If you do not have a strategy to monitor your brand online, then someone else will do it for you. Imagine a negative comment, a question, or a review online about your business that you or not aware of. 82% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses. 84% of these consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations (https://www.brightlocal.com). Social media is an amazing marketing tool, but you must monitor the conversation because there will be one whether you are controlling it or not. Protect yourself by incorporating Brand Monitoring into your strategy.
Be a brand that is quick to respond and a trusted resource in your industry. Remember, if you do not take control of what people are saying about you then someone else controls your image.
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Promoting content the right way can help you work more efficiently. After all, you spent a ton of time creating content why not make sure the right people can see your content. Social media provides a source to immerse your business with an audience. Creating engagement has proven to be the key to an effective promotional strategy. This is why social media marketing is important for small businesses.
With 3.2 billion worldwide social media users (Source, Statistica) even a fraction of that audience can benefit from your business. To increase engagement you need to promote your business on social media consistently and creatively. Promoting your content with these tools for social media marketing can engage an audience and providing value where others cannot. Here are techniques to help you promote your content.
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