2019 Dify Social™ Autumn eNews 🍂

Hi  How was your summer? Not sure if you, like me, are finding that the seasons seem to pass much faster nowadays? Apparently (you can Google it!) it has to do with the fact that our early years are full of first-time events e.g. first date, first job, first holiday, first born etc., compared to the more repetitive events we tend to do in later life. So, before the year gets away from us, let’s plan to do and do, loads of new things to make time pass slower! 

To that end, welcome to this, the first edition of Dify eNews for 2019 – news shared with you: our business customers, collaborative partners, referral & networking friends, with an update on what’s happening or upcoming in our connected social world. If you have any questions or feedback, please hit reply to this email, ‘dm’ me on social, or give a call. 

Yours socially, Steve

Steve Hubbard, MMktg CPM, Dify Social Media Marketer
+61 418 362 181, 1300 DO SOCIAL (1300 36 7624)
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Meetings by appointment: Level 2, The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray. Mail: 43 Hewitt Avenue, Footscray VIC 3011 

SOCIAL IMPACT

We partner with Buy1Give1 (B1G1) and significant others to make a positive impact on lives locally, nationally and around the world through our everyday business activities. 

A B1G1 thank you to our business customers and those who’ve shown an interest in social media marketing and working with Dify Social! Together we continue to do good. Our giving impacts to date now total 31,393!

FEATURE PROJECTS

Dify Social provides do it for you, social media marketing for businesses from A to Z and we had an unprecedented number of new customer acquisitions over the Summer period. 

New projects are featured on our blog & Facebook page photo album, including [hyperlinked to blog post case studies] …
– Complete Comfort Victoria
– Professional Helicopter Services
– iBAG Intelligent Drycleaning– Compass Estate Agents 
– Emperor’s Acupuncture 
– Melbourne Osteohealth
– Authentic Autographs & Events Australia

ANNIVERSARIES

Given the importance of our existing working and business customer relationships,  we wish to acknowledge and celebrate the following important people & businesses … 
– Adrian Merendino, Graduate Marketer at Dify Social (one year) 
– Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists, SM project (4 years)  
– Empowered Financial Partners, S project (4 years) 
– Mortgage Choice Williamstown, XS project (4 years) 

AWARDS

Anthill Magazine recently awarded Dify Social with a Savvy Service – High Commendation and listed us amongst Australia’s Top 100 coolest organisations. A key value for our business is to have fun & do good! So to be acknowledged with this award is pretty cool (pun intended)! 

PRESENTATIONS
Collins & Co’s Not-For-Profit Conference – thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to present*, attend and network at Collins & Co’s Not-For-Profit Conference held on Thursday 14 March 2019, at the Palladium at Crown, Melbourne. *Dify Social media marketing presentation [Slideshare]. 

EVENTS & NETWORKING 

BNI Yarra (Carlton), this growth chapter meets Wednesday mornings from 7am – 8.30am in the George Harris Room at Carlton Football Club (Ikon Park), 200-590 Royal Parade. Visitors are most welcome to attend! 

Wyndham Biznet, not for profit networking organisation in the City of Wyndham aimed at bringing local people and businesses together in a fun, friendly and relaxing social environment. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month and just celebrated it’s 21st year! 

Bay to Boulevard Business Network – formerly Club 3004, meets on the Second Thursday of each month for business networking at The Thrive Network of Albert Rd – with Craig Reardon and business operators in and around the Melbourne CBD, Docklands & Port Phillip area. I had the pleasure to sit on a “social media for business” panel in March.

For other Melbourne networking groups’ activities & events that you might be interested in for 2019, visit: DIFY NETWORKS.

SOCIAL MEDIA STATS

As per Dify Social’s Guide to social media marketing model [infographic]   used by our clients, Social Media Statistics Australia (February 2019) via Social Media News for the key channels for small business are: 
– Facebook ~15m monthly users, steady
– YouTube ~15m unique visitors/month 
– Instagram ~9m active users (Facebook/ Instagram data)
– WordPress.com ~5.8m 
– Twitter ~4.7m monthly users
– LinkedIn ~4.5m monthly users 
– Google+ has shut down – it’s still possible however, to post directly through “Google My Business”. 

Do you have the six social media above and are they ‘on brand’? Don’t pay too much for a social media audit elsewhere! The DIFY Social™ diagnostic audit* with a 45-minute consult is just $374 inclusive of GST.

Call 1300 DO SOCIAL (1300 36 7624) or visit DIFY AUDIT to request an audit & consult for your business.

Copyright © 2018 Dify Social™, All rights reserved. (Cover image: Current Dify Social business customers. Base image: B1G1 & giving related projects.)

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