Times have changed, the marketing world of reaching clients, earning their trust and loyalty has become multifaceted. Other then print marketing, you now have SEO, web advertising, and the power of social media. Social media is so vital to the success of a business today because many clients rely on it to decide whether or not they will utilize your services. While it is immensely important to take advantage of this marketing technique, it can be extremely difficult and time consuming.
There are approximately three social sites that are widely used today in regards to businesses: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Without an in-house team of social media marketers, it can be very difficult and time consuming to keep up with the amount of posts required to be a prominent force in this realm. For any business on any social media sites you must be creative, informative and eye catching. Understanding your audience is a huge part of this; for example: a make up brand utilizes videos of popular beauty gurus using their products because a trend in that market today is makeup tutorial videos. All your social media posts should have some type of informative call to action whether it be a website link or some information about your company’s services. Including some information in your social media posts is what makes posting worth it. Eye catching graphics are another important aspect of social media marketing. Consumers are scrolling through a mass of text and basic imagery as they explore social media sites so your post has to stand out to capture their attention. Carefully designed posts and precisely thought out images are key to hooking a consumer and reeling them in.
The power of social media can be a hard one to contain as a business’ posts can be shared with a couple clicks. While this can be a great thing for your business, it can also be detrimental. It is vital to be extremely cautious when posting to social media thinking through every single thing you post. Damage control when posting to social media can be near impossible so learn from other company’s past mistakes and get multiple opinions before you post. On the other side of things, if you post something great and one customer shares the post then you just gathered the interest of approximately 10-20 other potential customers.
If this all seems like a lot for your company to handle specifically if you are a small business lacking an in-house marketing team then fear not because Idea Stream Marketing can help! We can help your company possess and control the power of social media marketing by posting useful content and creating eye catching graphics for you. This leaves you more time to focus on your business and less time worrying about the ins and outs of each social media site while still utilizing this amazing marketing technique. If you’re interested in taking advantage of social media marketing you can reach out to us at [email protected]