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6 Teachable Networking Skills to Use at Your Next Business Event

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Networking may not be your favorite thing to do, but it sure does prove great results when done right! Such opportunity to make new connections whether just on a personal or business level should be treated as privilege, not a chore.  

If networking makes you feel uncomfortable, here are 6 attainable ways to make your next business event a success. 

 

6 Teachable Networking Skills

 

  1. Don’t just hang out with the people you already know. Yes, making connections with strangers may be out of your comfort zone but nothing good will ever happen for your business if you stay in your own bubble. To ease into networking at the business event, find someone who’s standing alone and make them feel special by starting a conversation. Typically, high-traffic areas such the bar or food table are great for networking.
  2. You’re not there to do business. Networking is a social and business gathering but you’re not there to just sell your products or services. Make sure to establish a relationship first so you can hopefully gain long-term clients in the future.
  3. Focus on 2-3 quality interactions. Listen when you join a conversation, then show you were listening by asking follow up questions. Make it about them, because it shows you care about making a meaningful interaction.
  4. Give more than take. You’re not there to just collect the business cards, so make sure you get to know people and leave a good lasting impression about you and your business. Ask questions and how you can help the people you’re talking to rather than making it all about yourself.
  5. Make notes on business cards. If you’re having trouble remembering people, write down important facts or things they mentioned on the business card they gave you. It will help you remember next time you see each other or when having a phone follow up.
  6. Set up at least one quality follow up meeting. Do it within the first 48 hours of meeting before they completely forget about you. 

 

Whether you follow our networking tips or not, make sure you don’t go to your next business event without a plan. Your goal should be to make meaningful interactions and earn an opportunity to meet again. Will the people you give your business cards to become your potential clients? You won’t know unless you try! 

 

If you’re a business owner in Delaware or Philadelphia area who needs more business coaching and networking tips, join Joe White at the monthly Goldmine Network Lunch in Wilmington, DE. There is no charge to attend and plenty to learn!

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

Here's why Your HTTP Website Losing Traffic

Here’s why Your HTTP Website Is Losing Traffic

Here's why Your HTTP Website Losing Traffic

In the past years, security in the digital space has become a prominent concern among online creators and consumers. More recently, we’ve seen new GDPR compliance requirements as well as many Google Chrome updates issuing security warnings to those who manage http websites collecting some sort of customer data. If you’re one of the web owners  who still haven’t upgraded to HTTPS, you may want to reconsider. Here’s why. 

According to Search Engine Journal, Google Chrome will show a prominent “Not Secure” message in the browser bar starting in October 2018. After October 2018 Chrome and likely all other Chrome based browsers will display enhanced security warnings that may create higher bounce rates for your site and concomitantly lower sales and conversions.

 

Benefits of Purchasing a SSL Certificate

 

These days, there’s nothing more important to your brand than being authentic and making your customers feel well taken care of. That is why security of their private information should be your top priority when managing your online business.  

When the SSL Certificate is implemented on your website, it establishes an online entity’s credentials for doing business on the Web. Such action promotes trust, protection, confidentiality and also, better ranking of your business in Google search. Win win! 

 

Ready to upgrade your HTTP Website?  

 

At Famous WSI Results, we are offering implementation on every page and handling redirects for $249 until July 31, 2018 (regular price: $299).*SSL Certificate fee not included – must be purchased by the client separately. 

Have more questions about the SSL Certificate and upgrading to HTTPS? Do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help you implement any necessary changes to your website. 

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

Online Reputation Management

Online Reputation Management Elements + Client’s Success Story

Online Reputation Management

Many businesses never even think about their online reputation management. This is a costly mistake because one negative review, if not addressed, can have a huge impact on a company’s revenue.

Let’s be real, every brand comes across a disgruntled customer at some point. In the old days before the Internet and social media, it was easier to contain bad service or faulty product complaints. The conversations were usually held privately and as long as both parties came to an agreement and felt that the solution was fair, that was the end of it. However, nowadays your company’s online reputation is of intrinsic value to your business and should be nurtured.

Dealing with negative reviews online is just one way to proactively manage your brand’s reputation. Below are all the steps equally important when trying to influence customers feedback:

Online Reputation Management

So how can we make a difference working with your business? Watch this video of one of the WSI’s client success stories to better understand how we can help you!

 

Online Reputation Management (Client Success Story)

 

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

Get in touch:

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

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6 Tips for Using Pinterest For Business

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If you’re an online creator, we hope you already recognize the big potential and opportunities that Pinterest for Business can bring to your brand. Using this platform as part of your social media strategy is a huge advantage! Why? Because besides the obvious – traffic and website clicks, Pinterest is also a great platform to upsell your products!  

Want to know how to get your products or services in front of the right eyes? Keep reading for 6 best practices on using Pinterest for business. 

 

6 Tips for Using Pinterest For Business 

 

  1. Set up a Business Account. This is where the magic happens! Once you convert your regular account to a business one, you will get the access to all the analytics you’ll need. 
  1. Include a call to action in your bio. Any time you get the opportunity to share an opt-in or a link to a special deal you’re currently running, take it!  
  1. Use Boards to target your audience. If you didn’t know that before, it’s time to cleanup your boards a bit. Your Pinterest page should resemble exactly what your business can do for the people that end up pinning your content. 
  1. Design shareable pins. It’s always worth taking a bit of time designing pins that are shareable! What does that mean? Good design elements (not too crowded), catchy titles and most importantly – a vertical shape – the longer the better. 
  1. Utilize appropriate keywords and hashtags. You should know that Pinterest is a search engine and should be treated as such. Take time looking up what phrases in your niche people search for to determine which ones will work best for your business. 
  1. Keep an eye on your analytics page. Once again, this is where you’ll find out what your dream audience looks like, what content they pin the most and what areas you should focus on! 

There you go! 6 easy yet oh so rewarding steps for taking your Pinterest for Business to the next level. If you need help managing your business account, don’t hesitate to contact Advertising Is Simple. 

 

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Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

In light of all the Facebook algorithm changes that were recently announced, there’s one thing you can do now as a business to better market yourself on this social media platform. Get on Facebook Live. 

While we understand doing Facebook Live videos/ chats may be intimidating at first, we cannot stress enough how important it is to use this feature to your advantage. By doing so, not only will your business get ahead of the others, but you will also be able to connect with your audience/ customers in a way you’ve never done before. 

So where do you start? We’ve compiled the best 10 tips for using Facebook Live, so you can get on it as soon as possible! 

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

 

  1. Make people aware of when you’re going live ahead of time.

    Teasers are proved to bring higher engagement, so make sure your audience knows exactly when you’re going to broadcast. Don’t forget to check your Facebook insights to determine what’s the best time to reach your people or better yet, do a poll and ask them directly!

  2. Promote, promote, promote.

    Don’t let people forget about the upcoming live session! Make sure you boost some posts or run a Facebook ad about the event. Don’t want to spend money on promotion? Change the Facebook cover on your business page for the one with all the FB Live details and cross promote on other channels/ website/ newsletter.

  3. Write a compelling description before going live.

    Let people know why you’re going live and what you’ll be covering ahead of time.

  4. Go live with a strong WIFI connection.

    There’s nothing worse than losing touch during a live session or breaking up and not getting your point across. ALWAYS make sure you have a great Internet connection before you’re going live.

  5. Ask your viewers to follow you to receive notifications when you go live. 

    Facebook Live tips

  6. Once you’re live, acknowledge your viewers frequently.

    Say hello to commenters by name and to respond to their comments.

  7. Be authentic.

    Going live is a great opportunity to see the face behind the brand, so make sure you live a great impression! The more comfortable you feel in front of the camera, the better your connection will be. That’s why it’s important to practice your talking points before the live session.

  8. Broadcast for longer periods of time to reach more people.

    The longer you’re live, the more likely people are to discover and share your video with their friends on Facebook. Also, don’t get straight to the point once you’re live because your audience might be tuning in late. The minimum time you should be live is 10 minutes, but you can go up to 4 hours at a time.

  9. Be creative and go live often.

    That’s the best way to keep your audience engaged.

  10. Optimize Your Live Recording.

    You’re worried not enough people tuned in to your live stream? Facebook Live videos are immediately archived, so you’ll most likely get more views later on. To keep the interest, add a comment after the live event thanking everyone for watching. Make sure you encourage further comments and follow -up questions to get more news feed activity and engagement. Ask your audience to share the archived copy of the video that will be in the timeline.  

 

The bottom line is, using Facebook Live should be fun for both you and your audience! It’s really the best way to show your audience behind the scenes and to give them a chance to connect with your business on a more personal level. There’s really nothing better you can do to better market your business in this space! 

Have you ever used Facebook live before? Tell us about your experience! 

 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

 

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3 Digital Marketing Takeaways from the SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley

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At our full-service marketing agency, Famous WSI Results, we care about our community – those who are our clients as well as those that we work aside. Because our firm concentrates on serving small to medium sized businesses with their marketing challenges, we always provide our clients with an up-to-date marketing strategy in an industry that changes on a daily basis. 

Being a part of the SEMPO Cities Delaware Valley Panel last month is one of the ways we learn and grow as a company. Talking to so many inspiring people in the digital marketing industry always leaves us with so many great ideas and new practices to implement into our business strategy. 

Since we like sharing what we know about the Internet and marketing, in today’s post we’re going to share 3 takeaways from the recent panel with SEMPO Cities.  

SPEAKERS: 


Kamran Malik of WSI


Kamran Malik is a Franchise Business Manager and a Digital Marketing Strategist at WSI. Kamran has mentored/advised 364 entrepreneurs across 60 cities, 18 countries and spanning 5 continents around the world.  During his presentation, Kamran spoke about the past, present and future of Digital Marketing.  Kamran touched on every aspect of Digital Marketing throughout his presentation, explaining what purpose each element of a company’s Digital Marketing Strategy serves to make it come together as a success.  Kamran ended his presentation discussing what is to come in the future.  TAKEAWAY: Technology continues to grow everyday around the world and the opportunities to come are infinite. 

 

Beth Heller Google Partner Enablement Managers

Beth Heller is one of Google’s Partner Enablement Managers in NYC.  Before Google, Beth spent 10+ years in marketing – leading communications teams at PR agencies and serving as a media trainer for her clients.  She also spent two years at a live video streaming start up where she ran the influencer marketing department’s operations and sales trainings.  Beth’s presentation started with the word nomophobia – the fear of being without your mobile device.  She focused on the importance of mobile marketing, as well as touching on information about Google AdWords.  TAKEAWAY:“Be There, Be Useful and Be Quick.”  In today’s world, consumers want information to be easily found, relevant and quick to access.  It’s important to ensure that your online campaigns, website and such are all optimized and ready for your potential customers to utilize. 


Michael Fanaro of Aardvark Video Works

Michael Fanaro is the Co-Founder of Aardvark Video Works.  He’s an experience owner with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry.  Michael is skilled in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Copy Writing, Video Production and Integrated Marketing. During Michael’s presentation, he focused on the importance of video in a company’s Digital Marketing Strategy.  A video is easier to consume than reading an article or deciphering what a picture means.  One third of all time people spend online is dedicated to watching video.  Michael also spoke about what elements make a good video.  TAKEAWAY: One of the most important elements in a video is making sure that potential customers get what the whole point of the video is about.  Entertainment is great, but if no one remembers what the purpose of the actual video was, you’re missing your opportunity to spread your message.   

 

In addition, one of our very own  employees – Ian Stevenson, explained at the end of Michael’s presentation how to optimize videos for YouTube.  Ian talked about some of the essential ranking factors to think about when putting your video on YouTube, which include keyword relevancy, authority and engagement.   

 

What is your favorite part about Digital Marketing? We’d love to know! 

 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

Social Media Stats for Your Savvy Businesses

Social Media Stats for Your Savvy Businesses

Businesses around the globe are facing the challenge of balancing their marketing plans to include a social presence. Marketing a business is not easy to begin with, but a business has to become social and we have the statistics to back us up.

Making your business social can increase sales when you do it right. Finding the right social medium platform to effectively engage with your ideal customer means evaluating your Buyer Personas  and adapting your social media plan accordingly.

This will vary by type of industry and audience– preaching to the wrong crowd will waste time and money. Facebook is not the only platform you need to focus on. If you are trying to hit a younger market, consider sites such as Instagram and Pinterest.

A healthy social media reputation requires frequent posts, comments and replies to other’s comments. Respond promptly and professionally to comments and requests that show up on social media sites.  The whole point of social media is to engage with your audience and talk about what is important to them.

Look at our ‘Stats For Social Media Savvy Businesses’ infographic.

 

Look at our ‘Stats For Social Media Savvy Businesses’ infographic.

Are you surprised to hear that social media is now the second most effective digital marketing tactic for customer retention?


If you would like help with your social media marketing, get in touch:

MDoyle@FamousWSIResults.com | 302-407-0430 | www.FamousWSIResults.com

Get Your Business Social Now or Regret It Later

Get Your Business Social Now or Regret It Later

Don’t believe me?

Then do not read this article on why your business needs to wake up and smell the social media tide rolling in. Actually, it is more like a tsunami – become a social butterfly now!

Get Your Business Social Now or Regret It Later

If you asked me a decade ago, or perhaps even five years ago, I would have said that social media is not a viable marketing tool for business. I was one of the many naysayers regarding using social media as a core component of a digital marketing plan. After all, there was simply no way to measure the ROI of social media marketing. Well, I am big enough to admit I was dead wrong.

Much as I hate to say it, social media has become a most effective way to create and maintain brand awareness, manage your business’ reputation and to show off your products and/or services.

That being said, a haphazard approach to a social media campaign is not advisable. Please take the time to learn where your Ideal Customers are and the best way to engage and provide them with quality content that they want. Develop Buyer Persona so that you can better determine what social networks to target.

You may find that you have a variety of buyer personas that dictate you segment your social media marketing efforts in order to hit the right person at the right time in the right place with the right message.

A good way to do this is to do a little ‘social listening.’  Twitter is an amazing tool for this. Alternatively, use apps, such as HootSuite, to monitor certain words, phrases or hashtags.  Understanding what people are saying about your brand, competitor or industry can help to mold your marketing effort or products. This will allow you to give your customers what they want — not what you think they want!

Make it a point to give value over viral content. While there have been some companies that have perfected or lucked into creating viral content—it is not a realistic goal. In fact, trying to be witty or sarcastic with your content might just backfire and hurt your brand. Tread carefully; your online reputation is a valuable asset that you do not want to treat lightly or flippantly.

Use social media to provide quality content on a regular basis. The rule of thumb is 4-1-1; provide four fluffy or fun pieces to one post focusing on your industry and one post plugging your product or services.  Engagement is the key to successfully marketing your business on social media. Every ‘like’ ‘share’ and ‘retweet’ expands your reach exponentially.

By the way, social media marketing is not just a B2C strategy. LinkedIn and Twitter have a myriad of uses in B2B. Networking with your industry professionals or target industries online can be invaluable and a great branding tool. Develop name recognition before you send your first email or make your first call. These sites can help get targeted leads who have already engaged with your brand and see it a source of value in your area of expertise.


If you would like help with your social media marketing, get in touch:

MDoyle@FamousWSIResults.com | 302-407-0430 | www.FamousWSIResults.com