Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Companies that blog

Prior to taking a Social Media class, I would say why bother with blogging. There are so many out there, what makes you so sure your will be read, or why even bother, someone else is out there doing it already.

Then I learned what blogging can do for a business, especially a smaller business.  It doesn’t require a lot of money, just some time and even a little creativity.  Below are my top 3 that event companies should consider when blogging.

1.    Always make sure your content is up to date.  There is nothing worse than old pricing, or items that are no longer available.  It is so frustrating.  Like many, I try to save time (and gas) by doing a lot of research online.  I don’t always like to call the companies, but would rather look them up online.

2.    If someone leaves comments (positive or negative) or asks questions, be sure to answer and in a timely fashion.  There is nothing worse than being left hanging and waiting.  It could mean the difference between choosing that particular company..or their competitor.

3.    Depending on the nature of your business, in my case events, I love to see pictures of decorated venues, or invitations.  Although I like to use my own ideas, reading about others, and even better...seeing pictures will often help me out.  I am so visual!

What about you...what are your top 3????

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Party Bazaar

I love this page!  Although I do tend to have my own creative ideas for birthday partys, special milestones, etc, sometimes I need a little help in the creative department and this is my go to.

The Party Bazzar creates new posts about every two days.  For example, a major event like Canada Day and they have a wonderful post with a link with some great ideas on how to dress up.  They are also very interactive.  I have read their page thouroughly and found that they answer customer questions in a timely manner.

They post great pictures and keep the content up to date and relevant.

Their cover photos are ok, I would maybe suggest changing them up every couple weeks as they are a bit bland (building).  Their contact information and hours of operation are very easy to find.

I was a bit surprised to see so few likes.  I wonder if this is because of the business or just last of visits to the facebook page.  The facebook page is linked to their website, but you do have to scroll down to the very end of the page to find the link. 

What are you doing this Canada Day long weekend???....Visit the Party Bazzar if you need an idea or two!