What sort of marketing are you interested in? When it comes to Facebook, you can really take a variety of avenues to reach out to customers and potential leads. You are only held back by your imagination and education, and this article should help you out with the latter, at least.
Think about why your page exists. Are you simply trying to get the word out about your company and new products? Or, is the page functioning as a forum for better communication with your customers? Once you have a clear picture of what you want your page to do, you can begin working on your marketing goals.
Facebook is no longer a free marketing tool. As the site has evolved, it has made it ever harder to reach your target audience. Not only is it now overpopulated with your competition, but it is also overwhelmed with status updates by the millions of accounts. For most businesses, the only way to get seen today is to hire help, so consider that as an option.
Never share updates that seem irrelevant to your own content. While current events, political issues or personal problems might be tempting to talk about, you may alienate your fans by discussing them. If you are going to put up personal things, do it on your personal page.
It is important to get input from your fans. People like to feel that their opinions are important and valued. If you ask your customers what they want it will help your campaign. For example, let them choose the name of your next product or dictate the direction of your next blog post.
Like your customers back. Facebook is often a reciprocal community. You like someone, they notice you, and then they like you back. Don’t just wait for someone to discover you. Look for your target audience and take the first step in liking them. That’ll get you the introduction that you need.
Use videos whenever possible, especially if you have a new product to showcase. While a picture is great (and it is certainly better than nothing), a video is much more exciting and can give your followers more information than a picture and text alone can. Adding a video to your post is quite easy with Facebook’s current format as well, so there really is no reason not to give it a try.
Put together a fundraiser on Facebook. Fundraisers are great because it gives you a reason to be “hard sell” promotional in a way that people respect. You are doing it for the greater good, but the side benefit is that your brand’s name is getting out there too. That’s a win-win scenario.
Now that you understand the how, what, why, when and where, or at least how to figure them out for yourself, you just need to supply the imagination to create an outstanding Facebook marketing campaign. Take the time necessary to do the job right the first time. When you do, your campaign should really take off.