Updated: Mar 13, 2022
Social media marketing is an essential part of any business, but it can be challenging to keep up with the changes and ever-evolving trends. Here are some tips to make sure you do not get left behind:
By posting regularly, you can solidify your business on social media sites. Not only does this increase the likelihood that your customers will see your posts, but it can also help attract new customers to your business if your posts get enough attention.
You should post at least a few times a week. However, if you can arrange it, you should try to post at the same time every day. If you do not have a dedicated social media team, anything more than this will take up too much of your time. Create a daily post that appeals to your audience so you can engage with them.
Social media users have a brief attention span, so try to keep your posts as straightforward as possible.
Also, think about the content. What works for one business does not necessarily work for yours, even if it's the same industry. You want your content to reflect your image and brand. If you're going to look trendy, you need to write stylish posts. If you're going to be sophisticated, you should write your posts the same way.
Everything from your branding to your marketing to your social media should have the general tone that your audience expects.
Not every business needs to be highly creative with its marketing plan, but the posts must be attractive.
Include different types of content (e.g. videos, surveys, AMAs, etc.) to make your posts stand out.
Also, people love novelty, so it's a good idea to add an unexpected component to your posts. For example, when most people think of Old Spice, they probably think of Terry Crews playing instruments with his pecs or a muscular young man on a horse, both portrayed in a comedic way.
When it comes to engagement, do not be afraid to talk to your customers on social media and even share what they say with the rest of the world. If you do, make sure you ask them first and give them due credit.
Another way to spark engagement is to use hashtags. Hashtags allow you to tag your posts with a keyword to increase potential online reach. It is important to remember that hashtags do not replace keywords, but work with them to give your post more visibility online. The more relevant the hashtag, the more likely it will catch on.
Offer Added Value to Your Audience
Some businesses make the mistake of thinking that social media is all about selling, but that's only part of the equation. You should provide your followers with interesting and relevant material that has value for them.
Providing your followers with quality content that they find valuable is a sure way to gain their trust and interest.