Millennials are Changing the Workforce

 

Five years isn’t a long way away, but human-resources experts predict significant changes within the workforce over the next half-decade.

As millennials take their seats in the business world, we are starting to see a shift as increasingly flexible and mobile opportunities in the workforce surface.  As a millenial myself, I have found the changes in our professional landscape especially intriguing. In starting a social media marketing company of my own, I myself have become part of a statistic in which more are becoming entrepreneurs and freelancers, distancing themselves from corporate jobs for more creative freedom.

According to a study done by Mashable, freelance employees are expected to approach the 50% mark within the next five years. Much due to the fact that millennials prefer paving their own professional paths without the pressure of being tied to the same job for 20+ years. This also leads us to another aspect of the study in which ‘flex-work’ is becoming the new norm. More and more jobs are becoming internet focused making it easier to work from home and while on the go, rather than being confined to a desk for the majority of the day (my dream!).

At the ripe age of 26 I decided to leave my desk job to peruse a business venture of my own. I am excited to see statistics as such on the rise and encourage more millennials to branch out and do the same. Co-founding a social media marketing company has given me the opportunity to help other small businesses and entrepreneurs thrive – which is so rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the next five years have in store!

Until next time!

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The Power of Pinterest!

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Pinterest is becoming more and more prominent in the social media world! Some are a tad but skeptical – and at GSS it’s our job to explain why this platform can be a vital tool in gaining exposure for businesses!

Below are some tips we always keep on mind when pinning away for our clients at Game Set Social:

– People are visual. This is what makes Pinterest so grand! Social media has become more visual than ever (see Facebook’s timeline feature) – Pinterest has hit the nail right on the head with it’s low-content highly visual layout. While posting product info/promos can be helpful, try to think out of the box with other topics and angles that are related to your brand. This will entice users to check out your boards, and once they like what they see, they will most  likely want to check out the business behind the boards!

– Offer something different. Anyone can pin eye catching photos to their boards, but HOW you choose to do so can make all the difference. Try organizing your boards by Color schemes and unique themes. The way you choose to name and organize your boards can really personalize your page. When it comes to organizing your pins, let your creative juices flow! (Also try to pin things from creative sources outside of Pinterest, don’t just pin things from others!)

-Hold a giveaway. Come up with an angle that relates to your business or brand. I for example, would think of something fitness related. Create a community board and a topic, and the person who posts the board with the most likes and repins would be the winner. There are so many creative ways to approach giveaways, and the results can be amazing!

Hope you enjoyed our social media tips for the day! Happy pinning everyone!

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Mistakes Marketers Make Everyday!

Mistakes Marketers Make Everyday!

Good day all! Today while scrolling through Mashable.com, I came across an excellent article about the 6 most common mistakes marketers make on a daily basis. All of the mistakes listed in the article are extremely important but 2 specific mistakes really pop out to me.

1. Marketing without a content strategy.

There have been many times where we would be getting started with a new client and they are under the impression that you can post anything and the growth of fans/customers will just rise. Our strategy is very simple. We identify the overall goal of our client and create fun content that is not only related to the company but also post content that is fun and will keep fans engaged ultimately leading to more traffic to the clients website.

2. Talking about yourself non-stop.

Just like everyone else in the world, we are all on social media. Have you ever had the experience when scrolling through your feed and you see multiple posts from the same person talking about the same thing? In my experience I proceeded to unfollow/unlike or unfriend that person or company. As a company it is important to post content that is related to your business but also post more selfless content such as a funny video or interesting breaking news that is related to your industry. We have seen much success in posting graphics that inspire people. We find it very important to let our clients know up front that we will be posting a variety of content that falls within the realm of their business but isn’t only about their specific company.  Just like its hard to be friends with someone who just talks about themselves all day, it is hard to like a company who is so self-involved on social media.

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To see more of this article on Mashable, click here: http://mashable.com/2014/07/31/marketing-mistakes/ 

Have a great weekend!

 

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