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How to Build a Connection in The Ever-Changing Digital World

It is more important than ever to connect with your customers in a digital world. As people spend more and more time online interacting with brands in new and different ways, you need a solid digital marketing strategy to create genuine and authentic customer relationships.

In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of being present online, and we will give you some tips on how to connect with customers in a digital world.

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One of the most important things you can do to connect with your customers online is to be present. You need to have a strong presence on social media, and you need to make sure that your website is up-to-date and looks professional.

It would help if you also considered creating a blog and ensuring that your content is relevant and engaging. It's also important to show up and be active on social media to build a connection. You need to take time to respond to comments and questions and provide valuable information and insights.

Still, you don’t simply engage randomly; you need to create a specific strategy to build meaningful relationships with your audience. A small but important detail is to make sure you keep an eye on your messages inbox and don’t forget your ‘requests’ folder on Instagram!

Additionally, keeping consistent with your publishing schedule lets your followers know what to expect from you; this builds a sense of trust and nurtures that relationship. However, think quality over quantity.

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First things first, clarity is critical. Make sure to clearly describe your product or services and how they may assist with your target audience’s problem. This messaging needs to be clear through all your channels of online communication; your social media, your website, your email marketing, your digital advertising. 

The best way to connect with your customers online is to create high-value, engaging content. You need to produce exciting and relevant content that appeals to your target audience, so having a strong and clearly defined content strategy is vital to success. You can use social media monitoring tools to track your followers’ online activity and identify what content they want to see more of.

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Don’t get bogged down with jumping on the latest trends, or if someone tells you that carousel posts don’t work anymore and only focus on reels, don’t just take their word for it; you need to check out your page’s analytics. If your stats tell you that your audience can’t get enough of your carousels but skim past your reels, then no matter how many ‘experts’ tell you to ditch the carousels, don’t listen to them. Your stats don’t lie, and there is no one rule for everyone.

If you’re looking to put hard cash into your social media, paid digital marketing tools can help you reach your target audience. For example, you can use Facebook Ads to target specific demographics or Google AdWords to create targeted ads. In 2021, social media ads accounted for 33.1% of the worldʼs total digital advertising spend at $154 billion (Source: Hootsuite & We Are Social, Digital 2022 Global Overview Report). You can also use email marketing tools to reach customers' inboxes. In fact, email generates $42 for every $1 spent, which is an astounding 4,200% ROI, making it one of the most effective options available (Source: Hubspot, 2022).

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Another essential thing to keep in mind is that social media constantly evolves. Therefore, you need to be prepared to adjust your strategy as needed, and you need to be willing to experiment with different platforms and strategies.

The key is to find out what works for your business and then use that information to grow your business. 

Finally, don’t forget the importance of human connection. Be authentic and genuine to your brand; what you are portraying on social media should be who you are at the core of your company. Additionally, don't forget about face-to-face interactions with customers or potential customers. Take the conversation offline, whether in person or on a video call; these can make a big difference when it comes time for them to purchase something from you!

Alice Arbuthnot
Feb 18, 2022
By Alice Arbuthnot

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