Our #1 Social Media Tip

Schedule. Schedule. Schedule.  The best social media tip by Above Promotions Company. Photo Courtesy of Pawel Kryj.

Schedule. Schedule. Schedule. The best social media tip by Above Promotions Company. Photo Courtesy of Pawel Kryj.

Above Promotions Company’s Creative Director, Ebony Grimsley was recently asked to join a panel at “The Ultimate Social Media Extravaganza” which is hosted by The Patch and LocalShops1 in St. Petersburg, FL on July 12th from 6 pm to 9 pm.  While taking a look at existing material we share at workshops and with clients, we decided to list some of our most commonly shared tips.  From content to tools, we are always providing time or money-saving tips, however, the most important tidbit we mainly share is “Schedule. Schedule. Schedule.”

Ok.  Now that you have our number one tip, feel free to stop reading here.  But if you’re curious as to what is implied by such a simple word like “schedule”, please read on.

SCHEDULE.  Nothing about your social media campaign should be whimsical or haphazard.  The content you share should correspond with topics relevant to your audience and coincide with existing initiatives the public should know about your business.  So before you share the post stating, “Stop by to check out our latest deals” consider if you need to share the one pertaining to your upcoming in-store event instead.

SCHEDULE.  Building your social media posts onto a calendar or database by date, will help you to not only keep from sounding redundant, but will allow you to draft your posts and proofread them before they go public.  Knowing what you will write before plopping down in front of the “send” or “post” button will help prevent most top embarrassing mistakes.

SCHEDULE.  Set it and forget it.  If you take the time to plan out above, utilize tools such as HootSuite, TweetDeck or even Facebook’s Scheduler (just released) to insert your posts into a queue.  If you exercise using such programs at least once per week, you’ll find yourself not consumed in social media tasks, which is way to easy to do.  Time management is crucial to every do-it-yourself business owner or manager.  You’ll find the overwhelming feeling dissipate when you plan ahead. (Please note, you will need to check on your posts daily to ensure they did post and to actively respond to your fans.)

Organizing your marketing tasks is the best way to save time, minimize common errors, appear professional and attractive to your potential customers.  Trust us.  When the quality of your posts and the correct timing is activated, engagement will go up.

We want to hear from you.  Do you SCHEDULE your social media tasks already?  If so, which tools do you use?

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Above Promotions is a full service publicity, marketing and promotions company, founded with the purpose to serve an array of clients that are looking to expand their presence in the marketplace.  From a local to international market, Above Promotions Company can provide the exposure that goes above your expectations.  Visit www.abovepromotions.com today.

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5 Responses to “Our #1 Social Media Tip”
  1. Bufferapp is one of the best tools for scheduling posts many prefer it over Hootsuite now days

  2. Thanks for mentioning Bufferapp. It is a great tool. They still need to add the ability to post in groups on Facebook and LinkedIn, but they are a comparable product to Hootsuite.

    Perhaps the first one to release an extension to Google + will be the winner of the Social Media Tools race.

    Are there any other tools you or someone else would like to suggest?

  3. Love the scheduling information! I use Buffer to schedule for Facebook, LInkedIn and Twitter and it is a definite time saver. Plus the dashboard allows to change, delete or update your scheduled posts. thanks for another great article!
    Brenda Ellison-MyInfoSnap

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