LinkedIn for business networking: a simple checklist

LinkedIn for business networking: a simple checklist

Having a bulletproof social media marketing strategy that includes LinkedIn networking is a great way to build your online profile. While most people already have complete LinkedIn profiles (if you don’t, you need one pronto!), many people are still unsure about networking on this platform. Here’s a simple checklist you can use to start networking on LinkedIn. Use Open Profile to send messages Open Profile (previously called “Open Link”) is only available to

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Creating a winning LinkedIn personal brand

Creating a winning LinkedIn personal brand

With social media, it’s easy to think that people are following your everyday updates and staying on top of what you do. There are, however, many people (such as recruiters or potential clients) who will be viewing your social media profiles for the first time when they search for information about you online. Did you know that over 70% of employers screen social media profiles before they hire someone? While your Facebook profile might have all the right privacy

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Three things you need to stop doing on Twitter

Three things you need to stop doing on Twitter

You can’t kick-start any social media marketing strategy with guidelines, rules and regulations for the people who will be posting on behalf of your company. Whether you’re new to the social media marketing ball game or you’ve been tweeting up a storm for a while, make sure you aren’t engaging in these common no-no’s on Twitter: Upsetting people Sure, a controversial tweet will get more engagement than something dull, but do you really want your brand to b

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Building a company LinkedIn marketing plan – where to start?

Building a company LinkedIn marketing plan – where to start?

Social media marketing is different on LinkedIn. As the largest business networking site, it’s worth your while to spend some time planning your LinkedIn marketing strategy, your goals and how you’re going to set out to achieve your goals. Before you kick-start the project, here are some things you need to do: Commit to a long-term plan LinkedIn can’t be the flavour of the month – you need to make a long-term commitment. This means actively engaging on the s

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Are you monitoring your brand on Twitter? Read these digital marketing tips

Are you monitoring your brand on Twitter? Read these digital marketing tips

Social media marketing is all about engaging with your online community. If you’re posting content on social media, you better have a monitoring system or tool in place that allows you to monitor what people are saying with you and how they are engaging with your content. According to econsultancy.com, 66.7% of all brand mentions on social media happens on Twitter, making it vital for you to keep track of what’s being said.  Here are a few ways to monitor your

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