How do you find customers and clients? First, you need to know who your target audience is and then you need to figure out just where they are. What is the water cooler in today’s world? It’s social media outlets, naturally. Hundreds of millions of people are on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram each day. If you want your digital marketing to reach more people, then you need to make sure that you are on those social networks as well.

Once you have a presence on the sites, you then need to grow your audience on Facebook and Twitter. This gives you a built-in audience that has the potential to keep growing. Here are some tips to help you increase the number of followers you have on these sites.

Growing Your Audience

People will only follow your company if there is the promise – and delivery – of interesting and relevant content posted to your feed. People want information and interesting items on their social sites. They do not want to feel as though they are under attack from countless ads. Make sure you are adding video and photo content as well, as it can often be more interesting for viewers, which means it is shared more. Shares mean more people will find out about your page and may decide to follow or become a fan.

Another way to get some more interest generated for your social media accounts is to hold a contest. People love the idea of getting something free. However, you need to make sure that you are attracting people who are actually interested in what you offer. The item or service that you give away should be something that your company actually provides. This ensures that your target audience will be attracted.

One of the things that you should never do is buy your audience. Do not pay for fake fans and followers, as this will do nothing for you. Even though it might look as though you have 20,000 followers on Twitter, they aren’t real. You need to grow your audience organically. The best way to do that is with good, sharable content, and by engaging with the people on the site. After all, it is supposed to be social.

Do Not Lose the Audience

Once you start building an audience that keeps growing, you are halfway home. You also need to make sure that you retain the audience. If you start posting only marketing messages or you do not ever interact with the followers, chances are they will stop following you. Keep doing the same type of things that you did when you were building your audience, and it should keep all of your fans and followers happy.

Social media is highly important for all companies. Make sure you know the best ways to increase your number of followers on the networks, as well as how to engage with them to help improve the success of your digital marketing.

By Chris Bruno – CEO – Social INK

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Chris Bruno
Chris Bruno

Chris, founder and CEO of Social INK, has devised and consulted on more digital marketing and social media marketing campaigns than you can shake a stick at. He’s also got a bit of a thing for online advertising and social media advertising.