Invite All Your Friends To Like Your Facebook Page With This Chrome Extension – Friendors Consultancy

We all want our Facebook pages to have tons of “Likes” but clicking on and inviting every single account on our friends list can be exhausting.

So, we did a little research and found a Google Chrome Extension that will make it suuuuper easy for you.

Download the extension by clicking here.

Once you have the extension installed on Google Chrome, go to your Facebook page and click “Invite Your Friends”.

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After you’ve clicked the link to invite your friends, you will get a pop up with all of your friends list and notice that the new black check mark in your menu bar is now highlighted for you to click on. Click it.

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After you click the black check mark, it will tell you that it’s checking your friends.

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Just wait for the magic to finish and watch the likes roll in! :)

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WALLAH! :)

Photographer Pet Peeves – Friendors Consultancy

You may remember our posts on DJ Pet Peeves and Wedding Planner Pet Peeves  to avoid and now we’re here for number 3 in the series, Photographer Pet Peeves. We want to make the wedding world a happy place without peeves so we gotta tell you about them.

We got together a group of photographers and asked them their peeves when on the job so that we could tell the world to pay attention to them and this is what they came at us with.

 

  1. When the wedding planner (or any other vendor) is constantly picking up the brides dress. It’s like “Get. Out. Of. My. Photo.” Seriously, though, we thought about this one and we totally get it. You’re the photographer trying to catch the bride in a candid moment but the planner is there and you feel bad asking her to move. Want to know our easy fix, Planners? Instead of carrying the dress yourself, ask the brides significant other or bridesmaids to do it. They belong in the photos and you’re then free to worry about more important things than dirt on the underneath of the brides dress.
  2. When you alter their photos. This goes for vendors, not brides. Brides can do whatever they want to their photos since they bought and own them, but vendors, you cannot. Altering a photographers image defeats the purpose of them taking it for you – to represent themselves via your company. If you’ve now got a filtered and cropped image on your instagram and have the photographer tagged, potential clients are going to think that’s the photographers work when it in fact is not because they would never use that filter.
  3. When you don’t credit them. Seriously, why wouldn’t you?
  4. When the DJ begins formal events without telling them. (bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc) What if they went potty and you just began the bouquet toss (earlier or later) than what the schedule said and they have to pull their pants up mid pee to race back in after hearing your voice on the speaker? Not cool. Find the photographer and let them know you’ll be doing a special event now.

 

We believe that the wedding industry is a really magical and kind place, that’s why we’re sharing Pet Peeves to help everyone work together even more smoothly than they already do.

Florists, do you have any pet peeves? How about you, Venue Owners?

Reach out to share your experiences with us.

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Tips, Ideas, and Facts About Instagram’s New Carousel Feature – Friendors Consultancy

Hey there, Friendors!

We’re sure you’ve seen the new Instagram update, where you can now upload more than one image and your viewers can swipe to see more. It’s officially called carousel posts but we’re calling the feature SWIPE. It was originally only available to advertisers but Instagram just rolled the feature out to all users.

We are in loooove with it and wanted to share some tips and advice for when to use it and some links to help get your groove goin’. Let’s get started!

FACTS:

  • You are now allowed 10 images in one post. That’s soooo many!
  • You can post photos and videos together.
  • All likes and comments apply to one post

WHEN TO USE SWIPE:

  • Listacles: Swipe is perfect for listacles. Here are a few examples to get your brain rolling with more ideas: 10 Bridal Hairstyles We Love, 5 Flowers In Season For Fall Events, 7 Times The Flower Girl Stole The Show, etc.
  • To Prevent Spamming: You know when you get in that mood and you want to share like a billion photos in one day? Or when your company is at more than one event a day and you want to show everyone? It’s kind of annoying to spam with a photo from each of your events in one day. Now, you can put them together and say something along the lines of “We’re out working at 7 events today – swipe to see a peek into each one!”
  • BTS: Behind the scenes photos are fun and everyone wants to see them, but they should not be the main attraction of your instagram Share BTS images once or twice a week in Swipe format so your feed is full of finished product posts and just a few sprinkles of BTS. You could even post the final product as the first image in your carousel and then say “swipe left for bts to see how we got this photo!” or “swipe to see our team dancing in the kitchen while making this delicious pie for today’s event” or something.
  • How To’s: Everyone loves a little how to, especially when it’s helpful to them. Here are a few ideas: How To Hold Your Bouquet For Photos, How To Tie Your Bow Tie, etc.
  • To Tell A Story That’s Too Important For Stories: Stories are popular right now but what if you want to tell a story that’s too important to disappear in 24 hours? Instagram’s got ya now.

TIPS:

  • This new feature automatically crops each image square. Make sure you are choosing images that are good compositions for squares and that you’re not cropping your or photographer’s images poorly.
  • Don’t forget to tag each photo individually! Even though likes and comments apply to one post only, you can and should tag each image individually.
  • Post photos and videos together in one swipe post!

LEARN MORE WITH THESE LINKS WE FOUND:

4 Wedding Planner Pet Peeves – Friendors Consultancy

Our industry is full of so many different talents – musicians, florists, photographers, designers, planners, etc, and we each are so into our specific art in the event industry that sometimes we may not think about the other professionals we’re working alongside and how their experience might be entirely different than ours. The florist may not be thinking about the DJs job and the DJ might not even make small talk with the caterers in order to know their struggles and triumphs. Of course we all work together but we don’t work together in a traditional sense – which means we may not entirely understand each other’s art.

Since there’s a little wall there, we’re here to share some insights into each specific vendors world – their pet peeves, and we are starting with Wedding Planners.

Here are 4 Pet Peeves of wedding planners.

1. When you don’t reply within 24 hours. Wedding planners know that however you treat them is how you are going to treat their clients they send to you. When you don’t reply immediately or take more than 24 business hours to get back to them, you’re losing brownie points and most likely a lot of business. They want to reply to their clients right away so reply to them right away.

2. Ignoring the schedule. Wedding planners and coordinators spend tremendous amounts of time on the day of schedule – don’t decide to make changes yourself or that you’re just not going to look at it (skimming it once doesn’t count). Don’t extend bridal portraits into the beginning of dinner or hair and makeup into the first look time. Just like…don’t.

3. When you don’t credit them in your posts. Wedding planners are so often left behind when it comes to crediting the talent on social platforms. The makeup artist will tag the photographer and florist, the venue will tag the caterer and designer, and the photographer will tag the clients. Somehow the wedding planner gets lost in that shuffle. Make sure you tag the planner in every post from the wedding. Every post. The day wouldn’t be smooth without them so do your due diligence in crediting where credit is due.

4. When you drink on the job. This should be a no brainer but for some reason we still have to include this one. We see it way too often and so do planners and it peeves them. Oh, it really peeves them.

Coming soon, 3 DJ Pet Peeves.

Florists, do you have any pet peeves? How about you, Venue Owners?

Reach out to share your experiences with us. Schellie@FarOutGalaxy.com

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4 Topics To Avoid On Social Platforms – Friendors Consultancy

Living in 2017 means living on the internet. Sometimes, since this virtual world isn’t tangible, there’s a bit of a disconnect when sharing our thoughts. We feel safe and maybe share things we shouldn’t – our personal opinions that are our own and not really our brands. While your brand should reflect some level of you personally, we have to remember that we are not our brand.

We’re here to share 4 topics you should avoid on social platforms if you want your brand to stay well liked in the public’s eyes.

  • Sports: This one almost seems silly and you may even be wondering why, but people take their sports seriously. That sports fan who was considering hiring you? Their blood is boiling at your latest post bragging about your team winning against theirs.
  • Religion: Individuals have religions, not companies. Sharing your personal beliefs in your brand can close the door to a lot of opportunities, scare people off, and really limit your clientele.
  • Politics: Do we even need to go over why politics should be avoided on social platforms? Unless your entire brand is about being dedicated to some cause as an advocate, leave the political rants off your business and personal profiles.
  • Negativity: Read everything before you post it. If it has the slightest hint of negativity in any form – complaining, worrying, etc – don’t post it. Clients should be uplifted when visiting your profiles and putting negativity into the world doesn’t do any one any good and just makes you look bad.

Our advice is to audit your social profiles as they are now and remove anything that falls in these categories or anything questionable.

Our additional advice is to follow your gut despite our advice. If your company banks off Christian weddings, maybe it’s okay to post religious things. If you donate part of your company’s profit to womens rights, maybe it’s okay to post politics…

But if your company is not based in these fields, stay on everyone’s happy side and far away from these topics.

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Favorite Internet Finds

You know how our Favorite Internet Finds goes so here ya go!

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Instagram Updates We Love – Friendors Consultancy

Instagram just swept in and made a few updates and we’re here to share How To’s on two of the features that we’ve been utilizing on the platform.

1. You can now save posts for viewing later.

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Say you come across a post that you love and want to save for later. Now, just like on Facebook, Instagram has a “Saved” tab so you can do that.

You’ll notice the feature beneath the right corner of the image – a little icon that looks like a bookmark. Just tap that and you’ll notice the photo appear at the bottom of your window and the bookmark icon is now black to show it’s saved.

How do you access Saved posts later?

To access saved posts, you go to your profile and you’ll notice the bookmark icon is now next to the photos of you icon. Click it and waluh.

2. Profile tags in Stories are clickable now.

Instagram now allows clickable tags in their Stories section of the platform.

Just begin posting a story like normal. Type @username (just like with a profile post) and click their profile when it appears in the pop up options of users. Tapping the profile makes the @username underlined – that’s how you know it’s tagged.

If you do not click the user when it appears as an option and the underline does not appear then your tag isn’t being applied.

Post your story.

Since you’ve made your tag clickable, your viewers can now click it and navigate to that users profile – making the story a whole lot more interactive, effective, and user friendly.

See?

 

If you have any questions or need help with anything, reach out anytime to schellie@faroutgalaxy.com

 

XOXO

 

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An Online Review Tip You May Not Know – Friendors Consultancy

With a world where buying decisions about weddings are made mostly off your internet presence, we all know how important reviews are, but have we been doing them wrong?

There are soooo many sites to get reviews on – The Knot, WeddingWire, Facebook, and more. How do you choose which to focus on? Do you do them all?

We used to think “oh, this Facebook review we just got is so sweet! I wonder if they would put this on WeddingWire too?!” and then we’d ask and they always would. They would simply copy and paste. No problem, right?

Well, we’re here with a tip and something you might not know.

Google does not like the same reviews pasted across your different profiles. They look at that as you trying to trick the system, as repetitive content that can’t be trusted, and it actually counts against you with their SEO.

Our tip is to choose one site and focus on it. Your clients will notice that’s where you collect and Google shall reward. 😉

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A Really Cool Instagram Planner – Friendors Consultancy

You may remember when we shared a few Social Media Planning Tools with you all, like Hootsuite and Later, and when we elaborated on How We Make Our Instagram Cohesive, but we’re here with a new app we’ve discovered that we really think tops the cake. (is that a saying?)

If you haven’t heard of this app, you’ll be thanking us from the bottom pits of your heart for forever after you try it out.

It tells you the best hashtags, the best times, allows you to schedule posts, and to even drag and drop your images in a predicted grid view on your phone so you can match them up cohesively before posting. The other apps we’ve blogged about in the past have some of these functionalities as well but this one’s user friendliness and variety won us over.

It’s free up until you meet the number of free grids and free uploads you’re allowed in the free plan. For just 2.99 –  4.99 a month you could be rolling in all of the features. (we are!)

You ready for us to finally tell you the name of it?

It’s called Unum.

Click here to download!

 

Social Media Content Ideas – Friendors Consultancy

Struggling with what to share on your social accounts besides photos from events you’ve done?

There’s a “holiday” – official, national, or just plain wacky – every day of the year! Why not have some fun and take advantage?

For example, caterers, did you know that January 2 is National Buffet Day? Yup! Or that January 6th is National Bean Day and National Shortbread Day? Why not have a little fun in the kitchen and share a recipe with your followers for these things?

June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day. Why not share photos of your favorite local professionals on your social account and say something nice about them? Or do a video round up of each person on your team saying something nice about someone else on the team? Or a post of all of your most recent 5 star reviews where people went on and on with nice things about you? Just ideas.

How do we know these random dates? How can you come up with content for your brand every day of the week?

There’s this dope website we browse sometimes, National Day Calendar.

We think it’ll inspire ya. 😉

Click here to view the National Day Calendar