There is a lot of buzz about social media marketing these days. Companies are warring with each other to create a space in Facebook/Twitter and Google+ to drive the lion’s share of online traffic towards their website. Of course, this requires investment of both time and money, but the benefits can be many if marketing is well executed.
Here’s how SMM can help you and why you must actively pursue a virtual fab base:
1. Brand Establishment
When a company firsts appears in the world market, it needs to work hard to establish its brand, and social media can give the quickest and most cost-effective platform for brand building. Companies can upload videos, share product/office images to convey their USP to visitors and thus, establish a strong customer base.
2. Check out Competitors and Competition
A company can follow its competitors on Facebook and Twitter to see how they are luring their target consumers, and follow the same strategy to increase its own fan base. A combination of the best features of competitor fan pages can help one build ‘sociable’ page of its own.
3. Offer an Interactive Experience
By sharing interesting stories about their business, a company can connect and encourage people to comment on ts various activities. By advertising business, but with a human touch, a business stands to gain from active interaction, first-hand feedback and suggestions for betterment from customers.
4. Draw Attention to Products/Services
When you launch a product through social media, it grabs attention immediately. Unlike a TV or newspaper ad, a product image in Facebook targets only those people who are interested in your business. It’s also the most economic way to launch a product worldwide without having to spend thousands on print and media ads.
5. Provide Good Return-on-Investment
Offering freebies to fans on special occasions means an improvement in customer loyalty, and increase in sales figures. Anything ‘free’ serves two purposes – respect consumer friendship, and make huge profits.
Do you have a Facebook fan page or a Google+ profile yet? If not, it’s time to become socially active. You’ll be surprised how well the virtual world can respond to your business needs!
Hema Gupta is a social media marketing professional at Webguru India. She likes to pen articles on website design, wordpress development, search engine optimization and social media updates during her free time. For key information on letest social media marketing trends.