What's all the hype about?
Giving access to over a billion daily users, social media marketing has become a powerful way to engage your target market. With a consistent tone of voice and professional plan, you'll be on the road to social success in no time.
I use 'earned media' known as online word-of-mouth as well as 'paid media', which reaches your audience via paid ads, features and social influencers. A combination of both methods ensures fast and long-lasting results.
The primary focus of your efforts should always be to create value for your audience, rather than only promoting your business - it's time to start thinking outside the box.Speak to an expert
A simple example
You post on Facebook 'A 10% discount on all products this week!' and a link to your website, expecting the sales to come flooding in. However, in reality nobody shares the post and it barely gets any engagement. Not the hype you expected from social, right?
The post would've been more effective if it was subtly added to something of real value and interest to your audience. A example would be '5 top tips to... (audience relevant topic)' linking to an interesting and convincing article on your website. At the end of the article you'd add a call to action with the discount.
Packaging your promotion in this way is way less interruptive and let's face it, less annoying for your audience. You draw in their attention through the relevant title and add value through providing genuinely interesting content - converting them into a sale at the end.
Always remember: "Nobody reads ads. They read what interests them. Sometimes it's an ad."I'm ready to change
Planning your social strategy
The most important elements:
- Defining your goals
- Competitor research
- Understanding your target market
- A comprehensive content calendar
- Consistency across all platforms
- Powerful tools to gain genuine followers
- Measuring success
- Making ongoing improvements