Don’t Ignore Social Media In Your Marketing Strategy
Any great marketing strategy includes a social media aspect. The numbers are in and the reach of social media is undisputed. It is also global. There are multiple social media platforms and different ways to run a social media marketing campaign. For instance, some platforms are visual heavy while others tend to focus more on engagement. However, overlooking the power of social media is like throwing money out the window. It can help revive a dying business, spread brand awareness, build an audience and even funnel leads. Social media itself has even sprouted entirely new career paths and created millionaires. Anything with that type of power and attention has got to be great for marketing. Here are several reasons that ignoring social media in your marketing campaign could be detrimental to your business.
Return On Investment
Social media marketing is one of the most cost-effective marketing mediums available today. Anyone in marketing knows that it can chew up a budget in a heartbeat. Creating an account on most social media platforms is free. Depending on the goals of your marketing campaign, you may choose to use paid advertising on social media. It does offer several advantages. First, social media platforms allow you to be super specific when targeting your audience. No matter what your niche is, you should be able to find your audience on a social media platform. Another great benefit to paid advertising on social media is that there is something for every budget. You can start small, investing just a little. When you get the results you want, you can invest more.
Engagement As A Tool
Engaging and communicating with an audience can have many benefits for your business. You can quickly spread brand awareness and build a following at the same time. When you engage and communicate with your customers on social media, it helps build trust. This trust is what builds brand loyalty and creates lifetime customers. It is also a great way to establish your brand and grow your audience. As people become familiar with your brand and establish trust through regular communication, they will spread the word.
Marketing on a social media platform typically produces happier customers. When your company establishes a presence on social media and engages with the audience, they feel valued. This goes a long way towards customer satisfaction. They will also be more inclined to let you know if there are things you can do to improve the customer experience. The society of today is also more informed than in the past. They prefer to gather information before rewarding their business. When someone searches for your business and doesn’t see a social media presence, they often assume it is a new company or using outdated technology. Either way, social media marketing leads to a much better outcome.
Increase Convertible Traffic
Advertising on a social media platform gives prospective customers a reason to click through to your website. Many times, you will be able to reach potential customers that otherwise would not have visited your site. There is a lot that goes into a marketing campaign, but it also boils down to numbers. More traffic ultimately means more business and higher revenues. And to think it all came from a social media marketing strategy.
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Joanne is an accomplished marketing and sales leader with over seventeen years of experience defining corporate marketing and sales strategies, managing sales and marketing teams, and closing new business with Fortune 1000 customers across a wide range of vertical markets.