Internet websites contain billions and billions of pages. 4.72 billion pages to be exact, with more being added daily. Images, infographics, radio, video, podcasts, and blogs. Not to mention Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and all the other usual and unusual suspects. What do they all have in common? Content. Tons and tons of content whose sole purpose is to magically attract traffic and sales. Social media marketing in its broadest sense is actually marketing through various means of content.
How are smaller companies able to compete with larger, well-established companies? Companies who have endless resources with what seems like an endless budget. They can produce expensive commercials for radio and television, create expensive brochures, participate in trade shows with huge intimidating booths, and support a colossal sized army of a sales team. Content marketing through social media channels neutralize the big budget of big business and gives the smaller fish a fighting chance to reach greater numbers of their target market.