Jan 03, 2018 • Laura Boyd • Blog
Social media continues to grow and be seen as a credible source by buyers. As an important step in the attract phase of inbound marketing, social publishing, or social media, allows businesses to further engage with prospects.
My colleague, Tricia McKim, recently shared tips on blogging brilliantly and how strong blog posts play a role in inbound marketing. However, once you have “brilliant” blog posts, it’s important to share them via social publishing. Social media allows businesses to not only share the valuable information published in blog posts, but also engage with prospects and form stronger connections.
There are many benefits of utilizing social publishing as part of your inbound marketing program, including promotion of your content. According to a blogpost by Whitehat, “sharing your content [on social media platforms] gives you an easy way to promote your latest blog, or even your new landing page, to a worldwide audience including your growing army of followers via a platform everyone is already familiar with. By using hashtags, you can also connect to thousands, if not millions, of people who you may not be currently connected to, but share an interest.”
Additionally, social publishing allows you to target your desired audience by posting your company’s content on the platforms they use and visit most. For example, if you’re in the financial services industry, your target audience might spend a majority of their time on a platform like LinkedIn, where they can read articles from thought leaders in that space. But, if you’re in architecture, you would be better served to post on visual platforms, such as Instagram or Pinterest.
Social publishing also provides a unique way to connect with industry influencers. Retweet, repost, share the content put out by the influencers in your industry and watch your own social following grow. It’s also important to interact with these influencers by commenting on their articles and demonstrating your expertise on the subject.
These are just a handful of the benefits of incorporating social publishing into your inbound marketing program. For more information on inbound marketing, continue reading our blog, or
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