The world of social media changes so dramatically and so quickly that it can seem almost impossible to keep up.
It wasn’t that long ago that unsigned bands were being discovered on MySpace, and people were creating virtual versions of themselves to socialize on Habbo Hotel.
Flash forward to today, and the global dominance of Facebook seems to be on the wane, having lost almost 3 million users under the age of 25 during 2017. Meanwhile, if there is one social media platform that seems to be exponentially growing without end, it is Snapchat.
Yes, the picture sharing platform is more popular than ever, especially with younger users. So this is the perfect time to use Snapchat to try and grow your businesses and reach out to a large number of potential new customers.
If you’re looking to use Snapchat to help your business grow, but are unsure where to start, just look through our top tips to help you on your way:
Extend the reach of live events
If you are hosting a live event, you want as many people to be able to see it as possible, even those who aren’t able to make it to the event itself. This is where Snapchat is perfect, as it can give people an authentic, fly on the wall view on the live event no matter where they are.
Take advantage of this to extend the reach of your milestones and product launches to as many people as you possibly can.
Embrace your story
It is part of the nature, and one of the unique appeals, of Snapchat that the content on it is transitory. Images and videos disappear from the site after they have been viewed, and posts only stay on your Story feed for 24 hours.
This is why it is important to update your story a couple of times each day, as this ensures that you stay relevant and fresh in people’s minds on the platform.
Company Snapchat accounts are often more personal and intimate than their other social media accounts, and with good reason. Giving customers a more personal experience, and allowing them to peek “behind the curtain” of your company helps build more personal connections with them, strengthens your brand, and builds up trust in your company as a whole.
Work with influencers
The more personal nature of Snapchat makes it perfect for working with influencers who your audience know and respect. Have the influencers post on your account, link to it, or even take over your whole feed for a day.
Look for influencers who are experts in the same field as your business or product, and their high standing will add legitimacy to your company in the eyes of your followers.
Link Your Snapchat With Your Other Social Media Accounts
Your marketing channels will often be working best when they are working together. This is why you should make sure your Snapchat account is highlighted on your other social media channels. This helps drive followers to your Snapchat, making sure your content ios viewed by as many people as possible.