Social media marketing has become important for businesses especially small businesses. Having strong social media presence enables small businesses engage, connect with customers and get exposure to their brand. Executing social media marketing effectively helps small businesses reach out to a large number of people, do branding in an inexpensive way, acquire customer and provide customer service.
With increase in popularity of social media and increase in number of social media users (18% increase from 2012 to 2013), social media marketing (SMM) has become one of the essential aspects of digital marketing today. The important aspect of SMM is its effective execution. This article talks about the effective ways of executing social media marketing.
Today, people spend much of their time on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. A recent survey conducted by Experian shows that Americans spend 16 minutes of every hour online on social networking sites. This clearly shows that social media is gaining popularity and if you want your business website to do well, you need to write content that gets social signals.
Content marketing is very popular strategy among many marketers and is also having enough potential to find prospects for businesses. There is so much information online competing to get noticed, so marketers require a new and latent platform to get attention of the buyer. This is where many of them are using Social media.
Be it the regular website content or proactive marketing using blogs, eNewsletters, eBooks, Press Releases and even online videos – its all content marketing. With the increased usage of Internet, many businesses have shifted their marketing strategies online.