Summer is upon us, which means your social media team has a barrage of big days like Father’s Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day to plan content around. During this busy season, social media teams are tasked with generating a wealth of new content on short deadlines, responding to hundreds of comments, and being available to tackle last-minute requests for posts on evenings and weekends. How do you help your team stay motivated when you know you’re asking a lot? Here are a few simple tips for equipping your team to do their best work during a challenging time.
There are many types of social media consultants out there. I’ve found that most fit into one of four categories, ranging from newbie to accomplished. Even though each of these four social media consultants are needed, only a few should be seriously considered when making a hire for your business.
Outsourced social media management is what we specialize in here at B Squared Media, though we prefer to call it done-for-you social media management. With our 5th birthday looming next year, we’ve taken stock of things and ranked what’s most important and least important with our outsourced social media management clients. Guess what? The most important thing we think done-for-you SMM clients must have is the thing that’s probably not even on your radar.
Will social media marketing work for you? Will it work for me? I get this a lot when pitching our services, and even with established clients. “Convince me social media marketing works.” So I’ll launch into case studies for myself and our clients, stats, facts and a barrage of other “social media marketing is glorious” tales. But last night, sitting on my couch cross-legged and pondering our growth and success, I had an epiphany about convincing people social media marketing will work. And I feel pretty darn good about it.
Social media experts can be a lifesaver when you’re looking to dip your toe into churning and chaotic online waters. However, with the social media landscape changing … oooh, DAILY … it’s hard for experts to claim territory over each and every social platform. And beyond that, there is a bigger secret social media experts don’t want you to know.