Looking for a social media agency to ensure you’ve constantly got something smart to say online? Congratulations! Outsourcing your social media to someone else is often a shrewd move. However, I can tell you from experience that unless you do your homework when interviewing and hiring a social media agency, you might end up with a giant horror story on your hands. Lucky for you, we’ve got the hard-hitting questions needed to hire the RIGHT social media agency for your business.
As someone who owns a social media marketing agency, I’m supposed to say you should always outsource social media marketing. The problem is I don’t agree. There are many reasons why you should manage your own social. For instance, because no one knows your business better than you. But if you’re not 1000% committed, you could be wasting a lot of time and money on your social media efforts. We’ve got 10 signs that point to YES when asking if yourself if you should outsource social media marketing to someone else, plus the warning signs of DIY social that’s in trouble.
Many businesses just don’t know what to post, so we’ve got the skinny on what’s good, plus 7 plug-and-play social media posts for your business. When you aren’t sure what to post, bookmark this little go to with social media posts that are ready to be posted, tweeted, or Insta’ed from your social pages. Seriously. We’re making it that easy.
Hiring social media managers hasn’t slowed in 2017. In fact, a quick search on job search site Indeed pulled up 2,027 job postings for “social media manager” in NYC alone. But finding a social media manager with hustle … that takes an eagle eye for both traits and skills that will help shine a spotlight on emerging leaders. Since we’re in hiring mode in 2017, here’s a look at what we look for when hiring hustlers.
In 2014, we created what we now call The Ultimate Social Media Roadmap (in 2014 it was called the 5 Cs of Social Media). Why the name change? Because roadmaps are essential to get where you’re going. So here’s how to get from content to conversation with our tried-and-true social media roadmap.