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If you are a business owner of a small bakery or bridal tailoring service, how do you gain more traction in your small business with the fierce competition out there? Besides word of mouth about how tasty your freshly baked breads and pastries are or how your wedding outfit is made with intricate details, showing proof of your great products and services on social media is the best way to gain trust and visibility, leading to engagement and conversion.
With more than 90% of Singaporeans accessing social media platforms, you cannot deny that social media marketing is the most powerful and effective means of marketing for many businesses. In fact, regardless of the country your business is in, social media marketing allows your brand to reach millions of consumers around the world and build a bigger audience, gaining better reach and opportunities.
While there are many different approaches to social media marketing, two of the most popular are organic and paid. Organic social media marketing involves creating and sharing content on social media platforms in order to build a following and engage with customers. On the other hand, paid social media marketing involves placing ads on social media platforms and paying for them to be shown to a specific audience. While this seems to be something that is so common sense, there are still businesses that are not privy to the benefits and the advantages of combining this duo marketing strategy together.
So, let me bring it down again for those who need more convincing as to why it makes better sense to combine both organic and paid for your brand’s growth.
While organic and paid social media marketing have their own benefits, combining the two approaches can be even more effective at driving growth and achieving business goals. Here are some reasons why business owners should consider using both organic and paid social media marketing in 2023:
Greater reach and visibility
Organic social media marketing relies on creating and sharing engaging content in order to attract and retain followers. While this can be effective in building a loyal following, the reach of organic content is often limited by the size of your following. Paid ads, on the other hand, have the potential to reach a much wider audience, as they can be targeted to specific demographics and interests. By combining organic and paid social media marketing, you can increase the visibility of your brand and reach a larger audience.
Increased engagement and conversions
Organic social media marketing is effective at building relationships and engaging with customers, but it can take time to see results in terms of conversions. Paid ads, on the other hand, are specifically designed to drive conversions and can be highly effective, especially with the right targeting attributes. By combining organic and paid social media marketing, you can leverage the relationship-building power of organic content to increase engagement and the conversion-driving power of paid ads to drive sales.
More effective targeting
Paid social media ads allow you to target specific demographics and interests, but they can sometimes lack the personalization and authenticity of organic content. By combining organic and paid social media marketing, you can use the targeted reach of paid ads to showcase personalized, authentic content to the right audience, increasing the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.
Increased brand awareness and loyalty
Both organic and paid social media marketing can be effective at increasing brand awareness and combining the two approaches amplify this effect. Paid ads can quickly increase visibility and reach, while organic content can help to build trust and establish a strong brand identity. By combining the two approaches, you can create a holistic and effective social media marketing strategy that increases brand awareness and loyalty.
Greater flexibility and scalability
Combining organic and paid social media marketing allows you to be more flexible and responsive to changing market conditions. Organic content can be easily adjusted and updated to reflect changing trends and customer needs, while paid ads can be quickly paused or modified to meet changing demands. This flexibility and scalability can be especially important for small businesses that need to be agile in order to stay competitive.
While paid social media marketing can be an effective way to drive conversions, it can also be expensive, especially for small businesses with limited budgets. By combining organic and paid social media marketing, you can get the best of both worlds: the reach and targeting of paid ads with the cost-effectiveness of organic content.
Combining organic and paid social media marketing can be a highly effective way to achieve growth and drive business success in 2023. By leveraging the strengths of both approaches, you can create a comprehensive and effective social media marketing strategy that helps you reach and engage with your target audience, increase brand awareness and loyalty, and drive conversions.
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