Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram have opened up a world of possibilities for businesses. Businesses that use these platforms should employ social media management strategies designed to maintain a consistent, positive brand image and to encourage customer-brand interactions. There are two main facets of social media management: Creating and publishing original content, and engaging with other social media users, including customers and potential customers.
Social media management strengthens brand recognition.
Brand recognition is essential. It’s one of the reasons why major brands, such as Pepsi and Wendy’s continue to invest in marketing despite already being well known. With proper social media management, including regularly scheduled content posting, your brand can get in front of more eyes. Consider this: According to the Pew Research Center, only 5% of American adults used social media in 2005. Today, 72% of them do. Social media management enables your business to strengthen its brand recognition and tap into that substantial demographic.
Social media management encourages customer interaction.
Another benefit of social media management is that it provides greater opportunities for brand-customer interaction. New, current, and potential customers can view your social media content and interact with it, such as by “liking,” sharing, and commenting. Your social media manager can respond to those comments, encouraging further brand engagement.
Social media engagement isn’t limited to customer comments, however. A savvy social media manager will periodically host social media contests, surveys, polls, and other interactive features designed to boost brand engagement. This provides more opportunities for customers to develop a positive impression of your brand.
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