The world has become smaller and smaller thanks to the Internet and new technologies. There are many people around the world who love to be related to a brand or business, which have to progressively adapt to more complex scenarios, where brands must face that the way in which it is consumed has completely changed and the only person responsible is network. That is what communities are about.
The success of a business and the loyalty of its users is no longer limited to a geographical space, consumers may - for example - be from different parts of the world. Therefore, the obligation to connect with audiences and know them in greater depth is a job that must be done with as much planning as possible, especially if the main objective is to create a solid and highly recognized community.
In this article we leave some key aspects that can be of help to you to create solid communities and completely forget the borders and limitations when developing a digital strategy.
Get to know your consumers or customers
This is one of the most basic and important aspects when implementing any strategy of digital marketing and when you want to create communities so that users feel identified with it and make it part of their lives. Dedicate yourself to getting to know your consumers or clients, it is essential to know who they are, where they come from, what they do, what they like and what they don't.
Research their interests
Once you know your consumers, the content creation process can develop in a much more assertive way because why waste time creating content that does not interest your community?
In the same way, you must ensure that the community keeps growing and the best way to do this is by detecting new market niches, investigating what your consumers are doing, offering them content of interest constantly and of course, being constant and innovating all the time.
Facilitate communications with your communities
When you want to create a solid community, many brands tend to make the mistake of generalizing their content and adopting a generic or too basic language and this can lead to failure online.
Brands must adapt languages that facilitate communications in order to guarantee feedback from their communities. Address them through their own language, investigate what words they use and in this way you can create a feeling of closeness to make the consumer perceive the brand or company as their own.
In this context, not only the language as such matters, but also the how, which is basically the way things are said.
Spend time on customer service
Attention to your users should always be seen as paramount, it means not ignoring them, answering their questions or comments with dedication, meaning and even in a personalized way. Serving your customers, readers or users will add value to your brand and community.
Worry about them, find out who they are, and you'll have twice the chance to connect with them. One way to do it is to check the comments you receive every day, have a database with frequent readers, visit their redes or blogs and be interested in its contents.
Don't fool them
Your users really are sacred, and respecting them is a golden rule in the digital world. If you promise do not send them advertising and don't spam them, never do it.
Be authentic and original
Why be equal to others? In the digital world, authenticity, originality and personality are essential to stand out, not be one of the many and create solid communities.