Despite the proliferation of social media, many business owners are still unsure whether or not to use it to promote their companies. Too many of them have heard horror stories about social media use gone wrong, and others are simply too tired to learn yet another “gimmick” to advertise their companies. However, thinking this way about social media may block you from seeing its full benefits. Social media as advertising is useful, but its real purpose is to put you in direct contact with your customer or client base and allow you to interact with them on a level not previously possible with other advertising methods.
Social media has the potential to exponentially increase your business’s advertising outreach in a very short amount of time. In fact, possibly no other advertising medium has the raw power that social media offers! However, many businesses either ignore social media entirely or make very little use of it in their advertising plan. There can be several reasons for this:
Everyone talks about using social media as a tool to promote your business, but how can you actually do this effectively? It is very important to use social media properly, as using it ineffectively can be costly in terms of time and money. In a worst-case scenario, poor social media use can actually harm your business! Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your social media use to promote your business online and generate more traffic for your company.
Social media may be one of the most powerful vehicles for advertising ever invented. In the past, most advertising depended upon placing your message in the right spots to be noticed by potential clients and customers. With social media algorithms, your customers are driven straight to your message without ever searching for it, based on their previous browsing behavior.
Social media is an extremely powerful tool to help you grow your business, but many business owners do not take advantage of this amazing resource. This may be because they lack the skill to successfully manage social media. It could also be because they simply do not understand all the ways social media can help a business get noticed by potential customers and clients. No matter what the reason, ignoring social media in today’s market is essentially leaving money on the table. With a solid social media plan, you can keep your business active and growing with the help of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and other platforms.
In a world in which everyone seems to be on social media, it may still not be apparent what a good social marketing campaign can do for your business. By harnessing the power of social media, you can exponentially increase your reach and bring a vast new audience to your website. No matter what business you have, this makes good marketing sense.
Social media has been shown to give a very high return on investment or ROI for your marketing dollars. In most cases, social media marketing returns every penny spent in increased traffic to your site, and in many cases, you earn far more from this traffic than you spent on your marketing campaign.
Recent surveys suggest that 3.5 billion people, or about 45 percent of the population, interacts on social media each day. This number is heavily skewed toward younger users, but half of all “Baby Boomers” use social media on a regular basis. This type of interaction is unlike anything society has ever seen and has the potential to reach a vast audience in a very short space of time.
For small, medium and big-sized businesses alike, social media has grown into a juggernaut for owners. But along with that growth comes complications – in part because there are just so many options for social media channels.
Should you be on all of them or just a few? If it’s just a few, how do you decide?
Data is a key component to business growth. Among the chief benefits to businesses being active on social media is the ability to measure data in real time.
In this issue, we’ll talk about ways you can use data gleaned from your social media profiles to grow your business.
Instagram launched Stories, a feature allowing users to post videos and photos that appear together in slideshow format. After 24 hours, they disappear. It may be a blatant rip-off of Snapchat, which operates in much the same way, but in just a few months, Stories showed who was boss. While Snapchat has 150 million daily users, about 300 million are using Instagram’s Stories each day.
In this issue, we’ll take a closer look at Instagram Stories, and how you can leverage it for your business.