Certain brands have consistently managed to remain at the top of the mind of the masses. Whether it be Coca-Cola, Apple, Google, Samsung, or any other of the most recognizable brands, the businesses have come up with excellent marketing campaigns time and time again.
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The Uncle Sam US Army recruitment poster is perhaps one of the most iconic and eye-catching ‘marketing’ strategies familiar with adults who came of age in the 20th century. Yet its message still resonates today, especially among marketers, since it’s a campaign that captures attention and offers great storytelling.
For anyone who owns a local home services company and needs a marketing partner to take their business to the next level, this is the right place. If you don’t think you’re “social media savvy,” it can be very tempting to disregard social media as an effective marketing tool. Social media is an essential part of day-to-day life for potential customers and is a necessary part of any company's marketing plan.
Last year social networks generated 23 billion US dollars in revenue. If your business isn't using social media to leverage sales and leads, then you're missing out.
If you seriously think about it, social media is an excellent place to earn a good profit - no matter what the platform. With more than 3.5 billion users, social media is growing and claiming its place in marketing. But why is it that social media is considered to be a superstar when it comes to online business?
Ah, the art of storytelling. Luckily for marketers, this act can extend to advertising too. Great ads have the ability to convey the same message as a good story. You know... one that has a beginning, middle, and end. The most interesting part is that storytelling within ads will almost always consist of a different style when it comes to the delivery.
Facebook has made things a little difficult for marketers. First, there was free earned media. Then there were paid ads as a way to attract and engage millions of followers. But now they've created restricted access. Facebook has systematically reduced access to a brand's fanbase back in 2012. That's when they restricted a brand's organic reach to about 16 percent. And in 2013, the restricted it even more. A recent study shows that around 2% of a brand's fanbase actually see brands posts. A lot of marketers assume that brand reach will soon be down to zero.
It's been almost three years since Instagram launched their stories feature. Back then Snapchat had already been the leader when it came to ephemeral (disappearing) content. But back in 2017, Snapchat when their IPO hit the public, their user growth hit a wall. This was when Instagram Stories' user growth reached a rapid increase. Now, in 2018 they're holding steady at over 400 million users! This is double the amount of Snapchat users.
Back in 2016, Instagram implemented a new algorithm. Surprisingly, the algorithm actually delivers one of the most consistently relevant content compared to other social media platforms. However, this switch wasn't well-received by its users. In fact, it led to Instagram users only seeing about 90% of their friends' posts. Which is definitely a good thing, because prior to the update they were missing 50%!
By now, we all know that the best social media strategies are ones that have consistent follower growth, engagement, and likes/clicks. And Instagram is one of the best platforms to quickly achieve this! Building your brand on Instagram doesn't have to be difficult. When you compare it to SEO, it really is one of the best ways to compete against bigger brands.