The time when social media was free is officially over. Social media advertising is not a buzzword anymore but rather a reality for marketers around the world with tangible results on driving leads and sales. Social media marketers realize more and more that social media is now part of their marketing strategy with huge potential regardless of the size of your business.
Putting that aside, while I don’t have the research to back this up, my sense, or opinion, is that people are taking the advice to create more shareable content, thinking shareable is the end goal. Now, we are stuck having to sift through all this wonderfully shareable content that has absolutely NO utility…because it wasn’t created to be anything BUT shareable.
It is an indication of trust – If you can’t understand the relationship between Facebook fans and business trust, have in mind that the US State Department spend $630,000 to increase their Facebook Fans from 100,000 to 2 million during the years 2011-2012 (See related post from marketingland ). Why did they do that? Because in today’s World a successful business, website or agency needs to have a lot of Facebook fans. 5 Years ago this did not make any difference but it is important in the 21 century.
I have had the rare privilege of sharing thoughts and ideas with thought leaders on my field via facebook. I simply send them a short bio of two to three sentences after sending them friend request. 70 percent of the time, they accept my friend request and I keep the conversation moving from there. Here are four tips to optimize your social media account.
Offerpop’s SaaS platform helps brands generate authentic UGC and capture permission to use this content in native advertisements across various social media platforms. One of our favorite channels to utilize is Instagram because of our partnership with the company, and because it’s especially User Generated Content -friendly! Instagram ads look like any other Insta post, so leveraging content from your fans in these ads can be super beneficial. But with that being said, Offerpop’s platform allows you to gather the demographic and affinity data on your audience to cater your ads to them in the future on practically any channel you choose while increasing click-through rates and lowering costs.