Social media is constantly in flux. As platforms continuously work to enhance their users’ experiences, brands must be prepared to adapt. Whether you’re working on new scopes of work for clients or strategizing corporate social media campaigns, knowing which trends are expected to rise in the year ahead is critical for your content’s success. While there are many social media updates to explore, I’ve identified six trends you shouldn’t overlook in the new year.
User generated content will grow
If the boom of BeReal isn’t proof enough that social media users want more #no filter moments on their feeds, Stackla recently revealed that 88% of consumers identify authenticity and reliability as key decision drivers when it comes to their choice to complete in-app purchases and engage with brands. The era of user-generated content (UGC) is here: Reviews, unboxings, tutorials and product reviews posted on social media have placed consumers in the influencer role. It makes sense that real feedback from consumers is more likely to resonate with other like-minded consumers, so 2023 is the year to dive deeper into winning consumers over with those genuine consumer experiences.
Getting yourself set up online with social media is now becoming an absolute necessity for any business, whether based in a physical location or explicitly online. This article will show you how to effectively market your company using this new marketing outlet. It’s not as hard as you might think it is.
Use lists as much as possible. People love lists because they are easy to read and easy to pass on to their friends. When you produce blogs or articles with lists, those who find the information you provide useful are more likely to pass the link onto others via Facebook, Twitter, or another social networking site.
Always remain positive when marketing via social media. People like to be around others and things that make them feel good. Bad mouthing others or making negative statements can lead to others viewing your product or service negatively. Be sure to keep this in mind on your personal page as well if you have one.
The key to being successful using social media marketing is to have excellent content. This content has to be inspiring, educational, and interesting so that your followers will want to share it. When they share your content, you and your business are being exposed to new potential followers who may also share your content and build your social media presence.
You can get your followers’ attention by posting something in a format that makes reading easier. For instance, try coming with a list of top 10 tips or writing questions and answers. The visual aspect of your article will make it more appealing and your readers will be more likely to share it.
The velocity of the social media marketing campaigns can be frustrating. Successful campaigns do not happen overnight and their results are hard to measure. It is nothing like placing an advertisement on television with immediate results. The slow, steady approach is the only way to have successful marketing on social media.
You should definitely think twice before you hire out a company dealing specifically in social media marketing. Some of these companies are frauds. They use thousands of fraudulent Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, made through automated registration bots and proxy servers. Criminals have found ways to defraud marketing customers while making it look as though they are doing a good job.
As you can see from this article, while social media can seem intimidating for someone who hasn’t spent much time on it, it is really quite simple. As far as marketing goes, social media is actually something that is free and simple enough to do yourself without having to hire a professional.