For my blog this week I am going to discuss two interesting tools of Social Media. The two that I have chosen to use for a business are Instagram which is used with I-Phones and Androids and is very popular with many of the I-phone and Android users and a fun way to connect with people, by taking pictures and making look like old polaroids. The second Social Media tool I have chosen that I would use for a business is QR codes who is not fascinated by QR scanning codes I know I am and I like using them myself throughout magazines and scan it to find a recipe I really want to make or to find out what is in it.
In or for a business I would use Instagram for a way to get my customers attention, also to get them involved with the business, look at what they want or might want in the future. It’s a free program. It’s a fun way for customer’s to interact with the company taking pictures and posting them on Facebook for others to look at and they can share with others.Instagram can be used for advertising for the business, letting people know what’s new and exciting coming out, without even having to say anything they can come and go as they please. Leaving comments on what they have done. A picture can say a thousand words for a lot of people. People can even post a picture right away or even the business itself. As soon as a new product comes in take a picture and up it goes in an instant. I would take a picture of the front of the store itself, even a few pictures of the employees helping the customers and what they are doing.
The second social media tool to be used in the business will be QR codes since they have become more popular in the past two to three years. They are a very helpful and useful tool for a business. QR codes have many uses for instance you can use them on a business card that you have a person can scan the code with their I-phone or any other smartphone device to get more details about not only you but your business in general. What you make, build, where the location is, it will take you directly to the business site itself. I would use it for products that the company has so you can find out what the product is what you can use it for. I would post them throughout the building filled with interesting facts for when clients some in or customers of the business. They can be put up for directional purposes or just to find out what each department does and what that department is for in the building without disturbing the workers within the building. I would also use QR codes for survey’s, questionnaires, recipes, or even links to what is happening with the company, such as a company newsletter using a QR code sent out in a flyer.
The reason I have used these two specific social media tools is because they are popular and both are easy and accessible to use and on most smartphones are free downloadable apps. There is also a website to make your own QR codes. I think it’s the best way to keep a business going by using intsgram would help a business greatly dealing with photo’s and using a new and fun way of using a polaroid but with light smartphone and not a bulky camera. It is something that you can take everywhere with you and can give you new idea’s for your business take a pic send it to the companies facebook page and see what comments you get from the employees as well as clients and customers of the company. The QR codes are another interesting social media item that would go well with a business all you have to do is have the free software point click or scan and you have your information at your finger tips. You don’t have to wait for anyone to come help you. I think using these to social media tools would help a business greatly and get them to further their business with technology.