17 Most Important Social Media Strategies From 2017

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Mitch here! Since we've entered a new year, I wanted to recap on 17 of the most important social media strategies I took away from 2017 after creating a sh*t load of posts and ads.... Feel free to share if this is useful to someone you know!

🎥  Video outperforms every other type of content by a country mile. You absolutely need to be on video if you aren’t already. Smartphone is fine! Also, live streams are terrific if you can.

 

🏈  PLAY THE LONG GAME. People expect to put up a Facebook post and get a huge client or make thousands of dollars immediately. If it were that easy we’d all be millionaires. Focus less on lead generation and more on relevancy and consistency, and you’ll win. If you’re the #1 person in your local fish pond you’ll get business.

 

💰 If you ARE doing lead generation you need to target a super-specific audience (don’t be vague) and offer something so attractive that they’d be stupid to ignore it. I see too many crap offers!

 

👀  You should be allocating a portion of your budget ($5 - $10 a day is fine) to nurturing your existing fans and customers. You need to be in front of customers and prospects regularly with little nuggets of content. Not everyone buys right away, so sponsor posts to your fans to stay in front of them and stay top-of-mind. When they ARE ready to buy, they’ll come to you and not your competition.

 

📷  The less visuals you have, the worse your engagement. Text statuses and links on Facebook do terrible compared to video and images. Often it’s better to post a photo and share a link in the caption. 

 

🎯 Leverage retargeting. If someone has seen you once they are more likely to engage or convert. It’s such a waste not to! (If you don’t know how to do this just google it)

 

⏰  People’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter. Your content and posts need to be straight to the point, don’t waffle or give unnecessary length, they will leave. 

 

💡 Instagram stories get surprisingly good engagement. Start using them!

 

👌 The quality of content needs to be seriously valuable. There is so much info out there now that simply being ‘active’ isn’t enough. Instead of doing 5 pieces of content spend 5 times the effort making 1 awesome.

 

😎  Casual, personal content works. People often hesitate because it’s not ‘perfect’ but it actually doesn’t matter if what you’re saying is good. It shouldn’t feel like an ad anyway! 

 

💥 The key to engaging content is telling a story. Nobody has 30 seconds for a brand but everyone has 30 seconds for a good story!

 

🚀  Facebook Ads are still the best, most effective and affordable method of marketing for businesses EVER. The longer you wait the more expensive it gets! 

 

🏃 Consistency is CRUCIAL. Random spurts of social media actually damage your account. Keep it simple and do one a day to get in the habit of posting. 

 

🖥  If your website isn’t mobile optimized you need to call me immediately as you are killing your brand and losing money. My goodness. 

 

📆  Scheduling platforms are awesome to stay organized on Instagram, but third party platforms damage your reach with Facebook.  

 

🐦I don’t get Twitter anymore.

 

🔥 I know I’m biased but hiring an agency to do your marketing like a pro while you focus on growing the business is a great idea.

 

Keep these tips in mind when you're doing your marketing in 2018, and just remember to ADD VALUE, be consistent and of course.... be awesome. The world is just too noisy to leave room for boring content. Feel free to reach out to me by leaving a comment if you'd like a hand with your marketing!

MITCH