Social media marketing is a rising aspect of business success. Pew Research reported an upward trend as of 2018, saying that 72% of all Americans are on social media. You may have the stigma in your mind that social media is only for millennials, but Pew Research proves this to be incorrect as well. Age groups ranging from 18-years-olds to those 65+ are on social media, and their numbers are growing by the day.
With so many different social media platforms, the social media world can seem confusing or overwhelming to many. However, the purpose of social media is simple – it’s a network to connect people and promote conversation, and as a business, you want to be a part of the conversation.
On average, do you know how many interactions you received on a post about your activities? Or, how many clicks you received on “Schedule a Tour” focused posts? When implementing a social media marketing strategy for your community, it is crucial to leave room for changes within the plan as you start to see the data unfold.
When parents, grandparents, or other family members begin their retirement journey in a senior living community, their families wonder more than ever, “What’s going on?” Senior living communities do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities year-round, but how can friends and family members know this? Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms, and more and more families are using it to keep in touch with their loved ones! At Markentum, we know how much families want senior living communities to bridge that gap and show full transparency, and having a Social Media Coordinator to help share your community’s atmosphere online can accomplish this.
As your senior living community settles into your digital marketing goals for the year, it’s important to decide whether you want Instagram to be a part of that strategy.
We can all agree that Google is one of the many ways, if not, the only way customers look for the information they need when making a purchasing decision. How are you making sure that your senior living community is at the forefront of your potential customer’s search? Putting Google Ads and SEO tactics aside, we want to discuss another avenue that will help you grow your business’s visibility, called Google My Business!
One of the biggest misconceptions with social media is who actually uses it. More often than not, social media is seen as a millennial's game and not popular amongst the senior demographic, but research is showing that is not the case!
In 2017, 1 out of every 5 Facebook videos was a live broadcast. In 2018, the number of Facebook Live broadcasts reached 3.5 billion. Is your senior living community apart of that statistic, and should you be?
We are in an era where your online reputation can very well be one of your strongest assets. As social media becomes more of a search engine, online reviews are becoming the digital form of word of mouth. Ensuring that your senior living team is properly responding to a negative online review will not only determine whether the user chooses to remove the review, but it will also affect the long-lasting impression it has on your business.
Has your senior living community started to use video content throughout your social media marketing efforts? Creating meaningful video content has been on the radar for marketers since the start of YouTube, but now more than ever, video has proven its importance to increasing engagement and collecting leads exponentially more in comparison to its non-video counterparts.