Friday, May 19, 2017

The Importance of Having a Social Media Strategy

Essentially, a social media strategy is a statement on how your organization will use social media to achieve a certain goal. It is part of a company's overall business and communications plans and is something that can be realistically implemented.

To create one, keep these things in mind:

  • your ultimate aim (what do you want to do and why?)
  • your community/audience
  • the resources at your disposal to reach these people (staffing, budget, etc.)
  • the platforms you intend to utilize (not all are appropriate for every one and you don't want to spread yourself out too thin)li>
  • the time you're willing to invest
  • how you intend to measure results

You should also include a crisis management component for negative feedback, since reputation management is vital to social media marketing success.

Note that a strategy (the big picture) is not the same as a social media plan (the steps you will take to execute your strategy.

What's YOUR social media strategy? Leave us a comment below.

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