NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As more and more small businesses establish their social media channels, new customer acquisition shouldn't be the only front and center focus, instead establishing brand relationships with existing buyers may be the key factor in determining if social media is having a positive impact on your business. Watching your customers become cheerleaders for your brand is the mecca of marketing, and if you want to get more out of your existing social efforts consider the following:
- Advertise. Existing consumers may not even be aware that your business is active on social media. Ensure that social buttons are included on employee email signatures and on the homepage of your website. Encourage shoppers to follow you by including social info on customer receipts and on signs that are located within your shop.
- Incentivize. Promotions and deals that are offered exclusively on your social media pages provides customers a reason to follow your brand socially. Consider running contests on your social platforms to encourage engagement that can lead to customer evangelism.
- Provide value. Enhance your brand's reputation by becoming a trusted source of information. This can be achieved by producing helpful content about your brand as well as material that is relevant to your target audience.
With a plethora of social media marketing options, small businesses are afforded unique opportunities to connect with their existing clients—turn them into fans – and watch as that draws in new business. For further discussion on ways to revolutionize your social media marketing program, read the latest article posted to PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit here: http://bit.ly/1byDkkV.
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