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How to Establish Your Brand Through Social Media
Author: Oliver Ocampo
Do you have a small business that needs to go all out in the global arena? There’s a big market in the social web and tapping this vast audience is a low-cost way to bring your business to the forefront. Building your brand through social media allows you to develop a relationship with online communities that could lead to brand awareness and word-of-mouth marketing.
It may sound overwhelming but with a few simple steps you can map your online destination and connect to various audiences that will pave the way for your brand to be recognized in a more extensive market. Here are some tips to use social media for small business.
Create brand awareness and loyalty. Take a look at big companies who were able to penetrate the global market through social media. Learn from their practice and you’ll be able to re-create how their customers interact with their brands. Your popular jump-off points would be the free options like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and online communities. For small business owners like yourself you may not have the manpower to manage all these effectively so try out each these options first and see which one works for you. Once you’ve decided on a platform use this as your core social media tool. You may try out other options in the future but all these should be linked to your core platform.
Publish engaging content. Once you’ve created your brand in your core platform, you need to continually publish content that will engage your audience to interact with you. Make sure that your articles are sensible and add value to your audience’s experience online. Your goal is to provide them with materials that they will share to their friends and network of peers. This creates additional avenues for your brand to make its way to a more extensive audience. Just imagine creating and publishing 1 article per day. When this article gets attached to your Facebook page and you write one post each day, then your brand will have 365 links for Google to find you. This is a simple, yet proven effective, strategy to reaching out to a wider market.
Know where your market is. Find out what they like and what they need. Where does your target audience spend more time online? Once you find out, you need to spend time in those places as well and see for yourself how they interact with each other. Join online forums, blogs, and other Facebook fan pages to see the different kinds of interactions they have. Leave comments on blogs, provide simple solutions to their queries, and respond to questions that may be relevant to your brand. This is a subtle way of introducing your business without forcing your brand to them.
Develop relationships with your audience and interact with them. This is more valuable than spending your time promoting your brand because nobody likes to be forced fed with information. Social media marketing is meant to be a long-term strategy and not a short-term tactic of getting your brand known and forgotten in just a few minutes. When you build relationships your brand will be known and will be shared across different platforms.
Following these simple strategies can help your business grow in no time at all with less effort compared to other forms of promotion. If you want to learn more about these individual techniques in social media marketing, don’t hesitate to contact us here at All About Social Media and we will be very happy to assist you.