Social Media Workshops and Training

Social Media Marketing

What is a social media workshop or training event?

At first glance, event social media marketing sounds like the simple task of advertising and marketing for events.

Create a few graphics... post about it on the company's social media account... create a groovy hashtag... send out a few emails... create a landing page on the website... and you would be right! Those are all elements of event marketing.

However, event social media marketing has the added opportunity to showcase the highlights as they are happening, in real time! And there are fabulous ways to get your attendees, volunteers, and team engaged too.

Why would you want social media marketing for your event?

Event social media marketing doesn't end with the start of your event - instead, it should end much, much later.

Events not just about the lessons of a conference, the networking at a local gathering, or insights to workshops. Events are also about the experience your attendees, sponsors, speakers, and vendors have while the event is taking place!

Think about it.

Posting where we are, what we are doing, and who we are doing it with has become incredibly second-nature for the majority of the population. Why not leverage the exposure that's happening at your event, for your event's benefit?

Social media is another great asset to offer to sponsors, vendors, and speakers! By collaborating with everyone, not only are you increasing the awareness and visibility of your event, but your brand. And in turn, you are able to offer a value add to prospective supporters and investors.

The average Social Media Marketing Manager enjoys staying at their job for 1 to 2 years.

There are over 61,443 Social Media Managers in the United States.

The predicted job growth for Social Media Managers is 10% by 2026.

How can Social Jargn help?

We can create a marketing strategy from your event, start-to-finish.

We can work with your existing team and leadership to ensure social media is entwined with your other marketing initiatives, or create the entire strategy and event campaign with you!

The best part is that event social media marketing is relevant to in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.

Let us create digital assets for your event attendees to use on social media, help you create that groovy hashtag, and showcase your event in style, online.

Done For You

Done For You is exactly as it sounds. Consider Social Jargn your organization's marketing department without the additional costs of overhead, recruiting, and training. From start to finish, Social Jargn takes care of each and every intricacy for your organization. Regular meetings are held to ensure consistency and synergy with your sales team and internal leadership - this keeps everyone on the same page allowing for the best possible results! You remain the property owner for any digital assets created, meaning any intellectual property is yours to use at your discrecion. Services are available on a month to month basis, giving you the flexibility to add or remove projects as they fit your sales strategy and financial budget.

Done With You

Done With You plans are a hybrid between the Do It Yourself option and Done For You services. This tier is for entrepreneurs and business professionals who are looking to keep hands-on with their content and marketing, but need the routine tasks off their plate. For example, you may want consistent posting to be sent out on your social media accounts but prefer to handle comments and messages on your own. Or, you are recording your video footage and need someone to make the edits for you. Perhaps you have a podcast and would like the audio transcribed and reposted on your blog. We work in tandem and Social Jargn fills in the gaps you need so nothing is missed!

Do It Yourself

Sometimes, business owners are unable to hire a service to handle their marketing, social media, website maintenance, etc. but when they get stuck, they need someone to turn to! DIYers benefit from the Social Jargn community where learning is self-paced and questions are answered in video replies and click-by-click walkthroughs. For more in-depth hurdles, private virtual appointments are also available for guidance and troubleshooting.

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Why Likes and Follows Don't Matter

January 10, 20233 min read

Why Likes and Follows Don’t Matter

Social Media following likes count

“Back in the day”, the big goal was to get as many Facebook Page Likes and Twitter Followers you could. These were the key metric businesses and organizations using social media were after. When Pages first launched on Facebook, you needed 25 Likes to unlock analytics and your vanity URL. The number would eventually change to 35 and then 50. So these were goals for organizations to achieve as they were launching a new Page.

However, social media has continued to evolve and the algorithms have significantly changed. As more users begin to join social media platforms, the companies behind them are battling the challenge of all the data and how to deliver it to users of the platform. As a solution, algorithms are programmed to deliver the content users are most likely to interact and engage with – versus giving you everything the accounts you follow are publishing. This means the strategy for companies needs to change to be more community-driven and the importance of intriguing and compelling content should be the main focus for businesses, not the number of Likes, Followers, or Subscribers your accounts have.

Don’t misunderstand this for certain metrics required to unlock features on the platforms. For example, YouTube requires 100 subscribers before a channel can unlock a vanity URL and 1,000 before a channel is eligible for monetization options. However, once these benchmarks have been reached the number of subscribers should no longer be a priority.

On Facebook, for example, the algorithm is doing to show content that it believes a user is most interested in based upon previous interactions on the platform. They do this to keep you on their site for longer periods of time and if they are able to give you the information and things you enjoy, the more likely you are to use their platforms. For example, if you interact with a lot of dog photos or cat videos on Facebook, their algorithm goes, “Hey! Ashley likes this kind of content the most so we are going to show her more of it to keep her on our platform.”

This goes for content you may not care for as well – interact with a political post and you’ll start to see more of it in your feed than the dog or cat content.

Quit counting Followers and Likes

Why is this important for businesses to know? Because this is how you should be developing your content! Leverage the algorithm on the platforms by publishing engaging, interesting content – but keep it relevant to your business. I wouldn’t want to talk about MyLittlePony just for the sake of MyLittlePony… but if MyLittlePony underwent a rebrand or an attention-grabbing social media campaign, then I would add it to my list of posts to share.

The fact is not everyone who likes your page is going to see your posts – social media doesn’t work the same way an email newsletter does. You may have 20,000 Likes on your Facebook Page but if only 1,000 people engage with your content the other 19,000 probably won’t see it anyway. But… with great content, you’ll reach people who do and do not like your account.

In addition, each platform works a little differently. Which is why its so important for you to understand how each community interacts and functions. For example, as people interact with your posts through likes, reactions, shares, and comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, your content shows up in their friend’s news feeds and that is how you see your reach increase. This is what you want – eyeballs on your content. In comparison, Instagram and YouTube work a little differently in that as people interact, it doesn’t repopulate the feed the same way it does on Facebook. Instead, it shows up in top search results and services your content as “you may also be interested in.”

The moral of the story: focus on top quality content that users are likely to interact with and don’t worry about your Likes or Follower count. As they engage, the content will be seen by people who follow and do not follow your accounts, many times surpassing your account’s follower count anyway.

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blog image

Why Likes and Follows Don't Matter

January 10, 20233 min read

Why Likes and Follows Don’t Matter

Social Media following likes count

“Back in the day”, the big goal was to get as many Facebook Page Likes and Twitter Followers you could. These were the key metric businesses and organizations using social media were after. When Pages first launched on Facebook, you needed 25 Likes to unlock analytics and your vanity URL. The number would eventually change to 35 and then 50. So these were goals for organizations to achieve as they were launching a new Page.

However, social media has continued to evolve and the algorithms have significantly changed. As more users begin to join social media platforms, the companies behind them are battling the challenge of all the data and how to deliver it to users of the platform. As a solution, algorithms are programmed to deliver the content users are most likely to interact and engage with – versus giving you everything the accounts you follow are publishing. This means the strategy for companies needs to change to be more community-driven and the importance of intriguing and compelling content should be the main focus for businesses, not the number of Likes, Followers, or Subscribers your accounts have.

Don’t misunderstand this for certain metrics required to unlock features on the platforms. For example, YouTube requires 100 subscribers before a channel can unlock a vanity URL and 1,000 before a channel is eligible for monetization options. However, once these benchmarks have been reached the number of subscribers should no longer be a priority.

On Facebook, for example, the algorithm is doing to show content that it believes a user is most interested in based upon previous interactions on the platform. They do this to keep you on their site for longer periods of time and if they are able to give you the information and things you enjoy, the more likely you are to use their platforms. For example, if you interact with a lot of dog photos or cat videos on Facebook, their algorithm goes, “Hey! Ashley likes this kind of content the most so we are going to show her more of it to keep her on our platform.”

This goes for content you may not care for as well – interact with a political post and you’ll start to see more of it in your feed than the dog or cat content.

Quit counting Followers and Likes

Why is this important for businesses to know? Because this is how you should be developing your content! Leverage the algorithm on the platforms by publishing engaging, interesting content – but keep it relevant to your business. I wouldn’t want to talk about MyLittlePony just for the sake of MyLittlePony… but if MyLittlePony underwent a rebrand or an attention-grabbing social media campaign, then I would add it to my list of posts to share.

The fact is not everyone who likes your page is going to see your posts – social media doesn’t work the same way an email newsletter does. You may have 20,000 Likes on your Facebook Page but if only 1,000 people engage with your content the other 19,000 probably won’t see it anyway. But… with great content, you’ll reach people who do and do not like your account.

In addition, each platform works a little differently. Which is why its so important for you to understand how each community interacts and functions. For example, as people interact with your posts through likes, reactions, shares, and comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, your content shows up in their friend’s news feeds and that is how you see your reach increase. This is what you want – eyeballs on your content. In comparison, Instagram and YouTube work a little differently in that as people interact, it doesn’t repopulate the feed the same way it does on Facebook. Instead, it shows up in top search results and services your content as “you may also be interested in.”

The moral of the story: focus on top quality content that users are likely to interact with and don’t worry about your Likes or Follower count. As they engage, the content will be seen by people who follow and do not follow your accounts, many times surpassing your account’s follower count anyway.

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