5 Tips to Leverage Social Media for Business

In Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media by Alicia Frank

Social media is an ever-evolving platform that can be used to connect, engage, and grow businesses. And, now more than ever people are using social media to engage with the brands they love. According to Hootsuite, on Instagram alone, 80% of people follow at least one business. Social media is a fast, effective and inexpensive way to reach a very large population. When utilized with the correct strategy, social media can be a powerful tool for growth. It’s a way to reinforce your brand and build awareness while also creating trust with prospective clients or customers.

Awareness

Brand awareness is critical if you want to grow your business. Social media plays a key factor in creating brand awareness. This is because social media platforms are great for brands to maintain customer relationships, while also having the opportunity to be found by new leads. In fact, according to HubSpot, 91% of marketers said they noticed an increase in brand visibility by only spending a few hours per week working on social media.

Build Trust

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with potential, current and returning customers or clients. It gives your page a human-like personality that others can connect with. It helps foster brand loyalty. Also, having an active page keeps your business at the forefront of people’s minds to think of your business the next time they need that specific product or service. 

Create Value

To develop quality content for your audience, you have to deliver valuable content. Your audience should gain something from following your page. Be careful not too off-putting with overly promotional posts but also make it fairly easy for your customers to buy. Most of all, focus on quality over quantity when it comes to posts. 

Targeted Advertising 

Note that marketers continue to invest more and more in social media and other forms of digital advertising because it works. It’s a way to specifically reach your target audience, increase website traffic, and drive more sales. 

Strategy

Building a solid strategy that works takes effort. Having a social media plan or strategy is what is going to help you get from point A to point B. It’s important to know your goal and how you are going to get there. 

Marketing on social media is more than a trend, it’s a powerful tool that is here to stay. Leveraging social media for business purposes has only proven to be beneficial. To get help creating a social media plan and strategy, contact Michigan Creative at 517.489.4970, or fill out the form below. We live to create and we want to create for you.