First, let’s talk about the platform modifications and changes that will have a significant impact on the marketing industry in 2018, and then we’ll go further into the new and growing social media marketing prospects you should be keeping an eye on.
Facebook Updates That Will Have a Huge Impact on Advertisers
More than 3.81 billion of the world’s 4.66 billion internet users are active on at least one social network.
Facebook’s new prioritised news feed feature is the first shift.
Users of Facebook may now adjust settings to prioritise which friends’ updates they view first.
This gives you an advantage over the competition and raises your profile among your target demographic.
Create a marketing plan that reliably provides customers with informative and entertaining material that reinforces your credibility as an industry leader and encourages them to stick with your brand.
If your followers are interested in and looking forward to your updates, they will move them to the top of their feed, where more people will see them.
Modification No. 2: Limit Who Sees Your Facebook Ads
Not everyone you know on social media will fit neatly into one niche.
Facebook lets you fine-tune your audience’s demographics so you can reach them more effectively and give content that’s more likely to be of interest.
If you know who you’re talking to and when to talk to them, you can deliver the perfect message.
Customers have a greater chance of responding positively to your content if they get information that strikes a chord with them.
As a result, interaction is enhanced, the customer experience is tailored to each individual, and both trust and loyalty are strengthened.
The Third Adaptation: The “Call Now” Button in Facebook Ads
Mobile devices now account for about 51% of all internet traffic.
Since this is the case, it stands to reason that the vast majority of Facebook users log in via their mobile devices.
Facebook advertisements now have a “Call Now” option.
People can now view your advertisement on Facebook while strolling down the street with their phones out.
Change No. 4: Call-to-Action Image for Facebook Covers
The cover photo is one of the first things people see when they visit your Facebook profile.
The picture may now be used by businesses on Facebook to direct users’ attention to a CTA button placed just beneath it.
Customers may easily go from viewing your Facebook cover image to registering for an account or making an immediate purchase.
It’s simple to implement, and it gives you data on how frequently the button is clicked and how much it helps company.
Other Emerging Twitter and Clubhouse-Based SMM Prospects
In addition to Facebook’s changes, there are also promising new avenues for advertising on other social media sites.
Possibility #1: Twitter Meetups
This still-beta audio-only chatroom version of Twitter allows for conversations between two and 10 individuals to take place under the guidance of a host.
Inviting guests is as simple as sending a personal message or posting a link on social media, sending a text message, or sending an email.
Guests are free to join in, but the hosts get to decide who gets to talk.
Twitter Spaces are a fresh method for brands to interact with their customers by facilitating:
- Conversing in real time with an audience allows for a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights.
- Knowing who you’re writing for: Keep an eye on Twitter for any mentions of your brand, products, or rivals. Find out what others are saying about you on Twitter and invite them to your own Spaces.
- Organising debates on pressing issues: Promote your company thought leadership status by hosting panels to debate pressing issues in your field. You may invite an A-list speaker to give a presentation and take questions from attendees without worrying about how much it will cost for them to fly there and back.
Advantage Number Two: Twitter Ships
Disappearing fleets are a form of Twitter that allows people to express themselves more freely and briefly.
Each post will only be available for one day, with the hope that this would encourage greater interaction.
Third Chance: The Clubhouse
Clubhouse, an audio-chat social networking programme with enormous potential for people who utilise it, is similar to Twitter’s Spaces.
You can enter any available virtual room by using the “hallway.” Raise your hand if you wish to speak out and someone will call on you.
In a matter of minutes, you may utilise Clubhouse to make contact with people who might have a significant impact on your business, network, and wealth.
Keep up with your social media marketing, but put away your FOMO
It’s important to stay current since both established and emerging social media sites are continually revising their interfaces and adding new features.