3 Tips You Need to Succeed in Social Media Marketing

Are you interested in developing a strategy to build more customer connections, elevating your brand awareness and increasing your customers’ loyalty?

If so, social media may be your answer to greater success in your business.

According to an article published by Convince & Convert, 53% of customers who connect with businesses through social media demonstrate a greater degree of loyalty to those brands.

By leveraging powerful content and effective marketing techniques, you can generate interest, increase your customer base and create brand loyalty.

However, effective social media marketing requires a highly-focused strategy that includes listening to your customers, being accessible and staying consistent in your involvement.

By following these three tips for effective social media marketing, you can lay the groundwork for a strategy that will serve your customers and your business.

Listen To Your Audience

Using social media to listen to your customers is one of the most important aspects of creating an effective strategy.

By using online marketing to keep your finger on the pulse of what matters most to your customers, you can ensure satisfaction and excellent customer service.

Track your customers’ conversations, and ensure that you have a system in place to address every comment or complaint.  You can avoid a crisis by addressing issues as they arise.

According to Social Media Today, your social media page can help you be proactive in warding off customer complaints.

Use your social media presence to determine the needs and expectations of your customers.  Ask customers directly what they think of your products or services.

Pay attention not only to what your customers like and dislike about your business, but also what they are saying about your competitors.  Listening to what your target audience has to say about your competition provides a unique opportunity to fill an unmet need.

Interact With Your Audience

When developing an online presence, it is important to be available to your customers.  Rather than posting content and then disappearing for six months, encourage feedback and participate in conversations.

As stated in an article published by Entrepreneur, customers can be a fickle lot and may lose interest if your company is not consistent in publishing content.

By posting regularly and maintaining a high level of interaction with your customers, you can effectively build brand loyalty and increase customer satisfaction.

Practice Patience

Success in social media marketing develops over time.  While you may see the fruits of your online labor within a short period of time, it is more likely that a long term commitment will be required before you truly see the benefits of developing an online presence.

Webster Digital Marketing  does a great job explaining why social media marketing may not benefit your company right away.

Consistency and patience are vital to creating an online business culture that encourages customer feedback and fosters brand loyalty.

Summary

So, if you are looking for an avenue to connect with your customers, generate greater interest in your products or services and create brand loyalty, explore the many options available to you through social media.

By listening to your customers, remaining consistent in your online interactions and practicing patience, you will reap the benefits of social media marketing.

Katelyn Macdonald

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Katelyn Macdonald is an experienced freelancer with a Bachelors of Science in Business. Her work includes, but is not limited to, blog posts, product reviews and press releases. She also has experience in writing articles pertaining to travel and health-related topics. Katelyn Macdonald works hard to ensure her clients' satisfaction.

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Annastasia Webster
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Annastasia Webster

Thanks so much for finding and referencing my article! – Annastasia Webster, Webster Digital Marketing

Katelyn Macdonald
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Katelyn Macdonald

Annastasia, your article was very informative, and I’m glad to have come across it!

brenda
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brenda

what great points, being available is very important in any field

Skye MacLeod
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Skye MacLeod

Katelyn, I appreciate the comprehensive discussion of social media and the links to the analytic articles. This is a great piece!

Georgia Potts
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Georgia Potts

I think social media marketing is the only time I am comfortable using social media. It’s certainly useful for interacting with customers, though!

Earl Dotson
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Earl Dotson

If you learn to get comfortable using social media, I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s a lot of fun, which is why so many people spend too much time on it.

Georgia Potts
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Georgia Potts

I really worry about it being a time suck. I do see people spending a lot of time on it, and I don’t want to get sucked into that. I am on Twitter because it’s pretty quick and easy, but I haven’t delved into any other social media sites.

Tay H
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Tay H

As social media is used by many on a daily basis if not multiple times a day the opportunity it provides a business to stay apparent among other competitors is really beneficial. I can see why this would convert to the likelihood of loyalty in customers.

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