What separates Facebook marketing from other marketing strategies?
Marketing is one of those fields that may seem too esoteric to some people. Maybe not esoteric, but somewhat pointless. Namely, there are many people who think that marketing is something anyone could do. You just need to think of a thing or two to say about a product or service that is positive and you are done. Well, in reality, things are much more complex and there are so many different aspects of marketing, as well as innumerable facets that need to be considered in order for advertising to be done correctly. And one of the latest introductions to the world of advertising has been Facebook.
It was just a matter of time before people start realizing the business and especially the advertising potential of Facebook and it has finally happened. When people look back thirty or forty years from now, they will think of these times as the early days of Facebook marketing when people rushed to make their buck and where most of them succeeded. And really, there is absolutely no reason why you yourself should not discover what Facebook marketing can do for you. Let us just point out a few advantages of Facebook marketing over other forms of marketing and we’ll see if we can convince you.
The first and the most apparent difference between Facebook marketing and other forms of marketing, and also the thing that separates Facebook marketing from other forms of advertising is the cost. We all know (or at least those of us who tried advertising) how costly it can get to advertise on radio, TV and even local papers. When we are talking about TV stations that reach a certain respectable number of people, very few of us have the money to pay for such marketing. And Facebook marketing is free. You can do almost everything for free in order to advertise on Facebook. There are paid Facebook ads that you can also buy, but no one is forcing you to. You can do plenty without spending a single cent.
Another very significant characteristic that separates Facebook marketing from other marketing strategies is the potential customer base. If you wanted to and if you have years to spend on it, you could make sure that you get your Facebook page for your business translated to all the world’s languages and visible to absolutely everyone who is using Facebook, which amounts to almost a billion people. However, you will most likely be looking for business from your local area or the state, maybe the country. And the good thing about Facebook marketing is that you can reach all the people you want and precisely those people you want.
Namely, with Facebook marketing, targeting of a specific market has never been that easy. You ensure that the information you provide about your services and/or products are reaching exactly those people and those groups of people that are your realistic potential customers.