Social Media Management for builders and architects
Become the Go-To professional in your niche
The best marketing is multi-faceted. We have tested social media for years now and find that social media is most effective when paired with blogging. This allows us to get more information about your specialty, your process and your personality. We take information from the blog posts and pair it with your portfolio photographs to create a media stream that delivers your story to a targeted audience (fans and peers).
People are on social media everyday, they are not on your website everyday.
Of course you need a website, but just having a website is no longer enough. You need something to drive traffic to your website. With a bevy of platforms to choose from, where do you start? We offer services for Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for architects and builders.
Wondering if social media will work for you?
Here are more details.
Social Media Package
The Authority Package
- Must be combined with blogging to be most effective.
- 45 posts per month, 1 post every other day to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram
- Social media profile creation and or review/update
- Magazine-like curated feed
- Hashtag cycling & testing
- 1 Post every other day to Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram
- Link to your website on every Pinterest post
Our Social Media Services Process
Instagram remains the fastest growing social media platform with the most engagement. The highly visual simple grid layout emphasizes content that is inspiring.
While Facebook is no longer our favorite organic platform (you have to buy advertising for your posts to get seen), it is a power house. With 2 billion monthly users, we post here because when you have something really important to say paying for advertising is usually worth the cost. When you do pay to advertise, it’s good to have a profile full of regularly posted photos.
Pinterest’s largest benefit is as a search engine and link builder. Every post on Pinterest has a link connected with it that can lead back to your website. If your pin is shared with other people it has potential to spread far and wide.
After trial and error, the system we have found that is the most cost effective and efficient for today’s social atmosphere involves audience building and engagement on Instagram, posting to Facebook for credibility and for occasional advertising, and link building on Pinterest. We leave direct messaging and engagement from Instagram and Facebook for you, as these are often specific questions or interested clients.
The content that we generate for your social media comes from conversations with you, project descriptions from your website and from our own design expertise. It is important that you have very high quality photography of your projects. Check our blog posts on architectural photography for more information. We are a team of design nerds, from landscape architects, interior designers, architectural photographers and architects. We know your world because it’s our world too.
Concerned that what works now won’t work in a few years? We have designed our service packages based on years of testing and research. We keep our ear to the ground and track results so that when the market changes we know how to move you with it.
To find out more about how we pair our social media with blogging click here.
The key advantage to social media strategy is that you are building something that lasts. Advertising is gone as soon as the allotted time expires. A stream of beautifully curated social media posts sticks around for new admirers to explore years after the post is created. Not to mention, google pays attention to that kind of activity and rewards you in rankings.
Wondering how Social Media could work for you?
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Asheville, North Carolina | Bluestone Construction
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Chad Manley Design
Taos, New Mexico | Contemporary Furniture
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Brooklyn, New York | Landscape Architect
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Daniel G. Steger
West Roxbury, Massachusetts | DGS/a Architecture
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Taos, New Mexico | Magee Design Works
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