It’s no secret that social media giants such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have given us a chance to engage and make meaningful connections. Often, a specific key in the keyboard helps with this: The hashtag (#).
It may be hard to imagine that, years ago, people primarily used direct mail (a.k.a. snail mail) and landlines to communicate with their loved ones in far-away places. With technological innovation, particularly the arrival of social media, all that has changed.
Ever since its birth, social media has become an avenue for engagement and communication for people from different parts of the world. In digital marketing parlance, engagement can be in the form of likes, reactions, shares, comments, retweets, and hashtags.
Marketing moves fast. And, with the internet and advances in technology, it’s moving faster than ever.
This is a crucial truth today’s businesses should take seriously—being left behind is no longer an option. Digital marketing opens new ways and avenues for brands to reach and engage their target markets better. It also levels the marketing playing field, so much so that SMEs can compete with the big boys in their field.
Are you still storytelling like it’s 2007? Or, is your brand making use of a major tool that is now a regular part of our everyday reality: Social media?
Even though marketers, online entrepreneurs, and even major agency heads like Gary Vaynerchuk preach about the necessity of social media marketing, there are still a staggering number of SMEs that simply wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.