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Social Media Quick Tip: Create Content For Holidays

February 17,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

Today is Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. That means that here in the U.S., it is also Presidents Day, which always falls on the third Monday of February. Aside from being a great time for retailers to offer sales on bath towels and bedding, appliances and mattresses, it is one of dozens of holidays listed in a downloadable calendar offered by our friends over at HubSpot.

The calendar lists both official holidays like Presidents Day, and less official but more Instagram-worthy options for small businesses to jump on board with such as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth, of course) and National Sunglasses Day.

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Topics: Social Media, Content Creation

Social Media For Small Business Tip: Talk About The Things That Interest Your Customers

January 27,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

Effective use of social media, which builds relationships and grows your audience, requires doing more than posting about your monthly specials or even featuring user-created content by hosting selfie stations in your place of business.

It requires understanding your customers and creating conversations and sharing information about other things they are interested in, besides just those your business offers.

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Topics: Social Media

Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet (infographic)

January 20,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

Details matter. And sometimes, those details can be as simple as making sure you use the right images, in the right places, on all of your social media channels. Don’t fall into the trap of finding one photo and thinking it will work across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter without at least a little tweaking.

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Topics: Social Media

ICYMI: The 2019 Inbound Marketing Advice Posts To Read In 2020

December 31,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Congratulations! Another year full of successes celebrated and lessons learned has passed, and the next round of opportunities lies ahead. It’s been busy, hasn’t it?

If you are like me, you missed a few things along the way — I get it. With more than 100 new posts on the Inbound Accelerator, I doubt you had time to read every one. But there are a few I think you really need to see, so I’ve rounded them up together. These are the posts our visitors and followers read the most, and for good reason. This top 10 list touches on social media, contributed articles, how to create great content, and how to use that content in a complete integrated public relations and inbound marketing program.

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Topics: Social Media, Content, Marketing Lessons

Social Media Tip For Small Business: Repurpose Content

December 23,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Creating content for social media (or writing emails to send to your contact list, or having a designer create a great brochure, or updating your website with detailed descriptions of services and staff bios, etc.) is a significant investment of time, money or both. So don’t use that content — meaning images, videos, or text — only one time. Repurpose it!

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Topics: Social Media

Social Media Tip For Spas: Share Compelling Videos

November 25,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Social media and video seem to be made for each other, but are you making the most of the opportunity?

A few statistics to know:

  • 54 percent of consumers say they want to see more videos from brands and businesses they support.

  • 72 percent of people would rather learn about a product or service through video than through text.

  • Viewers are 95 percent more likely to remember a call-to-action after watching a video, compared to 10 percent when reading it in text format.

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Topics: Social Media, Video

Size Matters In Social Media: Make Sure Your Images Are On Target

September 04,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

When was the last time you scrolled through your Facebook feed and saw an image that just wasn’t right. Maybe it was a profile photo on an account that awkwardly chopped off the top of someone’s head. Or maybe it was like these “postcards” from a page I like, but am constantly frustrated by:

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Topics: Social Media

Working Social Media Marketing Into Your Daily To-Do List

July 03,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Is social media management part of your job description?


If you are a small business owner or manager, chances are you are the one in charge of social media, plus all other marketing, and a whole list of other tasks that constantly require your attention.

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Topics: Social Media

Social Media For Spas: Add A Call-To-Action To Your Facebook Page

July 01,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

If you are using great content to increase visibility of your spa or other small business through social media, wouldn’t it be great to include a one-click way for them to take action and become a customer?

There is a way to give your business Facebook page a simple one-click option where visitors can contact you to book an appointment, ask a question, or sign up for an upcoming event. You can create an official call-to-action (aka CTA) that appears in the lower right corner of the cover photo on a Facebook business page.

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Topics: Calls-to-action, Social Media

Social Media Marketing For Spas: Make The Most Of The “About” Section

June 17,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Facebook and other social media platforms are increasingly the first place consumers go to learn more about a business. Whether they are just quickly checking hours, reading reviews or just curious the services you offer, what potential customers find on your social media pages can make the difference between calling to make an appointment or deciding your spa isn’t for them.

One of the most important, but often overlooked, segments of your social media strategy is the “About” section for each platform. On Facebook, a preview of your “About” section appears directly below the profile picture, making it one of the first things visitors to your page see.

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Topics: Social Media

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