Social Media in South Africa – Part 2

So you have created your nice page with the profile pic on the left.  What next … Well if you recall I spoke about a “landing page“, now there are a number of “apps” on Facebook that you may want to use to create this landing page, here are a few that I like to use :

  • Ability to post static landing page
  • Ability to layover social feed tabs like (Twitter,Linked In,Facebook)™
  • Insert YouTube™ videos
  • Facebook share
  • Build Iframes

With the premium plan you can do a little more like :

  • Add a flash animation
  • Add MP3
  • Contact Form etc.
One of my favourites… so much you can do with this app:

  • Create a fan gate
  • Create a static landing page
  • Create I dynamic landing page by inserting a flash animation
  • Insert a YouTube video’
  • Embed HTML
  • Embed an op-in form
  • CMS System
  • Twitter Feed
All of this you get for FREE.
By paying a little FEE you can brand this tab with your own Icon & Remove the IFRAME WRAPPER branding
 What i like about this is that you can create your own icon & brand it for your company, your product you business. And you can use in a couple of times within your website with different branded icons.Furthermore is the ability to use different functionality.

  • You can have a Fan Gate
  • You can insert your own HTML functionality
  • You can insert an image
  • You can have a re direct to another page.
  • You can have a link to your website or even build a microsite with a IFRAME
  • You can have an opt – in form that visitors need to fill in before they can go further.
  What’s nice about this app is it’s simplicity. It’s essentially has drag & drop functionality.

  • You can insert a ticker strip box
  • A media box which can have HTML functionality, or a flash animation
  • You can insert a YouTube video
  • A slideshow with different transitions

Premium features :

  • Fan page
  • Change the footer
  • Google Analytics to track visits to your page.
  • Customized Icon
  • Load pages within Facebook
  • Increased storage limits for pics etc.

So try them out. Install on of these apps. The best way to see how there operate is to test them out there are literally thousands of apps on facebook, and the the above list is one’s I have personally tested & tried out.

What out for my video coming soon where I will actually show you from scratch how to make your 1st page.

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Create a unique LIKE page with Sensible Designs

Have you got a new business, an idea, perhaps a product you would like to sell, but realistically you have no idea as to where you should actually start.

And yes you have heard about facebook with it’s 700 odd million users that seems to be growing leaps and bounds or is it just a fad ?

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Well lets think about that statement for just a moment. According to stats (those geeky guys that put numbers together and come up with something that makes some sort of sense) …. It took 38 years for radio to reach 50 million users … 13 years for tv …internet 4 years …. Facebook less than a year to reach 200 million users !!!

So to answer the question it’s not a Fad !! It’s a social revolution …it’s the new way people get heard whether it is a social or political change !!! Whether its a new product … a new business … a new trend its happening here on so many platforms …

Having had personal experience with the traditional form of contact … i.e. I had bad service with a store … so I emailed them … No or little response … But expose a company on a social platform the experience is quiet different … Not to say that we want to keep on moaning ….because as South Africans we hate to moan …. and like to get “bad service” wasting our hard earned rands ….

But in retrospect what we actually deserve is a product … a business a service that delivers all it promises ….


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Social Media In South Africa (Entertainers/Artists/Writers) – Part 1

Despite what we think, have heard or perhaps read …. Social Media is still very much in it’s infancy in South Africa. Having had a lot of experience on various social media platforms, including but not limited to .. Facebook.. Twitter …YouTube …Linked In & numerous others …. what I have noted is that :

  • There are very few “social media marketing gurus” in South Africa who actively understand the potential and use of platforms like FACEBOOK. This becomes obvious by the fact that many South African artists have numerous personal profiles and some of them have pages but don’t readily use them, for what they were designed for. The concern with this is that it contravenes FACEBOOK’s policies (Facebook Community Standards) you may not have multiple personal profiles. So all the hard work they have put into obtaining all these “friends“, can be taken away …literally overnight. And if you try dispute it …. ?? To be honest don’t they are not interested and their policies are clearly stated.

So what now ? Well the best way is to create an exchanging Facebook Page that is representative of YOU as an (entertainer,artist,writer) and not just a “profile pic” ? This creates an awful lot of confusion

A slight but subtle change from what looks like a profile to what is known as a page … And people can clearly see the difference. The benefit is that they are more likely to click on a page than your profile &  become a fan because they are

perhaps interested in your music or art or writing … even though they do not know you personally.
However it doesn’t stop there … When a user comes to your page the default setting is your “wall” … the foreseeable concern with this is :

People may have to initially read through reams of wall “news feed” to found out what you are about, who you are, what do you have to offer ?
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No “call to action” or “welcome“. People like to feel special, so why should it be any different when they come to you page … make them feel special …make them WANT to be your FAN …. & this can be achieved in some many ways from the basics to a little innovation :

  • Basic :In essence its an indication to your “FAN” …. hey …this is my page ? What do you think of it ?                                 Would love if you “LIKED” my page & became a FAN …. This can easily be accomplished either by having a static picture with an arrow or whatever you have chosen as an overall …. & perhaps a little “slogan” ?
  • Innovation: With a little innovation & tabs/apps found within facebook you can have a iframe where you can embed a video or a flash format or combinations of these …. where you could personally say “hi” to you potential fans. So they can hear how you sound ? … see what you look like ? Goes a long way to building an trusting, meaningful engagement.
  • Opt-in: Generally used by small to medium business’s, but nothing stops you from capturing a person’s email address’s. And if you really innovative why not do something like … Hey give me your email address’s & download a free song or let me mail you when my next event is happening with directions ?

The options are literally endless. Engage and build up a relationship

What next ?

Well if you are a singer why not have a tab where people can listen to your music or samples ? Or if you want buy & download ? Or you could have a You Tube Video link showing a couple examples of songs you have done or albums you have launched ? If you are a writer … somebody could download excerpts of what you have written … and if they like it the could download your whole book …. or you could have a carousel of artwork you have created on display in a flash carousel type format ….

Make it interesting … may it fresh …make it innovative ….