No matter how you slice it, you can’t afford to NOT be on social media. Yes, even you, B2B companies. Regardless of what you sell and who you sell it to – I’ll re-state what we at Atomic Revenue continue to drive home to our clients – you are selling to people. And what do people do when they are not working? How do they communicate with their peers and family, learn new things, keep an eye on their industry, get to know new people at companies, and become inspired? Social media. No matter what products or services you offer, you can benefit from B2B social media marketing.
When initially discussing this post with my Atomic Revenue colleague Steph Nissen, I envisioned a flashy, trend-laden piece that would have readers licking their chops ready to launch into the new decade with the glitziest social media updates ever – #2020vision!
The most common complaints about Facebook advertising are boosting a post for a few dollars with no results and, in most cases, having no idea where to even start. It’s a complicated process, and being successful with digital advertising can take time. You are learning a new skill, after all.
If “customer satisfaction” is the main goal you strive for in your business, then you are severely missing the mark. Unhappy customers almost always, without a doubt, complain and tell others about poor experiences with your company, while satisfied customers are generally just that – content and happy with your product or service but usually very quiet about it!
This is a statistic I found that explains where marketers were when it comes to measuring social media ROI in 2011: