This is a basics 101 article on the five things to consider when you’re writing for your company’s social media accounts. Writing is a skill that can be developed and writing for social media is a specialized niche.
I get it. It’s tough out there. You have a new product or you’re a new roaster and you need to get the word out. You think, “If I send people something, they can post about it and it’s free marketing!” I mean, kind of.
But you should still know a few things about this “free marketing” concept.
How do you figure out if the social media consultant you see online is the perfect one for you? This article is going to go into tips on what to look for in a consultant and manager. The content creation part of outsourcing, like photography, is a little easier since you can see tangible products (e.g. photos) and evaluate fit through there.
This is Part 2 of my outsourcing series. To read Part 1, visit the article here.
As I mentioned in my previous post, there are many things that make up social media marketing. Depending on how much time you have and what you’re willing to part ways with, you may decide to go 100% outsourced.
Outsourcing does not mean that you need to hire an agency. It could mean offloading your social media management to someone else on your team. In this context, we’ll take a look at the items that you can outsource and when to know you need to do it.
Chances are, your audience on Twitter is not the same as your audience on Facebook. Why is this important? Knowing who you’re speaking to helps you fine-tune your social media presence. If your audience on Instagram skews younger and more US-centric than your audience on Facebook, you would likely add some more slang and fun emojis.
There’s some fascination that exists for people wanting to peek in on others’ working habits. How I work may not work for you. My early years of freelancing was a lot of experimentation in setting up a schedule, environment, and admin tasks.
Take one minute right now and think to yourself: if your brand was a celebrity or fictional character, who would it be? If you’re not great at recalling names, think in terms of personality traits; for example, sarcastic, serious, or nerdy.
Write these things down somewhere and we’ll come back to the words later.
About Jenn Chen
I'm a San Francisco-based coffee marketer: digital strategist, writer & photographer. On the side, I munch on donuts & think of new ways to make you look stunning online.
You can reach me here or on Twitter.
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>>>> all in one.