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Social Brands ā€“ A Way to Go!

Social Media MarketingĀ ā€“ the buzz is all-around and why it should not! Social Networking sites mainly Facebook, twitter etc have made People, Brands more social, and have no doubt shrunken the world! We are just a tweet or an update away! Facebook, if considered as a country, would have been 3rdĀ highest populated one (with 900+ Million people), after China and India.

Social Media for Business:

As I can sum it up with;

ā€œWhy You need to Hire Communication Managers to talk about Your Brand,

When it can talk for itself…

Let Your Brand do the Talkingā€ — Think Social Media

Companies are eager toĀ utilizeĀ this new age advertisement, to reach to their customers. Lot of companies are doing a great job while Lot of companies are suffering to do justice to their money, effort and time. They are unable to justify their presence on social media. The Question remains why ?

The answer is very simple, ā€œLack of Knowledge, Strategyā€,

Being a Social Media Marketer, Let me tell you some important ingredients and their importance for your social media!

  1. Social Media Strategy:HIGH
  2. Developing Fan Page:Medium
  3. Designing:Medium to High
  4. Content:HIGH
  5. Applications:Medium
  6. Reach:HIGH!

Ā Apart from these, Analytical Reports are very Crucial!

Social Media Strategy:Ā The Most important ingredient of your Social Media Presence. Social Media is not as easy as it looks. You need to have a proper social media strategy in place to succeed. The Objective of each Social Network, to be explored needs to be defined and all networks should be updated accordingly!

You should always analyse your Campaigns and rework on itĀ continuously!

Lack of Social Media Strategy is one of the Biggest Reasons why Lot of Brands Fail to capitalise on Social Media!

We all know developing fan page is quite simple. Just an add on, the Brand Page should be in-line with your Overall Brand Objective.

DesigningĀ is very critical ingredient, make sure your designs (including your cover pic and profile pics) attract your target audienceā€

ApplicationsĀ help you to get Noticed! And also this will help you to get Competitive Advantage!

Content:Ā Keeps your fans/followers engaged. So Content is very important. You need to understand which type of content is liked by your target audience. Content Management is the most important factor when it comes to social media.

Content can make or break your Brand!

  • Not only type of content but time of content posting/updates needs to be well understood as well.
  • Detailed Analytics needs to be done to make sure you donā€™t Screw your Brand on Social Networks!
  • You need to create the Content which drives Customer Engagement, and if your objective is to drive sales, then the appropriate content should be created!

After your online infrastructure is ready, now you need to understand how to get TRAFFIC ??

Getting Traffic is very Tricky,

Traffic is Very Crucial but Big Headache!

Without Traffic, Your Social Media is Like a Great, Branded, and Well Maintained Shop,

with Wonderful Collection but Just that it is Located in theĀ Forest!

Solution is Facebook Paid Ads!

For example, incase of Facebook, your Fan Page is like any shop in the locality wherein there are other 900 Million shops! So how do you make people aware about your SHOP!

Also you can link your Brand with different online Groups and Communities to drive the traffic from niche conversations. Participating in Groups is very important when you talk about LinkedInā€

ADS:Ā Facebook ads and sponsored stories are one of the most important sources of generating traffic! These paid ads give you competitive advantage! You can increase your social presence and awareness.

  • Ads need to be Target Oriented for better andĀ focusedĀ results.

Ads act like the Lifeblood of your Brand on Social Media, as they Generate Traffic, awareness, aid in Brand Recall and definitely help in Increasing your Revenue.

Important:

  • Please Analyse all your social networks continuously, make sure whatever you are posting is liked by your target audience.
  • Please make sure your presence on all Social Networks and also the traditional media complement each other. Using Cross-Platform Strategy is the Best bet for an effective INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION.

All these components give Life to your Brand on social networks. And Lack of one can lead to a disaster.

It is like a drug dose, if you donā€™t take full dose of medicines as prescribed by doc, it wonā€™t be of any use, similar in case of social media, if you are notĀ utilizingĀ all the above in proper way, Your social media is destined to FAIL!

Donā€™t think that I am trying to giveĀ Gyan SessionsĀ to you; this is all based on my Practical Knowledge, wherein we atĀ EnthusionzĀ have created lot ofĀ Social Brands.

As Jackie Huba rightly says,

“Today people don’t trust companies. One of the things marketers want to do is Humanize their Brand. What better way to do it than put a Live Person in front of them”

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Next Post:

My Next post will be on theĀ ROI of Social Media, wherein we would like to give an example of the Social Brand which we created and the revenue which the company was able to generate through the campaigns! Stay tuned!

ā€œBAZā€

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