According to Buffer, there are now more than 1.3 billion people using Facebook Messenger every month. You’ve probably used it yourself to keep in touch with friends and family, but have you ever considered using Facebook Messenger as a way of marketing your business and keeping in touch with your target audience? Read more
I think it’s fair to say that social media marketing can be time-consuming. From planning and writing posts, to creating the images, scheduling/posting, engaging with followers and going through the analytics.
I’ve shared a few time-saving tips for social media marketing here but in this blog, I specifically want to talk about Canva and how it can really help you to save time and energy with your social media marketing. Read more
There seem to be so many rules around using social media from what to post and when, to getting image dimensions right and to bit:ly a link or not! It can be confusing, and I’ve often heard from my social media marketing clients that LinkedIn is the most confusing of them all. Read more
We’re nearing the end of the first quarter of 2022 and now might be the time you’re starting to think about evaluating your marketing plans and making some changes for the rest of the year. One of the best ways to do that is by looking at what’s happening in social media marketing more widely, identifying those emerging trends and what might be declining in terms of strategy so you can tweak your plans accordingly. Read more
According to research in 2019, 67% of consumers will stop buying from a business that doesn’t inspire trust. Marketing is one way in which we build rapport with our target audience and inspire that trust to encourage them to buy from us.
Marketing, particularly in the B2C industries, is highly competitive. When you consider that every other business owner in your niche is also trying to use marketing tactics to develop that trust, things can get very competitive very quickly.
Influencer marketing is often considered to be a good way to get ahead of your competition, but what is it and can it work for small businesses? Read more
If one of your intentions in your business is to become more productive with your marketing this year, creating a social media plan could be just the thing to get you there. Read more
One of the problems with social media that many of my clients come to me for, is how long it can take to get your posts online! Whether it’s sourcing images, posting them or trying to get your head around how well they’re performing, social media marketing can easily take hours out of your working day.
But it doesn’t have to!
There are so many apps and tools out there to help you manage your social media. In truth, there are probably so many now that it’s become difficult to see the wood for the trees and establish which ones you should be using to save time and get better results.
So, here are my tried and tested favourite social media apps that I fully intend to keep using well into 2022 and beyond! Read more
Being recognised by a former Dragon’s Den star has to be toward the top of any business owner’s bucket list. Thankfully, I could make that particular dream come true with my tweet that was picked by Theo Paphitis himself to win the Small Business Sunday Twitter competition on 17 February 2020.
I heartily recommend that every small business owner enter the #SBS competition each week, here’s what it means to win and how it could bring a real boost to your business marketing efforts. Read more
That’s a question I’m often asked here at Saxton Marketing.
I know that hashtags can be confusing for folk so, in this blog, I want to talk you through what they are, why you should be using them and how they can be useful for your social media marketing strategy. Read more