Three Reasons You Need Social Media

Even though some people still consider social media for business to be a passing fad or trend, those of us that create and manage social media content know a very simple but powerful truth…

SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE NEW WORD OF MOUTH

Statistics, such as the following, show how social media usage is continuing to grow:

  • The number of active social media users worldwide is 2.78 billion, out of the world’s population of 7.47 billion. (we are social)
  • More than 2 million advertisers regularly use Facebook to market their business. (Hootsuite)
  • 85% of people rely on Twitter and Facebook for their morning news. (Byte of Data)

Source: ME Marketing Services

The numbers don’t lie! Social Media is a powerful marketing tool that cannot be ignored! If you are still wondering why you need social media for your business here are…

Social Media for Business Costs Less than Traditional Marketing

Social Media for Business Costs Less than Traditional Marketing

Traditional marketing often requires a sizeable budget for printing marketing brochures or hiring people to make phone calls. Many businesses are learning that marketing through social media, by comparison, costs much less – at least monetarily.

If you are looking for a type of marketing that is able to reach the most people for the lowest cost you may want to consider using social media over traditional marketing. In addition to reaching more people, not having a strong social media presence for your business can end up costing you in the long run.
Social Media Provides Brands with More Exposure and Awareness

Social Media Provides Brands with More Exposure and Awareness

As noted above, people are joining social media at nearly astronomical rates…and the numbers seem to be growing on a daily basis. The brands that are regularly engaging and interacting with their followers on social media have advantages over the others that aren’t. Social media for business is efficient “word of mouth” marketing. It reveals benefits to brands in the forms of increased traffic to their websites and more leads generated, for example.

Offers Networking and Communication for Businesses of all Sizes

Offers Networking and Communication for Businesses of all Sizes

Traditional marketing often requires a sizeable budget for printing marketing brochures or hiring people to make phone calls. Many businesses are learning that marketing through social media, by comparison, costs much less – at least monetarily.

Effective communication is important in every business, big and small. The expansion of social networking has thrown open the door for corporations of any size to build a strong network of loyal customers. The Internet is swelling with online communities, discussions groups, forums, tweets and fan pages, all ready to sing the praises of any business working online.

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