“It’s not what you upload; it’s the strategy, line of attack with which you upload”
Without strategy the content is just stuff, and the world has adequate stuff. To be in top, focus on the right message for the right people at the right time.
“The more precise your strategy is the more effective the execution will be”
Keep it short and snappy. Do not make your plan so lofty and broad that it will be beyond your reach.
How to Create Social Media Strategy
Establish your goals
Without goals, your brand will barely float and at the speed industries move at today brands sink fast.
Social media marketing is not about flipping a switch and calling it a day. Your goal should goes like making a meal which will feed enough people and be edible by all. Set goals that you know are attainable.
Some goals that should be mull over
- Boost brand awareness
- Top quality of sales
- Drive in-person sales
- Perk up ROI
- Create a trustworthy fan base
- Enhanced pulse on the industry
Create Audience personas
It will allow you to think about your potential fans, followers, and customers as real peoples with real wants and needs.
More or less 79% of adults use Facebook but are your customers actively engaging with your brand there?
Understanding your audience is crucial to learn things like who buys your products, what age group is the toughest to sell and what income level makes up the most of your returning customers? As for social media, it’s just as vital to know your audience.
Conduct a Competitive Analysis
It’s in fact smart to look into your competitors. We put this before the content creation process because you often find new ways to look at content by analyzing what’s making your competitors booming.
This analysis will also help you spot opportunities. When it comes to social media marketing, researching your competition not only maintain you apprised of their activity, it gives you an inspiration of what’s working so you can integrate those unbeaten tactics into your own efforts.
Again, we’ll always believe you shouldn’t steal your competitor’s thoughts, but in its place learn and grow from their success and failures.
Engage with your audience
Social media channels are built as networks. This means their main intention is to be a space to reverse, discuss topics and carve up content. Your brand can’t overlook these core elements of “networking” and it takes effort to make certain conversations or engagement opportunities aren’t left unattended.
According to our Index, a brand’s typical response time is around 10 hours. But did you know that most users deem brands should respond to social media messages within four hours?
Create a posting schedule
Your social media content calendar lists the dates and times at which you will make public types of content on each channel. It’s the ideal plan to plan all of your social media activities.
Track your Efforts
With no constant analysis of your efforts, you will never know how one campaign did over another. Having a bird’s-eye-view of your social media activity helps put things into standpoint.
This may be the most vital step when it comes to succeeding on social media. Even the best social media marketers rely on trial and slip. It may seem basic, but tracking your results, analyzing the data and then making tweaks to optimize them is crucial.
A great social media strategy is by no means set in stone. It is a constant work in progress that changes when needed. So get out there, create a strategy and start optimizing it as you continue to grow up and learn more about your business and your audience.