilize it effectively.
Hiring a professional to manage your social media engagements and work with you to build your company’s brand and customer interactions on these platforms can go a long way in increasing your bottom line and customer loyalty.
Putting the “Social” Back in Social Media for Big Brands
On the other hand, big brands have to start putting the social aspect back into the equation, fully utilizing the power of influence.
Big brands seem to understand the importance of social media, which is why they pour millions of dollars/pounds into social media efforts. However, big brands need to remember that the power of influence lies in encouraging your fans to reach out to their friends. Friends are powerful influencers; therefore, when you encourage your fans to bring their friends onboard, you are maximizing your social media influence.
Similarly, big brands often forget the importance of community. For example, Google + has communities and LinkedIn has groups. Involvement in these groups and participating in conversation (listening first, talking second) can go a long way in improving your social media results.
In conclusion, social media is absolutely pertinent for all businesses—from small at home businesses to big brands. The goal is understanding the importance of social media, investing resources into social media engagements, and remembering the social aspect of the equation.
This is where LT Vast Media come in. We have research in both large business social media right down to the little guy trying to make something of his/her business. We break everything down so it is easier for everyone to understand, so then everyone is on the same page. If you feel you would like some help then contact us for a free appointment!
- ‘Social media handy for tourism marketing’ (thehindu.com)
- Social Media Marketing Audit (stephenp76.wordpress.com)
- 10 Things to Know About Social Media Marketing (blogs.constantcontact.com)
- Is the Social in SOCIAL Media Silent? (cccommunications.com)
© LT Vast Media