The holidays are a very busy time, even on social media. On Facebook, there are more posts, shares, and comments during the holidays than any other time of the year. It's the best time to reach your audience and grow your business.
Before social media, car dealerships have relied on billboards, television ads, radio promotions, and the local newspaper to promote vehicles on their lot. However, these ROI-lacking mediums seem to have run their course. With people spending less time listening to standard radio and newspaper sales on the decline, some car dealerships are turning to social media and other forms of content marketing to reach new and prospective customers. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea given the fact that social media users spend 109 minutes of their day on these platforms. For car dealerships, social media is a great way to reach customers in any stage of the purchasing process.
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A genuine thank you can go a long way in the business and nonprofit sectors. Thanking your customers and your constituents can help deepen brand loyalty and engagement. Saying thank you can even offer your business a competitive advantage. But when it comes to online thank you’s, too often businesses miss out on valuable engagement opportunities. Perhaps the most overlooked online thank you is the post-conversion confirmation page, or thank you page. A thank you page is the page that a web visitor will see right after they’ve filled out a form, made a purchase, signed up for your newsletter, or taken some other online action (conversion) that your organization has identified as a priority.
Professor John Henrik Clark once said, “A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” As marketers and business people, we’re teaching lessons every day - using our web content to educate and inform our visitors until they see the value of our products and services. But before we enter these “teaching moments” with our prospects, we have to somehow attract their attention.
Social media is a tremendous resource for companies to develop brand awareness, promote products and events, provide customer service and technical support, and to recruit top talent within a specific industry.