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Facebook -Is it Right for your Business? Phyllis Khare Interview

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While the majority of  small and medium sized businesses understand the value of social media as a integrated part of their digital marketing plan, there are questions that remain such as:

  • What social networks should our business focus on?
  • Everyone seems to be on Facebook, should our business focus on Facebook only?
  • If not Facebook, where else?

In this episode of the Halftime Mike Podcast, I’m joined by author, speaker, and consultant Phyllis Khare who readily dives into this question to give marketers and owners doable guidance on how to answer these questions about Facebook and more!

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About Phyllis:

books-kharePhyllis is the author of two comprehensive books on social media marketing: Social Media Marketing eLearning Kit for Dummies and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies.

Phyllis’ clients are online international businesses looking to rock the social media marketing space. She consults and manages these A-List clients using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+ (including private and On Air Hangouts), YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram. She has learned how to be a great social media manager with all different types of entrepreneurs and is full of stories and adventures in teaching and training these high-powered people. She’s a member of Best Keynote Speakers and has written and presented for some of the largest social media blogs and events like Social Media Examiner and Marketing Profs. 

Key Topics:

  • Identifying where your ideal customer spends time is a MUST.
  • The shifts in Facebook reach and the fact that older demographics have embraced Facebook and do not make changes quickly, if at all.
  • Identifying the “digital interfaces” your key audience uses is important to knowing where and how to reach them online.
  • Women 35-55 is a key growing demographic on Facebook.
  • Use Google Analytics to view the Social referral traffic to your site, as well as the type of device they are using while visiting your site!
  • Facebook Ads – Facebook Insights are critical to review because Reach is down per post so you do need to watch your post reach and use ads for key posts to get greater reach and to reach your exact target audience.
  • Email is key!  Grow your email list.  Move your social connections to your email list. Then use that list with Facebook Ads to target your audience on Facebook via Custom Audiences.
  • Email marketing is important, you need to use your list.  Too many companies are not using their list.  Give your list good content and free information.  Use this to help them feel good about you.
  • Testing is so critical!  You need to try, and then review and make adjustments!
  • YouTube and Google+ are important tools today that businesses need to explore and consider.  Do not ignore Google+!  Go over and do a search in Google+ for your brand.

Listen to the show to hear it all!

Items mentioned in the show:


Final Minute Countdown: 
(fast ask, fast answer)

1. This is a basketball themed podcast,  If you were a NBA player, would you be known for (a) your dunks (b) your 3 pointers, or (3) being a defensive stopper? Definitely a 3 Point artist with my height!

2. Switching to digital… Apple or Android?  Android!

3. PC or Mac?  Obviously PC

4. Mail chimp, or Constant Contact…. or other for email marketing? Mail Chimp for Starters, InfusionSoft for larger companies

5. Most recent business book read? What Happens in Vegas, Stays on YouTube – Erik Qualcom

 

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Why the Halftime theme Mike?

I’m a Indiana Hoosier native where basketball is the top sport.  Every team heads to the locker room at halftime to evaluate the first half and create a updated plan for the second half.  That plan includes adjustments based on reviewing what worked and what didn’t.  The “halftime” is a key review point where the game stops, the team pulls away to huddle in the locker room away from the fans, and they come out prepared and ready to succeed in the second half.

That’s what this podcast is all about, taking the time to pull away for bit to evaluate, learn, and set some strategies for your business to succeed in the second half.

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