It’s a common problem for the average social media user: how and when to use hashtags. Hashtags are the best and quickest way to get your brand out there to new users. You can use hashtags to improve your engagement, audience, and even sales. Find out how you can make this nifty trend work for your business: Read More
With so many social media channels now available, deciding which ones will benefit your business the most can be tricky. Can you really reach customers on Facebook? And what’s all this hashtag talk about? The good news is, your business doesn’t have to be on every social media platform. For most businesses, the best approach is to handpick social media channels that make the most sense for the brand. Your decision should be based on several different factors including your target audience, industry and social media marketing strategy.
We’re going to guide your through choosing the right social media channels for your business. Read More
Instagram has a message for any naysayers doubting the power of the platform for business: we have new toys, so you better get in our sandbox.
While big brands haven’t really looked back when it comes to developing and deploying an Instagram strategy, for small-to-mid-sized, locally-oriented businesses, effective adoption of the app hasn’t been quite as prevalent. Many didn’t see its value or capability to drive local foot (or internet) traffic, and with ROI and real results a constant must for the average business owner, investing time and money into Insta didn’t quite make sense.
With Instagram’s newly-announced updates, however, there really won’t be any excuse for local businesses to not be active on the social network.
Here’s what you should know about the latest business tools Instagram is unveiling.
The social media world has evolved from online journals to “Who’s in my Top 8?” to platforms only college students could use to something everyone could use. Businesses of every shape and size and diverse industries have scrambled to get on the latest social trends. It’s paid off for some of them, like in Wendy’s beef with Burger King, or IHOP calling McDonald’s out on its notion that all-day breakfast was a new concept.
It seems like every day new platforms come into the limelight, but only some of them have proven to be beneficial for businesses. Here’s a list of social networks we think could be useful to businesses.[bctt tweet=”See what underused #socialmedia platforms will work best for your business!”]
Social media websites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter present unique and modern platforms for businesses to reach customers. Established companies and startups alike have the opportunity to benefit from social media marketing. More businesses are starting to understand the essential role social media marketing plays in the modern professional world. Businesses can use social media to grow awareness for their brand and products and to gain a loyal following. However, social media marketing is much more than simply posting pictures and gaining “likes.”
A business’s social media presence has the power to harm the business just as easily as it can help the business. Making mistakes on social media, from posting something offensive or simply lacking the information and strategic planning that is necessary for a successful marketing campaign, can alienate customers and harm your business. Here are a few reasons why working with a professional marketing company is essential for your social media marketing presence.
Avoid Mistakes by Careless Employees
Almost every week we hear stories in the news about an employee getting in big trouble for posting something offensive, stupid, or bigoted on social media. These inappropriate posts have the potential to create real problems for companies, as they alienate customers and damage a business’s reputation. Even though we all know that the Internet is a public platform on which everything we post remains ad infinitum, people all too often post pictures and statements that are simply unacceptable for a professional business. Example: the group of British bankers who recently thought it would be a good idea to film a fake ISIS beheading and post it online.
Benefit from a Clear, Effective Marketing Strategy
It’s impossible to deliver a concise, effective message to clients and potential clients without a clear social media strategy. In order to optimize the marketing potential of social media, companies must have a distinct voice, calculable goals, and a strategic publication calendar. Simply posting blindly, without the planning and research that good marketing requires, will lead to disjointed posts and a diminished following. A professional marketing company has the means and expertise necessary to create a clear and effective social media strategy that is essential to putting your company on the map and increasing brand awareness.
Legitimize Your Brand
Social media has real power to establish brands as legitimate and earn companies a loyal following. Today, the Internet is the first place consumers look when they want to discover more about a business they are interested in. A company’s social media page is a major part of its online presence. Businesses, especially small ones, tend to have websites that don’t change too much after the initial setup. However, social media sites, like Facebook or Twitter, give companies a fantastic platform on which to update consumers on what’s going on at the business, and to establish a real voice with new posts and photos. A company’s social media page, when done correctly, tells consumers that the company is active and interested in communicating with consumers. Consumers like being able to see how popular a brand is by browsing how many followers it has on Twitter or reading its Facebook reviews.
However, with the good comes the bad. Sub-par social media marketing has the opposite power. When companies fail to make regular, focused posts and aren’t gaining followers, new customers are quickly alienated from their initial interest and the brand no longer seems legitimate. A professional marketing company can help you figure out how to use social media in a way that will legitimize your brand and attract new customers to your business.
Discover How a Marketing Company Can Help Your Business
Do you want a clear, effective social media marketing strategy that works for your business? Take a step forward for your business and call the online marketing team at Turn The Page at (816) 527-8371 or (844) 889-5001 today. Discover how we can use our expertise in social media marketing to bring awareness and new customers to your company.
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