It's no secret that the holiday shopping session brings 50-100% more revenue for retail and product-based businesses than the rest of the year. Social media plays a critical role in communicating your holiday campaigns to customers.
Instagram officially has more users than Twitter. What does that mean for your brand?Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case, it could mean a thousand dollars. Instagram provides a simplistic way of reaching more customers. It's been proven that one of the most effective ways to connect with fans online is showing behind the scenes glimpses into your operations which humanizes and personifies your brand or service.
It’s no secret that social media moves at the speed of light. Within 30 seconds of signing in to Twitter, for example, there are at least 120 new updates. With this pace, tirelessly trying to keep up with posting, creating content, or engaging with others can quickly cause overwhelm to set in.
Let’s say you’ve worked hard to establish a local, trendy coffee shop. You have a solid following but, like any business, you’re still looking for ways to grow. Lots of companies are turning to the digital marketing as their answer. However, when it comes to planning a social media strategy, for example, you might feel more anxiety than the jitters of 10 cups of coffee.
New products hit the market all the time. If you’ve ever launched a product, you know it's a huge undertaking. However, just because you might be entering a highly competitive market doesn’t mean there isn’t room for your product. Building a brand can take time and using social media can help you reach your target audience faster than traditional marketing strategies.
How many times have you seen restaurant patrons Instagraming their brunch or dinner the moment the waiter sets it on the table? Guilty! It’s as if modern day table settings should require a spot for a smartphone just to the right of the water glass.
Facebook was founded in 2004, which means 2017 marked the start of the “teenage” years of social media. Just like a teenager who is anxious to move to the next new thing, social media moves even quicker. With new updates and features rolling out weekly, we can only expect this pace to increase in 2018.
One of the biggest pitfalls to not having a successful social media program is the lack of consistency. That means, at a minimum, posting to all your social media channels each week. But how do you determine a consistent posting schedule? How many posts are necessary a week and what is too many?