Sales Executives Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing |

Generating leads through LinkedIn is one way sales executives can use social media to increase sales, earn more commission and make the sales process more efficient. According to LinkedIn, eighty-nine percent of Business to Business (B2B) marketers use LinkedIn for lead generation, and it generates twice as many leads as the next most popular social channel.  LinkedIn has more than 660 million professionals on their platform, and these members are an engaging, captive audience.  LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms are designed for maximum convenience to both users and marketers, and when presented to a LinkedIn member, their profile data is already pre-populated. Less time is spent filling out the form, resulting in higher conversion rates. With LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms, you can: Generate high-quality leads at scale Prove the return of investment (ROI) of your lead generation campaigns Access and manage your leads easily. LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms is a tool that can help you drive demand for your product or service, with the following options:  Download – share an eBook to position yourself as a thought leader or to share more about your product. Sign Up – sign up a member for any product or service such as software demonstrations or to test-drive a car. Register – allow members to register for an upcoming webinar or event. Gather Interest – share details of programmes such as your educational establishment’s online certification to identify interested members. Before setting up your LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms, consider the following: Establish your target audience Identify what is a lead to your business Develop your offer Set up a plan to manage your leads Confirm who will follow up with leads Decide on your plan to evaluate success. Social media is one of the best ways to reach the people and companies you want to do business with. WSI OMS can assist you with creating company profiles on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. We also offer digital marketing seminars designed specifically for your company’s needs. Contact WSI OMS today for social media solutions for Sales Executives. Please follow and like...

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Social Media Marketing: LinkedIn Sponsored Content

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing |

Sponsored content on LinkedIn is a sure-fire way of getting your social media marketing aimed at the correct audience. Use this guide to help you create LinkedIn sponsored content.  Get Picky With Your Promoted Content The first step is to choose what content you want to promote. It may be a blog post or a web page featuring a promotion. Copy the URL, go to your company page on LinkedIn and paste the URL into the update box where it reads: “Share an article or photo” and post the article, photo or link.  The post will now appear in your timeline. Above the post, you will see a grey arrow with the words “Sponsor now”. When you click on the link, you will be taken to your LinkedIn campaign manager. Work the LinkedIn Campaign Manager Once you are in your LinkedIn campaign manager, you can go through all the processes you need to in order to promote your content. LinkedIn’s campaign manager is very similar to Facebook’s campaign manager. Click on the article link that you want to promote and click on “create a campaign” in the top right corner. You can choose whether you want to promote your content with targeted native advertising, drive traffic from the desktop with ads, or send targeted messages directly to people. If you want to sponsor the content, click on the top option that reads: “Promote your content with targeted native advertising”. Next, you will name your campaign, choose your objectives, select your audiences, the location you want to target, and how you want to target them. You can target people by fields of study, member groups, job titles, job function, years of experience, and a host of other options that aren’t available to you with Facebook ads. If you’re looking for ways to improve your social media marketing strategy and online reputation management, contact WSI OMS today for a consultation. Please follow and like...

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Social Marketing Tip: Make the Most of LinkedIn’s Search Functionalities

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing |

In this blog post, we are going to discuss a few steps for using LinkedIn to find and connect with any business executive or any company that you want to promote your business to. Connect at the Right Level The first step to getting the most out of LinkedIn is to use the LinkedIn search functionality. You can search for a specific person, a company or even search by job titles in a location. Keep in mind who it is that’s going to be using your products or services. Instead of going to the very top of the organisation chart and then getting kicked back down, start thinking who at the mid to senior level is going to use your services and start looking up those individuals. If you have a software as a service product for social media marketers, for example, you are going to look up social media managers, social media directors and perhaps even a VP of social media. If you start going too high up the organisational chart to a chief executive officer, for example, it would probably get harder to connect and engage. Join Industry Groups The next tip is to join industry groups. LinkedIn has thousands of groups, not simply based on the industry, but also based on locations. If you’re looking to grow your local professional social network in the city or town where you do business, just run a quick search for that city or town. If you are in a specific industry and you’re looking to connect with more professionals in your space or in your industry, look up that industry and start joining groups. You can join up to fifty groups. This allows you to, within each of these groups, to post content and engage in discussions. And, more importantly, by being a member of these groups, you now have direct access to send an email or connection request to anyone within the group itself. Are you interested in social media marketing techniques and strategies to enhance your reputation and help you prospect for new leads? WSI OMS offers a range of digital and social media marketing services that can be customised for your business. Contact us for more information today. Please follow and like...

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How to Get More Engagement on LinkedIn

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing |

Are you slogging away at crafting content that gets minimal engagement? Then these social media marketing tips on how to get more views and better engagement on LinkedIn, are for you. Get Help from Your Friends When posting content to LinkedIn, the number of shares you get directly following your post impacts LinkedIn’s algorithm. If people are commenting and sharing within the first few hours, LinkedIn takes notice. A good social marketing tip would be to reach out to your friends and colleagues before you post an article. Ask them to like it to increase the number of people who will see your content in their news feeds. Post Directly into LinkedIn Posting someone else’s article on LinkedIn isn’t the best way to get engagement. This is because the reader then has to click on the article, go read it, go back to LinkedIn, and comment. As you can see, this just adds additional steps for them to engage with you. So, you actually get more engagement if you type your post directly into LinkedIn Publisher. Tips for Posting While LinkedIn does give you 1 300 characters, they only show the first three lines of what you’re writing to people. Given this, make sure you have a hook that will compel them to click and see the rest of your post.  Secondly, space out your text instead of having it in one big, thick paragraph. Content that is presented as a wall of text is hard to read and will not engage readers. Use subheads as well as shorter sentences and paragraphs to improve readability. Thirdly, it’s important to note that posts that perform well generally share a perspective. Whether it’s your opinion, personal experience or an interesting observation, make sure you’re adding something new to the conversation.  Are you interested in digital and social media marketing techniques and strategies to enhance your reputation and help you grow your brand online? WSI OMS offers a range of social and digital marketing services that can be customised for your business. Contact us for more information today. Please follow and like...

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Marketing on LinkedIn: Tips for Greater Post Engagement

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing |

In this blog post, we will discuss all the secrets on how to make your LinkedIn posts get more views and more engagement. We will also cover tips about the LinkedIn algorithm that will be really helpful to make sure your posts are seen by more people, as well as discuss the psychological insights to help you understand what kinds of posts compel more people to engage with you. Invest in Native Content The first thing to know is that LinkedIn rewards native content. Native content means content that originates on that site. When you share native content, you’re not linking out to somewhere else. If you take a link from YouTube, for example, and post it on LinkedIn,  LinkedIn will show it to your network and you will get some engagement. But, if you film your own video and upload it directly to LinkedIn, LinkedIn will show it to way more people because they want to reward users for creating content on their platform instead of encouraging people to visit a different website. So, to get more engagement, upload your videos directly to LinkedIn. Another tip is to write your articles in LinkedIn publisher instead of linking out to a blog or article on another site.  Tips for Posting Articles When posting articles on the LinkedIn publisher, keep in mind that what will also help you get more engagement from people is content that is of very high quality. Writing high-quality content means including details, specific examples, screenshots and personal anecdotes and, of course, a fabulous attention-grabbing title always goes a long way in generating interest. And, on that note, two quick tips on how to have a great title are as follows: Have a number in it. Just having numbers in the title makes more people click. Show that you have a unique perspective. Having a different point of view to other digital marketers online or other people in your industry will pull the reader in.  This may sound a little bit clickbaity, but it works.  Get Engagement Quickly LinkedIn takes note of how many likes you get in the first few minutes and how quickly you’re ramping up likes on a post. It is for this reason that it is really important that you get that engagement quickly when you post something new. So, reach out to colleagues and ask them to like and share your content. Are you interested in social media and digital marketing techniques and strategies that will enhance your reputation and help you grow your brand online? WSI OMS offers a range of social media and digital marketing services that can be customised for your business. Contact us for more information today. Please follow and like...

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Hidden LinkedIn Hacks You Need To Know (Part 2)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in LinkedIn, Social Media Marketing |

Many of our clients have the basics of LinkedIn down. They know how to create compelling, professional profiles, how to share content, join groups, and how to get in touch with the people they want to do business with. Here are a few more tricks that you might not be aware of: Master @Mention By Using The Company Name As Well Joining groups and commenting on articles is a great way to get yourself noticed on LinkedIn. Not only does this show that you are helpful, but also that you are a supportive part of the community. If you are replying to someone in a comment thread or the author of a post, be sure to @ their name so that they get a notification. If you type in the first few letters of the person’s name, make sure you are choosing the right person by looking at the title and the company that they work for (it will appear in grey underneath the name options). Use Saved Searches To Minimise The Dreaded Commercial Use Limit If you regularly search for new connections, then you may find that you quickly reach LinkedIn’s “Commercial Use Limit”. You can avoid this by saving your searches. Save your searches for “vice president” AND “marketing” in the Information Technology sector, for example, you can scroll down the page and on the right-hand side, you will see an option to “Create a Saved Search”. When you create a saved search, it will create a weekly alert that can be sent to you via email. Once a week, LinkedIn will send you a list of members who meet the search criteria. WSI OMS offers the best LinkedIn marketing services in South Africa. Contact us for a consultation today. Please follow and like...

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