Many local business owners argue that a majority of their sales come from word of mouth advertising!
This is great news for those who are becoming more warmed up to the idea of using social media to help build their client Rolodex. Here’s why!
Social media marketing is word of mouth advertising, only digitalized. The opportunity to share information with a significant number of friends on Facebook has enabled small businesses to connect with larger audiences in a smaller amount of time. Keeping an up-to-date profile is therefore no longer a sub-task you should leave for “when I have time,” but rather a necessity to keep your online presence active and your profile traffic consistently growing.
The opportunity to connect with customers is also an advantage that traditional forms of advertising do not allow. Interacting with your customer base can allow you receive marketing insights that you would not have otherwise been privy to. If there is a problem with your product or service, you can find out about it immediately and contact the customer directly.
Using social media to grow your brand also makes your competitors antsy! The sooner you start to amass followers and create a strong identity the harder and more expensive it will be for competitors to join the band wagon. Although using social media to grow your business can be free, if you are having difficulties marketing your products and services to the masses, you may want to consider hiring a PR or marketing agency for help.
Hiring an agency can also streamline the process it will take to get you up and running but also ensure that your content will appeal to a larger target audience. The investment is usually worth the trade-off as you are likely to see a return by communicating with potential clients you may not have connected with any other way. In addition, social media marketing agencies such as CC Communications are continually developing their strategy to accommodate for shifts and changes not only in the market place, but also in the online digital world. Busy business owners may find the assistance rather life-changing as they can rely on an agency to continue to build and develop their online presence while they carry out day-to-day tasks.
Although some businesses thrive in the viral cyberspace by using attention gabbing tactics, it is much more important to maintain a reliable social media presence.