" We do not have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it. " –Erik Qualman
Businesses are now finding that if they want to continuing growing and competitiveness they will need a social media presences. If you are unaware of the growth of the Social media audience consider the numbers below.
Facebook has more than 500 million active users. 50% of these active users log on to Facebook in any given day, and spend an average of 55 minutes using its services. Facebook users spend much more online than the average internet user. Every month, more than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websites. There are more than 200 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
Ten million active Facebook users in Australia.
Twitter now has 105,779,710 registered users. Twitter has become one of the most popular social networking services and has created many business growth opportunities to major companies who have taken their brand marketing from TV and Radio to the internet. With Twitter, what used to cost thousands of dollars a day in advertisting with conventional media is now costing little to nothing! Consultant will help you engage in successful Twitter marketing.
There is also You Tube, Linkedin, MySpace, Digg and Flickr and too many more mention.
How can you business tap into this market?
How to build a Social Media presences?
You can spend thousands on social media applications training for your staff and adding to their current roles.
Or you can find a Social Media Consultant . Your consultant can handle your entire social media online presences for your business at economic cost to your business allowing you and your staff to concentrate on their primary rolls.
Your strategy must include a plan for expansion of your network. Once you've begun getting people into the network, it will grow exponentially but it's very important to choose these first people according to your company's image, values and market. Most sites will have many ways for you to find new people to add to your network, such as search by interest capabilities or groups that you could join.
Consulting Blueprint is simple:
- Develop a custom marketing strategy for your organization.
- Get active in engaging your target group and your prospects on their turf.
- Continue to optimize your marketing activities to strengthen the positive results for your business
So make Social media part of your advertising budget, get someone who knows and keep your business growing.