“You can never go wrong by investing in communities and the human beings within them.”Pam Moore
To be competitive in today’s digital market place, it’s now more important than ever to understand the impact effective social media and digital marketing campaigns can have on your brand’s growth and attracting the right customers.
To be effective on social media it’s vital to understand where to begin. We’ll take a look at a bird’s eye view of the main topics to consider when outlining a social media strategy.
Before creating an account or spending money on sponsored ads, you should ask yourself:
What is my goal and why do I want to achieve it?
These may sound like unimportant questions, but giving detailed answers, will aide in helping you successfully create your social media strategy.
Answering these and other questions upfront will make it easier to decide which direction to go when creating and scheduling content, by knowing exactly what you want your customer to think and believe about your brand, how they perceive your brand values and what action you want them to take when viewing you on social platforms, streamlines your creation process, puts you in control and delivers the best results.
Measuring Your Impact
But how to measure these results?
For some, this doesn’t always mean making a sale. Your goal could be to grow your following, drive traffic to your website or create leads for your sales team to follow up on. To fully understand how your content is performing you must set up and track various key performance indicators (KPIs).
It’s through these statistics that you will be able to see which content is yielding the best results, where your followers are coming from, what their preferences are and how they are engaging with you. Success is a moving target and KPIs keep you on the right path.
When, Where and How to Post
Deciding when, where and how often to post your content takes a bit of trial and error to find the perfect recipe.
Because much like getting started with digital marketing, creating a winning content schedule requires a closer look at your audience and then asking where are they from, which platforms are they using, how do they digest content (also known as audience behavior) and most importantly what time they most likely to be active.
These behaviors will dictate how we interact with each platform. Optimizing strategies and content to reach the widest audience available to us at the right time. Your goals and audience will determine what times and how often to post on each platform.
With the rise of social media, many content management tools have been developed to help users manage and review their content and profiles, all in one place. These tools help businesses be consistent with their content, something most audiences have come to expect.
In recent years social media has turned the marketing world on its head. By being able to target a specific audience exactly where they are spending their time online has allowed businesses and brands of all sizes the opportunity to tap into their desired markets for far less expense than traditional marketing methods.
While there is no perfect budget to use on social media platforms, with the right approach even a small investment can yield surprisingly big results.
Setting the right goals, optimizing your content and sticking to budget is a sure way to succeed and make the most out of social media. At Brieffin we use our experience to help our clients navigate each of these steps, creating content and schedules that raise brand awareness through storytelling, good design, and a focused social media management approach.
For more information about how we can help your brand make the most of digital and social media marketing, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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