Unless you have been living in the middle of the desert for the past 5 years without Internet access, then you should know that social media is a massive deal right now. Around 80% of adults use some form of social media, and that number is steadily increasing, even among 55-65 year-olds. If you want to get ahead in your industry — and appear savvy to your target audience, then creating a social media presence is absolutely necessary. Here are some reasons why your business definitely needs social media:
As I am sure you hate phone calls, customers hate phone calls, being on hold for hours, and e-mails left unattended. In the world of social media, however, users can leave comments/opinions right on your pages and blog posts — and you can respond directly to them, with little cost to you. If you are friendly, helpful, and quick, customers feel like their opinions matter and you can improve your brand image and name. You can also monitor your online reputation through social media by doing a quick site search on company keywords and keeping track of these periodically. In a nutshell? Social media helps your company to avoid being impersonal and faceless, and build better relationships with your customers over time.
Maybe you aren’t sure if you need social media as part of your business strategy right now.
You have too much stuff going on, or you just don’t care.
Just think about this: Are your competitors using it???
Do you think it’s working for them?
What are the odds that customers are going to them instead of you because of their social media presence?
If they are getting customers, possibly your potential customers, what does one or two customers mean to your bottom line?
Can you afford to not do social media as part or your marketing strategy now?
Our job isn’t to tell you what to do, it’s to let you know what your options are, and what’s best for your business in the short and long term.
The world around us changes so much and fast. Maybe you are scared of computers, I know a lot of people are scared of the words ‘Facebook’ or ‘twitter’, but I feel businesses need to draw the attention of these certain people that used to socialise outdoors but now do it on computers and mobile phones. Drag them back to your shops and businesses, give them a reason as to why your business is the best.
Don’t sell yourself short either!
46% of Facebook users say they would talk about or recommend a product on Facebook
44% of twitter users have recommended a product.
58% of people said that if they tweeted about a bad experience, they would like the company to respond to their comment.
source -A. Schoenfeld
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Owner/Founder of LT Vast Media