It’s not news to anyone that, in the age of social revolution and #metoo movements, purpose-driven marketing is the new black. The days of the passive consumer are over, and those of the customer who demands transparency have arrived.
Ever since the first early adopter brands recognised the potential in social media marketing, return on investment (ROI) has been under scrutiny. Whether it be allocating resources for creating content and running accounts or putting media spend behind content, brands have always been sceptical of the ROI value. Currently, social media marketers view sales as the most important KPI and almost have to disregard other statistics as they are under pressure to deliver quantifiable results to clients or department heads.
There has been a lot of talk around influencer marketing recently and whether or not it is a worthwhile venture for brands in 2018. We have seen lots of examples of how influencer marketing can give brands access to audiences through a different voice of an influencer. As influencer marketing has gathered pace, we have seen prices soar and brands have started asking the question is it really worth it?
GDPR is a pain in the butt. There, I said it. Legal data regulations that can result in massive million pound fines really do pile the pressure on marketing departments, not to mention that most email databases are going to halve overnight.
With over 1.32 billion daily active users spending 50 minutes a day on average on Facebook (desktop/mobile), it is no wonder Facebook is the smart place to advertise. The best thing is you can get started with minimal effort, and see results when spending as little as £10.
If you are considering using social media advertising for the first time, the sheer amount of options can make the process pretty confusing.
However, Facebook is certainly the place to start. There are two good reasons for this; first being that it by far has the most users (over 1.8 billion) and secondly, it has the widest variety of advertising options.