Episode 144– The LinkedIn Expert – AJ Wilcox
I’ve always been puzzled by LinkedIn.
On one hand, all of my ideal clients seem to be on there. LinkedIn is the social media for professionals, where you can identify high earners and find local entrepreneurs. And I think entrepreneurs are great CrossFit clients: they can afford it; they have a more open schedule; and they understand my rates and my hours.
On the other hand, LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy to advertise to these people. The news feed is a slow trickle, compared to Facebook’s torrent of cat pics and presidential memes.
AJ Wilcox has spent over $100M on LinkedIn Ads. His team manages the largest and most sophisticated accounts on LinkedIn worldwide. He says we have two choices: spend a minimum of $5000 per month on LinkedIn, OR spend nothing. In this episode, he shares the best practices for both strategies to get leads from the platform.
AJ Wilcox has been an online marketer since 2007 and managed hundreds of Google Adwords, Facebook and LinkedIn campaigns. In 2014 he decided to venture out on his own and started B2Linked in an effort to spread the success he was experiencing on LinkedIn while advertising to other companies. Today AJ is a certified LinkedIn Ads Partner.
Join us today as we dive into how you can apply LinkedIn advertising to your CrossFit gym or business. According to AJ, a solid campaign should following the following steps:
A – Audience – You’ve got to be able to target your audience efficiently
M – Message – Figure Out what you want to say to your audience
O – Offer – What are you going to say to get someone’s attention
Checkout AJ’s FREE eight point LinkedIn marketing checklist here: https://b2linked.com/checklist/
1:30 – Introduction to the LinkedIn Expert AJ Wilcox
3:28 – What is the difference between Facebook and LinkedIn Ads?
4:37 – Does LinkedIn contain the target audience for your gym?
5:33 – Spending over $100 Million Dollars on LinkedIn
6:47 – Getting started with LinkedIn Ads
9:32 – Why LinkedIn is more expensive than Facebook and other platforms?
11:09 – What can you do on LinkedIn with a small budget and just starting out?
14:36 – Obtaining new CrossFit clients using LinkedIn
16:28 – Small versus large audience targeting on LinkedIn
17:19 – Strategies for getting started on LinkedIn
18:30 – The biggest mistakes people make on LinkedIn
21:49 – How to approach business to consumer on LinkedIn
22:58 – Content that performs well on LinkedIn
25:21 – Will LinkedIn continue to grow in the future?
27:30 – How important is social proof on LinkedIn compared to other platforms
29:09 – One big success story from using LinkedIn
31:50 – TwoBrain stories with Brain Zimmerman