Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Blog Post Week 3 Part 2: 5 business websites and the social media they are using.

Orangetheory Fitness
https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com
Instagram and Facebook
They are well used! I follow them... because this is the gym I go to. 
They have posted on both accounts today! 2/13/18
It looks like they have it set up for what goes to instagram also goes to Facebook. I think they are doing it very well. It is aesthetically pleasing. They follow a them with their feed because of course their main colors are orange and black. It's fun to look at.

Road Runner
https://www.roadrunnersports.com
They have what looks like all the social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, IG, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.
Looks like the are being used because there are posts.
Last post 2/13/18
They are posting frequently on their platforms, but they don't seem to have much of a response. For the amount of followers they have, I am getting more like then they are. And that is around 20k compared to 600. 

Nothing Bundt Cakes
https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com
On their website they have : FB, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
Their most recent post is on Instagram and it looks like they are least active on Twitter. 
Last post: 2/13/18
I think they're instagram is hard to judge because it is cake and you can't really complain about that. These cakes are cute. Recently they have been promoting for Valentine's Day and they are extra cute.

Anthropologie
https://www.anthropologie.com
They have what looks like all the social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, IG, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.
They post frequently on all their pages. 
Last post: 2/13/18
They don't seem to get as much of a response on Twitter compared to IG. IG seems to be their most popular social media.

It is aesthetically pleasing. It is interior design and I think it feeds the styles that people are looking for right now. 


Target
https://www.target.com
They have what looks like all the social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, IG, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+. Additionally, under this list they have included their own app, Cartwheel.
Last post: 2/13/18
Target is a very big, much loved company. They have millions of followers,they get really great response. 






Week 3: Blogs I commented on...



Irene Vasquez

Sujatha Nanduri 

Dustin Miller

Monday, February 12, 2018

Blog Post Week 3: Pt. 1


Hello!

Communicating with businesses...
To be honest, I don't reach out to companies too often. A few months ago, I was double charged for an Uber ride so I contacted them about it though their app. They responded right away and refunded me. It was fairly good customer service. Other than that, I don't really put a lot of effort into reaching out to different companies. And I guess my Uber situation wasn't a social media outreach. 

Getting noticed on social media...
From what I have noticed on Twitter, it seems that businesses are very responsive. Because it is so public, it would benefit them to be responsive because it reflects how much they care about their consumers. It also gives off the impression that there is "nothing to hide", because they respond publicly. 

If it were my own business...
For positive feedback, I would show gratitude because other people would see that they could benefit from our services. As for negative feedback, respond in a way that shows you are taking action so your customer doesn't feel totally let down. Sincerely apologize. 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Week 2: In my opinion...


Hi! 

I have noticed that each platform is becoming more and more for both personal and business usage. Originally, platforms would start as personal, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. But now, all these platforms offer businesses the chance to promote on people's feeds, even if they are not be followed by said people. (This is personally a pet peeve of mine.) Overall, I would say that Snapchat stands out as the most personal, followed by Twitter and Facebook. 

As I mentioned earlier, they are all used for business use; some more than others. It depends on the target audience. For example, if you want to reach out to middle aged women, Twitter may not be your first pick for a social media platform. If you want to reach a younger audience, Twitter or Instagram might get more response. I notice a lot more business related content on Instagram and Facebook. There is always something being promoted under "recommended for you". 

I believe that Snapchat works well for both because the advertisements are subtle. They started putting advertisements at the end of snap stories, so you can't really see it coming. They are also in the explore section inside the special stories for the digital magazines on Snapchat, such as Cosmopolitan and People. You are only getting the ads because we have always expected them in magazines. I don't appreciate all the marketing on instagram and facebook. I just want to like and respond to the people I intentionally followed. (I am still obsessed with social media regardless.)

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Random quote and a random pic of a lunar eclipse incase you don't wake up freakishly early like I do:

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." -Steve Martin



Monday, January 29, 2018

Week 1B: Blogs I commented on.

I commented on the following blogs:

Alexa Rae

Blended Emotions

Sujatha Nanduri

Week 1A: My Blog Template

Hi!

I chose this template for its clean look and simple navigation. Additionally, I wanted it to carry a warm and welcoming tone, which is why I went for a bright and warm color scheme.

My goal is to leave my audience with a positive outlook on... well, anything. I have always been the type of person who wants to make people smile or bring a little bit of laughter to their day. That being said,  I want my reader to feel welcomed, inspired, and involved.

Let's end this blog with a quote. Seems fitting.

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." 
-Margaret Mead.

Bye Now.


Blog Post Week 3 Part 2: 5 business websites and the social media they are using.

Orangetheory Fitness https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com Instagram and Facebook They are well used! I follow them... because this is ...