Social Media Marketing – An Influential Marketing Tool

The strategy of social media marketing is generally accepted, it is the fact that it can help your business in many ways. The idea of social media marketing is way beyond than just brand awareness. Many companies hire specialized digital marketing agencies that can handle their channels. Use it for your business can be fruitful for you. Here are some great advantages that help you to understand its need for your business.

Makes Your Brand Alive – Having a website means that the brand exists but having social media channels means that the brand is active. SMO helps a brand to stay alive as if people are searching your company on different platforms and you are not active so, they might think that the business is defunct. Ignoring this powerful marketing tool can be a big mistake one can make.Image result for social media marketing

Increase Customer Enquiries – Getting regular enquiries can be beneficial for every business, as it has the maximum chances of generating more leads that are new. Many people use social media to drop their enquiry usually in the comment section or in the inbox. Ignoring them can display a sign of poor service.

Share Influential Content – Social media is a wide platform that consists of huge audience groups. It is the best way that helps you to share your content according to your market niche. It also provides you the chance to build a connection with new people-that can be anyone like a good client or a potential customer.

Reduces Marketing Cost – Social media marketing is known as the best marketing tool. It can also benefit the startups and help your business to grow. It does not require a huge marketing cost hence; it is the best way to promote your brand effectively. Many companies hire a digital marketing firm to promote their brand among their business niches.

Engage Your Customer – Social media is the best platform that helps you to engage your customers. A positive engagement can help you get new leads and grow your business. This can also improve a customer experience as; people love to stay connected with the brand they love. It is the cheapest method where you can get the maximum number of potential clients.

These are some of the benefits of being active on social media. This influential marketing tool helps you to build a strong brand image. You can get the high number of customers through this platform. You can hire a good PR firm that can manage your different social channels and provides you the effective results.

By: Gunjan SIngh

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Never Forget 9.11.2001 …

Lord, we humble ourselves in prayer today and remember so many lives lost and forever changed on September 11, 2001. We intercede for those who were hurt or lost loved ones and are still struggling. May they now know Jesus — the healer of their hearts and minds. May they know the depth of His love and care for them. Our nation feels less safe than it did before 9/11. However, God’s perfect love casts out all fear. Lord send revival to America. Break the power of the enemy to lay a blanket of fear across this nation! We have a harvest to bring in! In Jesus’s loving name!!! Amen & Amen! …

God Bless the USA!

 

What Veterans Can Teach Us About Purpose — Social Health

Finding purpose after leaving the military is often one of the most difficult parts of the transition. In the military, members experience a high level of communal purpose. This sense of communal purpose and belonging offered in the military is unparalleled in civilian life. As one veteran states: We are all in the same spot, […]

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They Sat Next To Each Other On A Plane. When The Soldier Got To His Hotel There Was A Note Waiting

BY AMERICAN WEB MEDIA

This story originally appeared at AWM.

A businessman man was waiting for his plane to take off when he noticed when the United States soldier walk board plane, wearing his uniform. The businessman, Brad, was pleased when the soldier sat down in the seat next to his. He greeted the member of the U.S. Army, who introduced himself as Mr. Glascott. The two shared a few kind words and established a friendly connection.

During their flight, Glascott had said he was on leave and headed home. The soldier and father was planning a trip to Great Wolf Lodge with his family. It was his son’s ninth birthday, and Glascott wanted to give his son a great time they all would remember.

After the flight landed, the two men parted ways. Glascott felt good about the conversation he had with the businessman but didn’t think about it again. He soon found his family waiting for him waiting at the gate. Not long later, the family went to the lodge to celebrate the boy’s birthday. But when they got to the resort, Glascott was greeted with a surprise.

The receptionist at the front desk told him before he could check in that there was a note on his account.

Glascott was worried something had gone wrong with the reservation. He didn’t know what he would do if the vacation and birthday plans for his son were ruined.

When asked, the receptionist said, “You have a message on your account from Brad.”

Glascott had no idea who this Brad was. Not only was it a mystery to him, the whole family was puzzled. The receptionist told Glascott that Brad was sending his good wishes to the family from Atlanta. Then it clicked for the soldier, Brad was the businessman he had met on the plane.

While he thought it was thoughtful that Brad had left his family a note, he was stunned when the receptionist said that there was more.

The Army dad was all ready to check into the resort. After getting a nice note from the man he met on his flight, Glascott pulled out his credit card to pay for the stay. The receptionist waved away Glascott’s card.

“Your money is not good here, soldier,” she said.

Now Glascott was confused. He started to object having never faced this issue before. The receptionist interrupted before he could say anything.

“I didn’t mean it like that,” she said. “Your account has been paid in full, Brad wants you and your family to enjoy your stay at Great Wolf Lodge.”

Glascott couldn’t believe what was happening. Brad had given his family a great gift. His eyes began to water. He was overwhelmed. After years of service, it was a total stranger who let him know he — and his service — was greatly appreciated.

While the family enjoyed the free stay at the resort, Glascott’s son got the best gift of all: time spent with his dad home from deployment.

What is Time Management

Image result for time managementBecause each of us is unique and different, we have to find out what works best for us in our own ways. This path to this starts with the basics in our own time management. Basic time management is setting up goals and plans that are reachable.

When setting goals for ourselves we should ask…”Is this goal reachable? Can I achieve this goal? What do I do to make this goal successful? Asking yourself the right questions is one basic element of developing a time management routine that works for you. Another basic element in time management is asking for help. That is a plan that helps to lead you to success.

We can’t know everything, or do everything, so sometimes you have to ask for help. When you are asking questions, you are letting others know that you are seeking a solution to a problem, or attempting to reach a goal that you have set. By asking yourself and other questions, you are relying on your own fortitude, and trusting others.
In time management, the best way to get something done is by keeping it simple. Simple means to put a plan in motion that will work smoothly and effectively that will allow you to reach the goal you have set.

When setting goals, you should scrutinize carefully which strategies might work most effectively to reach that goal. You will want a plan that is logical and uncomplicated, but that takes into account that there might be setbacks along the way. Since no plan is perfect, keep in mind when you are creating a plan for time management that things could go wrong, so that you are not thrown off when there is a crisis.

Life is too short to waste time on not getting the job done, and time is money. Learning how to manage your time effectively will help you to reach all of your goals. Everything is at the mercy of time. There is no getting around it. Learning how to manage what we can control is the best way to achieve goals with less stress.

How To Stand Out At Work

If you do your job and do it well, you will brand yourself into a person really good in that job. However, when it comes time to promote, the management team is looking for a leader and leaders typically need to be fully engaged in the company. They need to care about their job and role but also need to care about the business in its entirety.
What Else Am I Supposed To Do Besides My Job?

I think many people do not realize while you were hired to do a job, it’s also your responsibility to be a part of the company and to do whatever it takes for the company to be successful.See the source image

These are the top 10 things that I think are important for everyone to do. If you follow these guidelines you will stand out at work and will have the best opportunities to advance:

1. Always Offer Ideas And Suggestions
Start with your own job and if you have a way it can be done more efficiently, suggest it. Even if your manager balks at it, keep making suggestions wherever you can.
2. Do Not Sit Quietly In Meetings
We have all been in meetings where there are people who talk and people who do not. Contribute any way you can and contribute on a high level. When management is in meetings with you, they take notice of the contributors. Leaders are not silent in meetings.
3. Do MORE Than What Your Job Requires
For example, if you work in customer service and someone needs help, go beyond offering “standard help.” Instead of saying to a customer, “Call this number and they can help you,” do it for them! Customers like to compliment great service. It is a big deal when upper management or the President hears from customers and they are complimenting YOU.
4. Always Offer To Help Others
Become the “go to” person- the person that can be counted on to help. If you are that person, it will go a long way!
5. Be Proactive
Anticipate problems that might arise and come up with suggestions to fix them. Do not wait for things to happen and be a “reactive” employee. We all have had those moments where we know we could do more if we wanted to. When you have that moment, come up with a plan and do it (or share it with a supervisor).
6. Become A Part Of The Company
Join a safety committee or a diversity committee or any other group where you feel you can make a great contribution.
7. Do Things Without Being Asked
If you see that something needs to be done and nobody is doing it, DO IT. Even if it is just cleaning up after a potluck lunch or helping with a company party. I am amazed by how few people do this. People who hang back and help out stand out.
8. Volunteer Wherever You Can
If someone sends an e-mail out asking for volunteers – do it if you can. If someone sends out an e-mail about a new initiative in the company, reply and say, “This sounds great! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I would love to be a part of this!” Management loves this.
9. Take The Lead If You Can
Someone has to be the leader, shouldn’t it be you? If it is not you, still contribute at a high level. Throw out ideas and suggestions. Challenge things that do not make sense. If you do this respectfully, you will stand out. Once again, silence does not get you noticed, it gets you overlooked.
10. Never Bad Mouth The Company
Talk it up and do your job as if you ARE a leader there. If you do not agree with something, ask questions. Running around badmouthing the company or complaining about your job is a cancer in the company. It will kill any opportunities to advance and may even kill your job.

When you are at work, always seek out ways to improve the company. Become a integral part of taking your company to the next level.

If you show your interest lies far beyond yourself, your job, and your income, you’ll stand out and you’ll be setting yourself up to become a future leader in the company.