The Essentials Of Social Media Marketing
These days, your “brand” is everything.
The power of social media marketing is astounding. It is the best way to build your brand and your customer base. This all begins with a branded content strategy.
A true social media strategy comes down to three things:
So how can you use social media and create a strategy to build your startup? Clairant Services, the experts in marketing for startups, explains:
Customer Insights Marketing
“The Best Vision is Insight”- Malcolm S Forbes.
Customer insights marketing helps you to build a solid base of customers for your startup. To do this, you need to understand your future customers' behaviors and needs.
Customer insights interpret the current trends in your customer’s behavior. By using social media tools, you can uncover their underlying preferences. You can discover their existing frustrations. You can find out their clear wants and needs.
This information will help you to increase your startup’s relevance with your customers and improve your product or service.
Steps to Strong Social Media
Social media marketing for startups involves many steps, and a diligent follow up. Solid content is key.
How has social media marketing changed business lead generation?
Top level social media content strives for awareness engagement conversion. This involves researching your customers needs, establishing a relationship where you clearly show that you can beat the competitor at meeting their needs, and using engagement to generate loyalty with existing (and new) customers.
How to reach out to influencers?
Reaching out to a social media influencer is a great way to generate leads. It’s actually quite simple. The most effective way to reach an influencer is to send a direct social media message, or you can email directly to them that simply asks if they’d like to collaborate with your brand. Keep it simply and get straight to the point.
You can also use tools on Amazon that allows an influencer to reach out directly to you to show if they are interested in collaborating.
Social Media Marketing Rules
Beyond just building leads - there is a social media etiquette of sorts. This helps you keep your followers.
Essentially, you want your brand to model the kinds of behavior that you feel your company represents. Also, set an example of what you’d like from your social follower community.
“Follow the 3 E’s: Engage, Educate, and Escalate”- Crains Detroit
In addition to this, you should set specific goals of engagement:
As with anything in life, mistakes do happen. If you find that you’ve made an error in a post, simply and swiftly correct it. Damage control involves fast and honest action. Customers are forgiving.
Social Media Marketing Is Extremely Effective
In 2022, social media is woven into the fabric of who we are. More than 50% of all consumers engage with social media before making a purchase.
Why is social media so attractive for consumers?
Consumers can quickly make an easy, informed decision with minimal effort on their part.
Customers are greatly influenced by social media and influencers, so it is critical that a startup company keeps up! To do so, check out Clairant's social media services and get connected today!
Desirae Haluk is passionate about marketing for startups and small businesses. For the last 15 years she has held marketing executive positions for organizations both large and small. She realizes that her true passion is helping establish, grow and evolve startups and small businesses to make them successful and help achieve their goals.