What your CEO doesn’t know about social media

Kirsty

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Your CEO may know a lot about running a business, how to make important decisions, and how to manage people. But when it comes to social media, the C-suite might not be the best place to go when you’re seeking social media insight.

Here’s 4 key statistics your CEO doesn’t know about social media

Facebook is the most visited website in the world

You may have your own website, but it’ll never top Facebook (sorry, but it just won’t). In the spirit of ‘if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’ it’s enormously beneficial to set up a Business Page on Facebook and start sharing content there. Be more accessible to your target market by creating a Facebook presence.

53% of people recommend companies and products on Twitter

Yep, a whopping 53%. Just picture it now – somebody makes a positive comment about your brand online, and the response is a combination of ‘umms’ and ‘ahhs’ about maybe getting around to trying to your product / services one day. If your company has an online presence and is monitoring for mentions of their business, you could jump right into that conversation and spur on the sale, offer a discount, or help them get setup.

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64% of Twitter users and 51% of Facebook users are more likely to buy the products of brands they follow online

You see? Social media makes such a huge difference when it comes to acquiring new customers and competing with other brands. Having awareness of your business prior to making a purchase creates trust between the brand and consumer. Furthermore, those who follow your company even after the sale are more likely to purchase from you again thanks to the brand loyalty created through the social media connection.

On average, a company’s employees have 10x more LinkedIn connections than the company has followers

Therefore, it’s so much more effective to utilise the LinkedIn profiles of the employees as opposed to the Company profile. In fact, many have found that posting from the profile of the CEO is a particularly great way to raise brand awareness and garner plenty of engagement.

Statistics courtesy of https://yhoo.it/2A6K8nr and http://bit.ly/2QWBLSH

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