Nowadays, it is not practical to have a marketing model that does not include social media networks. Unless you live across the street from your only customer, social media is where your prospective clients are, and you need to reach them. To that end, effective sales messaging is required, but it also must fit into the culture of the social network in question.
With LinkedIn Marketing Campaigns, salespeople have an excellent opportunity to connect with clients and colleagues and present themselves in a way that answers questions surrounding the related products and services. These platforms are well suited to sharing deeper insights than merely spelling out product or service descriptions.
Your LinkedIn sales message should be based on two principles: brand awareness and customer engagement. You need to be particularly concise in this regard. Do not hide your message behind statistics or product features. Educate buyers on the various benefits of using the product or service. It is vital to initiate discussions aimed at discovering consumer concerns, needs and wishes.
Think of yourself as an influencer and gain attention by sharing insightful updates. Join LinkedIn groups and participate in members’ conversations. You will not only establish yourself as a useful contact, but also establish valuable lines of communication with prevailing or prospective customers.
Social selling is like an interactive brochure. There is no need to contact people directly with a sales letter or post daily advertisements. Sales letters aren’t fun to send and they aren’t fun to receive. It’s better to think of your entire LinkedIn profile as the sales message itself. You already know why your product or service is beneficial to clients, so let people know on your profile.
A well-formulated and concise profile as well as consumer engagement, is what it’s all about. Sending generic messages that have no sales value is an ill-advised approach, which offers no tangible benefits. Instead, you must compose relevant content about your products or service in a way that engages your target audience. To achieve this, there is a need to familiarize with the backgrounds of your contacts.
While social marketing incorporates many features of other forms of behavior change, there are four fundamental principles unique to it. Social marketing differs from other models of behavioral change that the offer made to the audience relies on the analysis of the benefits to behavior change. This approach is based on the following observation: any changes in behavior underlies a perceived or actual cost.
An individual changes his behavior if the benefits he derives outweigh the disadvantages and costs, and important barriers are reduced. In other words, to promote the adoption of a behavior, increase benefits and reduce barriers.