By Omkar Waghmare | November 2021
Earlier it used to take days to transfer your thoughts. Now, all it takes is a click and within a second the job is done. All thanks to the internet.
Then came another revolution, Social Media. That made real-time communication among the masses a reality. Today, it has taken over the traditional channels of communication.
Businesses of all scales and across industries are leveraging social media to grow their business. So many startups have turned into a unicorn which was once merely an Instagram page or a Facebook group.
Let's understand what social media is.
Social media is a platform where people around the world can communicate in real-time using the internet. It’s accessible to anyone and everyone, all one needs is an internet connection and a verified account. People use it to stay connected with family and friends.
Whereas, Companies use it to stay connected with their customers. All they do is put out a piece of information that’s relevant to them and to the ones for whom it is intended. Accordingly, the consumer engages in response to the information. All this collectively is called Social Media Marketing.
In current times, all companies use social media to market and to communicate in general with their customers.
Listing out a few advantages of social media marketing for you below:-
There were days when whatever you as a company used to say, was accepted by the consumers. Now, social media has empowered the world with two-way communication.
It's no more what your company says, it’s what the consumers want to listen to. Whatever you put out, now receives a reaction in the form of like, comment, and share.
This way the company knows what are the expectations of consumers from you as a business and much more.
As mentioned earlier, the world is just a click away. Social media has increased the reach and scope of your business. You can sell to the masses if your product or service appeals to them.
Lots of companies have shifted their focus from local to global. You can also avail this opportunity using social media.
Consistently pushing the content that speaks for your brand in an impactful way is how you can build authority on social media. This way, you convey to the consumers that you’re a legitimate source of information.
Consumers who like your content end up following your account, and with time they prefer you over others to make a purchasing decision. It takes time to establish your business as an authority but it’s a great investment.
Social Media Marketing is a golden opportunity for all businesses. That doesn't mean we're claiming it's easy. You need to prepare, plan, execute, analyze, measure, and keep repeating the steps endlessly.
Through this blog, we wanted to make you aware of social media marketing and its benefits. So that you can leverage the same for your business. We hope we were successful in delivering the same.