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Social Maturity In Marketing

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A growing number of successful businesses with a sophisticated advertising strategy are seeing value in Twitter Ads. However, the important question is whether your business or your brand is socially mature? Only 21% of leaders understand the potential value of social media, while only 36% of organizations do not measure returns on social media investments. Those are low numbers. If your social marketing strategies tie straight into larger multi-channel marketing efforts, you’re on the right scale of social maturity.

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Most marketers today realize that social media is an essential part of their “marketing strategy toolkit” but they go ahead without a clear business objective. This automatically results in unclear social media value and the lost opportunity of a full and complete picture of customers. Social media and the data that is obtained with it must be used in conjunction with other marketing efforts to optimize customer experience and brand awareness. The bottom line is, to have a fully mature social environment, you can’t let your data sit in silos. Especially if you spend significantly on online advertising and use multiple data sources.

To instigate social maturity, first task is to connect all your data points. With Twitter being an open network, there is a massive amount of data you can get about your audience. Not just to inform your Twitter strategy, but social media and overall marketing strategy. Use a DMP, or a Data Management Platform, for data collection and targeting if you’re spending large amounts on advertising. On a related note, ensure that your email database is connected to Twitter. You will then be able to target this segment of audience based on things like their personality.

For instance, target a segment of your audience that is most likely to re-tweet. Or uncover the personality of any audience to see how they’re likely to respond to your advertising using cognitive computing software. If you’re a brand that is looking to sponsor a sports team, look at the affinities and interests your audience has to see which team to best sponsor. Similarly, if you’re a brand looking to advertise in a news publication, you could easily look which publication your Twitter audience have an affinity with to ensure that you maximize your media planning spend. This social intelligence in brand marketing can seriously impact your cross-channel communication, and most definitely in a positive way.

With this kind of advanced analytic and cross channel management in your pocket, customer information will get more enriched, which basically constitute as the first steps in having a socially mature business.