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How Many People Contact Companies on Social Media?

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Social media absolutely gives you marketing opportunities and unique chances to get your products and services in front of your potential customers. You can show products to people who have already bought them in the past, making repeat sales, and you can branch out into new areas by marketing to those who have shown an interest in related products, services, interests, hobbies and much more. Many companies use social media to make these connections in the same way that they used to use mail catalogues or email messages. They often feel that people are more receptive to social media promotions and will actively click on them to investigate products that catch their eye at that moment.

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Google and Facebook See Ad Declines

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Two of the biggest platforms for ads these days are Google and Facebook. They may operate in different spheres -- search results and a social media -- but these are two places where people tend to flock and they're the kings of online marketing. That's not going to change, but they are seeing a recent drop in ad spending as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to get worse by the day. That pandemic, which has caused many people to essentially shelter in place, has decimated a lot of industries and they're cutting ads as a result. There is also the thought that this pandemic, even after it ends, could lead to a global recession.

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COVID-19 Leads to Online Shopping Spike

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It's not the way that anyone would have wanted it, but online shopping has seen a massive surge lately. COVID-19, often called coronavirus, has forced people to stay home to slow down the outbreak. Many are allowed to work from home, and others have professions where they simply cannot go to work at all; for instance, gyms, bars, restaurants and many other places were closed by the government in Michigan and other states. Those workers suddenly find themselves with a lot more time. What are they doing with it? According to Amazon, it looks like they're shopping online. The spike in traffic to the largest U.S. online retailer has been so dramatic that they're going to hire 100,000 employees to respond to the demand.

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You Need a Defined Digital Marketing Plan

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The internet offers seemingly limitless possibilities for marketing and contacting potential consumers. A company in any part of the country can connect with customers and clients all over the world. With smartphones and social media, people spend more time on the internet than ever before. Gone are the days when it was a fringe interest; it's so mainstream that it takes over many areas of our lives. This saturation offers new ways to connect with people and new channels to guide them to your goods and services.

It's important to remember that the wide-open nature of the internet is not something you want to replicate in your digital marketing plan.

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Facebook Doesn't Listen to You

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People often feel like Facebook keeps the mic open on their phone and listens in on their conversations. How else can you explain the targeted ads? They assume that their smartphone is always listening to what they have to say, pulling information from the conversations they have, and sending them ads based on what they talk about. Talking to your spouse about buying a car? You'll get ads for a car. Telling your friends that you're looking for a new comedy to watch? You'll get ads for streaming services and all of the new shows that are coming out. But is Facebook really listening, or is it something else?

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