“Facebook can help you reach all the people who matter most to your business”
That is what Facebook promotes, and they can be right, in helping you reach new clients, engage with existing ones, and help broaden your brand across many unchartered communities.
It is the largest social network in the world with over 1 million users. It is simply too big to ignore. Have a look at the stats below, and you will be amazed at the sheer numbers of users and activity taking place on Facebook. (source: Facebook, Research Date: 7 January 2014)
1. Total number of monthly active Facebook users
2. Total number of mobile Facebook users
3. Total number of minutes spent on Facebook each month
4. Percent of all Facebook users who log on in any given day
5. Average time spent on Facebook per visit
6. Total number of Facebook pages
Why wouldn’t you want to reach these users to promote your business?
Every 20 minutes on Facebook
Facebook users are interacting with old and new friends, and following their favourite brands, products and businesses. People are reading their Newsfeeds, asking questions, sharing their experiences, and re-sharing their content that is valuable and meaningful to them.
1. Links shared
2. Friends requested
3. Messages sent
6 Reasons for Financial Services Professionals like Advisors & Accountants to Use Facebook
1. Connect with your Ideal Audience
Retirees and non-business clients are much more likely to be on Facebook, and already accustomed to engage in ongoing conversations on Facebook than any other social media channel.
2. Provide ongoing communication & education
Facebook provides the ability to feature videos, links to SlideShare presentations, photos, audios, infographics and your client newsletters.
3. Ongoing Engagement
The informal settings of Facebook provides a flexible platform to easily share your personality, interests, and activities around community causes important to you. It allows for a much more engaging way to share photos of staff and links to client seminars which promotes your brand in a much more approachable way. It is easy to connect and engage with your community of loyal clients.
4. Client Service & Support
Using Facebook for Q & As or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on your advice process, or updating your clients on changes to legislation changes such as Budget Updates is an easy way to keep your clients informed, updated and engaged.
5. Boost Positive Engagement & Exposure
The statistics on Facebook usage is hardly surprising as the most widely used social platform. A simple ‘like’ by a client of a piece of content posted is likely to generate better exposure and engagement than any other social channel.
6. Boost your