With over 65 million business Facebook accounts (and more being added every day), making an impact with social media takes creativity, personality and consistency. Local medical clinics have an advantage over large conglomerates because they can move more quickly and create content specific to their patients and communities. How does your clinic move beyond generic content to actually making an impact in your community?
During an initial meeting with a company in the home improvement industry, we often hear questions about using Houzz to drive phone calls, store visits and ultimately purchases. "What is Houzz?" has been replaced by questions about how to use Houzz for marketing.
Storytelling is the catchphrase of the day (or maybe year? decade?). It’s easy to get caught up in the features and benefits of your widget or service, but you can only write about those so many times before your audience is bored or no longer interested. Once may even be too many times for some of the most technical of features of your products. But if you aren’t talking about your products, what are you talking about and how does that even benefit your business?
Have you ever been in a meeting where everyone gets all excited about doing something? Maybe it’s about making a change in software or holding a big event. Whatever the “something” is, everyone is excited. Then you leave and a month later you get back together, get excited again but nothing ever gets done. Pretty soon you’re just phoning it in for those pep rallies because you know you’ll never actually see anything happen.
On the outside, inbound marketing looks like a lot of work backed by a bunch of crossed fingers. You write a few blog posts, throw out some links on social media and wait--hopefully--for the leads to start pouring in through your website.