Social media marketing trends for 2017
With 2017 at the halfway mark, businesses face new challenges in terms of growth. Social media provides the best opportunities because it allows companies to connect and interact with audiences they want to reach. For greater #Business Development and growth, social media data provides the right information to reach these audiences and make sales.
Social media for business development
SmartBrief reported that businesses benefit when they use social intelligence. Understanding customers in the B2C market and understanding businesses in the B2B market make it easier to develop solutions to solve customer problems. No person or company looks for something to buy.
Social intelligence is about finding out about who potential customers are and then using that data to devise solutions. Many companies don't want to do that because it is hard work, and profits don't come immediately because there is no sale. When businesses show customers they understand them and understand their wants and needs, the conversions are higher when the time comes to make the sale. It also allows businesses to build credibility with their customers, especially online.
Best channels for social marketing
Marketing Profs reported that successful social media marketing focused on the top B2B and B2C channels and paid advertising channels. Based on recent research from Social Media Examiner, many marketers said they used Facebook for marketing their businesses. The survey covered 5,710 marketers from around the world.