Social media marketing
The rapidly evolving social media network, when taken advantage of, can become an advanced marketing platform.
Social Media users are interacting more and more with businesses through outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. These channels allow for direct communication with a business and their target market.
- Connection without physical boundaries
- Advertising without an intermediary
- Targeting your customers
- Establishing yourself as an early adopter
- Maintain a competitive edge
Rather than the traditional model of one too many marketing, highly constrained by time, money and physical space, Web 2.0 cultivates immediate social and business connections through sharing information and collaborating online.
Social Media users can actively locate your business depending on their interests and objectives. For example, LinkedIn is a professional oriented social media site in which users compile lists of connections (business professionals) which they trust and thereby promote.
LinkedIn also features groups which are distinguished by industry and professional domains. This is an opportunity to create new business relationships.
In marketing via social media your company will establish a reputation of innovativeness and inclusiveness. This is because this form of marketing generates two way conversations, content sharing and social networking.
YouTube for example, is a site designed to support videos and comments. Businesses have discovered that it is an affordable and expansive outlet for information proliferation. Upload a video of the products you sell, or of you describing your services and experience cheap advertising. This can also be the first steps towards achieving brand awareness.
So, get online and take advantage of the successes through social media marketing.