There’s no question Instagram is one of the most popular social networks right now. Sporting a modest active user base of just over a billion people, the social network has a growth chart that looks more like the liftoff trajectory for a SpaceX launch—and just keeps on growing. Instagram isn’t resting on its laurels, either. Traditionally known as an image and photography platform, the company recently announced a new video service called Instagram TV (IGTV) that promises to add a whole new dimension to Instagram for both users and marketers. And IGTV is generating a lot of buzz, particularly among marketers.
Let’s start with one simple fact: your business needs a social media presence. It doesn’t matter if you run a small local shop or a big national company. Social media is an essential piece of your business marketing strategy. Social platforms help you connect with your customers, increase awareness about your brand, and boost your leads and sales. With more than three billion people around the world using social media every month, it’s no passing trend. What you might not know is that you’re ready to get your company’s social media off the ground right now. You don’t need to know every intimidating buzzword or have the magic number of followers. You can get started immediately—and even enjoy yourself in the process. Here are six reasons why investing in social media is a wise business move.
With the recent update to Facebook’s News Feed, owners of small & medium-sized businesses may wonder if Facebook is worth their time and effort. Capitalizing on Facebook’s huge user base—2 billion & counting—requires (1) understanding the latest changes to Facebook; (2) developing a new, video-driven marketing strategy; & (3) employing supporting tools & technologies. Learn more about these three elements so that you can create engaging videos that attract an audience, generate sales, & build customer loyalty.
Engaging your brand influencers in one successful influencer marketing campaign after another is no easy feat. I see so many companies doing this the wrong way that I thought I’d give some tips on doing it right. At B Squared, we know the key to long-lasting relationships with brand influencers is all about thinking conversation.
Engagement rates have long be sought after when it comes to social media success. We need likes! We need more fans and followers! Let’s boost that for more reach! Pay for ALL the video views! But for plugged-in marketers, whisperings of engagement and engagement rates being “dead” are all around us. So what’s the deal? Should you be measuring engagement rates as part of your social media metrics? Here’s our stance.