Attend local events – Participating in already existing local events is a great way to gain brand exposure and become more involved with your community.
Create a community – Most customers are already on social networks every day, so instead of relying on customers to regularly visit your forum to interact and engage with you, why not bring the conversation to them on their social networks of choice?
Work together with other business owners.
Hold public events.
Use technology to your advantage – We all know how important social media is for customer engagement. Instead of just sharing content or answering customer service inquiries, why not use social media technology to your advantage to predict what customers want?
Share exclusive content, services or offers – Create content/servives that are not available to the general public— special and exclusive, that only members can view it.
Host a webinar or google hangout – Offer Ways to Interact. If you have a blog, allow visitors to leave comments on your blog.
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