4 Tips To Formulate Your Social Media Strategy
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Regardless of what kind of business you are running, you should know by now that social media is an effective platform to do everything from marketing, market research to customer support and branding. The only problem is that most people are unsure of how they can utilize social media to its full potential. As of now, there are no hard and fast rules when social media is concerned. Most business owners are feeling their way through this entire social media frenzy. Regardless of the ambiguity, here are a few things that pioneers have picked up which those attempting to follow their footsteps should remember.
1. Have a strategy
What do you want to achieve through the help of social media? How much are you willing to invest in social media and how will you measure your results? Don’t think of social media as an isolated marketing tool. On the other hand, think of social media as part of your collective marketing campaign.
2. Measure each step of the way
No, that does not mean just counting the number of “likes” you get on Facebook and “followers” you have on Twitter. You need a more holistic manner of tracking and measuring the progress of your social media campaign. One way to do this is by paying attention to what your “friends” and “followers” positively react to so that you’ll know what to highlight on your social media accounts.
3. Use the right tools
The great thing about social media is that it provides tools which allow you to manage and monitor the things that you are doing on these platforms. But there are a number of third-party tools which are processes things faster and more intelligently. You can always check out different social media tools online. There are those which you can use for free so you don’t have to worry about utilizing these tools.
When you are using social media, you are engaging in a conversation rather than making a boring speech. You need to listen first and foremost before talking. And you need to be responsive when someone is talking to you. Be open and be honest, and make sure all the time that you are polite. Your “friends” and “followers” know that you have a motive so don’t even hide these things. Instead, be real and be genuine. Never get mad even if it is justified for you to get angry because this never turns out well.
This article is written by Ryan Cote. He is a Project Manager for Ballantine Digital, a NJ social media agency, and is responsible for overall operations and client campaigns. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.
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