If you haven’t noticed, social media is pretty much everywhere these days. Despite what some might think, it’s not shrinking – in fact, it’s growing. And not just on a personal level, but for businesses too.
Social media marketing has become a large component of a company’s overall marketing strategy. Did you know that approximately 43% of online customers are directed to a product or service that they want to buy from social media?
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Social media is an attractive tool for any brand promoting their products and services online! And if you’re using social media marketing correctly, you’ll be not only be creating awareness but enhancing your overall sales too.
However, it’s important to note that social media can be a double edge sword for businesses & organizations! Regardless of all the positives benefits, without a proper strategy, social media can often do more damage than good.
Let’s take a look at a few Dos & Don’ts in the infographic below:
Keeping up with social media is no walk in the park, the rules are often changing, platforms continue to evolve, and new social networks pop into the mix. Regardless of what platforms you choose to use for your business – never start without creating a social media marketing plan first.
Although it’s important to consistently focus on creating good shareable content, it’s just as important that you analyze, prioritize and diversify your content. Measurement should be a key factor in your plan. Not only should you have a reason for doing what you’re doing – a Goal. But you need to be measuring your results, to determine what’s working and what’s not. So that you can keep improving on the parts that are working.
No matter how much you know – there’s always more to learn. No matter how many strategies you implement – you need to remember that it all takes time. Be consistent – be patient – be real and authentic – have fun – measure your results – rinse and repeat.
If you’re needing some guidance on developing your social media marketing strategy, we’re happy to chat. Contact GILL Solutions today for a no-obligation consultation, to discuss your Social Media Marketing and other Digital Marketing needs, to help you grow your business.