Soft Selling in Social Media

Soft selling in social media is more suitable approach because social media is more interactive communication. In the beginning, the market segment did not know us. Do not know our reputation. Do not know what we offer. Do not know if our product is good or not. Do not know if our products match or not to their needs. Do not know if our products can relieve their pain or not. Do not know if our product makes its tasks helped.

Mengerkenal something that is not related to their problem of course they reject. Introducing something they need is not necessarily acceptable because they are not yet clear our reputation. If they have to choose the same item from two people, one with a clear reputation, another with a vague reputation, of course, they choose a better repute.
Viewers do not buy merchandise just because of our offer. They receive an offer when they are comforted and understand that by owning your product, their tasks are solved, suffering is reduced and life becomes more comfortable.

If a firm is using a hard selling approach that unambiguously introduces the product, it shows that this product is remarkable and brilliant, how hard it is to make the product without taking into account what it is about the life of the customer segment, they will be wasting their time with you and feel disturbed.

Generally, people like it if they are deciding independently without being dribbled, let alone a tilt with misleading information.

This is called the cold market phase. The market does not yet know which product we are much less interested in. To them, we introduce reputations and introduce products without pressuring them to buy. In this phase, the right approach is advertising with a smooth sales approach or softselling. The purpose of advertising with a softselling approach is to build a branding statement about you, the company and the product.

Usually branding statements lead people to conclude that you are trustworthy and competent. Ads that blatantly sell with pressure often disrupt and run away. In print media, hard selling ads will not be challenged, just ignored. While advertising hardselling in social media can be challenged and blocked. Facebook itself has a reporting facility for the audience if you feel disturbed in an ad. The hard selling ad is disturbing to people, if not relevant to her situation.

That is soft selling in social media.

Persuasive Technique in Advertising

This is one of persuasive technique in advertising, consistency. This is one of  6 Cialdini’s factor of persuasion. Another factor is reciprocity that i write in here.   Advertising often using this consistency technique to seduce the audience.

Why this persuasive technique in advertising work?

Break commitment and inconsistency is a generally undesirable public image or make use shame. Generally, people want to fulfill or be consistent with the commitments they have set. It’s not just because of the embarrassment people see.

People have a tendency to be consistent with their own promises. Inconsistent trends also exist, but that does not deny the tendency to be consistent. People tend to be consistent in their identities, statements, promises, roles they pre-determined.

Because of these characteristics, advertisers associate their offer with established identities and commitments.

Suppose if the customer segment of a manager, the sentence persuasion like this: because you are a professional manager, this software suite for you and will improve the achievement because you can manage the administration quickly and precisely.

It could also be this, if you are a disciplined manager, this watch is right for you because it can remind your promises.

This strategy of persuasion is more effective if it starts from an easy-to-accept commitment first, then gradually shifting to a vulnerable commitment to debate.

He will easily accept that debatable prone commitment because he will tend to be consistent with his previous commitments.

Public WItness

If public witness the commitment, it will also be more effective for him to follow. People tend to be ashamed to appear inconsistent. Therefore he will follow the commitment of a new commitment that is consistent with the commitment that the public sees.
People also tend to follow a commitment if they are rewarded for their commitment. He will be even more embarrassed to break his commitment.

A person’s commitment can be identified from his employment statement. All want to be seen publicly as an expert, honest, professional and credible in carrying out his work. In addition, one’s commitment is seen from his identity about religion, citizens, members of the organization and so on. Therefore by associating the offer with those identities, then people tend to accept your offer.

If for example, they do things inconsistent with their identity, can we encourage to be consistent with say, the professional seller really late? He will be compelled to return consistent with his own identity.

Identity is not always something that they said or they think. We can give a good label first. He will tend to accept the consequences of those nicknames. Suppose, Show your natural beauty with xxxx products.

Don’t Sell Ice to an Eskimo

Don’t Sell Ice to an Eskimo often used in training about marketing. Never sell ice to Eskimo people. But it is also mean don’t give present ice to Eskimo. That is a phrase that is quite famous in the marketing world. Uniquely, meaning varies. You can also convert from meaningless products to meaningful products.

5 meaning of Don’t Sell Ice to an Eskimo

1. Do not sell items that people do not need

Some interpret the phrase message, never sell the product to people who do not need it. The Eskimo live on the ice, no additional ice. Selling ice to Eskimo people is a waste of time. Energy, cost, time spent in vain to sell goods to people who do not need.

2. It seems impossible, but it is possible. Play emotional needs.

The phrase gets a new interpretation. It may be selling ice to Eskimo people. How to sell ice to Eskimo people? The trick is, color it with red and blue. Tell Eskimo men, Eskimo girls like men with ice houses or blue igloos, because it looks macho. Tell Eskimo girls, Eskimo men like girls with red igloos, because they look feminine.

3. Research In the past, do not immediately consider it impossible

There is also a suggestion to conduct ethnographic studies, namely by living in Eskimo community. Learn how the Eskimos viewpoint looks at the ice. what is the grouping of ice names they make? According to research, there are 52 words about ice for Eskimo people. What for us is just one kind, for them, there are various kinds.
From their lives, find what kind of ice they need, and they are dizzy to get it. What a disappointment in their lives that can be solved with ice products. Make that kind of ice. Maybe the ice they need is ice for igloo bricks because it’s a hassle to make one by one brick.

4. Sell ice with a gimmick

Sell ice with extra prizes that interest them. Like a child who sometimes buys snacks not because they like snacks but like their presents, sell ice with interesting prizes, such as the presence of hot water. They need it for warmers.

5. Convey the Benefit

Say, I understand you should rest in this very bad cold room. I have a way, an igloo design to make a house much warmer. It is designed by ice bricks.

 

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Facebook Algorithm 2018, How to Dealing With?

Facebook Algorithm 2018 have new update at 11 January 2018. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg announced to update and prioritize Facebook’s News Feed algorithm to be more “meaningful social interactions” over “relevant content” . He will turn facebook to more “making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent”.

That is a new benefit that Facebook offer in new algorithm 2018. In new algorithm, Facebook will more prioritize to our uncle post than BuzzFeed media. Facebook will deprioritize strange online friend that not actually a friend.

The social media platform will de-prioritize videos, photos, and posts shared by businesses and media outlets, which Zuckerberg dubbed “public content”, in favor of content produced by a user’s friends and family.

If you are a publisher like Buzzfeed, online media, or social media marketer, facebook decision has a direct impact on you. Your traffic from facebook is down.  Facebook said that it is social media, not selling media. But how to sell in social media that not selling media.

How to deal with this facebook new algorithms 2018?

Create content that triggers engagement

Even if we pay facebook ads, Facebook will deliver our ads to people that more relevant people and also. How does he know? Not just react, like like, love, sad, but comment.  Facebook predict audience activity base on their comment. So, comment to be a signal on Facebook to know our preference, real preference. If we comment, facebook think that it is important for us and worth to spend for.

So, create content that triggers engagement for example:  useful, funny, and trigger curiosity.

From hard sell advertisement to soft and covert advertisement

People didn’t like to be persuaded to sell, except if they really really need earlier. Hide your advertising behind something useful. Something that makes people happy and well being, strengthening our relationship. THat is make your brand image that your brand is helpful, competent and credible to make better world, also your products as part of it.

Mark Zuckerberg said: We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us. That’s why we’ve always put friends and family at the core of the experience. Research shows that strengthening our relationships improves our well-being and happiness

Facebook is a service, service to connect friend. Often it connects new friend. Even if we pay facebook ads, but our ads didn’t make people happy, Facebook will deprioritize and banned our ads. Why, if free people move, ads also go.