Facebook Find$ a Way…

With much fanfare followed by a tremendous thud, Facebook became a publicly traded company earlier this year. Opening at around $38 a share, it has seen lows as low at $17.50 and closed on the day of this writing right around $20. It may or may not ever see $38 again. It won’t be for not trying though… It is expected that Facebook will generate $2.16 billion in advertising sales in 2012. That is no small feat to say the least. Anyone who is on Facebook knows how insidious their advertising is. My home page holds on average, 8 advertisements in the right hand column. We could spend a while discussing who, what and why web sites advertise there. But, we’ll save that for another time. You’ll also find advertisements on your photo galleries and just about anywhere they can be crammed in.

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Audience Shaping at Facebook

Much like website visitor counts, the Facebook Fan count provides one measure of success on the social media channel. As a small business owner we look over at big brands, longingly with their million fanbase and wonder how we’ll ever create a large fanbase of our own. Fortunately, we don’t have to! Quality trumps quantity in this game all together – in more ways than one!

You can, in fact, buy targeted facebook fans… Oh sure, you can pay someone a hundred bucks and they’ll pour in a boatload of people who’s only interest in you was the nickel they earned for clicking your Like button, You won’t be building a business that way though!

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Building Your Internet Marketing Plan

Once you have built your initial website and optimized it for best results it’s time to put your internet marketing plan into place. For many businesses, an initial internet marketing plan has to be funded from the general marketing and advertising budget. This can be very painful at first. Satisfactory results achieved in the first year will allow your new sales channel to become self sufficient in time.

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Imprinted Products Develop TOMA

Don’t rule out “traditional” or “old school” promotional products for your next marketing and branding campaign. Yes, it may be true that the latest and greatest technology gadget is “cool” and exciting, the question is, does it create top-of-mind awareness for your brand or organization?

Proforma Promotional Products

TOMA: Top-of-Mind Awareness – “When people think of you first to fulfill their product or service needs.”

You’ve heard Realtors say “location, location, location.” The same thing can be said for the prime real estate located in your client or prospective customers office or home. Look at your desk or inside your desk drawers. Do you have a useful product with a logo imprinted on it? What about your pen, your mousepad, or the dispenser for your “sticky” notes? Logo-imprinted products are everywhere and usually within easy reach. So don’t be shy, it’s a smart branding move to put your Logo on a coffee mug, cell phone holder or desk clock and land your company front and center with your customers and prospects. Click Here to view some desktop suggestions just in time for the Holidays, or any event!

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Facebook Advertising is a Big LIKE!

We have been engaged in pay-per-click advertising for so long we actually coined the name, “pay-for-visitor” (PFV) way back in the 90’s. Suffice to say, PPC beat out PFV as the acronym we now know and use today. Never the less, we have been around the block! When Overture kicked off way back when, we were one of the first consultants to recommend it as a strategy for our clients. Those were the days when you could scoop up visitors for a dime a piece on average. Oh! those were the days!

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PPC Advertising – Youtube Promoted Videos

YouTube receives a mind-blowing number of viewers every day. So much traffic in fact, that it is worth pursuing as an advertising platform. If you have a product or service that people search for on Youtube, then you may have a winner on your hands!

What Type of Businesses Convert from Youtube Promoted Videos? Local Services, Destinations, Travel Products, Consumer Goods, Entertainment, Real Estate, Download’s, and Software!

How It Works: The YouTube Promoted Video platform works very much like Google Adwords advertising. You choose relevant keywords that you want to target, set a daily budget amount that you want to spend, and select which one of your videos that you want to appear. That’s the rub; You need to have a video uploaded to Youtube. If you don’t have video yet you need to move that to the top of your “to do” list! The great news; The CPM and Click Cost for YouTube is relatively low compared to other types of online advertising. [Read more…]