Businesses and brands are constantly competing for attention on social media, and with all the noise and incessant messaging, how can you make your voice heard?
You have to find ways to cut through the noise and stand out like a unicorn in a sea of donkeys.
Here, I’m revealing a few of my favorite social media marketing tactics that have helped me grow my businesses and stand out on social.
1. Plan a content strategy and create an editorial calendar for your social channels.
Marketers are sometimes at a loss at what to post on social media.
Successful social media marketing doesn’t happen on accident — there’s a strategy in place, just as there is with a blog.
Look at the big picture and come up with social content that will resonate with your audience.
Map out seasonal content, as well as content related to events or launches your company is planning.
Work closely with your editorial and marketing teams to know what’s coming down the pipeline and strategize the best ways to promote it.
2. Invest in the right social channels.
It’s not just about what social content you share — it’s also about where you share it.
Not all social platforms are created equally, and where one business gets amazing engagement, another might fall flat.
B2Bs, for example, might do very well on LinkedIn, but not so hot on Instagram.
Meanwhile, B2Cs usually thrive on Instagram.
Find the platform that aligns with your audience.
3. Dive into new social platforms headfirst.
Another unicorn social tactic?
Find the latest and greatest platform, and dive in — before your competition.
One prime example?
The open rates on this thing are sky high (80% on average).
There are 300 million active monthly Messenger users, and you can communicate with them straight through Messenger in an engaging format that they prefer!
Whether you want to create customer service bots, bots that can schedule appointments, or bots to deliver key content, you can do it all on Facebook Messenger.