As you well now, there are many social media channels out there. But the question remains: which social media channels can help leverage your business? Deciding how to use social media for your business is crucial to the development of your marketing plan. The assumption is to sign up for all the social media channels available out there. However, this isn’t the best approach for every business. Signing up for multiple social media channels only means that it will require more time to manage and require content development tailored to the different social media channels. This can be burdensome and very time consuming to whomever is in charge of your social media channels.
If Not All, Which Ones?
First, to effectively market your business using social media, evaluate what kind of business you have. Based on your business, you can determine who your target audience is. With this in mind, sign up for social media channels that are relevant to the demographic you’re targeting and that are relevant to your business goals. For example, if you have a business catered towards teenagers, a teenager in high school is less likely to be on Google+ or LinkedIn. Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram would be the channels more likely to reach the teenage age group.
Once you have determined your target audience, it’s time to connect with users. Content is very important when capturing the attention of your reader. Be relevant with the current world news and news on your business. Have a variety of ways to present your content through visuals, video, and blogs. Effectively communicating what you want from the audience and what product and/or services your business offers on the different social channels can help leverage more business. Keep in mind that each social media channel has different users and different voices. Social media is a great way to get user attention and market your business, but not all social channels will be beneficial to your business. Therefore, before signing up for all the social channel accounts available out there, be sure that their purpose aligns with your business. Looking for an expert to help you decide which social channels fit your business plan? Connect with SocialNicole today! Photo Credit