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Social Media Marketing for Franchises

Ready to invest in social media marketing for franchises? Blue Corona’s social media marketing specialists can assist with all aspects of your social media marketing—from account setup, to banner and ad design, to bid management, posting, tracking, and more.

We’ve worked with franchises on ensuring cohesive messaging across all franchise pages while also working to target the specific market of each.

Social media is growing at a rapid pace and plays an increasingly important role in how customers and businesses interact. Facebook alone has over 500 million active users spending over 700 billion minutes per month on the site. Franchise owners and managers would be insane not to market on this platform and other social media sites your customers just can’t seem to tear themselves away from.

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Our Process for Franchise Social Media Marketing

Our process for social media marketing for franchises is similar to our approach to marketing in general: TRACK > TEST > TWEAK > REPEAT. Simply put, you can’t maximize what you fail to measure and track. Better data equals better results.

1COMPLETING A COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

  • Completing a market analysis of your service areas and industry
  • Finding local competitors currently outperforming you in audience size and engagement
  • Analyzing content and messaging that performs well in your industry

2CREATING ENGAGING ORGANIC SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS

  • Researching content that has high engagement with your audience
  • Posting and scheduling regular posts
  • Monitoring engagement and interaction

3CREATING DATA-DRIVEN PAID SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS

  • Creating custom audiences to best target your company and brand
  • Creating copy and imagery for high-performing social ads
  • Split-testing ad copy
  • Reporting and improving paid social ads

4TRACKING YOUR SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS

  • Tracking your audience and reach
  • Tracking engagement rates
  • Tracking click-through-rate and leads
  • Tracking your ROI on paid social campaigns

5MANAGING YOUR ORGANIC & PAID SOCIAL CAMPAIGN

  • Managing and tweaking parameters for each campaign
  • Monitoring engagement and interaction from customer base
  • Monitoring engagement, leads, and sales from campaigns
  • Building your audience across appropriate social channels

Industry-Leading Franchise Social Media Marketing Services

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT from Blue Corona

Run specific social media campaigns to energize your fan-base, drive traffic to your Facebook page, or raise awareness around a new product, service, trend, or recent project! Sweepstakes, giveaways, and other contests are a proven way to generate new “Likes” to your page and buzz around your name. Best of all, they are relatively low-cost to run and can be specifically targeted to the audience that you want to reach!

Our social media specialists will develop baseline data to better determine which social media platforms are producing the lowest cost per lead and the highest return on ad spend. We can help you track and test paid social media campaigns on a variety of platforms.

Our franchise social media marketing services include

  • Facebook – Facebook allows for both text and photos to be displayed on your advertisement for maximum audience engagement. You’re able to target your audience based on interests, demographics, and geography, while also determining how much you want to pay per click or pay per mille (cost per 1000 impressions).
  • Twitter – Twitter allows you to choose the objective of your campaign, including tweet engagements (retweets, favorites, replies), website clicks, app installs or engagements, followers, or even leads, and it only charges you when your specified action occurs. Additionally, Twitter allows a maximum daily budget and maximum cost per action.
  • YouTube – YouTube is the second largest search engine and has a larger adult audience than any cable network. Unlike television, you can target your ad only to your target audience. Plus, advertising on YouTube is as easy as connecting it to your AdWords account.
  • LinkedIn – LinkedIn Ads allows you to engage with B2B customers. There are two paying options in LinkedIn Ads—cost per click or cost per mille (cost per 1000 impressions).
  • And more – We can also help you test ads on platforms like Google+ and Instagram. In competitive industries like franchise markets, we often find that the typical cost per interaction is cheaper than Google AdWords and Bing Ads!

Other Social Media Management Services

  • Social Media Analytics and Reporting – Our custom social media analytics provide clients with valuable insights into the communities around their brand. From overall community demographics to engagement reports that show how successful specific campaigns are playing out, our reports help franchises more specifically target their marketing message.
  • Brand Monitoring – If your customers are online, there’s a good chance they are talking about your firm! Through review sites and social networks, customers are expressing their opinions of businesses both positively and negatively. Keep on top of what people are saying about your firm through Blue Corona’s state of the art monitoring tools! We’ll continually monitor the web for any new mentions of your company on blogs, review sites, or social networks.
  • Reputation Management – Managing your online reputation is one of the most important marketing strategies you can employ! Negative comments and reviews can hurt your search engine rankings and they can be damaging to your ability to attract new clients. Actively engaging your customers and your reviews online will allow your franchise business to stay ahead of the news and control how your company is perceived.

Will Social Media Improve Your Franchise’s SEO?

The social media debate has been raging for years in the search world. Matt Cutts, head of the Google Webspam team, has adamantly denied that they matter. On the flip side, smart people have done studies and basically said “nah, they do matter.” Below is a snippit from the Moz ranking factors survey that shows social media—especially Facebook—really correlates to search results.

Facebook likes and shares influence rankings—just not in the way we think of a traditional ranking. Simply getting more likes and shares isn’t going to make a direct result—but it means you’re attacking your web marketing strategy in a successful way. We know Bing has played around with Facebook influencing results—and they very much matter there, still. Eventually, with web personalization trends, Facebook and other social factors are going to play a major role in how we find things on the internet going forward. The time is now to get going on it.

About Blue Corona

Blue Corona is much more than a franchise SEO or social media company—we truly see ourselves as a web marketing partner to your franchise business. We market your company as if it were our own—meaning we strive to truly understand your services, products, sales process, competitors, industry, and markets to effectively market your company on the web, all while tracking and measurably justifying your investment in our online marketing services.

Although we service all industries, we have extensive experience helping franchises just like you get more leads and sales from the web.

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Social Media Case Study
Contractor increases website traffic by 770% in two weeks with help of paid Facebook campaign

What Makes Blue Corona Different

Our goal is to be the best analytical, data-driven online marketing and social media marketing company on the planet! Unlike other social marketing companies, we operate from the perspective of a business owner (our account managers have gotten to know more about business than most “social gurus” will ever know—call us and see).

We strive to provide superior service by offering the following to all our social media marketing clients:

  • A dedicated Account Manager, someone that understands business and social media, to be your guide
  • Detailed monthly reports (you can actually understand) that connect social performance to your bottom line
  • A support team that includes an analyst, web designer/developer, and a dedicated professional copywriter
  • Access to our proprietary analytics software (better data drives better results)

Our Happy Clients

“I've been working with Blue Corona for over seven years, but before that, I was doing it all in-house. Blue Corona has impacted GAC in a way that has helped us grow in a turnkey manner. They care about your business and they're willing to work with you and really understand what your needs are as a business, and then develop a program to help you. I strongly recommend Blue Corona to any HVAC company out there.”

Rich Biava, Vice President
GAC Services

“Before working with Blue Corona, our website was old and basic... it really didn't match the image we wanted to portray in the market. We ended up choosing Blue Corona because they impressed us with their thorough research and understanding of our needs and our culture. The big benefit for us throughout the process was their ability to leverage their team's experience when we had an idea of what we wanted to do but didn't really know how to implement...”

Phil Key, President
Ruppert Landscape

“This has by far been the best return on investment I’ve ever seen. This has opened up another door for revenue to come in. My website has turned into my best sales rep. The company markets itself! My account manager presents all the information in a way that I can understand. She always takes my calls. She responds to my emails in a timely fashion. She helps me come up with new ideas. She is outstanding! Blue Corona provides results....”

Mark Hill, President
PVI Office Furniture Plus

“We are very pleased not only with the end result, but also with the entire process of working with Blue Corona. The amount of patience, guidance, and knowledge that they displayed throughout the whole process made them a very easy and enjoyable partner to work with. We are thrilled with our new website, mobile site, and content management system. We would recommend Blue Corona for any website development or redesign project.” With 25 retail stores and six dealer locations throughout...”

Casey McCormick, President
McCormick Paints

“We trust our support team at Blue Corona completely and quite frankly are involved in very little of what they do for us. They truly understand SEO and what is needed to make it work. I would say this has been the most valuable aspect of working with Blue Corona. They do so with little to no effort on our part, which allows our sales managers to focus on sales rather than SEO tasks and education. For all of these...”

Mark Gandy, Sales Manager
Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center

“"Blue Corona measures and tracks my website and all my advertising so I know exactly what is working and what needs to be re-evaluated.  They break down the data into actionable insights and clear takeaways. Before I hired them, I was getting 3 property management leads per month. Today, as a direct result of their SEO work and pay-per-click expertise, I receive over 25 leads per month and my cost per lead has actually gone down!" Rory Coakley founded Coakley Realty...”

Rory Coakley, President
Coakley Realty

“Blue Corona's expertise in search engine optimization is directly responsible for driving the increase in monthly visits to our web site, producing many telephone inquiries and visits to our showroom.”

Larry Rosen, President
Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens

“Both the design of the website, and the later design of our mobile website, were extremely easy and professional. In the past I had problems with web designers not understanding how I wanted the site to look and respond. Working with Chase, there were none of these issues. He really listened to my requests, asked questions to make sure he understood what I was saying, and made many suggestions of ways to improve the site in ways that had never...”

Donetta George, Owner
The Brass Knob

“I used to get a couple form submissions a year—and it was all spam. Now, we’re getting leads—and they’re qualified! You can find an SEO company anywhere. With Blue Corona, you get an account rep that’s there for you. I know there’s somebody looking out for our website and helping us grow.”

Aaron Hebert, Corporate Development
Action Restoration

“My husband and I have each been in the business world for at least 30 years and I can honestly say that I have never worked with a team of people as wonderful as Blue Corona's. We know virtually nothing of the SEO business and they have guided us through this in a most impressive way. Tara has been our main point of contact and I truly cannot say enough things about that amazing woman. It is due to Tara and her...”

Laurie Bublick, Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Generations Financial