How I plan my social media calendar for the whole year

How I plan my social media calendar for the whole year - Liz Hall Design

I like to plan and be organised, ironically it allows me to be more creative because I’m not worried about the day to day stuff. 

One of the biggest time consumers for me, and probably most of you, is social media. Scheduling can take time but coming up with ideas, keeping content interesting, engaging, urgh! Some days I just want to hide and not do anything!

But, over the last few years I’ve created myself a system (totally by accident) of planning my social media content.

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10 ways to personalise your social media for small businesses

social media marketing - Liz Hall Design - logo design, graphic design, Bradford

Social media is just that, it’s about being social and getting to know your customers and your followers. The odd selling post is fine (your ultimate goal is to sell more, after all!) but no-one likes being blatantly sold to.

The bulk of your social media posts should be about connecting and I’ve personally found that my more personal posts get far more engagement and reach than any other. Now that’s not to say you should start spilling all your personal life all over your business page. Definitely not!

But people do buy from people and love to know more about the person they’re buying from. Big businesses and companies spend millions trying to get that personal touch across but for you it’s easy. I’ve put together 10 ideas for posts where your customers can get to know more about you and your business but without revealing every detail about your personal life.

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10 creative ways to help your business stay visible over Christmas

Christmas marketing - Liz Hall Design - graphic design, logo design, Bradford

For some businesses the Christmas period is so busy and their perfect time of year. For others, it’s more of a tough slog. They get forgotten about, they’re not really appropriate for Christmas, and business can really slow down or halt altogether.

If this sounds like you (and I’m one of those people), there are lots of things you can do throughout December to keep your business visible and get your customers ready to spend with you when Christmas isn’t all consuming and they have the money to spend again.

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10 creative ideas for social media posts

10 creative ideas for social media posts by Liz Hall Design - logo designer, graphic designer, Bradford, Shipley

Coming up with ideas for social media posts can be time consuming and frustrating. We’ve all been there, sat at the computer wracking our brains for some thing interesting, funny or useful to post to our followers. And the more we think about it, the harder it seems to get!

To make things a little easier, and get the creative juices flowing, I’ve come up with 10 ideas for your social media posts. And these will work for any type of business, just adapt them for what you need.

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How to create your small business marketing plan

How to create your small business marketing plan with Liz Hall Design

If your marketing plan is something you always think about but never get round to planning, then this is the year all that changes!

Now I’ll be upfront from the start, I’m not going to get into SWOT analysis, target markets, analysing your competitors etc If that’s what you’re after, there’s plenty of articles on Google for you to get your teeth stuck into.

This blog is quite simply a resource to help you plan a simple marketing strategy for the coming year so you can put reminders in your diary of when you need to write and send blogs, schedule social media campaigns, create content for printed materials and when to advertise your products and services. Continue reading “How to create your small business marketing plan”

5 ways to refresh your marketing this Summer

Refresh your marketing this summer

Summer is a great time to give your business image a mini makeover. It’s a funny time of year as people are on holiday, taking time off with the kids or just taking advantage of sunny days to relax and recharge their batteries.

If you find yourself staring at the phone willing it to ring, shift your focus away from selling. I have lots of little ways you can update your print marketing, your social media accounts and your website.

Get your notebook ready, make some lists and refresh your marketing. Spend a little time on your business this summer and you’ll reap the rewards come September.  Continue reading “5 ways to refresh your marketing this Summer”