Social Media Marketing: What Does It Take To Go Viral In All The Right Ways?

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Digital Media Marketing |

In the past, it was very hard to become famous. Thanks to social media and YouTube, however, any of us – and any of the creative things we do – can become famous literally overnight. Of all the hours of videos that get uploaded to YouTube every day, only a small percentage gets millions of views and becomes a cultural moment. What sets these videos apart?   Tastemakers, communities of participation and unexpectedness are the three key things that can make your content go viral. In 2012, Jimmy Kimmel shared a video of a rainbow that a person in the Yosemite mountain park had uploaded. The video instantly went viral because Jimmy Kimmel, as a tastemaker, alerted a huge community of the video and many of them went to check it out.   Unlike the one-way communication of the twentieth century, the community participation that social media provides lets everyone become a part of a new phenomenon. People become a part of a phenomenon by spreading it or doing something new with it, such as creating memes and parodies.   To create content that goes viral on social media, you have to focus on content that ignites creativity within a community. This creativity and interest can be used for new versions of your content, to make fun of whatever you have posted and to set a trend. People don’t just enjoy content, they participate in it. By being totally surprising and humorous, you could get your content viewed by millions of people who want to participate in what you are doing.   Need help with your social media marketing or digital marketing strategy? Then contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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Content Marketing 101: Handy Online Tools to Improve Your Writing

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Content Marketing |

We all know that content marketing relies on a brand’s ability to serve its followers interesting, shareable and easy to read content. Unfortunately, not everyone is a gifted writer. With this in mind, we have put together a list of the internet’s best-loved online tools guaranteed to improve your writing and give your content marketing efforts the boost that they need!   Grammarly  Poor grammar and incorrect spelling can have a negative effect on people’s perceptions of your brand. So, you will want to avoid these little mistakes like the plague! Luckily, you do not have to be a grammar-nazi to publish error-free content. Grammarly is a useful online tool that will help you rectify any issues – quickly and effectively. It offers a basic free version which provides notifications of any spelling and punctuation errors, as well as a premium version which goes more in-depth, providing information on other errors like poor word choice, wordy sentences, inappropriate colloquialisms and weak or uncertain language.   Hemingway Editor  Hemingway Editor has been designed to maximise your article’s readability. It is a great choice for people who tend to write longer, more complex sentences. It highlights aspects of your writing that could use work, using a different colour to mark each error. For example, purple is used to highlight a word that could be replaced with a simpler alternative and yellow is used to highlight sentences that could be shorter. The end result is bold, clear writing that is sure to grab attention.   One Look Reverse Dictionary  If your vocabulary is quite limited, you have probably found your online thesaurus a real life-saver. Well, One Look Reverse Dictionary is a functional thesaurus on steroids. Similarly, it helps you to identify repeated words in your content and suggests alternatives, but it also provides suitable words according to a definition. For example, if you could only think of ‘open shoe’, it may suggest ‘sandal’.   Perhaps it is time to get a professional to take care of your content marketing needs? Here at WSI OMS, we are specialists in the fields of content marketing, social media marketing, email marketing and PPC advertising. We have the know-how that is necessary to get your brand noticed – and remembered! Contact us today to learn more. Please follow and like...

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4 Myths About Business Branding – Busted!

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Digital Media Marketing |

Branding is a crucial part of any business, but so many companies go about it the wrong way. In this blog post, we bust four top myths about business branding.   A Logo Is A Brand Just because a logo is used on everything from website banners to business cards for instant public recognition, it doesn’t mean that the logo is your brand. Branding is done not just for recognition but also for creating an image or perception in consumers’ minds, for which a logo is not enough.   Branding Is A One-Time Thing The process of brand building starts with brand strategy, but it never stops. Creating a differentiated position in consumers’ minds is an important part of branding that takes time, effort, and sometimes strategic and tactical changes.   Branding Just Means Consistency In Brand Design Branding needs consistent visual language to unify all the various facets of a company. However, creating a brand is not purely down to visual language and branded assets. A brand, for instance, is also a tone of voice and how customer service is delivered. It is intangible, yet we notice it.   Branding Is The Responsibility Of The Marketing Team Marketers strive to communicate with consumers to influence their brand image and strengthen brand differentiation. Branding, however, involves caring at every level, not just promoting promising marketing messages. When companies fail to treat their own people as important stakeholders, they are in a way making them unaccountable for delivering on the company’s brand promise. Please follow and like...

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3 Types of Videos You Need to Include in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in Social Media Marketing, Visual Marketing |

Video marketing is quickly becoming key to social media success for brands big and small. However, not all video content is created equal. Below, we examine the top three types of videos to include in your social media marketing strategy to ensure improved engagement and reputation for your business going forward. Live Video  Live streaming is so hot right now. According to recent statistics, 80% of people would rather watch live video from a brand than read a blog, and 82% would prefer live video from a brand to social posts. Do your brand a favour and start experimenting with Facebook Live and YouTube Live to get a feel for the trend and watch how quickly your audience starts to grow. Just remember to promote your live streams on your social media profiles well ahead of time to generate hype and increase turn-out. Tutorial Videos  Did you know that tutorial videos are some of the most commonly shared types of videos on social media? The great news is that they are easy to film and are a fantastic opportunity to promote your product. Do your best to keep them short, sweet and witty. Behind-the-Scenes Videos  One of the most important things for a brand to do when it comes to digital and social media marketing is to ensure that people can relate to it. One way in which to do this is to introduce your followers to your team and processes as authentically as possible. Behind-the-scenes videos at an event or filming an ad are a great opportunity to give this a go. Just remember to avoid any scripts and heavy editing. Build your social media marketing strategy with a team of experts in your corner to guide you every step of the way. Enter WSI OMS, video content specialists offering digital marketing services including content marketing, mobile marketing, social media marketing, website design, and website development. Contact us now to learn more. Please follow and like...

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What Website Development Has in Store for the Remainder of 2019

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Website Development |

Gone are the days where a basic three-page website design was enough to impress potential and already-existing customers. Nowadays, it is all about artificial intelligence and maximising user experience from all sides. Below, we take a look at few must-haves in terms of website development, particularly for companies determined to stay ahead of the curve. Artificial Intelligence  Artificial intelligence is a massive website development trend at the moment – and its popularity is set to grow exponentially over the next few years. We’re talking about chatbots, machine learning, voice search and more. The good news is that while AI is endlessly impressive, if you work with a great website development company, it doesn’t have to cost the earth. Motion Design  Say goodbye to stagnant images and hello to 3D image viewing, animations, and illustration. The visual aspects are just as important (if not more so) than the text aspects of your website, and they are the best possible tools to grab and keep a visitor’s attention. So don’t be afraid to let your website development partner get creative! Just remember to keep an eye on page loading times. Which brings us to… Accelerated Mobile Pages  Backed up by Google, accelerated mobiles pages – also known as AMPs – are a must for companies looking to boost user experience, particularly when browsing using mobile devices. AMPs speed up the loading time of web pages, which is excellent considering people tend to click away if a page takes longer than three seconds to load. When it comes to website development and up-to-date trends, the WSI OMS has got your business covered. We specialise in all aspects of website development to help transform your website into your most powerful marketing tool. Other services include social media marketing, content marketing, mobile marketing, and website design. For more information, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please follow and like...

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