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Why Instagram is good for visual based businesses

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If you are a photographer, a florist, or own a food based business, chances are you are on Instagram. For visual based businesses like your, is Instagram the right platform for you?

The short answer is yes!

Australia alone has 5 million active users on this platform. Australians, most specially women are […]

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Optimising your videos for Youtube

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Did you know that every minute on Youtube there are 2.7 million video views, 400 hours of video uploaded, 139,000 hours of video watched, 92,000 Youtube searches and 700 tweets linking to Youtube? And that after Google, Youtube is the second most used search engine in the world.

Video is a […]

  • Customer reviews

Which social media platform do I post update on?

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With so many social media channels consuming our everyday lives, it’s sometimes a little hard to know which one to use for which occasion. The picture below gives a fun and succinct way to determining the social media platform where it is most appropriate place to be telling your followers what you’re […]

  • Why you need blogs

Using a lead magnet to grow your email database

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A lead magnet is an incentive like a free piece of content or a discount, that marketers offer to potential customers in exchange for their information such as email address or or phone number. If you are serious about growing a decent sized email database, you’ll need a lead magnet in […]

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Creating a Content Calendar for your Social Media

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Keeping your audience engaged, and with relevant content, is one the most important facets of your social media strategy. But how do you find good content and not only that; how do you organise it and deliver it you your audience without repeating yourself, your message, or tying yourself in […]

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Writing a blog? Remember, one idea is always enough.

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This idea is not the end it’s only the beginning.
You’ve probably heard this before but have you heard it in the context of blog writing? You might be tempted to cram all your ideas into one blog, to amaze you reader with your knowledge but in reality a much […]

  • PO LI

Why your LinkedIn profile picture matters

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Are you on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is the perfect platform for networking online. You can meet new business connections, link up with people in complimentary industries and share knowledge with those inside your own. You can also ask questions, get head hunted, look for jobs and even hire staff.

So how you represent […]

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Social media content: How do you keep it flowing?

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What do I say? (a.k.a I need help with content!)
If there is one theme from businesses I hear time and time again when it comes to social media is “Yes I do know I need to use it but I don’t know what to say”. They have a Facebook page, and […]

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Social Media Nibble E08: Getting started with your own Facebook chatbot

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Paula O.: Hello and welcome to Social Media Nibbles. I’m Paula O’Sullivan, social media strategist and Head Possum at Possum Digital. In this episode, I get to totally geek out with our very special guest Elly Hurley from Nudge Marketing. Elly is the co-founder of Nudge Marketing, Australia’s number one […]

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Using a Facebook page template

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Do you own or manage a Facebook page? The during last week, you would have received an email from Facebook letting you know that they are changing the template of pages. Don’t worry, this is not spam, it is definitely legitimate. But as always, if you don’t want to click […]

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Is an Instagram business account right for you?

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With around 9 million Australians on Instagram, it’s highly likely that your target audience is using this platform. And if you have a visual based business, I would guess that you are already using Instagram to market your business (but there are lots of other business using it too!). So […]

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Have you used the LinkedIn QR code?

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LinkedIn is all about professional connections, whether they be clients, suppliers, business friends (or even real life friends) and those random people you meet at networking events, but never really keep in touch with – except for liking the occasional post. It can be a powerful tool for broadening your […]

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Social Media Nibbles E07: Picking an audience for your next Facebook Ad

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Hello and welcome to Social Media Nibbles. I’m Paula O’Sullivan, social media strategist and head possum at Possum Digital. In this episode we’re going to be looking at how to choose an audience to target for your Facebook advertising.

Now during 2018, Facebook has undergone wholesale changes to its platform […]

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Top tips for LinkedIn Company Pages

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With organic reach being impacted for Facebook pages, many businesses are turning to LinkedIn Company Pages to build a community and market their business. If your target audience is on LinkedIn, then this could be a worthwhile channel for you.

Like any other marketing channel, you need to have a plan […]

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Are Facebook Lead Ads right for you?

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It seems that everywhere you turn, marketers are talking about leads, leads and more leads. It’s true, to grow your business you need to bring in new clients and so you need to attract leads in order to be able to convert them into paying customers. Social media, specifically Facebook […]

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Social Media Nibbles E06: Social media for Solopreneurs

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Paula O.: Hello and welcome to Social Media Nibbles. I’m Paula O’Sullivan, Social Media Strategist, and Head Possum at Possum Digital. In this episode, we have another wonderful guest, Lisa Penson, business coach and Founder of Solopreneur Success. Lisa is passionate about helping her clients to have a life and […]

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Use one piece of content across multiple channels

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I am the first to admit that constantly creating content to feed your online marketing can be like walking through mud at times. And because we live in a society that has 24/7 access to information in the palm of our hands, it’s easy to think our efforts can be […]

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Facebook Ad funnel Strategy

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Since changes to Facebook’s news feed have impacted on the organic reach of a lot of pages, more and more publishers are turning to Facebook Advertising to supplement their current efforts. And if lead generation is part of the strategy, there will typically be a funnel of some sort involved.

Usually, […]

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Facebook Advertising changes July 2018

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Facebook have announced changes to some of the rules around custom audiences. They are also increasing transparency for users by allowing them to see the ads from Advertisers whether or not they are shown to them. In this Facebook live, I talk about how these changes will impact advertisers, what […]

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Social Media Nibbles E05: Should you use Facebook groups?

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Paula:                    Hello! And welcome to Social Media Nibbles. I’m Paula O’Sullivan , Social Media Strategist and head possum at Possum Digital. In this episode we have a very special guest: the wonderful Kate Toon. An award winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with almost two decades of experience in all […]

  • Customer reviews

Using reviews to grow your business

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If you’re in business, you’ll know how important it is to toot your own horn to your potential customers. If you don’t say how brilliant you are at what you do, then who will? The short answers is – your customers! So let’s look at why reviews matter, and how […]

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Will Facebook groups replace membership websites?

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On 20 June 2018 Facebook announced that it will trial the ability for Facebook group admins to charge a subscription fee for their groups. A small scale trial will help Facebook determine if this is a viable way for Facebook group admins to make money out of their groups, especially […]

  • Social_media

How to review your social media channels

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Social media marketing is never a set and forget marketing channel. If you’ve created a Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram profile, you still need to regularly review how each channel is performing and make tweaks or changes to your activity.

One huge lesson we all got from the major changes […]

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Social Media Nibbles E04: Using social media to improve your sales

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Paula O’Sullivan:               Hello, and welcome to Social Media Nibbles. I’m Paula O’Sullivan, Social Media Strategist and Head Possum at Possum Digital. In this episode, we have a very special guest, my good friend Abbie White from Sales Redefined. She is ridiculously passionate about helping businesses to authentically increase their sales […]

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Social media image sizes

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If you are setting up, or refreshing your social media channels, it’s important to have the right size images. Below are the five main social media channels and the images sizes you need for each one. In this post we cover the main profile images for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn […]

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Dealing with unsolicited private messages on Facebook

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More and more I find myself on the receiving end of unsolicited private messages on Facebook (and even on LinkedIn!). This seems to be an increasing trend, and can be highly intrusive. In this Facebook live, I talk about how to deal with these messages, and how to set boundaries […]

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Is social proof on LinkedIn useful?

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Anyone who is a social media marketer talks about the need for social proof in your social media channels. Essentially, it’s one thing to tell your potential customers how great you are, but it always sounds better coming from someone else.

Traditionally, we’d be getting testimonials (either written, spoken or on […]

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Repurposing your content across your social media

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This morning, I did a Facebook live on one of the most asked questions I get in relation to producing content for social media: “So HOW much content do I need to actually produce to be effect?” The short answer is that you don’t need to produce a lot of […]