2016 Social Marketing Trends

2016 Social Marketing Trends

2016 has been a great year for the development of social marketing techniques that will help people and companies use the social media to market their product. The people have realized that it is the only social media that can help broaden your market base as well as help in promoting more of your product. In this section we will take a look at the social marketing trends in the year 2016.

Increase in the number of Videos

The year of 2016 saw a huge increase in the number of videos that were embedded in the content. This is a positive point that you need to understand since embedding a video into your content will be beneficial for your marketing purposes. The video can either be an educational video, explainer videos along with entertaining videos.

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Why Social Marketing Works

Why Social Marketing Works

Social marketing works because ultimately, people are social creatures who like to talk to each other, share their lifestyle adventures and have their voice heard. Social marketing allows this interaction between business and consumers and it is virtually the only way it can occur.

It is pretty well impossible for an individual to phone or email a company and get a person who knows what they are talking about and can tell them what they need to know. And with many businesses outsourcing their enquiry department it is often very difficult to understand the accent of the person who answers the phone. And since so many people spend a lot of time on social media or online surfing, it is simply a great way to interact with them.

Social marketing also works because you have control over your time. You can schedule a certain amount of time per day to answer queries or to check out what people are saying, rather than being caught at a busy time on the phone or during a business meeting. It gives you more time to formulate a reply to questions when you can read what is written and think about the answer before typing it in. So in effect, it makes you more efficient and productive to go through social media for marketing.

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Social Media Marketing Explained

Social Media Marketing Explained

Social media marketing (SMM) is a way of marketing goods or services using social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and so on. One way to do this is to have buttons for sharing on your website, then when someone finds what they want, they can immediately show it to all their friends. Very often the comments they make about a product or service go viral, so it is essential that what they say is good, rather than bad.

However, even if bad comments are posted it gives business owners the opportunity to get into the conversation to limit the damage or explain what the problem was and how it is being fixed. People love to feel that they are being heard and social media gives them a voice to comment or in some cases rave on about the product they love – or hate.

Some businesses think that even bad comments are good in that they stir interest as everyone jumps on board to see what the trouble is. If that trouble can then be resolved in a calm and lucid manner, it gives everyone a chance to see that the company is interested in what their customers need. This can be very good for the company and can actually help to establish their reputation as a business that cares about their customers.

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Social Media Marketing To-Do’s

Social Media Marketing To-Do’s

Social Media can be your strongest weapon if you plan to build an empire of your SME. The leverage you have with the powerful content you have stored in your SME can be targeted directly using social media which is also one of the most cost effective tools in the area of marketing. In this section we will take a brief look at the various techniques you can implement into your business model so that you can gain maximum benefits through the use of social media.

Social Marketing techniques:

Law of Listening

Make it a point to listen to your customer base from time to time to gather more and more input regarding the quality and improvements of the company. Also make sure that you join the discussions of the clients and help them solve their grievances or contribute to the opinions. (more…)