Many businesses have made the move into social media over the past few years creating, maintaining and building their online presence; getting involved shows a number of real benefits. Increasing awareness of your business, it can attract potential customers, when interesting and relevant content is posted. It’s more than just a means of contacting friends and family to share photos or find out what they are up to now. It’s a tool that’s proved it has the power to benefit any business and their needs.
The potential benefits of using social media are huge, giving businesses new ways of interacting with customers, whenever they reach out. You can respond in a timely and helpful manner to any interaction online becoming more involved with your customers, delivering improved customer service and feedback, and/or comment on any developments within your industry, for example. This is of course beneficial and essential in managing your online reputation. Reacting accordingly to campaigns, promotions and any other marketing concepts you may have, you can edit them to target and suit your customers based on the feedback they give.
Providing feedback and asking questions, as well as connecting and networking with your business and other customers is something customers choose to do, so you would be missing a trick not to get involved. No matter the time or location contact can be made either end producing an improved service and new brand experience. Whether a customer engages with you or not, your brand is still seen, creating an impression, meaning they are more likely to remember your company in the foreseeable future. Brand awareness and recognition is possibly the most noticeable benefit of social media which is vital in the long run to build on your current success.
More affordable than traditional advertising, social media acts as a form of online advertising. Customers can find you through different avenues, across different platforms, which can boost search results and increase traffic leading to more visits to your website, leaving you to reap the benefits. In addition it can also become a means of expanding your database, finding customers and ultimately increasing business. Providing a service, using and operating both traditional marketing and more modern means, such as social networking, can boost and increase business, sales of products or services and potentially turn that prospective buyer into a customer. Ultimately serving the customer and their needs is what your business is there for and social media is great in assisting you in doing this. Businesses of any size should always be attempting to find new ways of improving their customer service.
If not for any other reason, it’s important to keep up with your competitors, who may be utilising the benefits of social media. Keeping tabs on them could be another possibility as most social media content and interaction is transparent. It’s extremely important for businesses to adopt and get involved in the world of social media. Providing new and interesting opportunities, integrating social media into your business ultimately helps develop customer relationships, having a positive impact on your brand, increasing it further.
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The Olympic Torch Relay is due to travel through Croydon today, on Day 66 of the relay, making it’s journey from Bromley onto Sutton.
The torch is due to be carried from Church Road, Upper Norwood, all the way up to Croydon Road, Waddon, a stones throw from Hydro Cleansing’s head office, where it will then head through Sutton and onto Merton, finally ending up on Tooting Bec Common, Wandsworth, for this evenings celebrations.
Amongst others Sir Patrick Stewart, the 72-year-old Star Trek legend, will be carrying the torch through the London Borough of Croydon.
Traffic disruption is expected expected in North & Central Croydon between 10am and 3pm.
Follow @yourcroydon on twitter for live updates.
To view the Olympic Torch Relay route click the following link which will lead you to the London 2012 Official website: http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route
With Friday’s opening ceremony fast approaching and after Bradley Wiggins amazing win of The Tour de France over the weekend it’s now time for Team GB to go for gold…