If your plan is just to start “getting the word out there” by posting to Facebook or Twitter – stop now. The outcomes will never be worth the time you put into it. You need a complete content strategy in order to make social media worthwhile. Here’s a simple way to adjust your approach – and the three advantages to doing so.
Social media for business is more than just Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In the season finale of “Marketing Without the Marketing,” I give a top-level blueprint of a cohesive social media strategy that maximizes impact and efficiency.
Social media marketing is an optimization problem. You want to focus on the right activities, in the right channels, to maximize your impact. But none of this will happen without the right content. There are three considerations in finding the balance between 1) what you can produce, and 2) what your audience wants.
Getting the most out of your social media marketing efforts starts with channel selection. In this episode, let’s look at my four basic criteria for picking the right channels for your business.
If you’re still deriding social media as a shallow waste of time, it’s time to get with it. Other businesses are getting a lot out of it, forming real relationships with real customers. Are you leaving this opportunity to your competitors, or is it time to start taking your strategy seriously?
Social media is easy enough for anyone to use, but getting the nuances down is the challenging part. Once you get it, you’ll be building awareness, attracting the right people, and engaging in valuable discussions.