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Being Social with Social Media: A Brief Advisory to Managing your Performance

Episode Summary

In today's episode, we'll discuss the importance of auditing and proper engagement with your followers, which is key to growth. Whether you're a small business owner, influencer, or just looking to improve your personal brand, this episode is for you. Find out how a social media manager can be one of your greatest weapons for telling your business story and bringing life to your social media marketing and learn how outsourcing social media management to experts can provide a personal touch and creative flair while utilizing analytics to uncover opportunities.

Episode Transcription

Hey there! It’s me Adam from Outsource HQ! Today we’ll be socializing on the topic of social media so buckle up.

Have you noticed how tough it's getting for businesses to stand out online lately? 

With so many companies going digital, it's like a never-ending battle for people's attention. 

The thing is, businesses are aware of how powerful social media could be in their field. Many companies starting their social media journey often struggle to strike the right chord and ensure uniformity in tone across all platforms. 

When several people are in charge of managing accounts, it can result in a discord of conflicting opinions that frequently cause marketing blunders.

Common Social Media Marketing Challenges
Neglected performance review and auditing

Picture yourself driving a car without a fuel gauge. Sure, you might feel confident at first but what happens when you run out of gas and the engine stalls in the middle of the road? 

That's exactly what can happen to a business that neglects to check their performance regularly. 

If a company is not keeping track of how they are performing, they are essentially driving blind without any idea of when they might hit a dead end.

Performance auditing in businesses is like a treasure map to success. It's the compass that guides organizations in the right direction, helping them discover hidden potential and identify areas of improvement. 

To start, take a step back and look at your business from a holistic view. 

What are your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis)? Are there any inefficiencies that can be eliminated? Are your employees motivated and productive? Are you using the latest technology to your advantage? 

These are just some of the questions you should be asking yourself. Take the time to gather data, analyse it, and look for trends. 

This information can help you make informed decisions and improvements that will have a positive impact on your business. 

Blind posts on social media

Scheduled posts run the world of social media, where the competition is fierce and attention is limited. 

By scheduling your posts ahead of time, you can ensure that your content is delivered at the optimal moment when your audience is most active and engaged. 

This way, you can maximize the chances of your posts being seen, liked, shared, and commented on, driving traffic and engagement to your business.

Different businesses have different target audiences, and thus, different ideal time periods for posting. 

For instance, if you're a coffee shop, early mornings when people are getting ready for work may be the perfect time to post about your special breakfast deals and coffee promotions. 

If you're a nightlife venue, posting later in the evening may be more effective when your audience is looking for after-work drinks and entertainment options. 

By understanding your audience and their behavior, you can craft a posting schedule that works best for your business, allowing you to reach more people and get more interaction.

Lack of audience research 

A social media page is the heartbeat of your online presence and can be your one-stop shop for all things related to your brand. 

It is the place where your audience can connect with you, engage with your content, and find out about the latest happenings in your world. 

Your social media page should be the central hub for your audience because it is the first place they will look when they want to find out more about you.

Think of your social media page as a virtual window into your brand. 

It's a page that speaks volumes, capturing your attention with its eye-catching design and captivating stories, making you feel like you're part of a community. 

With an irresistible combination of color, imagery, and typography, the page comes to life, and the clever use of hashtags and tags makes it easy for followers to interact and share their own experiences. 

Combined with a balanced mix of information, humor, and inspiration, a good social media page keeps you entertained, informed, and inspired, making you want to hit that follow button and be a part of the journey.

One way audience engagement 

Bots are a fantastic way to utilize social media because they allow for streamlined and efficient communication. 

No longer do we have to rely on slow and tedious manual responses. 

Bots can handle multiple requests and interactions simultaneously, freeing up time for businesses and individuals to focus on more important tasks. 

Imagine being able to respond to customer inquiries, manage social media accounts, and even make sales, all with just a few clicks.

While bots may be efficient, they lack the personal touch and emotional connection that humans bring to the table. 

People want to interact with real people, not just algorithms. 

Striking a balance between using bots for practical purposes, such as handling repetitive tasks, and still maintaining a human touch by having real people respond to important messages and inquiries plays a pivotal role in business growth.

How social media managers could help

Are you feeling the social media pressure? We understand. 

With the ever-evolving landscape of online marketing, it can be a hefty task for even the most seasoned marketing teams to stay ahead of the game.  

But, for smaller teams, it can be a daunting challenge to see your social presence grow.

That's why outsourcing social media is a popular choice among brands of all sizes. By entrusting your online presence to the experts, you'll be able to reap the rewards of your social investment and see real results that make a difference. 

Our expert social media managers are skilled storytellers, crafting captivating messages that resonate with your target audience. They breathe life into your marketing, transforming any missteps into opportunities for growth and improvement.

Think of them as social media wizards, harnessing the power of analytics to uncover hidden treasures and opportunities within your social media strategy. Their insights provide a glimpse into the future of your marketing efforts and show you the path to success.

With a personal touch and a creative flair, these social media mavens can cultivate strong connections with your followers. They are the bridge between your brand and your audience, fostering engagement and trust through their expert responses and interactions.

And like a modern-day Merlin, our social media managers are always on the cutting edge of the latest trends and innovations. They stay ahead of the curve, using their knowledge and expertise to keep your marketing efforts at the forefront of the social media world.

So, go ahead, take the leap, and let the experts take the reins. Your social media will thank you!

And that concludes today's episode of being social on social media. I hope you found this information insightful and that you can use it to unleash the full potential of social media to drive business growth. 

Thank you for tuning in, and until next time, stay social!