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Social Media Marketing
Unlock The Benefits Of Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing is often viewed as trendy. It’s a fad, people say. It’s pointless, they pronounce, all too happily. Unfortunately for anybody with this attitude, social media is here to stay.
But many people and businesses just don’t understand the benefits of social media marketing. Social media is about building relationships and engaging with customers, and if done correctly, it’s like having a room (or better yet, a stadium) full of people tuned in to what you have to say. And by ‘what you have to say’, we mean all that fantastic content you’re creating (you are creating great content, right?).
Slow and Steady
Of course, the first day you join Twitter and Facebook you won’t have an audience (unless you have a built-in audience from another platform, like your site). But it’s not as hard as you think to connect with like-minded people who have a potential need for your products and services. It just requires strategy, commitment, and perseverance through the slight learning curve.
Make Your Brand Accessible
Some other benefits of social media marketing include better relationships with customers, which means increased retention and brand advocacy. If customers know your businesses is active and engaged with social media, they have a more immediate way to get in touch with you if they have a problem, or even if they just want to comment on your product or service.
When a client wants to refer your business on a social platform, it also looks much better if they link to you socially and lends weight to the referral (again, because the potential consumer has immediate access to you and can send questions or comments).
An additional benefit of social media marketing, especially with regard to questions, comments and referrals, is the increased public visibility. Instead of speaking one-on-one with a current or potential customer, the conversations will be available to other people searching and talking about the same things. The more you engage, the higher your overall visibility.
Social Media Marketing (SMM) is a general ‘catchall’ term encompassing all marketing activities across social media platforms – from Facebook, Snapchat and Pinterest to Twitter.
The advantages of using social media as part of an integrated communication and marketing strategy are numerous. Beyond being able to reach new audiences, the biggest benefit is the ability to authentically connect and communicate with your audience in ways that just aren’t possible within another medium like email or Search Marketing.
When working with an experienced SMM expert with years of experience, it becomes increasingly likely that you can ‘engineer’ content. People share and talk about remarkable content. When people actively share your content with their network of friends your message is amplified and increasingly effective.
The laws of psychology have remained consistent for eons and when you understand how the brain works – great content is transformed into remarkable and shareable content.
Partnering with WSI will bring you the best in social media technology and psychology. With over two decades of experience, we have formed many strategic partnerships with Silicon Valley and honed our ability to inspire brand conversations on social networks.