Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets On Facebook

Ticketmaster To Sell Tickets On Facebook

Ticketmaster Just Made Buying Tickets Even Easier

Ticketmaster will be selling tickets directly on Facebook per Buzzfeed News reports.

They plan on launching the service at the end of the month on a limited basis. This is because of the number of customers who spend more time on mobile apps than they do on websites. This will lead to making it easier for customers to buy tickets from Ticketmaster.

“By putting the ability to buy tickets directly on Facebook, we hope that we’re going to provide a more seamless purchase experience and sell more tickets.” Dan Armstrong Ticketmaster’s Vice President and General Manager of distributed commerce, told BuzzFeed.

Convenient Ticket Buying

If this goes well I think this will make it so much easier to buy tickets for concerts, shows, events, etc. Don’t get me wrong it is pretty easy already to do it online. I do it all the time and find it very convenient, but not having to leave an app to buy tickets is even better. Buying your tickets on Facebook will lead to bigger things being integrated into social media. It is still growing and there is still so much room for growth in social media and this new buying experience proves that.

Will you buy tickets on Facebook? I know I will at least give it a try. Let us know your opinions in the comments.

 

 

Don’t Pitch People On Social Media

Be Social, Don't Pitch People

 

Be Fun and Social

This isn’t 1985 people don’t want or need to be sold with the old school marketing techniques. Years ago companies would push their sales and marketing messages down people’s throats. Just advertising their products and services with very little value to the consumer in the message.




Add Value

In today’s business world people don’t want to be pitched or sold. Instead they want to connect with a company or brand on a personal level. Think about how you respond to other companies online. You don’t care about their products and advertising so much. Most people care if the company can offer them something of value first. That’s where social media really becomes valuable to businesses in today’s world.




Use Social Media To Be Social

When using your social media for business don’t even think about how you can promote. Think about how you can connect with your audience in a FUN way! Is there a post that people will engage with? Can you share some info about your company and employees? How about a FUN contest! Here are some post ideas. Just use social media to be “social”. Test posts and find out what gets your customers talking about you. Earn respect and business will follow!

Can You Promote Ever?

Now don’t get me wrong you can do a promotion here and there, but keep it to a minimum! When I say minimum maybe 10% or less of your posts should be promoting your products, services, or brand. Even when you decide to do a promotional post try to keep it social in some way so it doesn’t look too promotional or pitchy.

Keep It Fun!

No matter what you do never get too serious on social media! Keep it FUN!! Make sure the value you add outweighs the selling. Customers will come to like you and trust you and in today’s business world that’s what matters most.




How often do you promote on social media? Let us know in the comments.

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5 Reason To Outsource Your Social Media

Is it Worth It To OutsourceYour Social Media-

Should You Outsource Your Social Media?

So you are thinking of making a bigger impact on social media. Your company doesn’t do much with social media yet, but you have read all the benefits of social media marketing. The question you may have now is if you should hire somebody or should you outsource your social media marketing and management? There are some benefits to outsourcing if that’s the way you want to go. If you go with the right social media marketing agency you can take advantage of their expertise. You won’t have to worry about hiring someone who may or may not know as much as they say about social media marketing.




I’m not advocating either way. I think there are benefits to hiring an employee also. I will get into that at a later time. (keep posted) This article will help you gain some insight on reasons why hiring an outside social media marketing agency isn’t such a bad idea. I will help you look at some of the benefits for that here. Without further adieu let’s start!

1. Save Time

Social media can be very time consuming and takes lots of expertise to do it right. The thing with social media marketing is that it is constantly changing. Hiring a social media marketing agency can be very good because a good social media marketing agency will stay on top of the changes in social media marketing. This takes time and a normal Business Owner, Manager, or CEO doesn’t have time to deal with that. Running a business pulls you in all kinds of directions. There are other things to deal with like managing employees, taking care of customers/clients, budgets, taxes, insurance, inventory, etc. As you know there is just so much to do when running a business. Outsourcing your social media marketing can save you lots of time and headaches. Find a GOOD social media marketing agency and it should pay off in the long run for saving time.




2. Save Money

Yes! Save money by outsourcing your social media marketing. It’s true outsourcing can save you money. How can it save you money?

  1. No reason to hire more employees
  2. No downtime to pay for
  3. True Social Media Experts equal more efficient marketing
  4. No employee recruiting costs
  5. More effective social media marketing

There are five good reason. Not having to hire more employees can save money on training, recruiting, downtime, insurance, and payroll taxes just to name a few. A good social media marketing agency can be more effective because they are experts in that industry. They will know what works and what doesn’t. This will save you money with advertising costs on social media. This in turn leads to a better return on investment (ROI)


3. Cross Promoting Opportunities

A good social media marketing agency will have lots of clients. What this means for you is they may work out some deals with their clients to promote each other on social media. Usually only businesses that compliment one another. An example of a good complimenting cross promotion would be to pair an auto repair shop with a company that sells tires. There are many ways a good cross promotion could be done on social media. If done right it will be beneficial for both businesses!





4. Great Content

Social media is the most effective when there is great content. Posts that are shareable that get people talking. A good social media marketing agency will post great content. They will find shareable articles that educate and help your customers. Content that is something that catches the eyes and attention is what you want. Now you can do this yourself also and you might post great content that your customers love, but do you have the time to keep creating new content everyday or finding new content to share everyday? Most business owners just don’t have that kind of time. Creating and finding great content on your social media is time consuming in itself. It will pay off to find and post good, fun, shareable content. Just ask yourself if you have the time and resources to do it all yourself?

5. Social Media Marketing Expertise

Marketing on social media is a very effective way to get the word out about special promotions, new products, company information, and more. Doing this for free without paying for some kind of advertising on Facebook or Twitter is harder these days. Organic reach is dropping. That being said finding a good social media marketing agency will help when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck with Facebook and Twitter advertising. There are many people out there who claim to be Social Media Experts, but the truth is we are all still learning in this new industry. A 16 year old kid who plays of Facebook and Twitter is not a Social Media Expert. Let’s get that straight for anyone who thinks having a kid run your marketing is a good idea. I hear a lot of business owners tell me that they are good on Social Media because their kid does it for them. What??? Kids running your marketing? Not in my business!




In Closing

In the end it is up to you to make a decision on whether you should outsource your social media or not. Running a good, effective, and fun social media marketing and management campaign takes time and expertise. I’ve seen businesses that do very little on social media and they are not even small businesses. I can’t believe that a company wouldn’t be taking advantage of social media in some way. If you choose to outsource or not at least get in the game. The first rule of marketing is to “Go where the people are!” and social media is where people are!

Well that was fun, but I need a coffee! Maybe you should get one too! Coffee and Social Media what a great team!

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As always I hope to hear your advice or tips in the comments!

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Have A Personality On Social Media

Have A Personality On Social Media

 

Use Social Media To Show Off Your Personality!

Basically what I am saying is people like people. Don’t be a robot and post as a business only. Use social media as a way to show your personality and the personality and culture of your business. Post FUN stuff!




How To Be More Personable

There are many ways to be more personable on social media. Do posts that are fun and engaging. Be as social as possible without looking too much like a business. Here are 17 posts you can totally steal. Below are some things to do when posting to be more social and less like a business.

  1. Post pictures of employees
  2. Run fun contests
  3. Talk about some mistakes you have made as a business
  4. Ask people for their opinions
  5. Post pictures at seminars/events

Be “Likable” on Social Media

By posting more as a person your customers will see a human side to your business and you will become more approachable. It’s natural for people to put up a barrier when they think they might be sold. Most people don’t like to be sold. Don’t pitch people all the time be a person.





Barriers Will Fall

By being personable on social media it opens up the dialogue between you and the customer. People will begin to trust your company. They will take down the barriers that they put up at first when they don’t want to be sold. Building trust on social media is very important. It may take some time, but, it will be worth it in the long run. Just like real life it take time to build relationships. The same holds true for social media.





Act As If

Act as if you don’t want to sell them. Act as if you want to just be social. Act as if you really genuinely care! Here is the main part DON’T ACT! Really be like that. What I really am getting at is just be FUN!! Use social media for what it is meant to be “A Social Place”. Just be likable and a person and after awhile it will get easier. The posts and customer engagements will flow like a beautiful chocolate river. Like the one in Willy Wonka! MMMM……..Chocolate!

 

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17 Fun Posts To Copy and Paste

17 Posts You Can Totally Steal!

 

Here are 17 FUN posts that you can totally copy and paste (free!) If you are out of ideas take one of these. Use them on Facebook, Twitter or just go out and get them tattooed on your ankle. Use them however you would like.




  1. My favorite topping on pizza is ___________?
  2. If the world ended today who would you spend your last hour with?
  3. On a scale of 1 to 10 how much do you like this post?
  4. 4 out of 5 dentists recommend you should floss between your toes.
  5. I get offended when people get offended.
  6. I walked 12,872 steps today and nobody liked my post about it!
  7. What did you do today to get one step closer to your goals?
  8. One thing I wish I could change about my past would be _____________?
  9. How many times a day do you check your social media pages?
  10. My favorite inspirational quote is _________________?
  11. Survey…Which one of our products do you like best?
  12. My go to snack at the movies is ___________?
  13. If there is one thing we can do better what would it be?
  14. Truth Time: When you were growing up what did you want to be when you got older?
  15. My favorite CD/Album of all time is _________________?
  16. What decade was better the 80’s or 90’s? Tell us why.
  17. The best movie ever was ____________________?

Not all of these posts will work for certain businesses, but I’m sure you will be able to use at least a few of them. The best part is that all 17 of these posts are meant to stir up a conversation. Getting people to interact with you and your brand is what it’s all about! Get people talking with you and about you on Social Media.




Do you have some good posts? If so, please post them in the comments below for people to use. That would be so awesome of you!

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