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SNAPCHAT….. JUST A FAD?

Is Snapchat here to stay?

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Snapchat has recently became very popular among the target market of 13 to 25 year olds, but what is it?

Snapchat is a photo messaging application (“app”). Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients,  with an estimated 400 million Snaps being sent every day.   Users can also set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps ranging from 1 second to 10 seconds , after which they will be hidden from the recipient’s device and deleted from Snapchat’s servers. This provides a novelty with the app, the days of text messaging, whats app and Viber could well be over.

The best feature of Snapchat (other than the reduced possibility of photos appearing on Facebook) is the touchscreen drawing. With it, you can make masterpieces that last only 10 seconds or less. Here you have the chance to be as creative and free as you like.

Could Snapchat be used for businesses?  Snapchat could very well be used in today’s technology filled marketing world.  In this article by Social Media Examiner provide five ways in which your brand can add Snapchat to their mobile marketing strategy.

  1. Reward current customers with mobile coupons
  2. Gain new customers with a giveaway
  3. Take people behind the scene
  4. Preview a new product
  5. Tell customers about promotions and events

Snapchat is a great way to target a young audience and also provide an interaction  with the customer and the company.  MTV UK used Snapchat to promote a new season of the show “Geordie Shore,” sending behind-the-scenes footage to fans as well as reminders to watch the show.

Still not sure about Snapchat have a look at this short video for some tips on how you can use it for your business.  Let me know your opinion just fill out this quick poll. 

 

 

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Five useful tips when setting up a Facebook page

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Facebook has an endless reach of possibilities and opportunities. Facebook has a vast target market with an endless chance of new potential customers, gives the customer a chance to interact with the brand and build a relationship. Facebook is also essential for gaining feedback from your customers. When setting up a Facebook page it is vital for your page to be user-friendly. Here are 5 tips to help you when setting up a page. 

  1. Customize your page URL, you do not want a long ugly URL for your business
  2. Make sure your page layout fits, in terms of photos, personal Information and profile picture.
  3. Try to be cool, get creative with your Facebook profile, try new layouts and keep your content up to date with the latest trends.
  4. Make sure your page is a like page and not a friend account,
  5. Try to use humor in the right tone with your posts such as memes, trends and videos it’s not all about business keep your followers amused

Peoples daily routines are different from years gone by instead of reading the morning newspaper it is their Facebook, that is why is so important to have your Facebook page set up in the right way for users to follow. Post daily about different topics that interest you and the Facebook community but don’t over do it, posts of irrelevant topics may block up users news feeds and there is nothing worst then seeing a pointless post. Now get going, get creative with your Facebook page and get connected.

Before setting up your Facebook have a look at this page provided by Facebook which gives some great tips on how to get started and why to use Facebook for your business, such as setting your target market, creating content, and expanding your target market.

Blogging begins!

Marketing student at Cork Institute of Technology, currently in 3rd year and setting up a Digital Marketing blog as part of a module. Strong interest in  Digital Marketing, Online Advertising, Social Media, and Marketing Communications. Posts of creative and interesting topics  as well as my own personal opinion on different marketing topics.

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Here I will be posting different topics for a college module. Here are the following topics I will be commenting on,

  1. Five tips to follow when setting up a Facebook page.
  2. Why businesses should blog.
  3. Snapchat… Just a fad?
  4. Remarketing – useful marketing tool or cyber stalking?

Any feedback would be much appreciated.