If you’ve been online or more so in the business world for more than a hot minute you’ve probably heard the saying people need to “know, like, and trust you” before they want to do business with you.
This blog post and podcast shares some key findings on upping your visibility and increasing your influence.
From a deserted social media network inhabited by eager job seekers and lurking “do you have 15 minutes for a call” type of salespeople- the platform is finally shaping up.
Why should you pay attention to this? Gary Vaynerchuk puts it this way: "LinkedIn now is where Facebook was 5 years ago." Attention, and loads of it, are organic right now, freely accessible to anyone. If you want to grow your influence and your audience is on LinkedIn (you know this from your customer avatars), now is a great time to take a new, serious look at this platform.
What should you do now? Read this post for an understanding of how you can stand out on LinkedIn and benefit from a reduced amount of competition exploiting it's reach.
Related: How Entrepreneurs Can Leverage LinkedIn to Grow Their Business
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Remember: Valentine’s Day is about love but it’s not relegated to couples. Consumers love their friends, their children, their pets, and themselves, which gives brands ample opportunity to leverage the power of emotions to connect with customers, no matter what their relationship status is.
Even the smallest company needs to have a social media presence nowadays. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you’re consistently at the forefront of people’s minds, and, when used correctly, can give your brand a consistent and relatable voice.
Why should you pay attention to this? The article states: "But social media's greatest strength can also be its greatest weakness – if every company uses it to be seen, then it’s very possible to blend into the background and miss out on making any kind of impression."
What should you do now? This report has some key info on audience trends, social platforms, and how social is evolving.