More than ever before, data is driving marketing strategy, tactics, and messaging, and that includes social media marketing. The proliferation of data is only set to rise as more people and businesses continue to share information about themselves on channels like social media. It’s in this information that a business can learn more about their audience, especially on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where there is more sharing than on other channels.
While some trends may be a holdover from the previous year or are taking on a bigger role, there are also new B2B marketing trends that need your attention in order to attract and maintain your customer base in 2019.
Most businesses think of social media only in very fuzzy terms, without actually drilling down into the specific reasons why they are using it. But companies at the leading edge of social media are taking things one step further by building out sophisticated frameworks for understanding how social media can impact not just the business as a whole but also every business unit and every stakeholder within the business
What are the six stages of maturing into a social business? Becoming a social business doesn’t happen overnight. Just launching a new Facebook page or Twitter account doesn’t mean that your business is “social,” either. Being a truly social business means that social media is part of your company’s culture and embedded in your corporate DNA.
Just a few years ago, a top brand or company might have talked about “sponsoring” a top social media influencer or thought leader. Now, however, the discussion has shifted away from “sponsorship” towards much more of a collaborative “partnership,” in which there is expected to be much greater alignment and collaboration between the two parties.
Advertising and promoting your products on social media requires an entirely new mindset from advertising on other platforms. If you’re used to advertising in print media, on radio or on TV, be forewarned: social media is a much different animal.