“Marketing is telling the world you’re a rock star. Content Marketing is showing the world you are one.”– Robert Rose
When done right social media can deliver incredible success to just about any business. The ability to both build and engage with an audience is extremely helpful in understanding what people are paying attention to and how they choose to interact with the content you share.
The key to success on any social media platform is by creating quality content. But knowing what content to create exactly can be a hurdle some B2B and industrial companies struggle with. Creating a content strategy will give your business direction into what type of content to plan, create, and share to meet your business’s objectives and goals.
Here’s our list of 6 content types you should consider using for your social media marketing efforts
1. Entertainment Content
Entertainment content is as the name implies content that entertains your audience.
Memes, GIFs, puzzles, viral videos, quotes, and stories are all excellent at creating a certain response by triggering emotions.
2. Educational Content
Educational content is created to help your audience learn about a specific topic, idea, product, service, or industry.
Case studies, guides, informative blogs and opinion pieces, industry research, trends, and insights, dispelling myths and lifehacks are all examples of educational content that encourages readers to save and share your content.
3. Promotional Content
Promotional content talks about your products and services in an informative and entertaining way. This type of content is your chance to highlight customer testimonials, share product information and announcements, sales promotions, and discounts, as well as make your sales pitches available to your audience.
4. Connection Content
It’s vital to make a connection with your audience no matter what business you are in. Creating content that helps in establishing connections is directly related to your growth on social media.
Giving behind-the-scenes insights, showcasing employee features, and sharing customer-generated feedback helps your brand look more authentic and drives real connection.
5. Communicative Content
Communicative or conversational type content gives you insight into what your audiences are thinking, their opinions, and feedback.
Quizzes, polls, asking questions to invite discussions, and even creating games to play are all great ways to get your audience involved.
6. Reputation Management Content
You can’t always be in control of your business’s reputation. But you can influence it with the content you create and share.
Case studies, success stories, business achievements, and awards, are examples of content that can strengthen and influence the opinion of your company’s reputation.
The lines between some of these content types may blur slightly but the intention behind creating them is what matters.
Creating a mixture of different content types and measuring the results to see what resonates most with your audience will help your business get better marketing reach, greater brand awareness, and an improved ROI.
The last thing to remember when creating any content is to ask yourself what is the purpose of this piece.
Is your business using social media’s full potential?
At Brieffin we use our expertise to unlock everything social media has to offer your business or personal brand. We use our experience in content creation, strategy and planning, and social media management to help build consistency and deliver marketing success. Let’s talk.
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