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15 April 2016

Facebook Fanpage Analytics (Free Module … Content Marketing Mindset)




Hi its Gary O’Toole with Sociocaster and this week I am giving you a free module from my course “Content Marketing Mindset” – in this module we look at Facebook analytics and how we can use them to improve audience engagement with our posts!

 

13 April 2016

10 Tools And Resources To Create Stunning Social Media Images




Hi its Gary O’Toole  here with Sociocaster. We have spent a lot of time looking at content marketing recently so I thought I would do something a little different today and give you my top 20 list of tools and resources that I use to create stunning visual content for myself and for clients.

Images are great because using these tools and resources they are quick and simple to create and they create huge engagement with your audience.  If your not creating and sharing images – you are missing out big time, don’t take my word for it, check out these statistics:

  • Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without relevant images.(Source)

  • 73% of content creators plan to prioritize creating more engaging content in 2016, and 55% plan to prioritize creating visual content. (Source)

  • 65% of senior marketing executives believe that visual assets (photos, video, illustrations and infographics) are core to how their brand story is communicated. (Source)

  • When people hear information, they’re likely to remember only 10% of that information three days later. However, if a relevant image is paired with that same information, people retained 65% of the information three days later. (Source)

What Do These Statistics Mean?

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11 April 2016

Understanding Social Media For Content Marketing




Its Gary O’Toole here with Sociocaster, over the past two weeks I have provided you with an in depth “Content Marketing 101” and given you all the knowledge you need to know to have a firm understanding of the foundations of content marketing.

In this blog post I am going to build on what we have looked at in the “Content Marketing 101” and take it to the next stage by outlining how to create a social media plan which will we be the core element of your strategy. You will be using social media as the distribution channels for your content.

When posting content on social media its important to think about context. Context in social media, simply means positing appropriate content for the platform your using as a distribution channel. Please see below an example of what I am talking about:

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8 April 2016

$5 Boosted Facebook Fanpage Post Power!




Its Gary O’Toole here and in this weeks video I am going to walk you through how I used $5 to boost a Facebook fanpage post to gain 695 post likes, 70+ new page likes in just 24 hours for just $5!

You can check out some of my other Facebook Ad posts here:

https://blog.sociocaster.com/promote-your-local-business-on-facebook-in-5-minutes-or-less/

https://blog.sociocaster.com/facebook-101-quick-facebook-paid-ads-tutorial/

https://blog.sociocaster.com/extend-your-reach-and-harness-the-power-of-facebook-video-ads/

6 April 2016

Content Marketing 101 Part 4: How To Use Content Marketing To Generate Leads




Hi I am Gary O’Toole with Sociocaster and in today’s blog we have reached the final part in our 4 part (8,000 Word Epic)  “Content Marketing 101” series. So far we have looked at:

  • What Content Marketing Is
  • Why It Is Mandatory That Every Business Does It
  • The Different Kinds Of Content You Can Create
  • Creating Original Content Vs Curating Content

We have now reached the point where we are going to look at how we can use content marketing to generate leads for our business. Just to reiterate the aim of any content marketing campaign should be to:

  • Build Brand Authority
  • Build Trust With Your Target Audience
  • Differentiate Your Brand From Competitors By Providing More Value
  • Create An Evergreen Marketing Asset
  • Generate Leads & Bring Your Target Demographic Into Your Sales Funnel

From experience I have found this is often the hardest part for business owners to digest and comprehend, just how does a blog post lead to generating a warm targeted lead ? As I have mentioned before content marketing is not an overnight silver bullet that is going to generate sales overnight – if your looking for a “quick fix” then I suggest you look solely at paid advertising (Facebook Ad’s – read about that here). Content marketing is for smart business owners who are looking for a long term strategy and who the time, patience and resources to see it through.

Everything Has A Price – You Either Pay With Your Money (Paid Advertising) or Your Time (Content Marketing) 

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