Making the Most of Social Media
Published On: May 2, 2017
The Biggest Keys to Building Brand Awareness
Done right social media can be a powerful, lead-generating tool for your business. Even traditional channels don't deliver this kind of brand awareness, not to mention open dialogue. Social media removes the barriers between you and your customers. Each and every time a customer likes, posts or shares your company's story via social media, there's an opportunity to further drive the conversation, extend your reach and build valuable trust, which gives people even more reason to talk about – and ultimately buy – your products and services.
To start, key team members should get together and brainstorm strategies that will meet your broader business goals. Those conversations should include everything from tactics to target audiences to the competition. Sometimes a Social Business Plan can grow your business, or a Social-Media Policy may be needed to outline general guidelines and rules. Even a quick and effective Social Campaign can generate more leads. If you make social media work for you, you will reach your business goals.
Create The Conservation
Don't be fooled – just having a social media presence alone won't generate measurable success. The key to a successful social media campaign is creative, engaging content that starts conversations – conversations that can be monitored and measured using advanced and integrated analytics.
Next Level Integration
Got apps? Find ways to ID – and build – all the social apps you'll ever need. Need a robust social network? There's ways to grow that base, too, from Facebook to YouTube to Twitter. Then, integrate those tools to meet your specific needs. That gives you, the client, ownership, a big bonus when it comes to security and more.
Cash In On That ROI
Believe us: it's not just another useless buzzword. Social media can – and should be – held to the same standards as all the other tools marketers use. In other words, it should garner result you can touch, see and feel. If you build smart, meaningful social programs that are tied to specific goals, they'll drive your business forward, while performance metrics measure a campaign's effectiveness along the way. Make no excuses, no apologies, just get results.
Seven steps to successful content marketing
Content marketing has unquestionably emerged in the last couple of years as one of the hottest topics within the spheres of digital marketing, and this is borne out by the fact that newer technology enables a deeper understanding of your customers while allowing you to create more valuable relationships with your most valued customers. So you might be asking what is content marketing? Content marketing is a strategy for attracting and retaining customers by creating content that engages, assists, or informs clearly defined target audiences. Below are 7 steps to improve your content marketing efforts.
SEO and Social - Can't have one without the other
As with many disciplines embedded in digital, SEO is ever changing. In the last decade, Google released more than 35 major updates, requiring marketer's to make significant changes to their content and SEO strategy . Aside from black hat techniques (not recommended), no one tactic is proven to produce notable search results on their own. Instead, today’s search marketing means strategies, tactics, and tools must work together, iteratively.