Since 2010, the world of internet marketing has exploded. A significant number of companies and small businesses have changed their marketing approach and relied entirely upon social media for their advertising and outreach. 2017 is one of the best years for social media marketing yet, but are you using social media the right way?
In the last few years, paid advertising has been the key to expanding your reach and putting your content in front of more eyeballs. Paid advertising is still a highly effective option in 2017—you may want to invest money into highly visual Facebook ads and target customers on YouTube with smart video advertisements. However, for more effective social media marketing, you need to focus on your message.
People often overlook or skip past the “Sponsored” posts on Facebook, or click away from videos that are too ad-heavy on YouTube. The Twitter or Instagram posts with too many marketing hashtags will annoy people if there is nothing else useful included. Instead of spending your money on blasting your content over social media, focus on making that content higher quality.
Remember: social media is about ENGAGEMENT. The more people you get to join in your conversation, the more reach and influence you have. Your content should ask questions, provide answers and solutions, or present food for thought in a way that your audience will respond to. Even something as simple as a poll to get people’s opinions can be a highly effective way to get your followers to click or share your content.
The majority of your investment should go toward producing high-quality content: articles, blog posts, images, and videos people will WANT to check out. If they find it interesting, they’re much more likely to share it. That word of mouth is going to lead to a far better reach than anything you could achieve through paid advertising.
Yes, you will want to continue setting aside a portion of your advertising and marketing budget to take advantage of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube’s paid options. They are a sound investment that are very likely to return good ROI (Return on Investment). However, make sure that the content you’re promoting is of the highest quality and has a good chance of engaging those who see it. Eventually, you may find that you don’t need to spend as much money on advertising because your organic reach is sufficient to spread your message far and wide.
Marketing your business across all platforms (PC, Apple, Android, etc.) is the best way to reach as wide an audience as possible, but how do you plan to deliver a customized service or product exclusive to your customers? With a mobile app, you’ll have everything right at your fingertips.
Mobile Apps have quickly become one of the most effective marketing tools for businesses. Imagine being able to send out a message or special offer to all your customers with just a few clicks. Or setting up a geofence that automatically sends your customers a special deal when they are in your area! Or giving your preferred clients special discounts ONLY available via your mobile app?
There are so many things you can do with mobile apps, and you’ll find that they can be the perfect way to take your business one step farther. Not only will it help you establish better interaction with your customers, but it can help you provide more value and encourage your customers to spread the word of your business.
But for that to happen, you have to build the app first. More specifically, WE have to build the app!
Our mobile app team specializing in creating amazing mobile apps for both Apple and Android markets, and our marketing team is right there to help you come up with effective strategies for gaining and keeping your mobile app users engaged. We’ll work with you to build the app from the ground floor, and we won’t stop working on it until we’re 100% certain it’s right and delivers what you want.
Want to find out more? Contact us for a free mobile app consultation.