2017 Review: Content & Social Media Marketing Insights
How was your 2017 as far as marketing and branding? Do you have your strategy ready for 2018? When was the last time you looked at your website content and branding position? What have you done in social media channels? Have you done your research into how your clients view you ad your business? I hope you enjoy the article with a few insights into how to make 2018 a banner year for you and your business.
It’s the end of the year and businesses are wrapping up their 2017 activities and preparing for new opportunities in 2018.
Like many of you, we put a lot of time and effort into our business and branding. And one key element to all business marketing efforts is to look at the results in order to effectively plan out future marketing and business operation changes.
We recently set about doing our year-end review on our content marketing and social media efforts and wanted to share some of the insights we discovered in hopes you will get inspired to analyze your own efforts while planning for the year ahead.
Where and What to Analyze
One quick and easy way to go about your year-end review is to look at your online engagement from the past year. Whether it’s checking your social media stats or looking at your website traffic, lots can be gleaned from these types of analytics.
There are a few places to look for the stats you need: You can utilize Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Google Analytics, or your blog stats.
If you’re stuck on social media and want to read more, please review our robust catalogue of content related to all things social media.
1. Communicating to Maintain Effective Client Relationships
Not surprisingly this article from one of our guest authors, PR Specialist Susan Elford, offers similar advice to this one: listen!
Communication is key to a successful business and when clients and followers communicate with you through social media, whether it’s by a direct comment, a share, or something else, you need to listen!
Client relationships are a big deal for us and we like to build long-term ones by treating our clients with respect and listening to what they say.
We don’t just hear it, we listen. We then adjust and improve to reflect the client’s expectations.
So apply advice from the article like this:
Use language and mannerisms your clients can relate to – use mirroring to deliver messages in a way that makes them feel comfortable.
And apply the same recognition and response to your social media. If you’ve noticed some articles focus on something specific and your clients/audience are receptive to it by way of engagement, then in 2018 you should know what to do!
Give them what they want and build your client-base by accepting what your followers like and expect from you. Communication is a very broad term and doesn’t always mean simply direct vocalization or emails.
2. 10 Ways to Attracting Clients Through Kindness
This article has our approach laid bare. We watch, listen, learn, and follow the golden rule: treat others as you would like to be treated.
Open yourself to receiving both good and bad feedback and accept each as constructive.
We employ kindness and generosity all the time. It’s a big deal when put into practice and by following that and our other 9 steps from the article, we’ve seen our business and client-base grow consistently!
3. Why Twitter Ads Boost Business & How to Create Them
If your business isn’t on social media yet, then check out the link given at the start of this article.
As stated in the article, diving into social media can have drawbacks so if you’re looking to get serious, it’s good to hire online marketers who know how to use social media for business.
We don’t have any information on how effective our reader’s Twitter campaigns have been, but our clients have seen stellar results. From this we learned that within our content we have users who are anxious to expand their presence online and try new ways to reach new potential clients.
Is this limited to Twitter? Probably not and the real message here is that when we give back to our clients and readers with free tips via content marketing strategies, we will see reciprocation by way of new leads and new clients.
So what did you learn this year from your content and social media marketing efforts? Take a look at your metrics (and if you don't know how just let us know for a possible future article) and see what they tell you.
Then take that information into the board room and help make 2018 even better.
To your success
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media, is a Web Specialist, Business & Marketing Consultant, and Social Media Advisor. She works with entrepreneurs who struggle with having the lack of knowledge, skill and support needed to create their online business presence.
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