Monthly Archives: February 2014

Is your business using Snapchat? Here are some tips to get you started.

Is your business using Snapchat? Here are some tips to get you started.

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3 Steps to Creating a Social Content Strategy

Social content strategy is a pretty common place marketing term. It’s important to think about this because you can really drive business results and audience value with a well constructed compelling content strategy. Easy said right? I know a lot of small businesses that may look a deer in headlights right about now, but when it comes to creating a social content strategy it doesn’t have to be rocket science. Below are 3 steps to getting started.

1. Think like an Author content, content, content Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 4.07.29 PM

Sure content is king, but not all content is created equal. Think about what your objective is in your strategy, how are you going to inspire engagement, are you raising awareness, are you trying to convert leads. Also consider your brands goals whether it is to gain awareness on your products or services, or to maybe learn something about your target market or existing customers. Once you have answers to these questions you can start digging into your existing content library. Use things such as testimonials, launches, customer pics, blog posts etc. Be sure to have social measurements in place as well because you want to be able to see how your audience is reacting to your content.

2. Be an advocate of sharing Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 4.05.12 PM

Don’t have blinders on by only caring about your content. Part of having a social presence is being able to share great content with your fans and that means anything meaningful to your brand. This could be industry specific press releases, conversation in your industry, or news from business partners or vendors.

 

3. Be Engaging

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 4.10.27 PMSo often it seems like people forget that social media is about being social! Social media has given brands the opportunity to be real people instead of that cold brick and mortar location. Interact with your audience. If your small business follow a hashtag and create conversation around it. Follow threads and discussion from industry thought leaders or partners.

 

 

Happy Creating!

By, Tanesha White

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