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Trusted marketing and social media tips- Knowing what to promote on Facebook

The Trusted team have been recognized as being amongst the best marketers in Saskatchewan, and one of the factors to a successful marketing strategy is knowing what your audience is interested in, and also very importantly knowing when you have something that will appeal to the masses!  Too many companies spend their time selling themselves instead of listening to their audience. The key to social is starting conversations with your customers and prospects that they are interested in! 

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Here is a great real case study that happened on Trusted Regina's Facebook page recently.

Trusted Regina's Facebook page recently won a ' Battle of the Pages ' with Trusted Saskatoon's Facebook page, - the details of which you can see below in the post from the Trusted Regina Facebook page on September 11th 2014 

 

We then had the task to choose 6 random winners that week and give out the prizes, which is fun!  

An important thing to note, is that at Trusted we always announce the winners publicly, and send them a message. We also ask the fans to reach out to them if they haven't responded within a few days- it's super important to be transparent with your fans and we always try to get pics of the winners with their prizes too- there are countless ' suspect ' contests on Facebook, and people have become  quite cynical of contests....and many actively stay away from entering ' big prize contests' as they think most are scams

 

One of the winners chosen was Chad Burkley, and when he contacted us to claim he sent a message to say he was thrilled to win, but that he wanted to pass on the prize to someone else to pay forward this act of kindness- which we thought was both unexpected and lovely of him, so we decided to ask Chad to pick the next winner ! 

His email in reply we shared in a post on Facebook ...and then the marketing magic happened! 

 

We knew what we had would engage most people, and make them smile- a winning combination. We put the post  together, with our own additional ' surprise', found a great image that we knew would capture attention,  and then we invested $40 boosting it to our target audience- a local audience 18+.

The results speak for themselves- with over 580 likes and over 140 + shares ( amazing considering it happened on a Friday night (generally Fri- Sun in the summer are the worst times to do FaceBook posts ) & within 24 hours we had reached over 21,000 people, picked up 75 new likes to the page and introduced our BRAND and our personality to a new audience.

 

Or we could have just picked another winner ourselves and posted them....


You see, sometimes things unplanned happen, and great marketing isn't about guessing, it's a skill set, it's knowing what to do when something is presented to you, and how to use it with the view to furthering your companies overall Marketing mission! 


At Trusted we have the marketing skills, and we know how to get every last drop out of every $1 we invest in advertising - both for ourselves and our clients. 

S & E Trusted Online Directories selected as FINALIST for Saskatchewan Chamber of commerce 2014 ABEX Awards Marketing

The Trusted Team  are yet again  THRILLED, Excited & Proud to announce that S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc  - the business that owns the  www.trustedsaskatoon.com , www.trustedregina.com online directories and  www.trustedcanada.com has just been announced as one of the 4 FINALISTS for the 2014 ABEX award for Marketing -These are the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce awards for excellence in business!

 

 

We have THE BEST Trusted Marketing agency in Saskatchewan 

 

Sara Wheelwright the Trusted Founder received a phone call from the Saskatchewan Chamber with the news...and it was quickly announced to the media in the following press release:

31st Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards to be held Nov 1st, 2014

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 31st  Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards.

The adjudication panel selected finalists from 85 businesses from the list of highly qualified nominations received, to compete in 10 ABEX categories. “We were thrilled with the quality and high number and wide range of nominees from all over Saskatchewan  this year’s awards,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. The ABEX will be showcasing strong, innovative and high quality businesses, and the contribution they continue to make to our vibrant economy.”

 

Tickets to the 2014 ABEX gala, set for Nov 1st in Regina are available now at www.saskchamber.com

 The contenders in the Marketing Award sponsored by Handy Special Events are :

 

  • Dream Development and Farideh Marketing of Regina
  • Gold Eagle Lodge of North Battleford
  • North Prairie Developments, Saskatoon
  • S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc  


 Trusted would like to extend wishes to the other  finalists in all categories  of the ABEX awards.  

Congratulation and Good Luck ..we look forward to meeting all of you at the November Gala in Regina..to celebrate excellence in business in the province of Saskatchewan .. where we live and love!!

Thanks must go to our media partners, family and friends along with the Trusted Partners for their ongoing support!

Just like we said in our application - " We are driven to do what we are doing because the Trusted team believes we are doing a good thing- for business in the province as well as for the public….we are rewarding and promoting excellence in business from local Saskatchewan businesses big and small …and we are doing it because we BELIEVE in what we are doing ..and we BELIEVE in our Trusted Partners

 

As Trusted continues to go from strength to strength, moving forward to franchising and also evolves into a full service marketing agency, we are still just 3 years old and relatively new- so it is so wonderful to be supported and recognized by the Saskatchewan Chamber for our efforts and strategy alongside such big & established Saskatchewan companies! "   

 

 

Here is our company video from last years awards :) 

ABEX MARKETING AWARD 2014 Saskatchewan

The power of Trusted . Trusted Case Study- Tammy Wandzura Trusted Mortgage Broker

The power of Trusted Case study Tammy Wandzura Trusted Saskatoon and Regina Mortgage Broker – This video was part of her Trusted partner special of 4 video's for free – We promoted the video via 2 city specific blogs..this cost Tammy nothing but time ...this shows the power of Trusted and what we do ..beyond just listing you on a directory, which is all that anyone else in the directory industry does for you!  

KNOWLEDGE + PARTNERSHIPS + ACTION = RESULTS

 REGINA BLOG

In less than 48 hours Trusted Regina on Facebook 

 

 

Saskatoon Blog

84 people have read the Saskatoon blog for 3min25 secs already..the video is 3min 25sec long – so that’s quality viewing then..including 52 people from from Saskatoon !!

102 people have read the Regina blog so far..74 of them from Regina and Moose Jaw …surely they are local immigrants wanting this important info... because lets be honest here , why else would you watch it?

 

 

The video went viral on You Tube after being picked up from sites we shared it to ..with nearly 10,000 views in less than 36 hours !

 


Trusted is the best marketing vehicle for local business with integrity....again this all in less than 2 days .

This video and the blogs are only going to be MORE effective in the future for Tammy ..never less than they are now!

Can the same be said for a newspaper ad, a flyer or a magazine article?  Or ...perhaps passive old Yellow Pages, where Mortgage Brokers have traditionally spent the bulk of their advertising budget.

Find out more about Trusted here ..and listen to what the TRUSTED Businesses across Saskatchewan have to say about the benefits of being Trusted

Trusted team shares testimonials from Trusted Partners across Saskatchewan

The Trusted team are absolutely invested in the Trusted Partners across Saskatchewan. We do what we can to give as much value and to help them as much as possible,  as their success is linked absolutely to Trusted's long term success!

We have hosted Trusted 4 hour lunch and learns followed by networking events  in both markets recently,  to educate the Trusted businesses about the importance of a good online presence, social media and how to mange and build a solid online reputation. Sara the Trusted founder believes that local businesses need to know WHY online is important and she shares her knowledge as an expert in local SEO and marketing with the Trusted partners, so they keep ahead of the curve and their competition in todays rapidly changing marketing landscape!

We had well over 100 attendees from over 70 Trusted Businesses across the province attend ..and the events were catered by Trusted partners and held in Trusted venues! Great food, Great company, Great music  & invaluable education.  

 

Here we share just some of the many messages of appreciation, testimonials and words of support that the partners have taken the time to send us after attending the sessions.  These business owners and managers took the time out of their busy schedules, as they understand it is just as important to work ON your business as it is to work IN your business if you want to have the most success!

THIS IS WHY WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AT TRUSTED HQ!!

" Thanks for the luncheon on Monday; met some new people and ran into some old faces. I know the SEO and social media work we’ve done with YOU GUYS and Trio has really done a lot to keep us on track with (if not slightly ahead of) the big fitness franchises moving into the city in recent years (gone from a 6-8th place Google rank to 1st-2nd place). Having learning what I’ve learned over the past few years, these days I actually enjoy spending time on all the different areas of our internet marketing, be it Instagram, FB, Blogging etc. I know events like this will help all the other Trusted Partners see the value in it and does for them what it has for Fitness Focus. Hope to see you guys again soon, thanks again " GARRET BLACKWELL , FITNESS FOCUS HEALTH & ATHLETIC CENTRE Trusted Saskatoon Gym & Fitness Experts -Dedicated to improving wellness in Saskatoon.

 "So.. you really DO know what your talking about!! ;) Had an hour long conference call today with guy doing our on line marketing stuff. He said same stuff about things you did. Actually I know you know your stuff it was good to verify that this guy is on same page and not just some guy taking my money! Let me know what you think or any suggestions. Between what he does and what you do I want to dominate my categories on line locally! Thanks again for yesterday too. I am ridiculously busy right now and would have been ticked had it been a waste of my time! now I am edumacated. " Rick Griffith - PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER Premium Home Leisure - Trusted Saskatoon Outdoor Living & Hot Tub experts.

"Trusted ,you are amazing ! Want to set ups meeting with you an our tech guy next week. Thanx so much for everything," Laddie- Hairstyle Inn - Trusted Saskatoon Salon

" Fantastic information! I can't wait to put some of this into use! I need to jump in with both feet! Look out world!!! Thank you for the Lunch & Learn! Learned so much! " Imagery Photography, Trusted Saskatoon Photographers

" Morning Sara  Im having trouble deciding who in my company NOT to help understand social media. If I  paid extra for lunches etc, could I get more than 2 people there? You offer so much value to the Trusted partners I cant understand why www.trustedregina.com isn't full.... but we all heard the story about leading horses to water..!! " Duane, Halcyon Spas - Trusted Regina hot tub and Outdoor Living Experts

" Great presentations on Social Media Marketing by Sara and Trusted Team A great perk for Trusted members! " Virgil Reed, Reed Security - Trusted Saskatoon and Trusted Regina Alarm & Security experts

" Good morning , Truly enjoyed the presentation yesterday, a lot of information to sift through and to put into practical application. Thanks again for hosting a wonderful and educational event. Best Regards " John Cave www.jandspicture.com - Trusted Saskatoon Framers

"Thank you Sara and staff for a wealth of useful information and insight on social media. I realize that we have a lot of work to do on Google business. The presentations were very organized and easy to follow. As usual - a real class act! Thanks to all involved. Action creates Action! We sold the show home. Thank you so much for your help once again!I " Lorena Sawchyn , Emerald Park Homes. Trusted Regina Home Builders

" Enjoyed the day and hospitality. Thanks and take care! " Mike Armstrong , Armstrong Wealth Management Group part of Richardson GMP Trusted Saskatoon Financial Experts

" SUCH a great job Trusted team!!! Thanks so much for the great food, drinks, networking and social media education! I can't wait to put it all into ACTION! " Michele Strawford, Fotobella - Trusted Regina Photographer

" Thank you so much to you and your amazing staff for all the great information and tips!!! I have learned so much from you already and am grateful to have learned that much more. I am looking forward to the future session! " CNG Stone team , Trusted Regina Countertop experts

" Very good seminar, hopefully we can take advantage of knowledge imparted to us in the very near future! " Shane Foster , Accurate Construction - Trusted Regina Window & Door and Renovation Experts

SMP Saskatoon ‏@smpchev · tweeted " Had a great time with all our trusted partners at the social media luncheon put on by #trustedsaskatoon! :) @Trustedcanada " Trusted Saskatoon Auto Dealer

 

The networking events are fun ..but they bring leads and business too!!

"  Good day. Thanks to the trusted team conference help, . because of that conference I met the wonderful business people like Mr. Duane of Halcyon Spas. He asked me to do the stripping and waxing their vinyl floors last night and I did my part now they will try our cleaning services for weekly cleaning to their office. I greatly appreciate your idea founding the great directory. All the best and God bless u. " Nick , RSC Commercial Cleaning- Trusted Saskatoon Commercial Cleaners

Check out the amazing ' Trusted and social media themed' cake from PickNics Catering - Trusted Saskatoon caterers 

Trusted offers the best investment for your marketing dollars- more than any other medium...and more importantly we are well positioned in this new marketing landscape- if you are interested in finding out more, to see if it's a fit for your business contact us today by clicking here !!! 

 

Trusted Directories team shares a testimonial from a happy Trusted Regina partner

We received a wonderful email from a happy Trusted Regina Partner today ....we love our job and we love that we are able to help such wonderful local businesses in so many ways, it really shows how our commitment to ADDING VALUE INCREASES TRUST & LOYALTY with our clients  !!

" Thanks for the great seminar last week and thank you for taking the time to meet with Brian and I this morning. Now to put this knowledge to work !! We know slow and steady is going to win this online race. Could we pick your brain at tiny bit more, just name a time , and we will met you here. Thanks again, it certainly was our pleasure spending time with you. Have a great afternoon and Many Thanks again. "

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TrustedCanada.com
434 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK   S7M 0X4
Ph: 306.244.4150

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