The importance of social media marketing
If you have a small business and you are doing any online or digital marketing, you probably already know how important social media marketing is to your success. There are more than 3.2 billion social media users, and that number is increasing every year.
Social media can have many benefits for your brand. It allows you to reach your customers with news and promotion; it can provide information and content that helps draw in new customers; it can be used to shape your brand image and create an authentic connection with your audience.
Stale social media marketing campaigns
Unfortunately, many small businesses allow their social media presence to become out of date or stale. They may start with the best of intentions, but eventually post less and less content and take longer to get back to inquiries. This can have a serious negative effect on your brand image.
If your potential customers see a LinkedIn page with no followers, a silent Twitter feed, and or unanswered inquiries on an abandoned Facebook page, it reflects poorly on your business. On the other hand, frequent, focused content and customer outreach and interaction show that your company is busy and thriving.
How to update and refresh your social media presence
There is no “one size fits all” answer to social media marketing. The best strategy for your needs will depend on your industry, region, and business type. Further, social media is changing and evolving rapidly. In many cases, a consultant may be your best bet to help you get back in good shape with your social media marketing.
Your Charlotte, NC social media marketing consultant
Is your social media presence abandoned, outdated, or stale? Are you wondering why you no longer get the same results from social media marketing than you did in the beginning? If so, it is probably time for a strategic overhaul of your social media marketing efforts.
This can be time consuming, but the benefits of increased visibility and customer interaction are well worth it. If you need a little- or a lot- of help updating your social media marketing campaigns, consider working with an expert online marketing consultant.
If you are located in or around the Charlotte, North Carolina area, you may want to contact the online marketing team at SCD Consulting Services. Founder Shirley Cress Dudley and her experienced staff have years of expertise creating and implementing digital marketing strategies, including social media marketing campaigns, for companies all over the US. In addition to assisting with the social media aspect of your business, the team at SCD Consulting Services can help you with website design, search engine optimization, and more. Contact SCD Consulting Services today and learn more about how they can help you grow your business an updated social media marketing strategy.