Using social media platforms such as SnapChat, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram as a marketing tool is becoming increasingly popular today, as this approach has the ability to reach potential customers in a unique way. By connecting to consumers on a personal level, you’ll find new avenues for promoting your product or service. This can produce some astonishing results, and create a loyal following that will improve your bottom line. Yet, finding the right social marketing application or site to focus your efforts upon can be daunting, as there are several options to choose from at the moment.
You may want to keep your eye on Snapchat as a potential marketing tool, as it offers your business some opportunities which no competitor can. There is a reason why Facebook tried to offer the co-creators of SnapChat Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel 3 billion dollars for their social media platform.
So to help you discover How Snapchat is good for your business, let’s cover 8 solid reasons why SnapChat will help you in more depth below.
Why SnapChat Is A Great Social Marketing Tool For Your Business
Reason #1: Attention Span
As a whole, the attention span of our nation has shrunk in recent years, with some experts estimating that the average is only five minutes. With such a short window to make an impression, your business needs a medium that can create a meaningful impact in a short period of time. Fortunately, Snapchat was created with this precise objective in mind, as it only allows users to view a picture or video for between one to ten seconds. This has the effect of making everything more important, as you only have a brief chance to view the content before it is erased forever.
Reason #2: Limited Time
You can take advantage of Snapchat’s short timeframe for viewing, by creating limited time offers to drive new business your way. How does this work? Simply take a Snapchat of a current promotion, sales item or special discount code which has a limited window to be redeemed. This creates a sense of urgency in the consumer’s mind, which can lead to an increase in sales. This can also help you to increase your number of followers, as people will want to receive these valuable promotions.
Reason #3: Capture Attention
Unlike the constant bombardment of advertisement in other venues, you can use Snapchat to capture your followers’ attention completely. How so? You’ll find a huge percentage of followers will view your image or video, especially if you make your content interesting or entertaining. This is in stark contrast to other options such as an email marketing campaign, where a lot of great headline and copywriting is needed to reach your subscribers in hopes that they will view your content.
You can also use Snapchat in more flexible ways, for example showing a behind the scenes look at your business, or just to keep in contact with people who are interested in what you have to offer.
Reason #4: Build Loyalty
Building brand loyalty is tremendously important, as repeat customers can fuel your business success. Snapchat allows you to extend special offers to only your followers, and keep them connected to your products or services. This is a targeted way to keep them coming back for more, using this innovative social media application.
Reason #5: Build Anticipation
Not only can you build brand loyalty using Snapchat, but you can use it to build anticipation as well. How so? By sending out pictures or videos of a new product that is in the works, or perhaps of an upcoming event, you can get them excited.
Showing your followers the progress and keeping them updated, is a surefire way to get them primed for the release of your next big thing.
Reason #6: Rollout a New Product
Once your followers are primed and ready to buy, you can also use Snapchat to rollout your new product. You can send a visual announcement when the new product hits the shelves, or a new service becomes available. To gain even more traction, you can provide special coupons or other incentives to buy for your loyal Snapchat followers to take advantage of.
SnapChat’s Co-Creators Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.
Reason #7: Target a Younger Demographic
If you need a social media strategy that targets people ages 13-25, then Snapchat is an extremely valuable tool. Popular in this age range, Snapchat is estimated to have more than 30 million users worldwide. Clearly, this application can help you make inroads into this demographic, and to expand your brand recognition within the younger generation.
Reason #8: Add a Hip Factor
Making your business appealing to the younger generation can be a challenge, yet Snapchat can give it a hip factor which is invaluable. You’ll also be able to generate a fun vibe for your products, which won’t feel like an ad or sales pitch. Instead, you’ll simply be offering entertaining images that are associated with your brand, thereby connecting with your audience in a new and interesting way.
Why SnapChat is good for your business by Gary Vaynerchuk
With all of these benefits, Snapchat is the perfect addition to your social media strategy. The eight reasons covered above, show that your business will certainly benefit from using Snapchat in your marketing campaign. You’ll be able to overcome the short attention span of consumers today, and create a sense of urgency as well. In addition, Snapchat tends to capture 100% of people’s attention, even if it is only for a short time.
Further, by offering special promotions exclusively to your Snapchat followers, you’ll be able to build brand loyalty for your business. Snapchat is also the perfect way to create anticipation for a new product or service, by sending out consistent updates that will let followers track the progress and see the timeline. This dovetails perfectly with a strong product rollout, as you can send out Snapchat images with discounts or other incentives when the product finally does launch.
Finally, Snapchat is a tremendous tool if you are looking to make headway in the 13-25 age range, as it is most popular with this age group. With over 30 million total users and growing, Snapchat provides a valuable way to connect with your customers and win new ones as well. You’ll also benefit from the cool factor that Snapchat communication can bring to your business, which can meaningfully impact your sales conversions.
All told, Snapchat is good for your business, making it a smart move overall. With this social media application as a part of your larger strategy, you’ll be able to create a successful marketing plan – to boost the bottom line of your business.
The Problem Is Not Your Website Or Your Product.
I spend a lot of my time talking to business owners. They focus on their product, their marketing channels and trying to make more profit.
I met one such business owner who was in the plastic surgery business. Their product (boob jobs and nose jobs) was not working. Their website sucked and people clicked off as soon as they visited it.
People would call their office, get put on hold, listen to the on hold message and hang up.
This business didn’t seem all that special. I’ve talked to many businesses and didn’t think for a microsecond that a plastic surgery clinic could ever teach me anything valuable.
I’ve been to Hollywood on holidays and the issues of body image are all too apparent to me. Anyway, this post is not about body image.
I ended up losing this business as a customer — not that I would ever have sold anything to them if it were up to me. I sat down one afternoon and thought about why we no longer did business with them.
That’s when I realized it’s not about your product or your website. All the issues with this plastic surgery clinic and a lot of other businesses I’ve dealt with stem from one thing. Let me explain in more detail.
Your Google Reviews say you’re an piece of work.
I looked up their Google Reviews and their customers said they were assholes.
They spoke down to clients, they didn’t deliver their clients what they wanted, they argued with their staff in front of customers and they treated people like they were nothing more than a dollar sign.
All I had to do was read their Google reviews to see that the problem wasn’t their product or their website.
Your clients tell you every day that you suck.
I asked the plastic surgery what their clients said.
Many of their clients told them that their services sucked and they would prefer to go to places like Thailand where they could get a better product at a much lower price.
The business owner made the mistake of thinking it was their product that was the problem and that a new website will tell clients a different message.
That wasn’t it.
You abuse your staff and they consistently leave.
I spoke with many staff that worked for this business.
Every single one of them hated the company and were not afraid to say what they thought of the business owner.
The business owner would sit outside on a nice sunny day and look across the street at all the yachts and the people boarding them.
They’d sit there and think that every lead they got was going to take them one step closer to owning their very own yacht.
“If only I could deliver more boob jobs, maybe I could have one of those,” they thought quietly to themselves hoping that no one else could hear how ridiculous this sounded.
I can remember multiple times being on the phone to the business owner and having one of their staff burst into tears halfway through the call.
The first time it happened I didn’t think much. After the third time, I got the message. During the short time I dealt with this business, people consistently left. If you made it to the six-month mark, you were some sort of hero and would probably be given a free surgery to say thank you for your work and make you feel worse about your own body at the same time.
It was free noses and boobs in return for daily abuse.
The problem still wasn’t the website all the product.
You don’t solve real problems; you solve your own problem.
A good business solves a problem.
That problem typically affects human beings and solving it is how you make money in business. Solving problems can start out with a problem that affects you, but at some point, you’ve got to start solving that same problem for other people/businesses.
This owner of this plastic surgery clinic was only trying to solve their own problem which was making more money to buy fancy items like yachts.
Only solving your own problem is not just selfish but bad business.
Good business is solving a big problem or lots of small problems for entire strangers who you don’t know thus doing something valuable for the human race.
Solving only your problem will make you poor.
The problem still wasn’t their website or product.
Creating more problems.
Everything this business owner sold created more problems.
They’d film videos to purposely make people feel like their body wasn’t perfect.
They’d write articles suggesting that everyone needs botox to feel young.
They’d take photos of men and women who were supposed to be perfect so that young people would dream of looking like them.
Not only was their business not solving a real problem; it was also creating more problems every day that it existed.
If your business creates more problems than it solves, you’re in real trouble.You need to take a long hard look at the business and become obsessed with doing everything you can to change it — and do so damn fast to limit the whirlwind of problems you’re creating behind you.
The heart of the problem.
It’s the business owner.
The business I mentioned will fail. That part is certain. The problem with the business is not the website or the product.
The problem is the business has no heart because the business owner has no heart.
You cannot focus on your own selfish desires, create really bad problems in the world, treat other human beings like garbage and expect to go buy a yacht and live happily ever after. It just doesn’t happen like that.
Whether you are a plastic surgery clinic like the one I described or a solo entrepreneur, the problem with your business is you.
Fix the problem of YOU. You can’t get away with being horrible forever.
Being horrible is bad business.
Being respectful, kind and valuable is the final answer to the problem with your business.
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Everyone Wants Sales Leads But No One Wants To Sell
Sales leads are the lifeblood of any business.
Without leads, your business doesn’t make money. That’s why many businesses treat leads like the most valuable resource in existence. Leads are a topic that never goes away and you can never have enough.
Sales leads are the cause of so many disputes in business.
We have it all wrong, though.
Having something to sell is the real answer.
Knowing what you’re selling.
Many companies don’t know what they are selling.
They think they’re selling products or services that magically turn into revenue and light up your accounting software with lots of green, shiny graphs.
Until you know what you’re selling, sales leads won’t help. Getting more sales leads, increasing your Adwords spend, buying more Facebook ads, doing more networking events, printing more t-shirts and producing more ‘content’ for your blog will not help.
You’re not getting enough leads or closing the leads you have because you’re not sure what you’re selling.
Are you selling to humans?
Go and Google ten company websites. Pick any ten.
You’ll notice one thing: more than half the websites don’t sound like they are selling to humans.
There’s no human language, very little content created by the people that work at the company, zero compassion and not a lot of humility.
Most websites are designed to sell to robots that can’t stop looking at their smartphone. That’s not us. We’re human despite our phones changing the way we live.
Humans look for thoughtful businesses.
Humans look for solutions to problems that are not being solved.
Humans like a business to stand for something human.
How you sell matters.
Selling like you’re in the office with The Wolf Of Wall Street Jordan Belfort will not help you sell.
How you sell matters just as much as what you sell.
The process you put a client through has to be simple, thoughtful and in their best interests (not yours).
That last point is crucial. Many businesses exist to serve the board or shareholders, but they do very little to help people like you and I live a better life and do our best work.
The values of your company and what you stand for effect the leads. Before anyone ever becomes a lead in your sales funnel they are a person or a group of persons (a business) with a problem.
Many people never make it into your sales funnel because how you sell what you do is wrong.
Paying for more leads is not nearly as powerful as changing how you sell to the leads you have.
Loving the people who do the selling.
Leads are only half the puzzle.
The bigger question is who is selling to the leads? Does your business treat those people who call your leads well? Do the people who call your leads even care or are they after nothing more than a pay cheque?
These are the unanswered questions that get lost in conversations about why your business needs more leads.
More leads won’t help if your salespeople burn them or don’t know how to convert each lead into a customer that becomes a raving fan and introduces more people (leads) for free.
Treat one lead really well.
I had a sales guy that used to work for me. He treated one lead in Queensland, Australia really well. He spoke to him every day. He knew a lot about the persons family. He even went to the leads barbecue.
That lead was so impressed that he referred several hundred (that we could track) leads to our business. Treating one lead really well is far more powerful than buying more leads who don’t care about what you do.
Digital marketing has become a drug that every business thinks they need.
If only the business world knew the power of one lead.
The good cause factor.
Your business may do something simple like mow lawns.
That may not sound like a life-changing business that can take this lead advice I’m giving onboard. “My business is simple,” you say to me.
Well, I’d challenge that. Any business can have what I call the ‘Good Cause Factor.”
Let be give you an example. The local butcher down the road from me has a BBQ every Saturday afternoon where they invite the community to come and eat some food for free. Everyone is welcome including the few homeless people in the area that never buy any meat from their business.
People stand out the front of that butcher and talk about things that are happening in the community. This Saturday ritual has become a place where business ideas have flourished, homeless issues have been discussed and people who were lonely and possibly suicidal, decided to live for a bit longer.
The last part is the most interesting. In my community here in suburban Melbourne, there is a large group of people that suffer from mental illness. When I went through my own battle with mental illness, I went to the local town hall where people gathered who suffered from the same condition.
It was that event every Wednesday that helped me become a different person.The loneliness and the isolation I felt were cured by the simple act of connecting with other people and having the guts to talk about the demons I was facing.
These same people go to our local butcher on Saturday and eat at the free BBQ. The butcher is thoughtful and they know that they are doing something far more important than selling meat; they’re selling connection to the community, and a possible solution for isolation and loneliness that leads to mental illness.
So back to the point of this post, the community butcher is selling a good cause — an X Factor as some people would call it.
What your business does with its resources to help a worthy cause that affects humans like you and I is just as important as sales funnels, lead generation and your product roadmap.
Link your business to a worthy cause no matter how simple it is.
I lose my mind when people talk about lead quality.
The quality of leads comes down to the quality of people talking to those leads and what you have to offer. Even the coldest lead can buy from you if you know how to find their problem — which they may not know they have — and use your product or service to enhance their life.
Quality of leads is a myth. All leads are equal.
No matter what stage of the sales funnel someone is in, they can be converted by the right business, with the right message and the right intentions to serve rather than take.
More leads are not the answer.
I know you want more leads. We all do.
I’m telling you to think much wider and deeper than that. If all we had to do was get more leads and we’d become the next Bill Gates, we’d be all billionaires.
I could go and set up a business that does nothing more than generate leads and call my business the ‘Billionaire Factory.’ One, two, lead, wham, bam and now you’re rich.
Refine your business down to helping one lead.
Make that lead believe in you.
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