Ways to turn social media into your best friend

Ways to turn social media into your best friend

From Guest Blogger & Bowe Digital Intern, Mackenzie LeClere:

Today, more than 90% of businesses use social media to promote their brand. Hopefully, your business is one of them. Even if you’re on social media, are you using it correctly and efficiently? Social media can be a great thing when done correctly, and Bowe Digital is here to help.

Having social media is a must these days if you are trying to take your business to the next level. To begin with, it’s cost-efficient!  Social media is one of the most inexpensive and easiest ways to market towards your customers and the public. Instagram, Facebook and other platforms can have a huge impact on your sales and reach potential clients or partners without hurting your marketing budget. 

By having an active presence, you can engage and reach people who have never heard of your business.  For example, you share a post to 100 of your followers advertising your business. Those followers share and repost your post bringing in 100 other new eyes. All this leads to new customers — and more awareness — for your brand with a click of a button.

Not only is it important to have social media to bring awareness, but it’s an awesome way to form relationships with customers. Within Instagram and Facebook, there are features designed to message people. This allows people who have questions about your business to ask and get a response right away. This is a plus for you because you’re showing them that customers are a priority, making you stand out from other businesses. 

TIPS

  • Engage, engage, engage! This is the biggest tip we can give. Having social media is awesome, but if you aren’t staying active, there’s no point. Posting weekly and responding to comments is a great way to stay active.
  • Stay up on current trends. You want to have a fresh and modern social media page, or people won’t be interested. Keep it clean and organized so others can navigate through it easily. Just have fun with it, and show potential clients what your business is all about.
  • Make it personal. Post a pic of your co-workers celebrating a big promotion over lunch. This gets people on the outside to feel part of your company. It shows them a more personal side of your business and allows people to stay connected.

Hopefully, these tips come in handy. If you’re looking for more help in this area, Bowe Digital is here. Let’s talk today!

Mackenzie is a Fall 2020 Bowe Digital intern and attends Illinois State University studying communications. She’s majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Sociology. She loves writing, dancing and spending time with friends in her free time.