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State of Social (July 2019)

State of Social (July 2019)

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How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Pages

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How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Pages

To most, LinkedIn is just a simple place to show your experience and hopefully get noticed by a recruiter, but from from a B2B perspective there is so much more to the social media platform. We breakdown the types of LinkedIn Pages that are now available. 

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LinkedIn vs. Facebook Job Postings: What You Need to Know

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LinkedIn vs. Facebook Job Postings: What You Need to Know

Facebook recently rolled out a new feature that allows businesses to post job openings and people to search and apply for jobs right from their favorite social media. Are we surprised? Not really, it was about the only thing you couldn’t do on Facebook, so we had to see this one coming. The question is: Will this new feature totally replace LinkedIn? Here’s what you need to know.  

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4 Common LinkedIn Advertising Pitfalls and How to Solve Them

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4 Common LinkedIn Advertising Pitfalls and How to Solve Them

Advertising on LinkedIn is something that both B2C and B2B companies are doing. Why? Because it’s the world’s largest professional network and the knowledge you can gain from advertising with them is nearly infinite. However, a successful LinkedIn campaign isn’t as easy as a click of the button. One common pitfall when advertising on LinkedIn is using the wrong targeting strategies. Read on to find out four common targeting struggles on LinkedIn and how you can fix them for your next campaign.  

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Budgeting for Social Ads

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Budgeting for Social Ads

With the ever changing newsfeed one thing has become apparent, to stay in front of your audience you need to set aside ad dollars. Let's get down to it - so how much is it going to cost?

1. Industry matters.

If you're B2B plan on spending between $1 - $3 per engagement. If you're B2C cost per engagement will most likely run you $.30 - $60. I often say the more "fun" your business is (think food, spirits, fashion), the less money you'll need to spend.

2. Networks matter.

Whether you are B2B or B2C, Facebook tends to be the most cost efficient when it comes to social ads, followed by Twitter and then LinkedIn. This has held consistently true no matter what the industry. Facebook also allows integration of Instagram with its ad platform, so you can target two networks at once.

That said, if you can't find your audience easily through Facebook targeting, it may be worth spending the extra money on Twitter and LinkedIn. At the end of the day you want your message to reach the right people, even if that means fewer people overall.

3. Goals matter.

What's your ask? If you want people to click to an external website you'll probably pay more. If you want people to commit to liking your page versus liking a boosted post you'll also pay a slightly higher premium. The larger the "ask," the more you'll need to budget.

4. Reach matters.

Like any traditional ad buy, the more people you want to reach, the more it will cost you. I recommend a minimum $50 a month ad buy to clients. This allows you to boost two posts a week at $5 reaching around 1,000 - 3,000 people based on your targeting goals.

Social ads are accessible, easy to create and a must in today's world of social media marketing. Make sure you carve out budget to support your content, otherwise you may be talking to yourself.

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