What are you risking in your social media presence with a misstep? Reputation? Loss of the social element? Marketing socially is changing so quickly, yet we all make mistakes as we find our voice and audience. Here are 4.7 common mistakes in our industry and ways to ward them off.
Mistake #4 – Social Media is Just Business
Our industry is FUN! When you create a mini-vacation for your clients on your social sites, you’ve connected and they will love you for it. Many businesses focus their posts only on their own sales, promotions and news updates while forgetting to add the personal touch, a bit of frivolous fun and whimsy.
Key takeaway: Remember to let your personality and that of your business shine thru. Give your clients the chance to indulge in their travel dreams and they’ll reward you with their loyalty and hard earned money. A general rule of thumb is that a business page is successful when relevant information from others is shared 80% of the time. The balance can be focused on selling and marketing your travel products. This means sharing links, photos, video and content from suppliers, clients and destinations. This tactic will keep your fans interested and SOCIALizing with you.
Tip: Social media platforms are conversation starters.
Key takeaway: Variety is the spice of social media. Here are some ways to keep your fans engaged
- ** Use photos of your clients enjoying their travels
- ** Upload photos of your and your staff in your office working. People like to be able to put a face behind that great voice on the phone.
- ** Polls and questions will help you understand your unique audience
- **Use humor; photos, captions, quotes
Stat: Did you know… Emoticons can increase ‘likes’ by 57% and comments by 33%.
3 additional social slip-up’s will follow. Stay tuned.
What slip-up’s have you recently avoided?