Houston Social Media Breakfast (#smbhou) is usually held on the second Friday of the month. This month’s event is this Friday, June 12, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10 am. The way #smbhou works is very simple. Registration is taken via the Facebook event page. No fees (other than the coffee or breakfast you order at the restaurant). Attend, learn, and meet people.
Making Social Advertising Work for Your Business
WHEN: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:30 am-10 am
WHERE: Canopy Restaurant, 3939 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/915038301886363/
With recent changes to the Facebook algorithm putting even more pressure on brands to pay to get their content seen and Twitter and other platforms moving in this direction, understanding how to maximize social advertising is fast becoming a non-negotiable skill.
We will discuss how you can get the most out of social advertising to fuel your campaigns to gain relevant followers on social media platforms and increase reach. Though we will largely focus on Facebook, MD Anderson has also been exploring social advertising on Twitter, Yelp, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Here are just a few thing we will discuss:
- Why your brand should consider social advertising and how to determine which platforms you need to advertise on
- How to define your goals and target the ideal audience for your ad campaign
- Effective targeting and best advertising practices
- Why successful advertising starts with great content
- How to get a lot out of social advertising with a small budget
- How to convince your company’s leaders to provide the financial resources to support social advertising
Laura Nathan-Garner, Program Director, Integrated Media Communications, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Laura leads MD Anderson’s social program and social advertising efforts. Through her social advertising efforts, MD Anderson acquired more than 36,000 new Facebook followers and reached more than 1.3 million people at an average of $0.18/click over the past year. She’s also worked with departments and programs around MD Anderson to help them achieve their goals through social advertising. Recently, she worked closely with her account manager at Facebook and has some unique insight into how to lower your costs and reach more followers on Facebook. Through this effort, she was able to further lower their costs and acquired 4,000 new followers at just $0.16/like (well below Facebook’s ideal cost of $0.20-$0.50) in just a few weeks.
Personal Twitter: @lnathan
Work Twitter: @mdandersonnews
Facebook Page (MD Anderson): facebook.com/mdanderson