Brand Strategy Using Social Media
To create a template for a workshop for a B2B brand by researching three case studies in the financial POS space that use social media platforms to target entrepreneurs.
- YOCO is an African company that creates tools and services to help small businesses run, get paid, and grow.
- YOCO holds YOCO Meets which is a workshop for entrepreneurs to connect with each other. They developed this by creating a Facebook Group for the event that attendees can access.
- YOCO created a #JustStart campaign to help entrepreneurs start their businesses and build a network. On YOCO’s YouTube station they created a video supporting this movement.
- YOCO sets up campaigns for every type of social media channel and measure specific KPIs.
- The company incorporates multiple types of channels to foster business such as YouTube and podcasts.
- The marketing department emphasizes optimizing every social media post and ads to have the largest impact.
- PayPal is a “technology-based” company allowing online payments for companies.
- PayPal utilized segmentation, targeting, and positioning to create smaller audience groups to target them specifically.
- PayPal targets young professionals with emphasizing that they aren’t selling you their product by trying to support you.
- PayPal uses social media “ambassadors” or “influencers” to help grow their business.
- TouchBistro is an iPad POS software for restaurants.
- TouchBistro includes a blog on its website with posts marketing tips, consulting firms, and SEO strategies for companies that partner with them.
- The company is active on social media accounts including Twitter where they post parternships they have with chefs such as Gordon Ramsey and events they will be speaking at.
- TouchBistro is using content marketing to grow its business. They create content specifically targeted to their audience of resteraunt owners and chefs featuring blog posts of “how-to.”
- Video has played a key role in TouchBistro’s development
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Wonder could continue research by providing a more in-depth case study of each of the three case studies and their marketing strategies with social media that would include 2-3 strategies they use, a paragraph about the type of content on their blog, 2-3 KPIs they consider, and 2-3 brand partnerships they have.
We could identify 2-3 trends in social media marketing for financial POS companies that include the use of brand ambassadors and the social media platforms that are being used.