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FridayFive: 10! Reasons Why Social Media Will Change The Way You Do Business

“If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest” – Socialnomics, 2010

That’s quite something.  But that’s not just statistical hype.  Facebook is made up of real people, interacting everyday.  In fact, 50% of those people use it every day. Facebook is not just a ‘website’, it is now an essential communication tool, just like the telephone.

Could you do business without the telephone?

“We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question i how well we DO it.” – Erik Qualman

Here’s a short video that gives a good introduction to Social Media and how it relates to your business…

This video was created in 2009. Facebook has now exceeded Half a Billion Active Users, and continues to grow at a rate of almost 1 Million Daily.

Facebook cannot be ignored.

Word of mouth, spreads across the world in seconds through Social Media.  And people care more about how their social network rates products and services, than any other media channel.  For example, 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations. Only 14% trust advertisements.

Social Media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.

Blymi Media have developed a Facebook promotional system that utilises the viral nature of Facebook, creating a rapid ‘word-of-mouth’ effect.  To see this system in use visit our Facebook page here.  If you’re interested in using Facebook to boost your client base and stay close to your existing customers, call us on 0114 360 20 60 or grab your free consultation here.

About Anthony Mercer:
Anthony Mercer is an Internet Marketing Specialist delivering modern direct marketing solutions through his Sheffield Internet Marketing Company 'Blymi'. With distinct strategies that improve customer retention, increase online referrals and ultimately increase clients profits. If you enjoyed this post, you may find this Free Internet Marketing Guide useful too.

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