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How Social Media Can be Used to Create a Strong and Trusted Brand

Social media has provided a way through which people connect with each other, groups, and brands. With millions of people signed up to Twitter and Facebook alone, businesses of all kind and across all industries are realizing an increased need to have a solid social media marketing strategy to promote their brands as well as build a relationship with their clients. Below are some ways in which small companies can use social media to build their brand and engage with the followers.

Share Product Demonstrations
Many new businesses are selling products that are not well known yet and need a boost in the market to get off the ground. One sure way of having people be aware of your product and know how to use it is by creating a product demonstration video. The video can be posted on YouTube and then share it across all your social media sites to reach your customers. Introduce the product and then take the viewers through the steps of using it and what it does to have them gain a better understanding of your brand and the items that you offer.

Empower Customers to Take Part
To achieve the best results out of your social media marketing efforts, remember that your customers need to be engaged and given a key part in building your brand. You can create surveys and polls that can be quickly accessed and filled in by your followers to help you get a better idea of what they think of your social media profiles, your products and services and more.

Have Customer Contests and Rewards
One of the best parts of social media marketing is that the customers’ shares, re-tweets, likes, and comments can go a long way. In most cases, social media users won’t be in a hurry to share something unless it has some significance to them or they are receiving something in return for sharing. One way to do this is by giving rewards and social media sharing contests like the ‘refer a friend’ reward where the new customer along with the existing followers get a discount on their next purchase when they share a link.

Offer Support to Good Causes
Along with showing your knowledge and expertise on social media, do not forget that it is also one of the best platforms when it comes to showcasing the caring side of your brand. You can use a social media poll to help you determine which charitable causes are closest to the hearts of your customers and then use social media as a force to raise awareness and fundraise on behalf of the chosen charity. Customers today are not just looking for brands that support similar causes to them but those that also show a human side.