Cell Phones as a Means of Social Media Marketing
Most of the people you and I know have a cell phone and they use it on a daily basis. These days you can check your email or the stock market on the go, and you can even receive multimedia messages. Because most of us rely on our cell phones to get information that is vital to us and because we will always check it when it's ringing, it has to be one of the best means for social media marketing. We will explain in detail in the following article.
A modern cell phone is closer to a laptop than to the first cell phones. It can do anything, play audio files, video files, you can edit documents, play games and access your favorite sites on the go. Because it can do all these things, it can be used during a social media marketing campaign, and not just by the end user, but by yourself as well. You can keep your posts updated, you can upload new pictures taken with your cell phone and you can also interact with people a lot easier. For example, let's say that you are presently at a conference that is related to your social media marketing campaign. It is very easy to stream the conference using your mobile phone. Of course, if there is no wireless internet connection available you will need to access the internet using a mobile internet provider, which can be costly. However, the end result is great and you will happy with the investment.
Further, the cell phone can be used for anything related to your social media campaign when you are on the go. Maybe people have questions about specific details and would love to have a quick answer, and you can provide with one using your mobile phone.
On the other hand, you can also use this device to send messages in mass to a very large number of people. This will cost a bit of money, but because of what we mentioned earlier, you can rest assured that you will reach most of them with the message. In fact, this is still a very good marketing strategy used by most companies because they can be sure that you have at least read the message title. This creates a very important advantage. It is also one of the things that you should consider, especially if you have the money for it. If you don't, you can always consider this option for your next campaign.
Finally, remember that the cell phone is one of the many means to display advertisements for free. As mentioned earlier, you can send and receive multimedia messages, including video, audio and pictures. These messages can be sent from your mobile phone for free if you have a specific type of contract with your carrier. Basically, you can actually send videos presenting a product to your customers and you can be sure that those videos will get the attention you want them to.
Unfortunately, this is not the best way to handle a social media marketing campaign because of several aspects. First, you will need to actually have a decently large budget for it. Secondly, some of the things that need to be done programming wise might not be very simple, especially if you have nothing to do with programming. Last, but not least, you will probably need to invest in a database with phone numbers.