Isn’t it hard to believe that 2014 is half way done? By now, our New Year’s Resolutions are probably either done or forgotten – I know some of mine are forgotten – and we’re pretty much seeing how predictions are turning out.
I know one set of Predictions I can’t wait to see if they come through or not at the Social Media Predictions for 2014. Some of the predictions seem like no brainers. Take a look at number one on the list for example:
#1 Social Media is not an Option. Businesses must integrate social media into their marketing plan. It will be expected and will hinder sales if they don’t.
I will admit, I don’t agree with this one completely. After all, not every business needs to worry about sales hindering without Social Media marketing. I know that in the town of Tower, Minn., they only have one grocery store. Residents of the town only have two choices: drive to different town or shop at the one in town.
But incorporating a Social Media marketing plan is anything but dumb. And since many of today’s youth and people in their 20s and 30s usual social media constantly, it’s the perfect way to get them to interact more with potential customers.
But with the rest of the predictions, we’ll have to wait and see how they shape up. After all, it’s not 2017 yet; so we can’t see if mobile sales has increased by 87%. The Google+ one…well, that’s really covered underneath the first prediction since Google+ is a social media site. And so on and so forth.