Why you need a social media strategy
A social media strategy is important to figure out how your organization or business will use social media. It can be very effective to use social media for your business if it is done properly. Too many businesses want to be a part of any and every social media for fear to miss out on new clients. The truth is, social media will only work for you if you choose the right platform(s) for your business.
The first step is to figure out who your target market is and, which channel does this market use. Testing out channels is perfectly fine but you do not want to keep going back and worth so doing some research before creating an Instagram or Twitter account might be a good idea.
Putting realistic expectations towards the use of social media is another important factor when figuring out your strategy. If you are a brand new business, you should not expect the same growth on social media as a bigger brand or competitor. If you are creating products that can only attract a very limited target, you also need to realize that you will not experience the same growth as a big retailer for example.
You need a strategy when it comes to social media because you need to be able to evaluate your success. Simple using a social media platform for the sake of it will be a waste of time. Figuring out exactly why you want to use social media, how you will use it and what you expect from it is very important.
A good social media strategy will help you support your business goals.