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Why Building Relationships On Social Media Is Top Priority

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By now, everyone understands the importance of Social Media for businesses.  Whether we like it or not.  (Psst… we like it!)  Many people use social media to unwind and mindlessly scroll through every day.  The thing is, even with the so-called “mindless scrolling”, viewers are engaging. We become attracted to various communities as well as brands on social media.  

Plus, in the United States, 50 percent of Gen Z adults use social media for news every day. The Gen Z group is a top priority for marketers and media companies worldwide.  We want to know what products they are interested in, and how they consume their political news and current affairs.   This group is and should continue to be a top priority for brands worldwide.  You’ll discover how to increase engagement with your brand by reading on.

What Social Media Platforms Are Gen Z On?

As of 2023, it appears that YouTube is the most popular social media platform for Gen Z.  A close runner-up is Instagram, coming in third is TikTok, fourth is Snapchat, and fifth is Facebook. The other thing to note here is that Gen Z watches stories, reels, shorts, etc. on these platforms – they are also using these platforms to search for products and research said products.  So much so, TikTok is now testing a new feature that integrates Google search results into its in-app results, along with adding search tools like Keyword Insights to its Creative Center.

Now that you know what social media platforms Gen Z is on.  Would you like to learn how to capture their attention, get them to engage, and fall in love with your brand? You are going to want to keep the following tips in mind.

Authentic Brand Storytelling

Emphasizing authenticity and creativity allows your business to showcase its brand personality in a genuine and relatable way. Whether it’s behind-the-scenes glimpses, user-generated content, or product demonstrations, you can connect with your audience on a deeper level and build meaningful relationships. By humanizing your brand and sharing authentic stories, you will be able to foster trust and loyalty among your audience on social media.  So just stay true to your brand, don’t paint your business to be something it is not.

Get Creative With Your Marketing Campaigns

You may want to hop on the latest trends and create similar content that is currently trending – which is good, however, if it isn’t relatable to your brand it more than likely won’t work.  The other thing to consider is people are on these social media platforms because they want to be entertained.  An example of this is a group of accountants creating content around one of last year’s trends, “girl math”, they do it in a fun and relatable way.  

When you create content like this and get a little vulnerable people are more likely to connect with your brand.  You essentially create a community in which you can share your brand and inform them what is happening with your brand. Whether it’s being social with your customers, potential brand partnerships, etc. it is important to interact with others in the comment section to help build your community. It is also the perfect opportunity to listen and learn more about your audience and others in your community on social media.  This builds brand trust and creates deeper connections.  

What’s Trending On Social Media?

We touched on this a little bit earlier, that is a good thing to have your finger on the pulse of what is trending on social media.  Again, your content needs to be relatable to your brand and your audience.  When you go on your search for the latest trends on social media keep that top of mind.  TikTok does have a creative center where they share what is on trend and who is trending on their platform.  The thing is what usually works on TikTok, will more than likely also work on Instagram.  

Social media can be a fun part of your marketing strategy.  It is a great way to get your team, products, and services in front of your target audience.  Ultimately, whatever business you are in, it is truly about building relationships.  If you keep that as a top priority, you will be on the right course.

If you don’t have much time to carve out for marketing or you do not have an in-house marketing team – AG Creative may be a good fit for your business.  We are passionate about supporting our clients’ marketing efforts, and one of our goals is to give them more time to focus on other areas of their business.  We would love an opportunity to be your partner in brand excellence.  Contact us to learn more about how we can help your business. 

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