SOCIAL MEDIA::

Social media is simply people sharing & having conversations online.  They are online venues, such as Facebook, Twitter (social networking sites), YouTube, blogs & wikis that help people to share their information called content, such as pictures, texts, video and links. 

How can Social Media benefit your business?

Social media venues help build your company’s relationships.  Your company has instant access to information, prospects and leads around the world.  Your business products, services and ideas can easily be conveyed to everyone all at the same time.  People can ask you questions and connect with you personally without you leaving your office.  You can share experiences, expertise and build strong business relationships and alliances.  By having a real relationship with you, the clients are inclined to form business relationships with you by purchasing your products or services.

A recent report from The Nielsen Company shows that so many businesses are moving into the social space because their consumers are there.  According to a recent report, 25% of small businesses now have a branded social network page and 41% are using social networks to advertise and promote their businesses.

Is your business social? Here’s an example of why it should be:


Jennifer Wright built a better pizza box and found a better way to spread the news. She told Ashton Kutcher (the actor) via Twitter. Four minutes after she tweeted the actor, he responded with a short and sweet “smart.” The most-followed man on Twitter put Wright on the radar of his 1.3 million followers, who took the idea viral. The day after their exchange, Green Box had 20,000 hits on its site. Now, its YouTube video boasts more than 700,000 views. Wright’s success in raising the profile of Green Box, a biodegradable pizza box that breaks down into plates and a handy storage container that fits into most refrigerators, is just one example of the reach social media have. With platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and others, ideas can make a big splash without huge budgets. Courtsey of Romy Ribitzky, Portfolio.com

US Digital Media Usage reports:

  • More than 90% of social network users will be on Facebook in 2012.
  • About 2/3 of web users will use social network sites in 2012
  • 88.1% of US internet users ages 14+ will browse or research products online in 2012.
  • Online shoppers will reach 184.3 million in 2012, up 3.3% from 2011
  • Users say they're more likely to buy if a business answers their questions on Twitter. (NYTimes.com)
  • Groupon, which offers local business coupons, is on track to bring in between $3 billion and $4 billion in revenue this year alone. Facebook's 2010 sales were reported to be only around $2 billion in its sixth year of existence. (Knowledge@Wharton via MSNBC)

Here are some astounding facts about social media network site:

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Youtube


The four most important reasons small businesses leverage social media are:

  • Connecting with customers
  • Beating their competition
  • Visibility
  • Self-promotion

How can we help?

Bijhem Designs believes that creative design, easy user experience, internet strategy and social presence are all equally crucial to your business success. The gap between businesses that perform well on social media and those that don’t will widen dramatically.  We have the expertise to propel your business forward and fuel enormous growth.  Implementing social media campaign substantially increases profits by utilizing social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Groupon, Living Social etc. Considering that 88% of internet users will be on networking sites, imagine if your business had its presence among those who not only visit your social page, but make your business their choice. Social media platforms have proven to be an incredible opportunity to create leads and strengthen consumer relationships.  It is here to stay; therefore it has to be a key cornerstone of your marketing strategy.  It allows for a relaxed environment to have a two way dialogue with your current and potential customers, thereby finding out what services and products they want and need.  This will eventually bring you consistent business and good will in the long run. Bijhem Designs takes the best social media strategies, tweak them to fit your unique brand and needs and make them profitable for your business.

  • Online strategies offered:

  • Social site use such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn, Flickr, YouTube, Groupon, Living Social etc.
    Business Blogs
    Tags & bookmarks
    Electronic newsletters
    Viral marketing
    Email marketing
    Online and mobile promotions

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