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Social media marketing is increasing career opportunities

The field, as a whole, is now expanding and offering great potential for a range of jobs.

Social Media Marketing Increaing CareersSocial media marketing and technology is now expanding at a tremendous rate and as the return on investment (ROI) of marketing over this channel is now proving itself quite solidly, training and careers are opening up quite broadly and are offering opportunities that were never available before.

The use of social media is no longer limited to basic personal connections.

Marketers and brands alike are now providing relevant and interactive experiences to consumers who can then receive information and discounts, as well as provide feedback, ask questions, take part in discussions, and enter into competitions, among other things. The floodgates have now been thrown open as companies of all sizes use social media marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and other comparable platforms to generate a buzz, spread their messages, and target their prospective customers.

These social media marketing efforts also provide information to brands about the people who are buying.

Brands, companies, and consumers have all embraced the social presence together and the latest research is making it clear that the use of social networks it the top activity that takes place online. In order to take full advantage of what these platforms have to offer, companies are now hiring in droves. The primary struggle in this effort is that the number of experts in this field remain quite limited, as it has grown much faster than the workforce.

Therefore, individuals who are educating themselves and proving themselves skilled and knowledgeable in advertising and promoting over social networks are able to grab onto a solid career opportunity. LinkedIn data has shown that there has been a nearly unbelievable rise of 1,357 percent in the number of positions that have been posted in this field since 2010.

Among the top social media marketing positions that are now being posted are: managers, associates, analysts, and copywriters. There are, according to AOL jobs, also a large number of companies hiring based on strong marketing, communication, business, and English skills because educations and experience in social media are limited.

2014 Social media marketing trend predictions are for a rocky road

The experts in the industry are seeing a bit of a bumpy ride for advertisers and promoters using this channel.

Now that 2013 has come to a close, analysts are scrambling to assemble their data to help them to decide what 2014 social media marketing is likely to involve, including the most effective trends and the changes that will occur regarding actual usage of the networks.

The results of these efforts are already coming in and are helping marketers to rethink their strategies.

Following the trends from last year, the shape of 2014 social media marketing trends is starting to become clearer. There have been a number that have already been identified and that have been making technology news headlines since the start of the year. What is clear is that it will certainly hold a position of notable importance within any successful online and mobile strategy.

The evidence and data from last year are helping to provide a more solid shape to 2014 social media marketing campaigns.

2014 Social Media Marketing PredicitionsAmong the strongest predictions for this year have been the following:

• Images supporting statements generate the most attention, with comments accompanied by pictures receiving 53 percent more likes than image-free posts on Facebook. On Twitter, tweets with supporting images received 18 percent more clicks and150 percent more retweets and 89 percent more favorites than text alone.

• Snapchat and Instagram will carve out a bigger share for themselves in terms of business uses for reaching consumers. Instagram is already the fastest growing network with every day bringing 40 million photo uploads from its 150 million users.

Mobile marketing will be a vital part of an online strategy. Simply having a website that is smartphone or tablet friendly will not be considered enough for the necessary impact. Features that can be used in store – such as mobile coupons, product reviews, etc – will be among the most popular efforts in this direction.

• 2014 social media marketing will become a serious effort for a growing number of brands. These techniques are already being used by 93 percent of marketers, but the actual focus on the presence they hold on the networks will increase considerably.