Social Media Is A Never Ending Marathon And The Next Big Thing Is Sales – Infographic

Big and small business are using social media to improve their business in some form. While the most still measure their success in social media with likes and follows, some businesses are moving on trying to measure sales referred by social media. 58% of those that claim they have sales resulting from social media stated that they are using the diverse platforms for 3 years.

For businesses to be successful on social media they need to meet certain requirements. Committing to the cause is the first step and is followed by spending time with the subject. Businesses need a goal, know who they try to engage with and they need to understand that just putting up a Facebook page doesn’t mean you are active and you have a functioning social media presence. It requires time to establish a brand, big or small.

Social media is still in a state of discovery. While many facts around the subject have been established, many activities are still unproven and have a taste of uncertainty. Sales, a necessity for every business, is one of them. Many brands and businesses hesitate to become more aggressive in their sales and business development efforts. Sales, rooting from social media activities, will be the next big thing, whith some brands already have starting their activities in this direction.

Have a look at the infographic below and see some facts and numbers about how businesses use social media today:

Infographic Source: GoodData

Social Media Results Marathon 1118

Vitus Feldmann

Ex-Professional Soccer Player, International Banker, International Business and Soccer Analyst. Global Marketing & Social Media Leader. Communicator and Connector! I help businesses and individuals to do better marketing and social media marketing. My focus is revenue creation because that is what keeps the business going. I am in business for over 30 years and I have learned to question the status quo. The ability and willingness to do so has given me an edge in my job. Marketing, especially social media marketing is fast paced. Today, nothing is like yesterday and tomorrow is different from today. Your business suffers, if you don't adjust. I am also an avid photographer and my favorite "model" is New York City.

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