Social Media is not a silver bullet for your online marketing needs. Just like any other form of advertising or marketing, it takes time, creativity, and consistency. You need to build new relationships and integrate social media into your current marketing efforts.
Digital Marketing is now the new advertising and marketing frontier along with social media. No one will argue that digital is the way to go, even the local newspapers are now going to digital formats.
You also need to consider building your audience while providing interesting content (not just about your products or service). Building the audience is obviously one of the first steps, for without an audience there can be no conversions into customers.
Building an Audience/ Build a Foundation of Fans or Followers
This is very obvious but many times is overlooked. Social Media takes time, just like building a successful business it does not happen overnight. Building a base of followers is foundational to then being able to introduce great content and having calls to action throughout your social media campaigns. We have seen that many business owners get hung up on the number of fans they have instead of the fact that they are building a base of online followers. Build your audience so you then have someone to market all of your great deals to.
Social media is interesting because most of your followers listen intently to your message, but never comment. It’s important to be studying your audience, listening to your customers, and showing that you are responding to what you are hearing from them. The more you listen, the better equipped you’ll be to provide solutions to their challenges. If you do not listen to your audience, you won’t have to worry about providing great content, your audience will leave and follow someone else who asserts themselves as the social media leader in your business category.
Assert Your Voice/ Awesomeness
Why is your business more awesome than your competitors? You can simply proclaim victory, ignore competition and declare mission accomplished. There is nowhere better than social media to go ahead and be awesome and let everyone know why you are worthy of them following you.
Producing compelling content
Content is absolutely anything that you put out about your business. YouTube videos, Facebook posts, Twitter, Google+, Linked In, Blogs, Pinterest Pins, Flickr Feeds and more. Be sure the content you’re communicating does two things: 1) provides answers/solutions/responses to the needs of your audience and potential customers and 2) is compelling enough to attract new followers and prospects.
If you need help declaring your awesomeness, or need help laying out a comprehensive digital marketing plan, shoot us an email or give us a call.
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Digital Marketing is not an option any business can ignore in today’s business environment. If you don’t agree, that’s OK, your competitor’s customers are already on board with digital marketing and social media. Let us help level the playing field for your business…