Down and Dirty Guide to Selecting the Right Social Platform for Marketing

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FACEBOOK

  • 23 Billion Active Users
  • Used by All Ages
  • 53% Female
  • 1 to 2 Updates per Day
  • Content Type: Text, Links, Images, Video

Benefits:

Great for local promotion of events/services/products, builds community, finds new audiences

Challenges:

Organic reach is low, paid advertising is beneficial

INSTAGRAM

  • 1 Billion Active Users
  • Largest Demographic: 18 to 29-year-olds
  • 68% Female
  • One Update a Week
  • Content Type: Image and Video

Benefits:

Great for Visual brands and making connections with new and existing customers.

Challenges:

Creativity required.

LINKEDIN

  • 590 Million Active Users
  • Largest Demographic: 25 to 54-year-olds
  • 56% Male
  • 1 to 2 Posts per Day
  • Content Type: Text with Image

Benefits:

B2B lead generation, recruiting.

Challenges:

Become a thought leader in your industry.

PINTEREST

  • 250 Million Active Users
  • Median Age: 40
  • 80% Female
  • 30 Pins per Day
  • Content Type: Images

Benefits:

Drives traffic to website and blogs, great promotion for ecommerce retailers, assists in creating leads

Challenges:

Custom images required

TWITTER

  • 326 Million Active Users
  • Largest Demographic: 18 to 29-year-olds
  • 53% Male
  • 10+ Tweets per Day
  • Content Type: Text

Benefits:

News, PR, connect with influencers.

Challenges:

Tweets have a short lifespan.

YOUTUBE

  • 9 Billion Active Users
  • Used by All Ages
  • 62% Male
  • Upload Once a Week
  • Content Type: Video

Benefits:

How-To Tutorials, solving problems, demonstrating products, helps to attract new customers.

Challenges:

Time and resource intensive.

Laura M. Donovan Written by:

Laura Donovan is President of The Word Pro, a nationally recognized, award winning Digital Media Marketing Firm. She is a graduate of North Central College with a degree in Organizational Communications, a discipline that has proved valuable in her Social Media endeavors. Laura been managing Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. since 2009. I have helped hundreds of small-to-medium-sized businesses, in a variety of industries, across the U.S. with Digital and Social Media Marketing and Advertising. At The Word Pro, Inc. you get one-on-one service that is customized to your business goals and specific needs. From the first conversation we have, I help to build your digital and social media solutions that are affordable and effective. I have provided training sessions, conducted seminars and webinars, and manage the entire process so all you need to do is run your business, my team and I take care of the rest!