Why You Need to Invest in Social Media Training in 2020

Giving your social media accounts to untrained staff is like giving fireworks to a three-year-old.

It’s not going to end well.

At best, you get lacklustre results, at worst – it’s going to blow up in your face!

But I can understand why you do because so did my boss.

7 years ago I was that staff member who got put in charge of social media. Lucky for them I found I had a passion for it and wanted to succeed. Without formal training, I built their social media and their brand reached Top 3 in the Oceana.

Now, imagine what I could have done if I’d had actual training back then?!

Can You Afford Not to Invest in Your Social Media?

I’m surprised by how many small business owners are still hoping social media is a flash in the pan! Or thinking that a strong social presence is optional. Or that you don’t really need to care about it and can keep focusing on other ‘proper’ marketing.

Well perhaps. But I think you do so at your own peril.

Because the numbers are crystal clear.

To begin with…Everyone. Is. On. It.

And they’re not just mindlessly scrolling. They’re researching, making plans, checking reviews and buying from businesses like yours every day.

  • Over 79% of Australians are online
  • There are around 2.77 billion social media users worldwide
  • 59% of people access social media every day or most days
  • Over 30% of millennials won’t go to a restaurant if they are not utilising their social media
  • 89% will make travel plans based on what their peers have posted
  • 80% of people will go online and read 6-12 reviews before making a purchasing decision
  • 64% of consumers are more likely to trust a brand who interacts positively on social media

And don’t go thinking it’s just the young folk. 86% in the 40-49 age bracket are on the socials, 66% of people aged 50-64, and even 47% in 65+!

And even when they’re consuming another media, they’re still on it.

Over 85% use another device when they’re watching TV, whether it’s social media, messaging, news or games. Yes – dual screening is all the rage, and you know what will take their attention. What’s nearest to their face, rather than what turns into white noise in the background.

So Are You On Board Yet?

What I find the most interesting, is that less than 50% of SME are using social media platforms to market their business. 

And, that figure has dropped.

It doesn’t quite add up, does it?

When you look at the consumer figures, it’s easy to say that there is no way to go but digital.

And don’t forget the other telling figure – traditional media has been on a steep decline since 2011, to the point where digital consumption has now taken over.

But I also appreciate why you haven’t gone there yet.

Because you’re not passionate about using social media yourself.

Or you’re time-poor because you’re doing all the things to run your business.

Perhaps you want a tight social strategy, but you don’t know where to start to make your social media effective.

And, I bet you don’t want to lose out on a day, a week or longer, learning how to make socials work for you.

Join the Crane Creative Social Lab

How Do You Master Social Media Marketing?

If you’re not keen to outsource your social media but don’t want to keep fumbling in the dark, let’s chat.

Yes, you or your staff can rock it at social media marketing. And the best part is, there’s no need to leave the office.

Kicking off in January 2020, join the Crane Creative Social Lab and become part of a community who are committed to ramping up their social media marketing.

In this online, self-paced training, you’ll receive:

  • Two new modules each month for six months
  • Access to the course material for 12 months
  • Lifetime access to the active Facebook Groups
  • Actions & posts you can implement straight away
  • Templates, checklists & powerful hacks
  • Training from the industry’s best, including online masterminds
  • Support & accountability, to ensure growth and impact

At the end, your staff will have comprehensive knowledge on what it takes to make your social media effective, engaging and profitable. With zero overwhelm or confusion.

Learn the Art of Social Selling

In 2020 and beyond, you’ll find yourself going backwards if you don’t create a strong and compelling social media presence.

Because it’s where your customers are. And when they’re being bombarded with marketing messages everywhere they turn, it’s crucial that you make social media the heart of your marketing.

To tell your brand’s story through social selling (not yelling). Which in turn creates deep customer connection and true loyalty that goes beyond sales and transactional rewards.

All of which creates profitable, long-term relationships.

But to achieve this, you need to invest, to arm you and your staff with the right social media training.

So, are you with me? Are you ready to kill it with your social media marketing?

Let’s Do This! I want IN to the Crane Creative Social Lab.

If you’re ready to invest in your social media…

Join the Crane Creative Social Lab

How Much?

The course is $4590 (GST Inclusive).

There are three payment options available.

If you pay in Full, you will get a bonus of six 1:1 sessions with me to discuss your learnings and deep dive into your strategies.

If you pay over four months, you will have three 1:1 sessions.

If you choose the monthly options, there is one 1:1 session available.

*1:1 sessions are 1.5 hours